Views for 2009-08-06

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Jeff Biggers
Let Them Eat Coal Ash: OSM Nominee Pizarchik Must Be Stopped Now
With so many qualified candidates for the directorship of the important Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, why is the Obama administration nominating a controversial advocate for...
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Conn Hallinan
Honduran Coup: The US Connection
While the Obama administration was careful to distance itself from the recent coup in Honduras — condemning the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica, revoking Honduran officials' visas...
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Cesar Chelala
Corporate Greed Vs People's Health in America
As the health care discussion has gathered momentum in the U.S., there is increasing evidence of the role played by corporations and politicians to hinder provision of adequate health care to the...
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Olga Bonfiglio
The Oak Ridge Conundrum of War and Peace
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, “the city that made the atom bomb,” clearly illustrates the difficult conundrum people must face when their government decides to build a stockpile of highly lethal nuclear...
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Gideon Levy
From Sheikh Jarrah to Sheikh Munis
At the top of the hill, a few dozen meters from where a house now stands, there used to be an irrigation pool for the village citrus groves. I swim every morning at the municipal swimming pool built...
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Daniel Ellsberg
Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years
It was a hot August day in Detroit. I was standing on a street corner downtown, looking at the front page of The Detroit News in a news rack. I remember a streetcar rattling by on the tracks as I...
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Cherie Eichholz
Time for United States to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament
Today many will remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago, the world's first and only actual use of nuclear weapons. A reverent few will gather at Greenlake and other areas around...
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Paula Crossfield,
Food Security in Africa: Will Obama Let USAID’s Genetically Modified Trojan Horse Ride Again?
Yesterday Secretary Clinton was in Kenya with a delegation that included Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, as well as Representatives Donald M. Payne (D-NJ) and Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). While the...
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Tom Engelhardt
Hiroshima and Me
As another August 6th approaches, let me tell you a little story about Hiroshima and me:
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Dan Kennedy
Turning the US Army Against Americans
It was an odd little story , tucked well inside the front section of this past Sunday's New York Times. An antiwar activist in the state of Washington had been exposed as an undercover informant for...
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Danny Schechter
Why Does Barack Obama Follow the George W Bush Playbook?
Do the initials C.O.G mean anything to you? That acronym stands for Continuity of Government. We heard about it back in 2001 when Dick Cheney was taken to that undisclosed location just in case the...
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Tom Gallagher
Health Care Change We Can Believe In? Well, Maybe
As a candidate, Barack Obama assured us that if he were elected president, when the time came to reform America’s health care system, “insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the...
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