Views for 2010-12-08

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Robert Naiman
Haiti Election: Chickens Come Home to Roost
Haiti is on edge, after Haiti's election council announced preliminary results in the November 28 election which even the US Embassy has questioned .
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Michael Winship
The Heartbreak of Premature Capitulation
There's this old joke about the French Revolution. A group of prisoners is lined up before the guillotine. One by one, their heads are lopped off. Then, the next man is put in place. The lever is...
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John Nichols
What Elizabeth Edwards Did for the Antiwar Movement
Elizabeth Edwards was a distinct political figure—the wife of a vice-presidential nominee and leading presidential contender who was consistently willing to stake out more dynamic and detailed...
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Amie Newman
Separate and Unequal: How Abortion Bans Exacerbate Discrimination
Abortion is perhaps top of the list of reproductive and sexual health care to which low-income women and women of color are disproportionately denied access, with devastating health effects. One of...
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Marcus Stephen
Countries Least Responsible for Climate Change Are the Ones Most Threatened by It
Inside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, one of the most moving speeches on Tuesday was by Marcus Stephen. He is president of Nauru, the world's smallest island nation, covering just...
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Glen Ford
Obama: The Republican’s Reliable Interlocutor
Barack Obama reacted reflexively to Monday's orchestration of angry calls to the White House by lefties outraged at his latest grand accommodation with the GOP, spending much of his Tuesday press...
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Ted Rall
Cables Reveal Background of Pro-Dictator U.S. Policy
NEW YORK--After the Soviet collapse in 1991 U.S. policy toward Central Asia was transparently cynical: support the dictators, screw the people. As the U.S. stood by and watched, corrupt autocrats...
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Laura Flanders
When Interpol Cares about Sexual Assault
Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday -- he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. The head of the "stateless" news-leak organization...
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Muhammad Sahimi
Using WikiLeaks to Advance the Narrative of War on Iran
Supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejoiced over the cable in which a British official opined that he had actually won the rigged June 2009 presidential election. They could not see the irony in...
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Robert Scheer
From Jefferson to Assange
All you need to know about Julian Assange’s value as a crusading journalist is that The New York Times and most of the world’s other leading newspapers have led daily with important news stories...
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Jim Hightower
Meet Your New Neighborhood Food Market
The signature phrase of America's booming good food movement has been expanded from "organic" to "local and sustainable." Good! The phrase suggests great quality, strong environmental stewardship,...
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Johann Hari
This Case Must Not Obscure What WikiLeaks Has Told Us
Every one of us owes a debt to Julian Assange. Thanks to him, we now know that our governments are pursuing policies that place you and your family in considerably greater danger. Wikileaks has...
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Amy Goodman
Cancun, Climate Change and WikiLeaks
CANCUN, Mexico—Critical negotiations are under way here in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming. This is the first major meeting since the failed...
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