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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ralph Nader
Naked Insecurity
If you are planning to fly over the 4th of July holiday, be aware of your rights at airport security checkpoints.
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Fabien Cousteau
Our Ocean in Revery and Neglect
This month has been both a special time for our planet's ocean and one of great distress. June 7th kicked off a week full of events, celebrating Capital Hill Ocean Week, World Ocean Day (June 8th)...
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Chuck Collins
Finally, a Progressive Estate Tax Introduced
Would you trust Senators Max Baucus and Blanche Lincoln to design the next estate tax, our country's only levy on inherited wealth? Unless progressives stand up, Baucus and Lincoln will team with the...
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Stephen Zunes
Israel's Dubious Investigation of Flotilla Attack
Few decisions of the Obama administration have outraged the peace and human rights community as much as its successful efforts to block an international inquiry into May's Israeli aid flotilla attack...
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Tom Engelhardt
America Detached from War: Bush’s Pilotless Dream, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt
Admittedly, before George W. Bush had his fever dream, the U.S. had already put its first unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone surveillance planes in the skies over Kosovo in the late 1990s. By...
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Beverly Bell
Jean-Jean's Survival: What's the Worth of a Haitian Child?
Jean-Jean, six, is part of the pack of kids that races to meet me each time I arrive at one internally displaced people's camp in Port-au-Prince. Jean-Jean is usually at the front, all flashing eyes...
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Kathy Kelly, Dan Pearson
'Americans Don’t Flinch' – They Duck!
Yesterday, accepting General McChrystal’s resignation, President Obama said that McChrystal’s departure represented a change in personnel, not a change in policy. “Americans don’t flinch in the face...
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Andy Worthington
Abu Zubaydah and the Case Against Torture Architect James Mitchell
Attempts to call to accountability any of the architects of the Bush administration’s torture program have so far been depressingly unsuccessful.
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Robert Naiman
Stone's 'Border' Shows Fall of South America's Berlin Wall
On April 13, 2002, an event occurred in Venezuela which was as world-historical for South America as the fall of the Berlin Wall was for Eastern Europe: a U.S.-backed coup against the democratically-...
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Catherine Porter
I Am a Protester, Not a Terrorist
There was a knot in my stomach as I rode the subway to my first anti-G20 protest this week. All the foreboding emails flooding my inbox had me spooked. Company instructions on gas masks, underwear...
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Laura Flanders
Drone Attacks to Stimulate Economy?
What's worse: backstabbing a president or bombing lots of civilians? The answers pretty obvious to judge by the stink over General Stanley McChrystal. The man's in trouble; the policies he embraced...
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Michelle Chen
No End in Sight for Foreclosures in Communities of Color
The recession still has more damage left to do. From 2007 to 2009, about 2.5 million foreclosures were completed throughout the country, and now, millions more homes are facing the same fate. About 1...
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Robert C. Koehler
Beyond Petroleum
You couldn’t call it a dialogue. It was more like a momentary rip in the global power continuum, a spill of outrage on the stage of a major oil conference in London.
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