Views for 2009-07-06

Monday, July 6, 2009
Leo Hickman
Article 31: A Well-Spring of Human Rights
More than 60 years have passed since the general assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .
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Robert Kuttner
3 Reasons We Need an Economic Wake Up Call
Several events of the past week should be a wake-up call to the Obama administration. Bottom line: the medicine isn't working. Stronger stuff is needed. Consider: The June Unemployment Numbers. The...
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Howard Zinn
Untold Truths About the American Revolution
There are things that happen in the world that are bad, and you want to do something about them. You have a just cause. But our culture is so war prone that we immediately jump from, "This is a good...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Reset or Retread with Russia?
Today, President Obama will meet in Moscow with Russian President Dimitrii Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for a highly anticipated and critical two-day summit. There is hope that some...
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June Purvis
Suffragette Hunger Strikes, 100 Years On
One hundred years ago, on 5 July 1909, the imprisoned suffragette Marion Wallace Dunlop , a sculptor and illustrator, went on hunger strike.
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Charles Kleekamp
Offshore Wind: Europe Surges, US Dawdles
SANDWICH, Mass. - Imagine A renewable-energy source so large it can provide enough power for 750,000 homes, or a quarter of all homes in London, especially when the fuel is free. It’s called the...
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Glenn Greenwald
What if the Uighurs were Christian Rather than Muslim?
According to The New York Times this morning, violent clashes between Chinese government forces and Muslim Uighurs -- that country's long-oppressed minority -- have left at least 140 people dead and...
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R K Pachauri
The Climate Imperative
NEW DELHI – Today, international action on climate change is urgent and essential. Indeed, there can no longer be any debate about the need to act, because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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Medea Benjamin
Hondurans Pour into the Streets Demanding Zelaya’s Return
The day started out full of joy, as thousands of Hondurans converged in front of the National Institute of Pedagogy, intent on marching about three miles to the airport to greet the plane that was...
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Desiree Fairooz
Resisting US Bases in Italy: No a la base si a la pace!
Vicenza, four hours north of Rome between Venice and Milan, is a classically Italian city with two important footnotes.
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Thom Hartmann
Fascism Coming to a Court Near You
As the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership...
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Chris Hedges
The Crooks Get Cash While the Poor Get Screwed
Tearyan Brown became a father when he was 16. He did what a lot of inner-city kids desperate to make money do. He sold drugs. He was arrested and sent to jail three years later for dealing marijuana...
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