Views for 2011-02-27

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Pat Schneider
Wisconsin: Could a General Strike Happen Here? Experts Say Maybe
The confrontation between labor and politics at the Wisconsin Capitol was just starting as workers in Egypt who left their jobs and took to the streets toppled a government, and it wasn't long before...
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Kristine Mattis
Day 13 – On the Ground in Madison: “As Long as It Takes”
Despite temperatures in the mid-teens and a steady snowfall, throngs of taxpaying citizens of Wisconsin assembled at the Madison capitol for the thirteenth consecutive day of the sustained protest of...
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John Nichols
Upwards of 125,000 March in Madison, as Activists Rally Nationwide to Back Wisconsin Workers
It began outside the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union. A few dozen members of the Teaching Assistants Association , the oldest graduate employee union in the world, rallied to object to...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Military/Media Attacks on the Hastings Article
Last June, when Rolling Stone published Michael Hastings' article which ended the career of Obama's Afghanistan commander, Gen.
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Jeff Cohen
Will ABC News’ “Made in America” Series Avoid Their Boss, Disney?
This weekend ABC News is heavily promoting its special “Made in America” series that will run all week. From the promotions, it looks like the series will focus partly on what happens when a U.S...
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Michael Parenti
Profit Pathology and Disposable Planet
Some years ago in New England, a group of environmentalists asked a corporate executive how his company (a paper mill) could justify dumping its raw industrial effluent into a nearby river. The river...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Gratitude in Baghdad
Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right. — Alexander Pope, The Temple of Fame One bit news coming out of Iraq suggests that in at least one respect...
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Robert Freeman
The “Deficit Problem” Isn’t Financial. It’s Political.
The federal budget deficit and its cumulative cousin, the national debt, are much more political and media phenomena than they are financial. Which isn’t to say that they don’t exist. Obviously, they...
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