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Monday, January 17, 2011
Isabeau Doucet
Baby Doc's Return Haunts Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – The return to Haiti of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier on Sunday has brought a chilling new element of chaos an insult to a country already in the grips of a...
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Rahul Mahajan
What Would Dr. King Say About...? I Don't Give a Crap
Pentagon general counsel Jeh C. Johnson recently created a stir on the left with a speech he gave on January 13 for "Martin Luther King Observance Day" (apparently, the Pentagon has to do everything...
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Gareth Porter
From Military-Industrial Complex to Permanent War State
Fifty years after Dwight D. Eisenhower's January 17, 1961 speech on the "military-industrial complex", that threat has morphed into a far more powerful and sinister force than Eisenhower could have...
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Tim Wise
We Twisted King’s Dream, So We Live With His Nightmare
It’s been a rough year for Martin Luther King, Jr., and for his legacy.
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Eric Stoner
The Tragic US Strategy in Afghanistan
Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If that doesn’t accurately describe the more than nine-year-old U.S. war in...
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Matthew Rothschild
US Empire Mocks Martin Luther King Day
I was watching the great Green Bay Packers game Saturday night, and at half time there was a presentation of colors. The honor guard was representing, we were told, the men and women in uniform who...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Putting Poverty on the Agenda
"There is definitely a story going untold," says Melissa Boteach, manager of Half in Ten, a national campaign to reduce poverty by 50 percent over the next ten years. "When you have 1 in 7 Americans...
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Stephan Salisbury
Extremist Killing Is as American as Apple Pie
The landscape of America is littered with bodies.
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Susan Galleymore
'Making Things Right by People'
A scene in the film The Good Shepherd shows a conversation between an Italian-American grandfather and Central Intelligence Agent Edward Wilson. "We Italians, we have family. What do people like you...
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Bill Quigley
MLK Injustice Index 2011: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US
“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values… when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism,...
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