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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Isabeau Doucet
Why Desperate Haitians Want to Kick Out UN Troops
You may have heard about the civil unrest in Haiti over recent days, on the heels of a hurricane that thwarted efforts to contain a cholera epidemic that is now a national emergency.
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Karen Greenberg
Guilty Until Proven Guilty: Threatening the Presumption of Innocence
Liberty versus security, that initial heated debate over the war on terror, is again rearing its head with much bravado, nowhere more so than in our nation's courtrooms where American justice...
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Russell Mokhiber
War Is a Drug
When the ugly truth breaks through - which it rarely does - it's like a slap across the face. Yesterday, slapped across the face. Then slapped again. And then again. As I read. A friend pointed me to...
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Bob Edgar
Whose Side Is Your Senator On?
When a homeowner puts up a candidate's yard sign or slaps a bumper sticker on the family car, he or she risks alienating friends, neighbors, and even relatives who hold different views. Millions of...
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Amy Davidson
The Ghailani Verdict
There were two hundred and eighty-five counts in the indictment of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who was accused of involvement in the 1998 African embassy bombings, and he was convicted of one. The...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Ghailani Verdict and American Justice
A federal jury in New York yesterday returned a guilty verdict against accused Terrorist Ahmed Ghailani on one count of conspiracy to blow up a government building, a crime which entails a sentence...
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Jonathan Cook
With Netanyahu Bribe, Washington Going for Broke
Watching the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians drag on year after year without conclusion, it is easy to overlook the enormous changes that have taken place on the ground since the...
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Daniel Rosenberg
Chemical Industry to Nation's Infants and Toddlers: Suck It (Up)
In the major food safety legislation that the Senate is debating, which will likely pass today or tomorrow, one important provision will probably be missing: a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in baby...
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Yvonne Yen Liu
The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment
CNN and the New York Times report new research that shows that long-term unemployment doesn’t just impact the jobless in the short-term, but has deep implications for the lifelong health and well-...
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Jeffrey D. Clements and Ben T. Clements
Legal Pros Say No to Citizens United
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC , corporate money has poured into the 2010 elections in unprecedented amounts.
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Norman Solomon
Progressives Must Push Back From Below
In his first term, President Franklin Roosevelt denounced "the economic royalists." He drew the line against the heartless rich: "They are unanimous in their hate for me -- and I welcome their hatred...
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Mark Morford
Your Angry God Will Not Save You Now
This much we know: Increasingly it is being proven that sexual orientation in general and homosexuality in particular are largely biological adventures, hardwired and pre-set in your genetic code by...
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Michael Winship
Don't Ask, Don't Care
Although I grew up in a small town, I live in the West Village of Manhattan, New York City, just three blocks from Christopher Street and the Stonewall Inn, where in 1969 a police raid led to angry...
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Robert C. Koehler
Peddling War to Children
In the gap between a boy’s passionate fantasies and the smell of dead bodies in a mass grave marches . . . America’s Army. “He wonders if God is punishing him because before he joined the Army he...
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