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Monday, March 7, 2011
Widney Brown
Sidelining Egyptian Women after the Uprising
A century ago, more than a million people marched in streets across Europe on the first International Women's Day. They called for an end to discrimination and for women to have the same rights as...
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Duncan Campbell
Don't Forget Bradley Manning
Tomorrow morning, Private First Class Bradley Manning will be required to stand naked for the daily roll call in the US marine base in Quantico, Virginia, where he is being held on multiple charges,...
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Michelle Chen
The Republican Attack on Women’s Health Goes Global
What does a congressperson from Ohio have in common with a 16 year-old sex worker in Cambodia? They’re both symbols of the perverse political stalemate in Washington, D.C., that threatens to set back...
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Lucinda Marshall
The Imperative Of Women's Human Rights
This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day . It is a time to celebrate the lives of women and to renew our commitment to women’s human rights throughout the world.
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Willie Pelote, Sr.
Beware the Invisible Hand of Privatization
In California, the state government currently spends more than $34 billion a year paying private contractors to do jobs that civil servants can perform for half the cost. Another $900 million of...
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Shea Howell
What Democracy Looks Like
“This is what democracy looks like,” was the rallying cry on the streets at the Battle of Seattle in 1999. Today, it echoes on the winds of change in Egypt and northern Africa. The longing of people...
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Stephen Zunes
Pro-Democracy Protests Spread to Oman
Most Americans are not familiar with the sultanate of Oman. The mostly desert country the size of Kansas wraps around the Arabian peninsula’s southeastern corner, bordering Yemen on its southwest and...
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Ellen Brown
How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
Public sector worker sitting in a bar: “They’re trying to take away our pensions.”
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Chris Elam
More Meatless Mondays
Meatless Monday has been getting an awful lot of attention lately, with Oprah’s vocal support and the food services giant Sodexo’s rollout only the most recent examples. But what is Meatless Monday,...
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James Carroll
Saving Our Young from Ourselves
In addressing the cadet corps at West Point last month, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates unknowingly plucked the mystic chords of the Abraham-Isaac story in Genesis. A father is prepared to...
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Subhankar Banerjee
India Must Free Binayak Sen Immediately
In 1970 Howard Zinn began his now–famous speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” with these words: “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy–turvy, that things are all wrong, that the...
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Michael Moore
America Is Not Broke
Speech delivered at Wisconsin Capitol in Madison, March 5, 2011 America is not broke. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages,...
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Christopher Hall
The Corporate Colonization of Our Democracy
The United States of America has gotten so large, certain regions or even states, are taking on the same kind of burdens that third world colonized people have elsewhere. Americans are being...
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Michael Moore
How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
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Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One
Bradley Manning is accused of humiliating the political establishment by revealing the complicity of top U.S. officials in carrying out and covering up war crimes. In return for his act of conscience...
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Chris Hedges
This Time We’re Taking the Whole Planet With Us
I have walked through the barren remains of Babylon in Iraq and the ancient Roman city of Antioch, the capital of Roman Syria, which now lies buried in silt deposits. I have visited the marble ruins...
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Tom Engelhardt
(N)ever Again: On Not 'Going In' in the First Place
Talking about secretaries of defense... Oh, we weren’t? Well, let’s. After all, they’re in the news.
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