Views for 2010-10-27

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Mark Weisbrot
Néstor Kirchner: Argentina's Independence Hero
The sudden death of Néstor Kirchner is a great loss, not only to Argentina but to the region and the world. Kirchner took office as president in May 2003, when Argentina was in the initial stages of...
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Michael Winship
All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage
I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer, brought down by imperial hubris and a...
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Joshua Holland
Conservatives Push Absurd Lie that Wall Street Hustlers Were Innocent Victims ... of Poor People
AlterNet is proud to present this excerpt from senior writer Joshua Holland's new book, The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy (And Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know about Taxes...
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Medea Benjamin
Dear Jon, Sane People Protest Crazy Wars
When Jon Stewart was on Larry King's show talking about his Rally to Restore Sanity, he likened himself to Alice in Wonderland and the rally as the Mad Hatter Tea Party. But is Jon Stewart really...
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Laura Carlsen
Worlds Collide at Cancun Climate Talks
The debate over climate change generally transpires within the cloistered confines of expensive hotels, executive boardrooms, and diplomatic halls. As seen in the failure to arrive at binding...
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Laura Flanders
Campaign Cash, Corruption, Corporate Power
Campaign cash—we're drowning in a flood of it. As Katrina vanden Heuvel noted yesterday on GRITtv, this is on track to be a $5 billion election—and it's not over. We used to have words for spending...
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Steve Chao
Chilling Reality of Globe's Biodiversity
I have begun an experiment of sorts. Having devoted the past month to learning about the loss of the world's biodiversity (and frankly chilled by the prospects), I set out to gauge public opinion on...
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Sarah van Gelder
Real Family Values
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Jim Hightower
Flying the Un-Friendly Skies
It can be amusing to read the business section of newspapers, because corporate coverage tends to be carefully couched in phrases that either obfuscate what's really going on or are outright...
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Iraq Veterans Against the War
IVAW Statement on the Iraq War Logs - A Call for Accountability
The recent Wikileaks release--The Iraq War Logs--has shed important light on the high rate of civilian death and widespread atrocities, including torture, that are endemic to the war in Iraq. As...
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Amy Goodman
War Should Be an Election Issue
Just days away from crucial midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history. Almost 400,000 secret Pentagon documents relating to...
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