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Monday, March 15, 2010
Joseph Huff-Hannon
America Wakes Up to the Coffee Party
The stubborn weekend downpour was little match for a crowd of 40 or so chatty strangers, men and women mostly in their 30s, 40s and 50s, who met on the second floor of a nondescript deli in the...
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Sean Gonsalves
Racing in Circles for Education Reform
Listening to school-choice cheerleaders you'd swear charter schools were the magic answer. The Way out of the "crisis" in public education. So I was surprised to learn last week the Stanford New...
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Beverly Bell
Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Putting Haitian Citizens into the Equation
Haitian civil society has been completely bypassed in decision-making regarding the post-earthquake reconstruction process. They have thus created their own process.
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Glenn Greenwald
US-Israel Rift Undermining Some Long-Standing Taboos
The rather extraordinary dust-up between the U.S. and Israel has, among other benefits, shined a light on two of the most taboo yet self-evidently true propositions: (1) our joined-at-the-hip...
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Kamran Mofid
Is Ethical Capitalism Possible?
We live in a time of transition, a time when all is changing and being challenged - weather systems, ecosystems, our interaction with nature, our understanding of other beings. We now understand that...
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Gary Younge
Black Presidents and Women MPs Do Not Alone Mean Equality and Justice
During a recent playdate, one of my son's white four-year-old friends looked up from Thomas the Tank Engine and pointed out the obvious. "You're black," he told my son. As a parent, these have never...
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James Carroll
The Deadly Current Toward Nuclear Arms
Think of Niagara Falls. Think of the onrushing current as the river pours itself toward the massive cascade. Imagine a lone swimmer a hundred yards or so upstream, desperately stroking against the...
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Edith Garwood
Many Palestinian Protestors Already Use Nonviolent Tactics
Israel is escalating its quiet campaign to round up and detain nonviolent Palestinian protesters, from leaders to children, in nighttime raids. And although these protesters remain committed to...
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Dave Lindorff
This Time It's Pregnant Women: Another US Atrocity in the Bush-Obama War in Afghanistan
Another night-time raid on a housing compound in Afghanistan. Another bunch of innocent Afghans killed. Another round of lies by the US-led forces of the so-called International Security Assistance...
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Tope Folarin
Sweatshops Won’t Save Haiti
The United Nations will host a Haiti donors' conference at the end of March. This conference will be quite different from last year's event, of course, coming as it does on the heels of the worst...
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Stephen Zunes
Obama and the Denial of Genocide
The Obama administration, citing its relations with Turkey, has pledged to block the passage in the full House of Representatives of a resolution passed this past Thursday by the Foreign Relations...
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Chris Hedges
Israeli Crackdown Puts Liberal Jews on the Spot
The Israeli government, its brutal war crimes in Gaza exposed in detail in the U.N. report by Justice Richard Goldstone, has implemented a series of draconian measures to silence and discredit...
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Ann Wright
The 1,000 Day Siege of Gaza
This week marked 1,000 days of an Israeli and international siege on Gaza - 1,000 days of an open air prison where "inmates," the civilian Palestinian population of 1.5 million, cannot leave or enter...
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