Views for 2010-04-16

Friday, April 16, 2010
Josh Stieber, Ethan McCord
An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People
Peace be with you. To all of those who were injured or lost loved ones during the July 2007 Baghdad shootings depicted in the " Collateral Murder " Wikileaks video: We write to you, your family, and...
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Bob Burnett
Tax, Baby, Tax
As we approached Tax Day, April 15, there was increasing conservative rhetoric about the unfairness of US taxes. A typical lament came from conservative ideologue Grover Norquist , “The tax burden is...
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Alexia Eastwood
Revisiting Economic Man
A wealth of literature has recently emerged emphasising humanity's biological and social propensity for sharing and cooperation, effectively challenging the model of human nature that has underpinned...
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Frida Berrigan
The New Anti-Nuclear Movement
There is a lot of news about nuclearism these days. President Barack Obama just concluded his Nuclear Security Summit . The new START agreement between the United States and the Russia will cut the...
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Nombulelo Siqwana-Ndulo
Monsanto Faces Rising Grassroots Opposition in South Africa
Multinational seed and chemical companies looking to gain a new customer base in Africa are facing increasing resistance from both farmers and consumers. Nonetheless, they are making inroads by...
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Glenn Greenwald
What the Whistleblower Prosecution Says About the Obama DOJ
The more I think and read about the Obama DOJ's prosecution of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake , the more I think this might actually be one of the worst steps the Obama administration has taken yet,...
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Mary Bottari
More Must Be Done to Stop Foreclosures
Foreclosure filings were at historic highs in March -- 367,056 -- an increase of nearly 19 percent from the previous month, and the highest monthly total since 2005, according to RealtyTrac . Almost...
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Tim Karr
Public Outcry Over Comcast Ruling Reaches the FCC
The public outrage over last week's appeals court decision against an open Internet reached Washington this week. People are doing all they can to stop a decision that would effectively give phone...
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K. Rashid Nuri
The Vast Potential of City Agriculture
In his State of the Union address this winter, President Obama enumerated problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels...
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Tom Turnipseed
A Coal Miner's Catastrophe: Big Coal--Big Lies
The worship of money is the will of God according to Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy Company that owns and operates the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia where 29 miners were killed on...
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