Views for 2011-06-01

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
David Suzuki
Humans May Have Loaded the Bases, but Nature Bats Last
Humanity is facing a challenge unlike any we've ever had to confront. We are in an unprecedented period of change. Exponential growth is causing an already huge human population to double in shorter...
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John Feffer
A Tale of Two Raids
They were both responsible for thousands of civilian deaths in causes they believed were righteous. They both occupied top spots on the World's Most Wanted list. They were both the subject of raids...
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Benjamin Dangl
Blood in the Amazon: Brazilian Activists Murdered as Deforestation Increases
Early in the morning on May 24, in the northern Brazilian Amazon, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva got onto a motorcycle near the nature reserve they had...
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David Benjamin
Louie Velazquez, We Hardly Knew Ye
BROOKLYN — It was probably appropriate that Monday, Memorial Day, the Times’ “Names of the Dead” box, listing U.S. GI’s killed in Afghanistan, was unusually lengthy. Ten men joined America’s long,...
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Peter Custers
Fears of Depleted Uranium Use in Libya
LEIDEN, The Netherlands - The pattern of deception to gain legitimacy for war in the eyes of the public by now is familiar. In the middle of March, Western powers led by the U.S., Britain and France...
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Jim Hightower
Nothing Merry About Old King Coal
If some predator were stalking fourth-graders in your community, there'd be a mighty uproar to make the predator get away and stay away from your schools. But what if the stalker is the coal industry...
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Robert Scheer
Geithner and Goldman, Thick as Thieves
What was Timothy Geithner thinking back in 2008 when, as president of the New York Fed, he decided to give Goldman Sachs a $30 billion interest-free loan as part of an $80 billion secret float to...
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David Korten
But What About My 401(k)?
The first reaction of most people to the call to shut down Wall Street is one of jubilant enthusiasm.
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Karen Hansen-Kuhn
A Volatile Agenda on Agriculture
Barack Obama's trade policy, as embodied by the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, sadly resembles George W. Bush's blueprint. It promotes export growth and investment at the expense of...
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Amy Goodman
Hope and Resistance in Honduras
While most in the United States were recognizing Memorial Day with a three-day weekend, the people of Honduras were engaged in a historic event: the return of President Manuel Zelaya, 23 months after...
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Chuck Collins
iHate Tax Dodgers Like Apple Computer
I’m an Apple fan. I’m writing on my third Mac laptop in a decade. I’ve purchased over $100,000 of Apple products on behalf of a company I’ve worked for over the same period. Plus all those iTunes...
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