Views for 2009-10-01

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Stephanie Brault and Michaela D'Ambrosio
Honduras Update: Micheletti Spirals Downward as the US Fails to Fully Condemn the De Facto Regime and Insists on Mincing Around With the Appointees Who Don’t Wear Its Colors
After realizing his swaggering actions had severely backfired, the interim president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, is asking the Supreme Court to reverse last Sunday’s decree, which suspended...
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Juan Cole
Top Things You Think You Know About Iran That Are Not True
Thursday is a fateful day for the world, as the US, other members of the United Nations Security Council, and Germany meet in Geneva with Iran in a bid to resolve outstanding issues. Although Iranian...
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Chuck Collins
An Estate Tax Victory by Any Other Name
Sometimes you can't declare victory until the other side concedes defeat. That's what happened Monday in the decade-long struggle over the future of the federal estate tax, our nation's only levy on...
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Jeremy Scahill
Bizarro World: Karl Rove Blasts Obama for 'Outsourcing Afghanistan'
Now this just simply could not be made up in that Frankenstein laboratory where the cuckoos on the right wing cook up their witches brew of batshit crazy allegations to levy against Barack Obama...
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Andy Worthington
A Truly Shocking Guantánamo Story: Judge Confirms That an Innocent Man Was Tortured to Make False Confessions
In four years of researching and writing about Guantánamo, I have become used to uncovering shocking information, but for sheer cynicism, I am struggling to think of anything that compares to the...
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Helen Thomas
Health Care Scare
Have you noticed a climate of hate and mean-spiritedness in the land? Whether inspired by racism or not, it certainly exists. This isn’t a unique psychological phenomenon. Remember the brutal anti-...
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Jayati Ghosh
The Global North-South Carbon Divide
The global discussion on climate change has quickly degenerated into a north-south confrontation, for perhaps obvious reasons. On average, carbon emissions per capita in the developed world are about...
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Bill C. Davis
Symptoms of the Occupation
Any voice that rises up to expose the occupation of our government needs to be applauded and encouraged. The discussion however is not Republican or Democrat – the discussion is: Who is supporting...
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Alyssa Katz
Ending Foreclosure Profiteering
During the real estate bubble, older urban neighborhoods across the nation, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Cleveland to Sacramento and countless communities in between fell victim to a devastating...
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Megan Tady
Drowning Out the Noise Machine
Journalism is breaking my heart. Or should I say, “journalism.” Hate-mongering media extremists have captured our news networks and are using the public’s platform – our airwaves – to pick off...
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Pepe Escobar, Pepe Escobar
It's Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran Time
The United States and Western "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" crowd -- hysteria running at fever pitch ahead of Thursday's multilateral nuclear talks in Geneva -- could do worse than have a word with...
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Jim Hightower
Wall Street's New Halloween Trick
Halloween is still a month away, but ghouls, ghosts and other grotesque creatures are already roaming America's streets, possibly preparing to knock at your door. What makes them so scream-out-loud...
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Robert C. Koehler
Reviving the Peace Dividend
World leaders can't seem to hold an economic summit without security forces at the level of an occupying army running roughshod over the host city. This is both a symptom of what's wrong with our...
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Mark Engler
Casino Capitalism as Usual
Last week's Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Pittsburgh brought together leaders from the most significant players in the global economy and charged them with renovating the financial system at the heart...
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Norman Solomon
Starting Another Year of War in Afghanistan
October 2009 has begun with the New York Times reporting that "the president, vice president and an array of cabinet secretaries, intelligence chiefs, generals, diplomats and advisers gathered in a...
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