Views for 2010-07-14

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ann Wright
Israeli Military Report on Its Gaza Flotilla Actions Underscores Need for an Independent Investigation
As a 29 year military veteran and a survivor of the Gaza Flotilla, I strongly believe that the Israeli military report on its conduct in boarding the six ships of the Gaza Flotilla underscores the...
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Danny Schechter
Trapped: Is It Too Little, Too Late for Real Financial Reform?
Progress is, as we have seen, "stalled" in Haiti six months after an earthquake that struck with the impact of a nuclear bomb. A country, we are told, that is trapped in its past actually may...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Motive Behind Whistle Blower Prosecutions
One of the more flamboyant aspects of the Bradley Manning arrest was the claim that he had leaked to WikiLeaks 250,000 pages of "diplomatic cables." Those were the documents which anonymous...
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Ryan Harvey
Afghan Army Attack Shines Light on Unpopular Occupation
A member of the Afghan National Army opened fire on a group of British soldiers yesterday, killing three and wounding four others. The attack occurred on a NATO base outside of Kandahar when the...
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John R. MacArthur
Dyer’s Convincing Global-Warming Vision
Until very recently, global warming never struck me as the great issue of the day. I avoided Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" because it seemed too much like homework, and when I finally forced...
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César Chelala
What Would Einstein Have Said about Gaza?
On April 9, 1948, 120 fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin, near Jerusalem, a Palestinian-Arab village of approximately 600 people. During the assault,...
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George Lakoff
Save, Baby, Save
The Death Gusher in the Gulf should tell us to end offshore drilling forever. The reason is simple: Systemic risk !
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Jim Hightower
Jobless 'Recovery' Requires Us to Rebuild America
The good news is that America's economy continues to grow. The bad news is that most people's personal economies continue to shrivel. The June report on jobs glows with the happy news that America's...
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Janan Abdu
A Prisoner’s Wife
I used to tell my husband, Ameer Makhoul, "One day, they'll come for you." As chairman of the Public Committee for the Protection of Political Freedoms he'd begun to organize an awareness-raising...
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Robert Scheer
There’s Just No Pleasing Some Robber Barons
The flight from reason that now marks American public discourse came home for me last Friday when I found myself on public radio debating whether Barack Obama is anti-business. The "news hook" for...
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Ben Lilliston
The War on Antibiotics
Would you like some antibiotic-resistant bacteria with your grilled chicken at your backyard barbeque? Of course not. But that likelihood continues to grow unless the government makes industry change...
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Laura Flanders
Do Ask, Don't Tell
The White House has pulled quite a bait and switch on the LGBT community. LGBT voters came out and contributed en masse to Barack Obama's campaign. A year ago, he promised them action on among other...
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Amy Goodman
Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - July 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake here in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left much of the country in ruins. Up to 1.8...
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