Views for 2009-05-17

Sunday, May 17, 2009
Asif Mehdi
The 21st Century's Bleak Harvest
As the world staggers from one economic crisis to another, it seems easy to forget the global food crisis that occupied centre stage in 2008. World prices for essential grains more than doubled...
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Eric Margolis
US Stirs a Hornet's Nest in Pakistan
PARIS - Pakistan finally bowed to Washington's angry demands last week by unleashing its military against rebellious Pashtun tribesmen of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) -- collectively...
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Richard Silverstein
AIPAC's Hidden Persuaders
Despite the ballyhoo of the recent Aipac national policy conference in Washington, when Israel-US bonds were feted, relations between the two countries are currently more strained than at any time...
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Bill McKibben
Can 350.org Save the World?
Writing From Sydney - All around the world, national governments are trying to hammer out their global warming policies, preparing for the United Nations' climate-change conclave in Copenhagen at the...
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Abdul Malik Mujahid
The Afghan Tragedy Continues
According to the CIA World Factbook, an Afghan's life expectancy is merely 44 years . That's 20 to 30 years less than neighboring Pakistan and all other surrounding countries. It is just one result...
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Glenn Greenwald
Distorting Public Opinion on Torture Investigations
Last Friday, CNN hosted a panel debate on torture and investigations with two conservatives and two liberals (Daily Kos' David Waldman and Center for American Progress' Erica Williams). Waldman did a...
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Frank Rich
Obama Can’t Turn the Page on Bush
To paraphrase Al Pacino in "Godfather III," just when we thought we were out, the Bush mob keeps pulling us back in. And will keep doing so. No matter how hard President Obama tries to turn the page...
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Donna Smith
Middle Class Healthcare Reform? Bend Over…
It's coming. You and me and every middle class, working person in this nation is about to start handing over more and more of their hard earned cash to the private insurance industry, courtesy of our...
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Andy Worthington
UK Government Lies Exposed; Spy Visited Binyam Mohamed In Morocco
Binyam Mohamed , the British resident who was tortured in Morocco on behalf of the CIA, has been free from Guantánamo for nearly two months, but the struggle for access to documents proving his...
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