Views for 2010-11-01

Monday, November 1, 2010
Coletta Youngers
Proposition 19 Is a Vote Heard 'Round the World
The world will be watching as Californians go to the polls on Tuesday and vote on Proposition 19, which would legalize and regulate marijuana in that state. Regardless of the outcome of the vote,...
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Gary Younge
US Midterm Elections: Machine v Momentum
To listen to some pundits , the election is pretty much over already. The Democrats, if you missed it, lost big time. The Republicans are back; Obama is effectively neutered . All we're waiting for...
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Jim Hightower
Surprise! The People Speak
Michael Duke is the Big Wally of Walmart. As CEO of the low-wage behemoth, he siphons some $19 million a year in personal pay from the global retailer. How much is $19 million? Let's break it down in...
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Brian Tierney
When Nurses Unite, Health Care Wins
In June, President Obama told a meeting of delegates of the American Nurses Association that "Nurses are the beating heart of our healthcare system." Unfortunately, when it comes to working...
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Marcy Wheeler
Yemen: Let the Drones Begin
Fresh off exempting Yemen from any sanctions for its use of child soldiers and partly in response to this week’s attempted package bombings, the government appears to be ready to let the CIA start...
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Madeleine Bunting
The Giddens Paradox: Understanding Climate Change Too Late
Ten years ago, I ended up on the mud flats of the Nile delta with a water engineer. He explained how everything we could see around us would be under water if sea levels rose as they are predicted to...
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Raj Patel
Polite Laughter on the Mall
Hundreds of thousands came. Theresa Floyd, a 19 year old student and poet, flew from California to try to make the world "marginally better". Wassim Shazad, a 36 year old brick shithouse of a former-...
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Mark Weisbrot
Brazil Wins with Dilma Rousseff
Like the rally led by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of Washington, DC on Saturday, Brazil's election on Sunday was a...
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Roberto Rodriguez
Republican-Sanctioned Stereotypes
Many Republicans and conservatives do not seem to know, or appear to not have the faintest clue, as to what is a racially insulting and dehumanizing image. At least they feign ignorance. It is the...
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Peter Prontzos
Save The Earth – Vote! (Then Organize)
The disappointment that many, perhaps most, progressives feel regarding the policies of the Obama administration are certainly understandable, and there is no need here to reiterate the details of...
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Shamus Cooke
Interpreting Jon Stewart's Politics
Any criticism of Jon Stewart must begin with enthusiastic praise: his Daily Show is where millions of people go for important news that is purposely ignored by the mainstream media. Consequently,...
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William Astore
The New American Isolationism: The Cost of Turning Away from War’s Horrific Realities
A new isolationism is metastasizing in the American body politic. At its heart lies not an urge to avoid war, but an urge to avoid contemplating the costs and realities of war. It sees war as having...
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Christopher Brauchli
Muslims and Intolerance
Happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction . . . requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on...
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Marjorie Cohn
Let's Rally to Restore Peace
In their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert effectively demonstrated how the media hypes fear. They brought out Kareem Abdul Jabbar to show that not all Muslims are...
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Stephen Zunes
My Support for Ralph Nader, Ten Years Later: Lessons Learned
Like many people who campaigned and voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, the upcoming tenth anniversary of that disastrous election and awareness of the tragic results continues to haunt me. While it was...
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