Views for 2010-12-19

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Stephen Zunes
Democrats Push through Yet Another Anti-Palestinian Resolution
Though outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has insisted that there just isn't enough time for the lame duck Democratic-controlled Congress to consider much of the progressive legislation on...
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Bill Quigley
Cover-ups, Coups, and Drones – A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US
Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has brought about, unveils many cover-ups of injustices in...
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Danny Schechter
Battle Over Austerity Measures Has Moved from the Suites to the Streets
William Shakespeare put a key question this way; "To Be Or Not To Be?" Today's economists and policy makers pose a different choice: to spend or not to spend. Governments throughout the west are in a...
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Robert Fisk
Stay Out of Trouble by Not Speaking to Western Spies
Almost 30 years ago, a British diplomat asked me to lunch in Beirut.
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Laurence Lewis
The Political Fights the President Chooses
When a president tells Congressional members of his own party that his presidency depends on a bill's passage, said president is holding back nothing. He is laying himself bare. That President Obama...
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Dave Lindorff
Black-Out in DC: Pay No Attention to Those Veterans Chained to the White House Fence
There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and...
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Tom Engelhardt
Negotiating with Glaciers
At the moment, if you live in the American Midwest, where part of the roof of a football stadium just collapsed under the weight of a massive snowfall, or in Europe in the grips of a frigid cold...
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Farah Marie Mokhtareizadeh
Over Wo(my)n’s Dead Bodies: On Surviving ‘Liberation’
It was a vivid autumn evening. Americans were still grieving from the stun of 9/11, and the only entity that dared punctuate the eerily quiet streets of New York were the lurid faces of the missing,...
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