Views for 2010-05-20

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ted Rall
Nationalize BP and Other Criminal Corporations
The Supreme Court says that corporations have the same rights as individuals. When they misbehave, shouldn't they face consequences as serious as those imposed upon an individual?
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Riki Ott
Human Health Tragedy in the Making: Gulf Response Failing to Protect People
GRAND BAYOU, Louisiana -- The federal agencies delegated with protecting the environment, worker safety, and public health are in hot water in the small coastal communities across Louisiana,...
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Anna White
Challenging the Bailout Economy
The inherent instability of the current financial system, largely to blame for the recent credit crisis, has raised its ugly head once again. What began in October last year with Greece admitting to...
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Chris Hellman
Putting the Pentagon on a Diet: Will Bad Times and a Bad Economy Finally Discipline the Pentagon?
Is that the wake-up smell of coffee wafting through the halls of the Pentagon? After a decade and a half of unparalleled budget growth, top Defense Department officials are finally talking about the...
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Phyllis Bennis
Can a Security Council 'Coalition of the Unwilling' Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?
The U.S. crusade for new UN sanctions against Iran has been underway for a long time. But the new intensity, the new scurrying around to make sure China and Russia are on board, and the new scramble...
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Bruce Nilles, Kate Colarulli
Don’t Switch to Tar Sands and Other Dirty Fuels
As we’ve watched the Gulf Coast clean up from the massive BP oil disaster, besides BP picking up its own PR mission to improve its image, we’ve also noticed another disturbing PR campaign: The coal...
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Danny Schechter
The Financial Crisis as Three Card Monte
We live in a three card monte world. Follow the money as it moves from one shell to another. Now guess where it is. Most of us don't know the hand can be quicker than the eye. That's why mostly...
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Sally Kohn
Why Ethnic Studies is Good For All Americans, Including White Folks
There’s a proverb that says, “Until the lion tells his own story of being hunted, history will always glorify the hunter.” This, in essence, is the reason for ethnic studies.
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Beverly Bell
Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
"A new earthquake" is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid...
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Ray McGovern
US/Israel Challenged on Iran
The times may be a-changin' - at least a bit - with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Learning Curve of Peace
“Why are we violent, but not illiterate?”
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