Views for 2010-02-23

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Medea Benjamin
With 1000 US Soldiers Dead in Afghanistan, Time to Revive the Anti-War Agenda
U.S. Corporal Gregory S. Stultz, 22, of Brazil, Indiana, died on February 19, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to icasualties.org , Stultz's death...
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La Via Campesina
Say ‘No!’ to Corporate Control of Agriculture and Food!
To commemorate the International Day of Peasant Struggle on April 17 th 2010, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina calls upon member organisations, allies and supporters to unite...
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Beverly Bell
Raising Up Another Haiti
As Haiti moves forward from the current point of devastation of its population, capitol city, and economy, what could a different nation look like? Who knows better than the Haitian majority? Why not...
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Andy Coates
Do Not Resuscitate the ‘Public Option’
Like initiating CPR on a patient who was dead in the field and remained dead on arrival, the effort to resuscitate the “public option” is mistaken and futile. Once upon a time, proponents of the “...
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George Lakoff
Health Means Life; Health Means Freedom
Life and Freedom are moral issues. It is time for Democrats to talk about health in those terms, beyond just policy terms like health insurance reform, bending the cost curve, types of exchanges, etc...
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Linda McQuaig
Restraint for Everything but Sports
No cost has been spared in mounting a giant spectacle of spandex-clad athletes performing dazzling feats in massive public venues. Certainly, nobody seems to be letting the $6 billion price tag for...
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John Heritage
Recalibrating Our Goals on 40th Earth Day
Forty years ago, we celebrated the first Earth Day. I was the environmental assistant to the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who founded the event and charged me to make it happen. The project began when...
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Donna Smith
Don’t It Make Your Wide Eyes Cry, Iowa? Another Cancer Patient Grovels
Some patient stories just fill me with anger and shame. This one -- from Iowa -- is one of those stories. By now, we all know the plot. Patient has insurance. Patient gets sick. Patient cannot afford...
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Altaf Rahamatilla
Beyond Tea Party Politics
Last month, Oregonians overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives to increase taxes on high-end personal and corporate income.
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