Category Archives: Environment

Privatizing Public Services: A Free-Market Fiasco




By GREGORY. HEIRES Small government advocates tout privatization as a way to reduce costs and improve services in the public sector. But around the country, the privatization of state and local government services has a shoddy track record. Governments started … Continue reading






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The Greening of the Labor Movement




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Thousands of union members participated in Sunday’s People’s Climate March, which is believed to be the largest demonstration by environmental activists ever to take place in the United States. National, statewide and local unions played a … Continue reading






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Shafted by NAFTA




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The scorecard is in 20 years after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement: Corporations won and workers lost. “NAFTA has done what it was intended to do, which is to lower wages,” Mark … Continue reading






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Finding Hope Amidst Our Despair




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Day of Destruction, Days of Revolt By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Nation Books New York, 2012 Decades of attacks on our standard of living have led to a category of non-fiction that you might describe … Continue reading






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With Ground Zero nearby Manhattan, 20 Million Lives are at Risk




By GREGORY N.HEIRES Federal hearings on the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have renewed focus on the dangers associated with the facility, which is about 35 miles north of Manhattan. Situated in a 50-mile region with about … Continue reading






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