Views for 2009-05-14

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis
The Cure for Layoffs: Fire the Boss!
In 2004, we made a documentary called The Take about Argentina's movement of worker-run businesses. In the wake of the country's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, thousands of workers walked into...
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James Ridgeway
Congress' Credit Limit
Bad credit card debt may be the next big crisis looming on the economic horizon, some financial analysts say, and on Thursday President Obama will stage an event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to...
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Dahlia Lithwick
The Incredible Shrinking Torture Defense
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina loves the law.
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Dan Froomkin
Deconstructing Obama's Excuses
In trying to explain his startling decision to oppose the public release of more photos depicting detainee abuse, President Obama and his aides yesterday put forth six excuses for his about-face, one...
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James Carroll
Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame
President Obama goes to Notre Dame University this Sunday to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree, the ninth U.S. president to be so honored. The event has stirred up a...
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Glenn Greenwald
We Wouldn't Want to Inflame Anti-American Sentiment
There are many bizarre aspects to Obama's decision to try to suppress evidence of America's detainee abuse, beginning with the newfound willingness of so many people to say: "We want our leaders to...
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Gavin Schmidt
The Public Deserves the Full Picture on Climate Change
Like many of the important issues facing society, climate change involves a complex intersection of science, culture and politics, and a huge array of consequences impinging on a wide range of...
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Clive Stafford Smith
Without Truth About Torture, No Reconciliation
No matter how you dress it up, the question on the table is whether the Obama administration should continue to cover-up evidence of the criminal offence of torture, committed by US personnel. It is...
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Scott Horton
Torture Smoking Gun?
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) opened a hearing on the Bush administration's torture policy quoting Tallyrand: "The greatest danger in times of crisis comes from the zeal of those who are...
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Robert C. Koehler
Goliath's Vulnerability is the Truth
The desperation of our military efforts is showing around the edges of the carnage and tragedy. This past week has brought three official U.S. denials that we have done what eyewitnesses and/or other...
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Mark Weisbrot
Stealth Move in Washington Aims to Get $100 Billion for IMF Without Congressional Debate
"You don't have to do this." Those are the near-last words of several victims in the Coen brothers' classic film No Country for Old Men , as they try to convince the movie's unrelenting assassin that...
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Ray McGovern
'Ugly' Questions for Gen. Myers
Tuesday evening offered an unusual opportunity to question the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2005), Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, at an alumni club dinner. He was eager to talk...
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Tom Hayden
McChrystal's Rise: More Secrets, Less Daylight
All along there were two US wars in Iraq. There was the public war, in which the Pentagon tried to manipulate the mainstream media into being a "message amplifier," while some intrepid reporters and...
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Amy Goodman
Baucus’ Raucous Caucus
Barack Obama appeared this week with health-industry bigwigs, proclaiming light at the end of the health-care tunnel. Among those gathered were executives from HMO giants Kaiser Foundation Health...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's Latest Effort to Conceal Evidence of Bush Era Crimes
It's difficult to react much to Obama's complete reversal today of his own prior decision to release photographs depicting extreme detainee abuse by the United States. He's left no doubt that this is...
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