Views for 2009-09-04

Friday, September 4, 2009
David Sirota
Progressives Pay the Price for Confusing a Party With a Movement
The difference between parties and movements is simple: Parties are loyal to their own power regardless of policy agenda; movements are loyal to their own policy agenda regardless of which party...
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John Nichols
Give States an Option to Lead on Single-Payer
The goal of real reformers is clear: a "Medicare for all" single-payer national healthcare system. Getting there could be a little tough this fall. But America will get there. The current system is...
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Tom Hayden
Zelaya Speaks
In a significant development in hemispheric relations, the Obama admininstration yesterday condemned the June 28 Honduras coup d'état more strongly than ever, announced the cutoff of additional...
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Immanuel Wallerstein
The Middle East Firestorm Ahead
There is a firestorm ahead in the Middle East for which neither the US government nor the US public is prepared. They seem scarcely aware how close it is on the horizon or how ferocious it will be...
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Noam Chomsky
Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours
This article is based on a talk delivered June 12, 2009, at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum. Perhaps I may begin with a few words about the title. There is too much nuance and variety to make...
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Walden Bello
The Virtues of Deglobalization
The current global downturn, the worst since the Great Depression 70 years ago, pounded the last nail into the coffin of globalization. Already beleaguered by evidence that showed global poverty and...
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Christopher Cooper
Just A Boy And His Dog
It comes to this, then: the dog is better served than the man. Perhaps this is as it should be, considering the relative amounts of mischief and mal-intention we might fairly assign to the account of...
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Kate Sheppard
The US Freezes on Climate Change
The prospects for an international agreement to tackle the causes of climate change are looking slim. They got even slimmer earlier this week, after the leading US senators crafting a climate bill...
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Mark Weisbrot
IMF: Stop Funding Honduras
The IMF is undergoing an unprecedented expansion of its access to resources, possibly reaching a trillion dollars. This week the EU committed $175bn , $67bn more than even the $108bn that Washington...
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William Astore
American Militarism on Steroids
I have a few confessions to make: After almost eight years of off-and-on war in Afghanistan and after more than six years of mayhem and death since "Mission Accomplished" was declared in Operation...
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Alice Waters
A Healthy Constitution: Nutrition, Our Kids, and Democracy
I was moved by the way Morgan Spurlock framed a narrow long-distance shot down the corridor of a Beckley, West Virginia, middle school in his outstanding 2004 film, Super Size Me. The film is about...
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