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    Molly Molloy

    "The money from drugs permeates many facets of economic life in Mexico—most estimates put the drug business at $50 billion per year," says Molly Molloy, who maintains an influential listserv dedicated to tracking violence in Juárez, Mexico. "What will replace it? What can replace the human desire to seek escape from the pain of poverty and hopelessness? I do not have an answer." » More

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    Marie Saint Cyr

    "I am very worried that the global response to Haiti’s needs may not prove fruitful over the long term," says Marie Saint Cyr of the nonprofit Lambi Fund of Haiti. "There is a convergence toward creating another elite body to oversee the 'reconstruction in Haiti.' " » More

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    Robert McChesney and John Nichols

    "If Orwell could look at the current circumstance, he’d say: 'I used to think the scary thing was Big Brother was watching you, but the scary thing is you’ll be watching Big Brother,' " say the authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism. » More

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    Amy Dean

    "Labor should be woven into the civic fabric of local communities—as much as local Chamber of Commerces are," says the veteran activist and co-author of the new book A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement. » More

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    Carmen Van Kerckhove

    "I noticed very early on that when people complimented my appearance, they always singled out my European features and not my Asian features," says the founder of Racialicious.com. "I started paying attention to the Eurocentric beauty ideals that pervade much of the world." » More

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    Nelson Lichtenstein

    “My political awakening occurred when I witnessed the rise of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee,” renowned labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein says. “Courage and commitment in action, what could do more to inspire a young person?” » More

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    Craig Aaron

    "Fixing the media is key to advancing any issue you care about," says Craig Aaron, senior program director for Free Press. "Whatever your first issue may be, the media should probably be your second." » More

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    Prometheus Radio Project

    "We live in an outrageously unequal society," say Prometheus Radio Project's staff members, who believe that "more democratic ownership of the media plays an essential role" in bringing about justice. » More

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    Jessica Valenti

    “We need to give more credit to young women who are doing incredible feminist work,” says Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti. “Their activism tends to be a bit invisible.” » More

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    Harry Wray

    "The bike changes consciousness. It connects people – unlike the car, which separates and isolates them," says political scientist Harry Wray, author of Pedal Power. » More

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