Views for 2009-05-04

Monday, May 4, 2009
Jeremy Scahill
US Soldiers in Afghanistan Told to "Hunt People for Jesus... So We Get Them into The Kingdom"
New video evidence has surfaced showing that US military forces in Afghanistan have been instructed by the military's top chaplain in the country to "hunt people for Jesus" as they spread...
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Jeff Leys
President Obama's War Budget: Analyzing the Numbers
President Obama's 2009 supplemental spending request to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is currently before Congress. The House Appropriations Committee will "mark up" (finalize its version) of...
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Susan Van Haitsma
The Planet’s Imperative: Stop War, Shine On
On Earth Day, I contemplated the pre-dawn sky, looking for shooting stars. The evening prior, my partner and I had scouted out a viewing spot adjoining a vacant lot just a few blocks from home...
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Peter Dreier
Pete Seeger Deserves One More Honor - the Nobel Peace Prize
More than 15,000 admirers celebrated Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with him at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, which included a greeting from President Barack Obama.
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Bob Kincaid
Making a 'Sacred Zone' in Appalachia
When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory. --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 3 April 1968 It is April 4,...
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Russell Mokhiber
Don't Even Go Near Single Payer
Politico is out this morning with it's Monday issue featuring a much hyped special section on health care. The issue is jam packed with $10,000 full page ads from the usual suspects: United Health...
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Carol Goar
Giving Voice to Recession's Victims
The last time Canada went through a recession, there was no Facebook, no high-speed Internet access and no online chat rooms. Email was in its infancy. That meant public perceptions were shaped...
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Jim Hightower
Bank Profits, Banker Pay and Other Banker Tricks
I'd like nothing more than to give the bailout scandal a rest - but the bankers won't let me! They just keep coming at us with ever-more-clever inventions of greed and deceit. Their latest bit of...
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Dilip Hiro
China: Defying the Economic Odds
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a new world order is emerging -- with its center gravitating towards China. The statistics speak for themselves. The...
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Chris Hedges
Buying Brand Obama
Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms...
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