Views for 2011-01-31

Monday, January 31, 2011
Matthew Rothschild
Who’s Hillary Clinton Kidding on Egypt?
It's been both exhilarating and infuriating to watch the grassroots revolution under way in Egypt right now. It's exhilarating because it proves once again that history is not stagnant, and that...
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Gareth Porter
Why Washington Clings to a Failed Middle East Strategy
The death throes of the Mubarak regime in Egypt signal a new level of crisis for a U.S. Middle East strategy that has shown itself over and over again in recent years to be based on nothing more than...
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Phyllis Bennis
What if Jared Loughner Were a Muslim Arab Immigrant?
The repercussions of the attempted assassination in Tucson of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in which six people were murdered and 13 wounded, continue to resonate. The discussion--and discussions about...
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Adil E. Shamoo
On the Wrong Side of History in the Middle East
For over sixty years, the U.S. and the West wanted stability in the Middle East while dividing and conquering the area. They installed and supported puppets, despots, and corrupt and totalitarian...
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Peter Barnes
A Brief History of Commons Destruction
In the beginning, almost everything was the commons. Humans roamed through it, hunting and gathering to meet their needs. Like other species, we had territories, but these were communal to the tribe...
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Janan Abdu
Israel's Human Rights Abuses in the Name of Security
"Israeli security" is the sacred cow of the Israeli street and ruling establishment. Practically all the manifestations of Israeli racism directed at the state's Palestinian citizens, as well as...
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Robert Kuttner
Where's the Protest at Home?
On Saturday, I crossed paths with a few hundred protesters marching from Cambridge to Boston to call for the resignation of Egyptian President Mubarak. By appearance, they were a mixture of Arab-...
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Gary Younge
US Troops Die Because of Their Country, Not For It
Most of the stories told about Benjamin Moore, 23, at his funeral started in a bar and ended in a laugh. Invited to testify about his life from the pews, friend, relative, colleague and neighbour...
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Christopher Brauchli
Children and Deficits: Cause and Effect
The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.
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Rev. John Dear
The Verdict: Guilty of Protesting US Drones
On Thursday, thirteen of us stood in a Las Vegas courtroom to hear the verdict from Judge Jansen regarding our September trial for trespassing on April 9, 2009 at Creech Air Force Base, headquarters...
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Chris Hedges
What Corruption and Force Have Wrought in Egypt
The uprising in Egypt, although united around the nearly universal desire to rid the country of the military dictator Hosni Mubarak, also presages the inevitable shift within the Arab world away from...
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Mona Eltahawy
We've Waited for This Revolution for Years. Other Despots Should Quail
My birth at the end of July 1967 makes me a child of the naksa, or setback, as the Arab defeat during the June 1967 war with Israel is euphemistically known in Arabic. My parents' generation grew up...
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