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Justice on a Finite Planet Common Dreams Weekly Review December 7, 2013

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12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries Wages
by Common Dreams staff
“On ‘sanitizing’ the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.”
Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude
by Kumi Naidoo
“Madiba believed that injustice will carry on unless decent men and women say, ‘enough is enough and no more.'”
Army of Rightwing Groups Plan Assault on State Laws in 2014
by Jon Queally
“Internal documents show how state-level affiliates serve national interests of corporations and wealthy, conservative ideologues”
Fast Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities Thursday
by Allison Kilkenny
“I’m tired of living paycheck to paycheck. I can’t live like that.”
Nation’s Libraries Warn of NSA’s ‘Ravenous Hunger’ for Data
by Andrea Germanos
“We don’t want [library patrons] being surveilled because that will inhibit learning, and reading, and creativity.”
What You Need to Know About the International Test Scores
by Diane Ravitch
“If they mean anything at all, the PISA scores show the failure of the past dozen years of public policy in the United States.”
Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report
by Jon Queally
“The pace of change is orders of magnitude higher than what species have experienced in the last tens of millions of years.”
A Hard Lesson from Motown: They Will Steal Your Pension
by David Cay Johnston
“This is nothing short of theft, as pensions are simply deferred wages, that is, money that workers could have taken as cash in their regular paychecks had they not opted to set it aside.”
Fast Food Giants Starve Workers’ Wages, Gorge on Taxpayers: Report
by Jacob Chamberlain
“CEOs of the top six publicly held fast food chains brought home over $183 million in deductible ‘performance pay,’ which in turn reduced their companies’ taxes by an estimated $64 million.””
Radioactive Fukushima Water Headed for US West Coast
by Sarah Lazare
“As nuclear industry and allies in government play down risk, scientists warn there is no such thing as safe radiation.”

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