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Friday, April 10, 2009
Mark Danner
The Red Cross Torture Report: What It Means
ICRC Report on the Treatment of Fourteen "High Value Detainees" in CIA Custody by the International Committee of the Red Cross 43 pp., February 2007
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Richard Dillihunt
Move to Single-Payer System is Crucial
As America prepares to reform our health care system, I wish to add some convictions reached while practicing surgery for nearly a half-century. Until about 15 years ago, doctors were powerful...
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Sheri Fink
What We Do And Don't Know About US Medical Personnel and Interrogations
This week's posting of a confidential International Committee of the Red Cross report [1] (PDF) about the treatment of 14 "high value detainees" held in secret CIA prisons has again raised a...
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Zephyr Teachout
Nationalize, Reorganize, Decentralize
Two days ago I wrote about introducing a new kind of scale-based antitrust . Before exploring some other structural reforms, I want to encourage people to join a nationwide demonstration of support...
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David Cole
Exporting Torture, Importing Justice
Last month's announcements that Britain and Spain had launched criminal investigations of torture allegations arising out of US interrogation practices had a certain poetic justice. The Bush...
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Ted Rall
Barack Obama, Torture Enabler
America is a nation of laws--laws enforced by Spain. John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, William Haynes and Douglas Feith wrote, authorized and promulgated the Justice Department...
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Harold Meyerson
Which Union Do I Belong to Now?
The life of American unions these days seems modeled after that of the amoeba: Splitting and recombining are the order of the day. The unions of the AFL-CIO and unions that split away from it in 2005...
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Kevin Martin
Taking the Right Road on Nukes
Longtime New York Times columnist Tom Wicker, at a 1992 Peace Action national conference, spoke about "the roads not taken" on nuclear arms control and disarmament. His remarks made the gathered...
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Sarah van Gelder
A Plea To President Obama: Don't Bankrupt America
President Obama's massive giveaway to Wall Street threatens to bankrupt the federal government and undermine the agenda that got him elected. Here are some first steps needed to change course.
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Robert Parry
America, Torture and Hypocrisy
The International Committee of the Red Cross's torture report should be required reading for all Americans not just because its contents are shocking - which they are - but because it reveals that...
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Jeremy Scahill
Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'
Over the past several weeks, independent journalists and anti-war activists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn , which portrayed themselves...
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David Sirota
The Best Investment Money Can Buy!
Feeling sorry for yourself? Struggling to get by? Wondering how you can get a bailout? Well, stop moping, because it's not too late! I may not have Suze Orman's verve or Billy Mays' voice. But I've...
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Kate Michelman
A System From Hell: My Personal Health Care Nightmare
It was a crisp and brilliant autumn day last October when the medical and financial crises with which my family had successfully, if barely, coped for seven years became a catastrophe.
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