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Monday, June 28, 2010
Joseph Huff-Hannon
Honduras, One Year After the Coup
"Right now there are a bunch of military trucks driving around the city, full of soldiers, surrounding most of the important buildings downtown," Karla Lara tells me over the phone from the capital...
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Oliver Stone, Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali
Response to Attack From the New York Times' Larry Rohter
Larry Rohter attacks our film, "South of the Border," for "mistakes, misstatements and missing details." But a close examination of the details reveals that the mistakes, misstatements, and missing...
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Philip Mattera
Corporate Social Irresponsibility
The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill gave rise to the corporate social responsibility movement. The BP oil disaster may mark its collapse.
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Madhusree Mukerjee
The Dirty Side of 'Clean' Power
Even as President Obama is insisting that BP pay for all the damage caused by its oil spill, his administration is leaning on the Indian government to render its citizens unable to claim damages from...
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US Senator Robert Byrd
From Our Archives: Arrogance of Power
Speech delivered on the floor of the US Senate March 19, 2003 3:45pm I believe in this beautiful country. I have studied its roots and gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution. I have...
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Tom Engelhardt
Obama Up to His Waist in the Big Muddy: On Appointing Celebrity Generals
Much of the time, our wars may hardly exist for us, but in the age of celebrity, our generals do -- exactly because they become celebrities. When Barack Obama picked Stanley McChrystal as his Afghan...
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James Carroll
A Nation Under Post-Traumatic Stress
It belongs to every citizen to have in mind what the nation’s present wars are doing — not only to US troops, Iraqis and Afghans, and the faceless enemy, but to the American character. We have come...
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Naomi Klein
Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers’ Crisis
My city feels like a crime scene and the criminals are all melting into the night, fleeing the scene. No, I’m not talking about the kids in black who smashed windows and burned cop cars on Saturday...
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Bob Dreyfuss
Afghanistan: The Land Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die
Less than a year ago, General David Petraeus saluted smartly and pledged his loyal support for President Obama's decision to start withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan in July 2011. In December,...
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Bill Quigley, Laura Raymond
One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup
One year ago, on June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was awakened by gunfire. A coup was carried out by US-trained military officers, including graduates of the infamous US Army School of...
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