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Brazil’s World Cup Will Kick the Environment in the Teeth | The Nation

thenation.com — As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, a topic that plagues the country is the impact hosting these games will have on the local environment and various ecosystems. Despite efforts by soccer's ruling body, FIFA, to "greenwash" the games-by holding "green events" during the World Cup, putting out press releases about infrastructure construction with recycled materials and speaking rhapsodically about the ways in which the stadiums are designed to capture and recycle rainwater-the truth is not nearly so rank with patchouli oil.
Wow @edgeofsports - @radiomirage checkit Brazil’s World Cup Will Kick the Environment in the Teeth thenation.com/blog/179389/br…

The New Abolitionism | The Nation

thenation.com — Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth. Before the cannons fired at Fort Sumter, the Confederates announced their rebellion with lofty rhetoric about "violations of the Constitution of the United States" and "encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States."
Got a chance to give @chrislhayes' piece on the political economy of climate change a closer read and it's excellent bit.ly/1igkkse
"To preserve a habitable planet, we need to convince the world’s most profitable corporations to walk away from $20T."thenation.com/article/179461…
RT @HurlyMcDingus: Every single day... “@MrAlanCooper: "Globally, the fossil fuel industry spends $1.8 billion a day on exploration." thenation.com/article/179461…
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Georgia’s ‘Guns Everywhere’ Bill and How to Fight Back | The Nation

thenation.com — If you're like me and think expanding gun rights will actually make society less safe, then this law looks pretty awful.
RT @thenation: Today Georgia made it legal to bring guns just about anywhere. thenat.in/1prxd6J
There have been more than sixty school shootings since Newtown. How to fight back. thenation.com/blog/179512/ge…
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Missing the Story | The Nation

thenation.com — How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars. By the FBI's count, 9,360 Americans were murdered in 1964. One of them was Catherine Genovese, a 28-year-old New York City resident.

The Week of Student Sit-Ins | The Nation

thenation.com — Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing-from established student unions, to emerging national networks, to ad hoc campaigns that don't yet have a name. For recent dispatches, check out January 27, February 10, February 26, March 7, March 21 and April 8.
RT @TamVanHorn: I, Too, Am CU made The Nation! They have a blog focused on student activism, and our campaign is #12-- spread... fb.me/2Pzy0AIdd
RT @bretgustafson: Wash U @wustl: Look! We finally made a top 10 list that really matters! Keep it going @WUStopPeabody: thenation.com/blog/179435/we…

Stephen Cohen: As US Rushes Into New Cold War, Where Is the Debate? | The Nation

thenation.com — As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in their dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

Gabriel García Márquez-a Rebel Against Form, an Artist Against the Forces of Oblivion | The Nation

thenation.com — Born in 1927, Gabriel García Márquez was 87 when he died last week. According to his younger brother, Jaime, he had been suffering from complications caused by chemotherapy, which saved his life but accelerated his dementia, a disease that apparently ran in his family. He'd call his brother and ask to be reminded about simple things.
The wonder of 100 Yrs of Solitude, writes @GregGrandin, isn't how it told the past "but how it predicted the future." thenation.com/article/179445…

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Give Students a Fighting Chance | The Nation

thenation.com — Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.
RT @thenation: 40% of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt: thenat.in/1pqRUzw

The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External | The Nation

thenation.com — The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking. This is a story about bad timing. One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming."
RT @thenation: Confronting the climate crisis not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking thenat.in/1po2F5S #MyClimateToo
RT @NaomiAKlein: Capitalism vs. Climate Change: my reflections on the more personal side of the planetary mismatch #MyClimateToo thenation.com/article/179460…
RT @anastasiakeeley: "Climate pollutants are invisible, and we have stopped believing in what we cannot see."—@NaomiAKlein thenat.in/1po2F5S
Recommended reading: Drilling down on climate change. bit.ly/1rmyTtG
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