Views for 2008-12-11

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Diane Farsetta
The 2008 Falsies Awards: In Memory of the First Casualty
There's nothing quite like a hotly contested election. The candidates have their devoted supporters and angry detractors. Then there are vigorous debates over the issues, while some people question...
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Jennifer Daskal
Chaos in The 9/11 Courtroom
When alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants entered the Guantánamo Bay courtroom Monday, they came armed with a plan to martyr themselves at the hands of a tainted...
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Amy Goodman
Sweden Wrestles with Its Own Future
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The days are short here in Stockholm, which is so far north that winter daylight is limited to about four hours a day. But the city is buzzing with visitors, media and activities...
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Tony Clarke
Toronto Stood Up to Bottled Water Industry
Toronto's decision last week to ban the sale and distribution of bottled water on city premises was a watershed moment for water justice advocates the world over. What was truly significant about...
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Seumas Milne
Britain Leaves Iraq in Shame. The US Won't Go So Quietly
If British troops are indeed withdrawn from Iraq by next June, it will signal the end of the most shameful and disastrous episode in modern British history. Branded only last month by Lord Bingham,...
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Shirin Shirin
Economic Woes? Look to Kerala
In his 2005 book The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman joined a chorus of economists who touted India as the latest development success story, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. While India...
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Glenn Greenwald
Top Democrat Urges "Continuity" for CIA, DNI and Interrogation Policies
I'm actually relieved that traveling burdens leave me with little time to write much about this story ; then again, it essentially speaks for itself and requires minimal commentary (h/t Mad Dogs ):
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Nicholas D. Kristof
Obama’s ‘Secretary of Food’?
As Barack Obama ponders whom to pick as agriculture secretary, he should reframe the question. What he needs is actually a bold reformer in a position renamed "secretary of food." A Department of...
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Dedrick Muhammad
Post Racial Racism in the Post
As we come closer to the "post-racial age" of a Barack Obama presidency, I am intrigued to find that post-racial racism is already being propagated in the pages of the Washington Post. In "An...
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Greg Palast
Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?
Has Barack Obama forgotten, "Way-to-go, Brownie"? Michael Brown was that guy from the Arabian Horse Association appointed by George Bush to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Brownie, not...
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Ray McGovern
Will Obama Buy Torture-Lite?
You've got to hand it to them. Torture aficionados at the White House and CIA have conned key congressional leaders into insisting not only that torture-lite would be a swell idea, but advocating...
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Max Obuszewski
Who Else Is Spying on Me?
On July 16, after returning to Baltimore from a status hearing in Superior Court of the District of Columbia, I received a call from the American Civil Liberties Union that the Maryland State Police...
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