Views for 2008-11-30

Sunday, November 30, 2008
David Solnit
Seattle WTO Shutdown 9 Year Anniversary: 5 Lessons for Today
What lessons can we learn from the shutdown of the 1999 WTO Ministerial in Seattle 9 years ago today and from the last decade and a half of global justice organizing as we face today's major crises...
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David Michael Green
Hope You Die Before You Get Old
As a Baby Boomer, I'm sure not encouraging generational warfare in America. I have everything to lose from such a battle. On the other hand, though, as a political analyst, I can hardly believe we're...
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John Nichols
Worried By Obama's Picks? Support Anti-War Groups
Tens of millions of Americans will prayed for peace as they celebrated Thanksgiving Day, and they will do so many more times during the coming Holiday Season. Even non-believers will acknowledge that...
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Christine Bremer Muggli
The Great Writ of Habeas Corpus
It is a basic ideal of justice: No person should be locked away in prison and not allowed to seek help to challenge the illegal imprisonment. The right to challenge an unjust imprisonment is so...
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Jeffrey Smith
Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"
Biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team threaten to expand the use of dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods in our diets. Instead of giving us change and hope, they may prolong the hypnotic "group...
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Joseph L. Galloway
So Much for Letting the Free Market Rule
Hear that humming sound? That's the printing presses at the United States Treasury running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, churning out an ocean of green paper to bail out the billionaire bankers...
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Kanishk Tharoor
This is an Indian Atrocity – Not the West's
Even in a country that has endured more than its fair share of terrorist atrocities, last week's events in Mumbai came as a vicious shock to India's system. The attack that began on Wednesday evening...
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Neal Gabler
The GOP's Joe McCarthy Gene
Ever since the election, partisans within the Republican Party and observers outside it have been speculating wildly about what direction the GOP will take to revive itself from its disaster. Or,...
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