Views for 2009-11-30

Monday, November 30, 2009
Peter Rothberg
Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis
As world leaders start gathering next week in Copenhagen , the people hit hardest by the climate change crisis -- the global poor -- will continue to be systematically excluded from formal...
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Capital Times Editorial
Don’t Expand Occupation of Afghanistan — End It
"I know that Obama's election has brought great hopes to peace-loving people in the United States. But for Afghans, Obama's military buildup will only bring more suffering and death to innocent...
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Andy Kroll
Housing Meltdown, Ground Zero: The American Home-Owning Dream on Life Support
I. Rescuing the Dream
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Dave Lindorff
Barack Obama: Manchurian Candidate Version 2.0
I once wrote an article about former President George W. Bush saying that he was a perfect Manchurian candidate. That is, if his missing year when he was supposed to have been flying fighter jets...
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Rebecca Solnit
Today's Fanatic, Tomorrow's Saint
By fanaticism we usually mean two things. One is that someone is dedicated in the extreme to their cause, belief, or agenda, willing to live and die and maybe kill for it, as John Brown was. The...
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Chris Hedges
Addicted to Nonsense
Will Tiger Woods finally talk to the police? Who will replace Oprah? (Not that Oprah can ever be replaced, of course.) And will Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed President Barack...
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Jon Talton
WTO Protesters Were Right
I didn't live in Seattle a decade ago. From across the continent, my first reaction to the violence at the WTO Ministerial Conference was: Why would anyone smash up the downtown of my favorite...
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Roger Morris & George Kenney
Matthew Hoh Speaks Grim Truth To Power
The rare resignation on principle is always telling in American government. When Matthew Hoh recently left the State Department -- a Marine Captain in Iraq who became a diplomat in Afghanistan -- his...
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Glenn Greenwald
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh: The Face of Rotted Washington
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Gary Houser
Cap and Trade: A Fatal Distraction
Humanity is facing a global emergency on a scale never before encountered. Scientists warn that climate de-stabilization is accelerating beyond worst case scenarios and approaching tipping points of...
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Norman Solomon
The Hollow Politics of Escalation
An underlying conceit of the new spin about benchmarks and timetables for Afghanistan is the notion that pivotal events there can be choreographed from Washington. So, a day ahead of the president's...
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Tom Gallagher
Thoughts on the Eve of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Second Escalation Address
"I feel very confident that when the American people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, that they will be supportive." Barack Obama, November 25...
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John Brown
No Propaganda Obama
No Drama Obama is -- in the case of Afghanistan -- no propaganda Obama. In comparison, of course, with the improperganda used by presidents in conflicts such as the war in Vietnam or the more recent...
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Michael Moore
An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore
Dear President Obama,
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