Views for 2011-01-27

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Bill Quigley, Pam Spees
Honduras Human Rights Abuses Worse One Year After President Lobo Took Office
In recent remarks on U.S.-Latin American relations made at the Brookings Institute, Arturo Valenzuela, a State Department official with responsibility for the region, commented that Honduras, two...
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Amira Nowaira
Egypt's Day of Rage Goes On. Is the World Watching?
Tens of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators took to the streets on 25 January, young and old, Muslim and Christian, rich and poor, educated and not so-educated. They all chanted "Long live Egypt", "...
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Mary Bottari
US Chamber Attacks FCIC as "Job-killing" Wikileakers
In a response to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission releasing its final report on the financial crisis today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pitched a classic hissy fit calling the report an “...
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Andrew Bacevich
Cow Most Sacred: Why Military Spending Remains Untouchable
In defense circles, “cutting” the Pentagon budget has once again become a topic of conversation. Americans should not confuse that talk with reality. Any cuts exacted will at most reduce the rate of...
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Alaa Bayoumi
ElBaradei's Last Stand
The return of Mohamed ElBaradei to Egypt a year ago and him joining the ranks of its political opposition created lots of expectations and frustration. He has been seen as an agent for democracy,...
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Dedrick Muhammad, Chuck Collins
New Hope for Bridging America’s Economic Divide
The civil rights movement ended the legal basis of white supremacy in the United States several decades ago yet vast inequalities of wealth still persist, making equal rights a stubbornly elusive...
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Regina Gregory
Turning Things Around
The EcoTipping Points Project is a beacon of hope in a globally gloomy environmental landscape. In 2004, human ecologist Gerry Marten and journalist Amanda Suutari began collecting environmental...
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Russell Mokhiber
Single Payer, Arabs, Vietnam Vets, and the Internet
All throughout the Arab world, the despots are on the run. Fueled by Facebook and Twitter, the Arab street is aflame. In the United States, instead of fueling the resistance, social media is like a...
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Roberto Rodriguez
In Defense of Raza/Indigenous Studies: Five Sentenced, But Not Guilty!
Four students and myself were just sentenced to 10 hours of community service for a crime we did not commit. More importantly, our act of civil disobedience was in response to an illegal, immoral and...
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Robert C. Koehler
The National Empathy Divide
"The loose network among relatives offers the grim solace of knowing that others too have suffered the same curse." Every terrible rift is the occasion for peace and the place for the peacemaker. And...
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Yifat Susskind
Where There’s No Will, There’s No Way: State of the Union Ignores the World’s Poor
In Tuesday's State of the Union speech, we were presented with President Obama’s attempts to assuage our fears about the economy, about health care, about the state of public education, about the...
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Nicholas Mann
When "Clean Energy" Isn't Clean
"Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they're selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new...
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Rahul Mahajan
Yes, We Can... Cut the Corporate Income Tax?
I listened to the State of the Union speech. What I heard, though, was not President Obama's string of irritating platitudes, but the sound of a nation bent on self-destruction.
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Alan Minsky
Howard Zinn, Pacifica, and the People's History of Today
The other day I was talking with a friend who was dismayed over the departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC.
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