Views for 2011-03-17

Thursday, March 17, 2011
John Feffer
The Age of Activism
The world is convulsed in protest. In recent months, people have filled the streets in the Middle East, the Balkans, Africa, and many parts of the United States. Their targets are local: autocratic...
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Matthew Rothschild
Solartopia, Not Nuclear Dystopia
My old friend Harvey Wasserman has been protesting against nuclear power for more than 35 years now. He was at the Clamshell Alliance events in New England in the late 1970s. He was at Three Mile...
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Gary Houser
Entombing Fukushima?
As all other methods fail to stop the tragic slide toward full meltdown, physicist Dr.
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Dave Lindorff
CIA Contractor Raymond Davis Sprung from Murder Rap in Pakistan after US Pays 'Blood Money'
Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor indicted for the murder of two young Pakistani motorcyclists, whom he gunned down in the back in broad daylight through his car windshield in a busy section of...
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Mark Weisbrot
Haiti Must Decide Haiti's Future
Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is scheduled to return to his homeland this week after seven years in exile in South Africa.
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John Nichols
Wisconsin Senators "Sell Out" to Corporate Interests as DC Crowds Pick Up the Chant: "Recall!"
Wisconsin Republican state Senators, fresh from passing draconian anti-labor and privatization legislation, jetted into Washington, D.C., Wednesday night to collect tens of thousands of dollars in...
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Seumas Milne
The Fate of the Arabs Will Be Settled in Egypt, Not Libya
Barely two months since the triumphant overthrow of the Tunisian dictator that detonated the Arab revolution , a western view is taking hold that it's already gone horribly wrong.
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Immanuel Wallerstein
Libya and the World Left
There is so much hypocrisy and so much confused analysis about what is going on in Libya that one hardly knows where to begin. The most neglected aspect of the situation is the deep division in the...
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Tom Engelhardt
Taking the “War” Out of Air War
When men first made war in the air, the imagery that accompanied them was of knights jousting in the sky. Just check out movies like Wings , which won the first Oscar for Best Picture in 1927 (or any...
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Jeff Biggers
Love Mountains and Miners? Support a Coalfields Regeneration Fund
A 42-year-old coal miner in southern Illinois recently asked me a question I couldn't answer: Who took Van Jones' job in the Obama administration as the green jobs administrator?
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Stephen Soldz
Fight for a Decent Society or Inherit a Worse One
The following was given as a speech given at the Defend the American Dream Rally, Boston, Massachussetts, March 15, 2011:
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Pratap Chatterjee
'Blood Money' Paid for Raymond Davis, Nothing Done for Shane Bauer
You are accused of shooting two Pakistani citizens. Pay $2.3m. Get out of jail free.
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Mark Steel
We Need the Spirit of Wisconsin
It must be part of the Coalition agreement that every day every member of the Government has to do the speech full of weird facts about how much debt we're in. So they explain they have to implement...
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Kim Ives
Haiti Wants Aristide: Let Him Go
The arrogance of Washington's renewed efforts to thwart former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's return to Haiti from a seven-year exile in South Africa is mind-boggling.
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Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
Ten Reasons the Iraq War Was No Cakewalk
March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had no weapons of mass destruction and was not involved in the 9/11 attacks. It was sold to the American public as a war...
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