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Top 25 of 1997

10. Facing Food Scarcity

Sources: WORLD WATCH, Dates: May/June 1996, Titles: “Facing Food Scarcity,” and “Japanese Government Breaks With World Bank Food Forecast,” Author: Lester R. Brown The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture released projections in late December 1995 which show a doubling of world grain prices by 2010. The world prices for wheat and rice will exceed 2 times […]

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9. U.S. Troops Exposed To Depleted Uranium during Gulf War

Sources: MILITARY TOXICS PROJECT’S DEPLETED URANIUM CITIZENS’ NETWORK, Date: January 16, 1996 (release of report), Title: “Radioactive Battlefields of the 1990s: The United States Army’s Use of Depleted Uranium and its Consequences for Human Health and the Environment,” Authors: Pat Broudy, Grace Bukowski, Leonard Dietz, Dan Fahey, John Paul Hasko, Cathy Hinds, Damaica Lopez, Dolly […]

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8. Big Brother Goes High-tech

Sources: COVERTACTION QUARTERLY, Date: Spring 1996, Title: “Big Brother Goes High-Tech,” Author: David Banisar; INSIGHT, Date: August 19, 1996, Title: “Access, Privacy and Power,” Authors: Michael Rust and Susan Crabtree; INSIGHT, Date: September 9, 1996, Title: “New Surveillance Camera Cheers Police, Worries ACLU*,” Author: Joyce Price [*Reprint from Washington Times] George Orwell’s prediction concerning government […]

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7. Cashing In On Poverty

Sources: THE NATION*, Date: May 20, 1996, Title: “Cashing in on Poverty,” Author: Michael Hudson; THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE*, Date: July 15, 1996, Title: “Bordering on Scandal What Some Pay for Credit,” Author: Michael Hudson [*Excerpted from the book, Merchants of Misery. How Corporate America Profits from Poverty, Edited by Michael Hudson (Common Courage Press, 1996)]. […]

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6. New Mega-Merged Banking Behemoths = Big Risk

Source: MULTINATIONAL MONITOR, Date: June 1996, Title: “The Making of the Banking Behemoths,” Author: Jake Lewis Nineteen ninety-five was a record year of bank mergers. Chase Manhattan and Chemical bank combined to create the nation’s largest bank, with $300 billion in assets—while on the West coast, the merger of First Interstate and Wells Fargo created […]

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