Views for 2010-11-26

Friday, November 26, 2010
Bill Quigley, Nicole Philips
Five Reasons to Care about Haiti’s Sham Elections
Haiti needs legitimate leaders right now. Unfortunately, the elections set for November 28, 2010 are a sham. Here are five reasons why the world community should care.
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Denise Civiletti
24/7 Consumerism is Killing Us
County Executive Steve Levy wants to force stores to shut down between noon and 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and has proposed a law forcing them to close or face penalties of up to $1,500. ( See story...
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Glenn Greenwald
The US of A breaks the Soviet Record
Even for the humble among us who try to avoid jingoistic outbursts, some national achievements are so grand that they merit a moment of pride and celebration: US presence in Afghanistan as long as...
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Vincent Di Stefano
On the Eve of Cancun
Every sphere of intellectual endeavour calls forth individuals who make it their task to assimilate, interpret and transmit an evolved understanding to those who may share their interests. This...
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Rajesh Makwana, Adam Parsons
Rethinking the Global Economy: The Case for Sharing
As the 21st Century unfolds, humanity is faced with a stark reality. Following the world stock market crash in 2008, people everywhere are questioning the unbridled greed, selfishness and competition...
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Ramzy Baroud
More Than a Bribe: Obama Surrenders Palestinian Rights
The Middle East policies of US President Barack Obama may well prove the most detrimental in history so far, surpassing even the rightwing policies of President George W. Bush.
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Subhankar Banerjee
Where Polar Bears Roam, Shell Should Not Tread
On Wednesday, November 24, the Obama administration designated 187,157 square miles (approximately 120 million acres) in Arctic Alaska as a ‘critical habitat' for polar bears threatened by...
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Johann Hari
There Won't Be a Bailout for the Earth
Why are the world's governments bothering? Why are they jetting to Cancun next week to discuss what to do now about global warming? The vogue has passed. The fad has faded. Global warming is...
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