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Darren Wilson and Cops of His Ilk Are Guard Dogs for White America.

alternet.org — When Darren Wilson dropped his secretive mask in an exclusive interview on ABC, the world saw an unremarkable face. Wilson is a common man with a forgettable face and build; he is elevated by his police uniform, badge and gun into someone who "matters."
Nov 27, 2014

RT @zunguzungu: "Darren Wilson is not a monster; he is the mundane and day-to-day face of white supremacy": alternet.org/darren-wilson-… Doesn't namecheck Arendt

Why Your Turkey May Be the Most Unnatural Thing on Your Thanksgiving Table

alternet.org — It's odd that the most iconic feature of Thanksgiving - the turkey - is likely the most unnatural. It's got competition, of course, from the jellied cranberry sauce that retains the shape of its can and various food products sold in boxes marked "Just Add Water."
Nov 26, 2014

Why Your Turkey May Be the Most Unnatural Thing on Your Thanksgiving Table alternet.org/food/why-your-…

Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious

alternet.org — I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a grand jury, and even the collective brilliance of a thousand bloggers pointing out the glaring inconsistencies in his version of events that August day won't result in a different outcome.

Why Labeling GMO Food Is a No-Brainer

alternet.org — Bring up genetically engineered foods, and most people focus on the obvious but most vexing questions: are they safe to eat? Or how might they make me sick? Such questions and the inability of current science to provide clear answers, have triggered a polarizing debate about labeling of a scale unprecedented in the history of food labeling.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @AlterNet: We’ve labeled food for quality & religious reasons for centuries. So why wouldn't we label genetically modified food? http://…

Paul Krugman: Deluded New Majority in Congress Insists We're Living in an Ayn Rand Novel

alternet.org — Paul Krugman is not exactly optimistic about the new Congress that will be sworn in in January. That's because both houses of legislature will be dominated by the party that has essentially failed to grasp the fundamental economic realities of our day, which is that when the economy is at rock bottom where ours has been for the past six years, everything changes.
Nov 24, 2014

Paul Krugman: Deluded New Majority in Congress Insists We're Living in an Ayn Rand Novel | Alternet alternet.org/news-amp-polit…

One of Largest Transfers of Public Wealth to Private Hands: Our Staggering War Economy

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Nov 25, 2014

One of Largest Transfers of Public Wealth to Private Hands: Our Staggering War Economy zite.to/1y9slW4