Views for 2010-08-04

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Priyamvada Gopal
Burkas and Bikinis
Reprising a legendary 1985 National Geographic cover, this week's Time magazine cover girl is another beautiful young Afghan woman. But this time there is a gaping hole where her nose used to be...
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Laura Flanders
What Are Teachers Worth?
What are teachers really worth? That's the question, as the Senate puts off a vote on $10 billion for state and local governments to prevent teacher layoffs. Senate leadership wanted the bill to be...
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Michelle Chen
Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War
Things aren't looking too bright for the Obama administration in Afghanistan. Media leakage has exposed holes in Washington's military adventures in a self-destructing nation, and the U.S. public has...
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Robert Naiman
Bacevich: Vietnam vs. Munich, and Creating an 'Iraq/Afghanistan Syndrome'
Campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2008, Senator Barack Obama said: "I don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place."...
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Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran
MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: War With Iran We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this...
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Jim Hightower
Fighting Back Against the Banksters
Oh, them wild and naughty bankers! What in the world will those rapacious rapscallions of Wall Street do next?
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Bill McKibben
We’re Hot as Hell and We’re Not Going to Take It Any More
Try to fit these facts together: * According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest six months...
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Jeff Conant
What the Zapatistas Can Teach Us About the Climate Crisis
With their 1994 battle cry, “Ya basta!” ("Enough already!") Mexico’s Zapatista uprising became the spearhead of two convergent movements: Mexico’s movement for indigenous rights and the international...
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Amy Goodman
Why Did Obama Fire Dan Choi?
“As we mark the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq,” President Barack Obama said this week, “a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there.” He should have added “unless you’re gay...
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