Views for 2010-01-28

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jeremy Scahill
Blackwater's Youngest Victim
Every detail of September 16, 2007, is burned in Mohammed Kinani's memory. Shortly after 9 am he was preparing to leave his house for work at his family's auto parts business in Baghdad when he got a...
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Russell Mokhiber
Dr. Flowers Answers Obama's Request for 'Better Approach' to Healthcare Reform
Last night, President Obama said he wanted ideas on health care reform. Obama put it this way:
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Anand Gopal
Obama’s Secret Prisons
[The research for this story was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism .]
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Ruth Conniff
Obama Appeals for Bipartisanship, as Republicans Sharpen the Knives
"Change has not come fast enough," President Obama acknowledged in his State of the Union address--especially for Americans who are losing their jobs and struggling through the long recession. Then,...
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Glenn Greenwald
Justice Alito's Conduct and the Court's Credibility
As I wrote at the time , I thought the condemnations of Rep. Joe Wilson's heckling of Barack Obama during his September health care speech were histrionic and excessive.
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Howard Zinn
From Our Archives: A Just Cause, Not a Just War
Editor's note: The following essay appeared in the December issue of The Progressive in 2001, and was reposted here at Common Dreams shortly after, just three months following the events of September...
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Sarah van Gelder
Cancel Haiti's Debt
Haiti has a painful history with debt. When it won its independence in 1804 - just the second country in the hemisphere to do so - it was required to pay restitution to France. Haiti went millions of...
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Dave Zirin
Howard Zinn: The Historian Who Made History
Howard Zinn, my hero, teacher, and friend died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 87. With his death, we lose a man who did nothing less than rewrite the narrative of the United States. We...
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Tom Hayden
NATO's Role in the Afghanistan Escalation
NATO countries are poised to add 7,000 soldiers to the 30,000-troop US escalation in Afghanistan, providing a cover of multilateralism for the Obama administration and the NATO commander, US General...
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Bill Quigley
On the Ground in Port-au-Prince
Hundreds of thousands of people are living and sleeping on the ground in Port au Prince. Many have no homes, their homes destroyed by the earthquake. I am sleeping on the ground as well - surrounded...
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Yifat Susskind
Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti
In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Source of Corporate Power
"If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech."
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Ray McGovern
President Put Politics First on Afghanistan
Nothing highlights President Obama's abject surrender to Gen. David Petraeus on the "way forward" in Afghanistan than two cables U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry sent to Washington on Nov. 6 and 9,...
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Elizabeth DiNovella
Remembering Howard Zinn
I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Howard Zinn. He was a longtime columnist for The Progressive, and his most recent piece, "The Nobel's Feeble Gesture," expressed his dismay about...
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Daniel Ellsberg
A Memory of Howard
I just learned that my friend Howard Zinn died today. Earlier this morning, I was being interviewed by the Boston Phoenix, in connection with the release in Boston in February of a documentary in...
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