Views for 2010-12-15

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Medea Benjamin
WikiLeaks vs Facebook? No Match
TIME Magazine readers chose Julian Assange as Person of the Year. Hands down. But Time's editors preferred to go with the safer choice: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The loser in this contest is...
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Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers and Afghans for Peace
We Want You Out
To all the leaders of our world, the leaders of the US-led coalition, the Afghan government, the ‘Taliban/Al-Qaeda' and regional countries, We are intolerably angry. All our senses are hurting. Our...
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Cesar Chelala
Palestinian Children Vs. the IDF
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is among the strongest armies in the world. According to Israeli Defense Minister Ehuda Barak, it is also one the most moral ones. One wouldn't know that for its...
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Randall Amster
Support the Dominant Paradigm
There's a bumper sticker still clinging to the back of my old camper, bearing a phrase you've probably heard before or perhaps even uttered: "Subvert the Dominant Paradigm." At the time I'd placed...
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Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Oil or Terrorism: Which Motivates U.S. Policy More?
Among the batch of classified diplomatic cables recently released by the controversial whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, several have highlighted the vast extent of the financial infrastructure of...
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Doug Pibel
Don’t Compromise Social Security
Part of the proposed deal struck between President Obama and Republican legislators is a one-year, two-percent “tax holiday” on payroll taxes—the taxes that fund Social Security.
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Jim Hightower
Food for Thought
In this joyous season, friends and family come together to cook, share and savor nature's bounty. As we tuck into food and drink this year, we can be especially appreciative because — wow! — another...
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Pat LaMarche
In Afghanistan or W. Virginia, Outrageous Is Outrageous
This month, Smithsonian magazine features an article about an Afghan archaeologist searching the Bamiyan ruins for what he calls the third Buddha. Even before the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan...
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Robert Scheer
Return of the Great Triangulator
The sight of Bill Clinton back on the White House podium defending tax cuts for the super-rich was more a sick joke than a serious amplification of economic policy. How desperate is the current...
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Laura Flanders
Remembering Why WikiLeaks Matters
“The question of whether we want a real 'net is really the question of whether we want a real democracy.” That's what Douglas Rushkoff said on Saturday at the Personal Democracy Forum's conference on...
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Stephan Salisbury
Terrorama: The Next Congress Will See Terror in Everything
There are some things to be thankful for.
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Frida Berrigan
Why I'll Stand with Veterans for Peace on December 16
I get lost. Often. But that is pretty much the only bad thing that ever happens to me. Given how violent and unpredictable the world is, I feel pretty lucky-graced, even -- that the worst that...
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Amy Goodman
‘Assangination’: From Character Assassination to the Real Thing
Despite being granted bail, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London, awaiting extradition proceedings to answer a prosecutor’s questions in Sweden. He hasn’t been...
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