Views for 2010-12-02

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
Open Letter to Our World Leaders
Dear Mr Obama, Mrs Clinton, Mr Petraeus, Mr Rasmussen, and all our world leaders, We are Afghans and we ask the world to listen. Like yourselves, we couldn't live without the love of our family and...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Moral Standards of WikiLeaks Critics
Time's Joe Klein writes this about the WikiLeaks disclosures: I am tremendously concernced [sic] about the puerile eruptions of Julian Assange. . . . If a single foreign national is rounded up and...
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Laura Flanders
WikiLeaks’ Economic Warfare
So far, WikiLeaks have concentrated their efforts on U.S. foreign policy, from wars to diplomacy. Though little concrete action appears to have been taken in response to the leaks, their next target...
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Glen Ford
The Non-Election for the Non-Government of the Non-Sovereign State of Haiti
The multitudinous assaults on Haiti's dignity reached a crescendo with this weekend’s elections, imposed by foreigners for the benefit of foreigners against the wishes of the Haitian people and even...
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Jim Campen
Mortgage Lending Discrimination: After a Disastrous Detour, We’re Back Where We Started
In the 1980s and early 1990s, racial discrimination in mortgage lending resulted in less access to home loans for predominantly black and Latino borrowers and neighborhoods. Home mortgages were a...
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Andy Kroll
The New American Oligarchy: Creating a Country of the Rich, by the Rich, and for the Rich
There is a war underway. I'm not talking about Washington’s bloody misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq, but a war within our own borders. It’s a war fought on the airwaves, on television and radio...
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CLOC-Vía Campesina
Statement on the Climate Summit in Cancun
As the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations -- CLOC / Via Campesina -- we appeal to women, men, youth, children and elderly people worldwide to join the great global movement called "...
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Tomas Moniz
Did I Ever Tell You the Story?
My mother always repeats this story to me anytime she knows I’m upset, and especially when I’m struggling with some difficulty within my family. And there seem to be many struggles between raising...
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Mark Weisbrot
Haiti's Sham Election Shames US
The “election” in Haiti shows once again how low Washington’s standards are for democracy in countries that they want to control politically. And there is no doubt who is in charge there. There is a...
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Phil Rockstroh
Amnesia as a Way of Life: WikiLeaks Amid the "Careless People"
As many wags have noted, the disclosures of Wikileaks have subjected the US Empire and its operatives to a full-body scan. Turnaround is fair play, because, until now, in the US, the powerless masses...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Invisible Government
Once again, the curtain of secrecy is drawn back and Olympus looks more like Oz. The machinations of empire turn out to be banal and ordinary.
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Donna Smith
News Flash: 123 Americans Dead, No WikiLeaks Connection
Today, in cites and states across the United States, 123 people died because they lacked enough money to buy healthcare services. That brings the annual death toll for 2010 to 41,082. WikiLeaks had...
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