Views for 2009-04-13

Monday, April 13, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
An Emerging Progressive Consensus on Obama's Executive Power and Secrecy Abuses
In the last week alone, the Obama DOJ (a) attempted to shield Bush's illegal spying programs from judicial review by (yet again) invoking the very "state secrets" argument that Democrats spent years...
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Robert Weissman
No Blank Check for the IMF
This month's G20 meeting ended with one overriding tangible agreement: A commitment by the rich countries to provide more than $1 trillion in assistance (mostly in the form of loans) to developing...
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Kevin Danaher
A Better Way to Use That IMF Money: Debt for Democratic Development
Our world "leaders" have decided to pump $1.1 trillion into the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to allegedly help countries suffering from the global financial collapse. Seeing as the IMF has a 60-...
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Megan Tady
Wired Less: Disconnected in Urban America
For many Americans living in urban areas, high-speed Internet access remains elusive.
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Johann Hari
You Are Being Lied to About Pirates
Who imagined that in 2009, the world's governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy - backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the US...
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Rev. John Dear
My Night in the Las Vegas Jail
On Holy Thursday, at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, fourteen of us walked on to the Creech Air Force Base near Indian Springs, Nevada (about an hour northwest of Las Vegas) to pray and speak out against...
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Robert Kuttner
Obama's Loyal Opposition
"Part of the Way with LBJ" -Students for a Democratic Society button, circa 1964
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Jody Williams
Ban Land Mines and Cluster Bombs
President Obama is demonstrating that his willingness to tackle the horrors of nuclear weapons has teeth. He and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia announced earlier this month new talks on a treaty...
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Juan Cole
The Great Right-Wing Freak-Out
President Obama's recent trip to Europe, Turkey and Iraq was a fairly bland freshman outing in foreign affairs, notable for the enormous good will it generated toward the U.S., along with some...
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Roane Carey
Will Israel Attack Iran?
JERUSALEM -- Israel has been steadily ratcheting up pressure on the United States concerning the grave threat allegedly posed by Iran, which seems poised to master the nuclear fuel cycle, and thus...
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Chris Hedges
Israel’s Racist in Chief
It was unthinkable, when I was based as a correspondent in Jerusalem two decades ago, that an Israeli politician who openly advocated ethnically cleansing the Palestinians from Israeli-controlled...
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Thom Hartmann
Debt is Not Money
"Everything predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is now coming to pass. We are to be ruined now by the deluge of bank paper. It is cruel that such revolutions in private fortunes...
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