Views for 2011-02-08

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Obama's Scary Budget: Why the Neediest People Should Be the Most Afraid
President Obama will unveil his budget for 2012 on February 14. The administration has so far been guarded about detailing how deeply the budget ax will slice. What is certain, however, is that the...
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Laura Flanders
Media Miss the Al Jazeera Story
One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard. As the protest movement in Egypt grew, Americans found...
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Helen Caldicott and Dale Dewar
Nuclear Radiation Is Forever
Like most Ontario towns, Port Hope, on the shores of Lake Ontario, has a water treatment plant supplying its drinking water. Incredibly, adjacent to this plant is a huge factory now owned by Cameco...
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Ralph Nader
Time for Democracy in Egypt
Those politically savvy people who thought strongman, Hosni Mubarak would be out before the end of the first week of the Egyptian uprising better rethink the odds. For thirty years Mubarak has...
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Dennis Hans
Reagan’s Third-World Reign of Terror
As the nation pays tribute to Ronald "Dutch" Reagan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, media coverage is every bit as laudatory as when he turned 90. I wrote in 2001 about PBS's...
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Joshua Holland
It Ain't Just Mubarak -- 7 of the Worst Dictators the U.S. Is Backing to the Hilt
Embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, whose regime has received billions in U.S. aid, has been in the global media spotlight of late. He's long been “our bastard,” but he's not alone. Let's...
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Frances Fox Piven
The Real Threat of Glenn Beck's Fantasies
About two years ago, Glenn Beck, the Fox News personality, began a series of tirades against what he called the Cloward-Piven plan for orchestrated crisis to collapse the system . The plan, he...
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Jim Hightower
Obama, Inc.
When you dance with the devil, never fool yourself into thinking that you're leading. That would be my 50-cents-worth of advice to President Barack Obama as he remakes his presidency into a...
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Carole Joffe
The "Protect Life Act:" Will There Be a Price to Be Paid?
Here is a story from 2002, as reported by the BBC : Saudi Arabia's religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according...
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Katherine Gallagher
George Bush: No Escaping Torture Charges
Late last year, former US President George W Bush recounted in his memoir, Decision Points , that when he was asked in 2002 if it was permissible to waterboard a detainee held in secret CIA custody...
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Rob Prince
U.S. Middle-East Policy: "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil -- Just Practice It, Then Act Surprised"
Many years ago – 43 to be exact – Phil Jones and I, both Peace Corps volunteers stationed in Tunis at the time, walked into a reception in the garden of the U.S. embassy there where Hubert Humphrey...
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