Views for 2009-03-08

Sunday, March 8, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
Britain's Bizarre Reaction to War Crimes Allegations: Investigations Needed
Binyam Mohamed is the British resident who, two weeks ago, was released from Guantanamo and returned to Britain after seven years of detention, often in brutal conditions . Since his return,...
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Wajahat Ali
The Pakistani Monster
Recently, a top US diplomat warned that Pakistan poses a bigger security threat to the world than Afghanistan .
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C.W. Nevius
Fight for Marriage, Family is New Protest Focus
The crowd in front of City Hall on Thursday had a different vibe. It was there to watch the arguments before the state Supreme Court on the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. There...
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Josh Garman
This is Not Youthful Rebellion. We See the Catastrophe Ahead
Lily Kember is 21 years old. Late last year, with 50 other activists, she shut down Stansted airport, in the process preventing thousands of tons of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. A few...
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Marlena Rich
International Women's Day Celebrates Peace Today
Today is International Women's Day, marked by women's groups around the globe and commemorated at the United Nations as a national holiday. Women on all continents, divided by ethnic, linguistic,...
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Eric Margolis
Pentagon's Nuclear Weapons Theory Bombs
As the U.S. economy sank ever lower, a huge brouhaha erupted this week over claims that Iran might have nuclear weapons. The new CIA director, Leon Panetta, said "there is no question, they (Iran)...
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Richard Louv
A Walk in the Woods: A Right or Privilege?
A few years ago, I visited Southwood Elementary, the grade school I attended when I was a boy growing up in Raytown, Missouri. I asked a classroom of children about their relationship with nature...
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Frank Rich
Some Things Don’t Change in Grover’s Corners
"Wherever you come near the human race, there’s layers and layers of nonsense,” says the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Those words were first heard by New York audiences in February...
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Joe Galloway
A Shining City on a Hill Can't Have Dungeons in Its Basements
It turns out that even the most paranoid among us were right to be afraid of what George W. Bush's White House and Justice Department were up to in the days and months after the terrorist attacks of...
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