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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Beverly Bell
What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't Want)
We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, "What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?" Here are some of their answers. Roseanne Auguste,...
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Mary Bottari
The Good the Bad and the Ugly in the Dodd Bill
Here are some highlights regarding the 1,300 page bank reform bill released by U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CN) yesterday.
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Dennis Kucinich
Obamacare: Why I'm Voting 'Yes'
The following are the prepared remarks offered by US Rep. Kucinich today regarding his plans for the upcoming health care vote:
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David Bromwich
The Break on Palestine
"To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain." The Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar was tapping a vein of bitter Jewish wit when he wrote those words about the humiliation of the...
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Neve Gordon
Rachel Corrie's Memory, Israel's Image
Seven years ago yesterday, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9R Israeli bulldozer while nonviolently protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah, Gaza Strip, along with...
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John R. MacArthur
Oscar Night’s Sad Familiarity — ‘Like Baghdad’
There are good reasons George Clooney never cracked a sincere smile during the Oscars. For one thing, there was nothing funny or dramatic in the ceremony — not a single decent joke or memorable line...
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Melissa McEwan
Utah Bill Reduces Women to Incubators
Last week, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law Utah HB 462, known ignominiously as "the miscarriage bill". It was a reworked version of the original bill, introduced by Republican State...
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Lewis Lapham
The Great White Whale in San Francisco Bay: Or, How the “Lively Arts” Became “the Media”
This essay appears in the March 2010 issue of Lapham's Quarterly and is posted at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of that magazine, and re-posted at CommonDreams.org with the kind permission...
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Amy Goodman
NYC’s Jihad Against Debbie Almontaser
Debbie Almontaser has won a victory in her battle against discrimination. She was the founding principal of the first Arabic-language public school in the United States, until a campaign of hate...
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Robert Scheer
Lame Bill From a Lame Duck
If you think health care reform has been an unsatisfying test of the government's ability to deal with our pressing problems, brace yourself for bigger disappointment in its attempt to bridle Wall...
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Matthew Rothschild
Dodd’s Bill on Financial Regulation Doesn’t Go Far Enough
It's been more than a year and a half since Lehman Brothers went bust and the entire edifice of Wall Street came tumbling down, only to be put back together by trillions of taxpayer dollars. And...
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Jim Hightower
The Heartbeat of America's Democratic Reform Movement
It read like just another obituary written about someone who'd lived a very long time: "Doris Haddock died peacefully in her family home," it began. "Born in 1910, she lived through two world wars...
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Michael Moore
The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear
Friends, It was amazing. Every story on the front page of Monday's New York Times told the story of the Age of Greed during which a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us:...
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