Code blue

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Article Politics Social Justice
The patient is ailing, the prognosis is poor. It's the nation's major medical emergency.

Code blue

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Article Politics Social Justice
The patient is ailing, the prognosis is poor. It's the nation's major medical emergency.

Appalachian activist honored with peace award

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Article Environment Social Justice War and Peace
You know Father John Rausch is committed to social justice when even his answering machine message ends with, "God bless, and let's continue to work for justice."

Rausch, a Glenmary priest, outspoken defender of the environment, and advocate for the poor in Appalachia, is being honored for his social justice work with the 2007 Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi, the national Catholic peace organization.


Appalachian activist honored with peace award

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Social Justice War and Peace
You know Father John Rausch is committed to social justice when even his answering machine message ends with, "God bless, and let's continue to work for justice."

Rausch, a Glenmary priest, outspoken defender of the environment, and advocate for the poor in Appalachia, is being honored for his social justice work with the 2007 Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi, the national Catholic peace organization.


Cracks in the system

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Article Politics Social Justice
Deferring infrastructure maintenance for war spending builds a bridge to nowhere.

After watching coverage of the minneapolis-St. Paul I-35W bridge collapse, Anita Dancs was shocked by the terrible spectacle and dreading the outcome of the search for survivors. Yet her next thought may not have been one that immediately sprang to the minds of many other CNN viewers. "Here's your tax cuts at work," she remembers thinking.


Cracks in the system

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Deferring infrastructure maintenance for war spending builds a bridge to nowhere.

After watching coverage of the minneapolis-St. Paul I-35W bridge collapse, Anita Dancs was shocked by the terrible spectacle and dreading the outcome of the search for survivors. Yet her next thought may not have been one that immediately sprang to the minds of many other CNN viewers. "Here's your tax cuts at work," she remembers thinking.


No more CARE packages

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Article Social Justice
Instead of dumping grain in poverty-stricken regions, we should be investing cash.

No more CARE packages

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Article Social Justice
Instead of dumping grain in poverty-stricken regions, we should be investing cash.

Bank robbery

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Article Politics Social Justice
Forgive us our bad debts--many of which were made fraudulently to developing countries.

Ecuador's new president, Rafael Correa, pledged during his campaign to reduce the nation's external debt burden. Now he could have played the game according to the existing rules and sought debt relief through renegotiation of Ecuador's many loans. Instead he has launched an unprecedented, comprehensive audit of the nation's $10.6 billion debt.


Death takes a holiday

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Article Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice
But the question is whether executions will take a permanent vacation in the United States.

Something didn't happen in October that you may not have noticed not happening. For the first time in three years, no one in the United States was executed by the state. Confronted by mounting evidence that "improvements" in the process of state-administered homicide may not be as merciful to the condemned as advertised, the U.S. Supreme Court gave notice to America's judiciary that it intended to review the process.


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