Views for 2009-09-11

Friday, September 11, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
How One Becomes 'Crazy' in Washington Culture
Politico has an article on how certain mainstream Republican leaders are worried that "crackpots" are dominating their party's image (h/t reader jv):
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John Nichols
Afghanistan and the Wages of Empire
It is amusing, if remarkable, that there are still some players in Washington who try to maintain the fantasy that Afghan President Hamid Karzai governs with anything akin to legitimacy. Karzai, an...
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Maude Barlow, Meera Karunananthan
We Must All Be Stewards of Water
A decisive victory has been won for water in Simcoe County, in a struggle that had been brewing for more than 20 years. Dump Site 41, the landfill that was to be built atop the Alliston aquifer this...
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Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. & Bill McKibben
People, Let's Get Our Carbon Down
Here's a question whose answer might surprise you: what American songwriter penned the most-listened-to piece of environmental protest music of all time? Somebody with an acoustic guitar? John Denver?
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Naomi Klein
The Tel Aviv Party Party Stops Here
When I heard the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was holding a celebratory "spotlight" on Tel Aviv, I felt ashamed of Toronto, the city where I live. I thought immediately of Mona Al Shawa...
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David Sirota
We’ve Seen This Trigger Before
After a summer of politics marked by esoteric phrases like co-ops and insurance exchanges, the newest kernel of ubiquitous arcana is the term trigger mechanism. This proposal, which is gaining...
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Conn Hallinan
Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?
One of the oddest — indeed, surreal — encounters around the war in Afghanistan has to be a telephone call this past July 27. On one end of the line was historian Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A...
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Tom Engelhardt
Why I Was So Wrong on September 11th
On September 11, 2001, a fellow New Yorker and friend of mine , a public health historian who knew instantly what the dangers were, bicycled directly into the smoke, ash, and chemicals that hung over...
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Andy Worthington
Remember 9/11, Remember Guantánamo
Today, as we pause to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks in the US on 11 September 2001 , we should also remember that much work still needs to be done to address the fallout from the...
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Tom Gallagher
A Fitting Tribute to September 11th Victims
You had to at least admire the candor in opinion piece that Richard Cohen wrote for the Washington Post this week, starting with the title: "Eight Years Later and Still No Revenge." Revenge at least...
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Rebecca Solnit
How 9/11 Should Be Remembered
Eight years ago, 2,600 people lost their lives in Manhattan, and then several million people lost their story. The al-Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers did not defeat New Yorkers. It destroyed the...
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