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March 29, 2010 | The Nation

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March 29, 2010

Cover: Cover photograph by Craig Merrilees of locked-out workers and supporters marching on Rio Tinto's gates in Boron, California; design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Editorials

Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.

The most treacherous aftershock of Chile's devastating earthquake was the yawning divide between rich and poor.

John Nichols on replacing Rangel on House Ways and Means; Mark Ames on presidential politics in Ukraine.

Across the country, the notion of state-owned banks is catching on.

Columns

Networks are gutting news divisions while paying movie-star salaries to celebrity hosts.

Articles

The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.

Nonpartisan think tanks are supporting journalism--but who's supporting the think tanks?

How the earthquake aid regime sidelines those it intends to help.

Books & the Arts

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At Berkeley in 1964, Mario Savio embodied the need to speak and act in the face of doubt.

Art

The visual art of the Black Atlantic explores an ambivalence that exceeds double consciousness.