Views for 2008-10-20

Monday, October 20, 2008
Nell Levin
Mountaintop Removal Destroys Wildlife and the Way of Life for Local Residents
Imagine earth-shaking explosions, rock and debris flying through the air, and mountains blasted to smithereens by explosions 100 times more powerful than those that blew up the federal building in...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Fear Has Profoundly Changed Us
Meanwhile, back at the War on Terror . . . You remember the War on Terror, don't you? It was in all the papers. Back before presidential politics sucked the air from the room and your 401(k) shrank...
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Johann Hari
Don't Kill the Planet in the Name of Saving the Economy
We are living through two great meltdowns - the credit crunch, and the climate crunch. The heating of the planet is now happening so fast it's hard to pluck a single event to fix on, but here's one...
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Stephen Zunes
The Republicans Embrace the Cootie Effect
Back in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, simply being friends with someone suspected of being a Communist could ruin your career. It became known as "guilt by association." During this...
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Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman
Critical US Supreme Court Ruling Against Rovian GOP Vote Meddling May Prove Temporary
A critical US Supreme Court decision against GOP voter meddling in Ohio may prove temporary.
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John F. Borowski
Corporate Curriculum: Teaching the 'Science of Death'
For more than a decade, writing for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, I have attempted to cast a light on "industrial strength" science curriculum: "that curriculum of the corporation, by...
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Bill Quigley
Swedish Peace Activists Repeatedly Break Into Weapon Factories
Using hammers and bolt cutters, peace activists repeatedly broke into weapon plants and damaged weapons in Sweden. Activists from the Swedish group OFOG/Avrusta admitted damaging twenty high...
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Jeanmarie Simpson
The Revolution Has Arrived
The current global economic crisis has rekindled the wannabe hippy spirit I carried as a kid in junior high in the early 1970s. My generation admired our flower child elders. We played guitar and...
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Nick Turse
The Rising Body Count on Main Street: The Human Fallout from the Financial Crisis
On October 4, 2008, in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, Karthik Rajaram, beset by financial troubles, shot his wife, mother-in-law, and three sons before turning the gun on himself. In one of...
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James Carroll
Courage, Wisdom in an Age of Fear
When friends have confided their fears for Barack Obama's physical safety, I have winced and wanted to shush them. It may be a neurosis peculiar to me, but I have felt that even to speak of the...
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Chris Hedges
The Idiots Who Rule America
Our oligarchic class is incompetent at governing, managing the economy, coping with natural disasters, educating our young, handling foreign affairs, providing basic services like health care and...
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Michael Winship
A Mighty Hoax from ACORN Grows
ACORN and election fraud. Hang on. As soon as I can get the alligator that crawled out of my toilet back into the New York City sewers where it belongs, I can turn my attention to this very important...
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