Views for 2010-10-08

Friday, October 8, 2010
John Lindsay-Poland and Susana Pimiento
U.S. Base Deal for Colombia: Back to the Status Quo
As the dust settles on the August 10 Colombian Constitutional Court ruling declaring invalid the U.S.-Colombia military bases agreement, politicians and analysts are saying that the decision was for...
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Stephen Zunes
Senate Again Undermines Obama's Middle-East Peace Efforts
Once again, as President Barack Obama began pressuring the right-wing Israeli government to freeze the expansion of its illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, leading Congressional...
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David Sirota
Follow Wyoming on 'Fracking' Regulation
Frank Sinatra once said that if he could make it in New York, he could make it anywhere. Thanks to new drilling rules, environmentalists can now say the same about Wyoming.
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Julie R Butler
The Mirror of History
The story about medical experimentation in Guatemala is a harrowing reminder of our past, yet our reaction to this story is itself a snapshot of where our society is today, and I see a welcome image...
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Michael Moore
A Senseless War Begins Its 10th Year
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 My Fellow Americans: Nine years ago today we invaded the nation of Afghanistan. I'd just turned 40. I had a Discman and an Oldsmobile and had gotten really into...
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Yifat Susskind
Buying Local Halfway Across the Globe
As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government's foreign aid is similarly...
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Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith
Is Social Networking Useless for Social Change?
[This article is dedicated to the late Tim Costello, who taught us so much about social movements and organization.]
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Jeff Biggers
Rahm, Carol, Tom, Luis and Rev. Meeks: Chicago's Next Green Mayor Will Join Sunday's Clean Air Race
All candidates in Chicago's mayoral race have one thing in common: Like millions of afflicted Chicago residents, they're all breathing the same cankered air from the city's two infamous Model-T-era...
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Robert Reich
The Secret Big-Money Takeover of America
Not only is income and wealth in America more concentrated in fewer hands than it’s been in 80 years, but those hands are buying our democracy as never before – and they’re doing it behind closed...
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Laura Flanders
Losing the War’s Beginning
The ninth year of the US war in Afghanistan began with an apology. “We deeply regret this tragic loss of life and will continue to work. . . to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” The apology wasn't...
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Peter Rothberg
Actress Ellen Page is getting to work on climate solutions this October 10 as part of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party organized by and hundreds of partners around the world. Let her explain:
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