Views for 2011-06-27

Monday, June 27, 2011
Patrick Cockburn
Don't Believe Everything You See and Read about Gaddafi
In the first months of the Arab Spring, foreign journalists got well-merited credit for helping to foment and publicise popular uprisings against the region's despots. Satellite TV stations such as...
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Glenn Greenwald
US, Israel Escalate Threats Against Flotilla, Including US Citizens
A co-founder of the right-wing blog RedState (and former Bush speechwriter) created a mini-controversy over the weekend when he issued a sociopathic endorsement of Israel's possible shooting of his...
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Amanda Marcotte
Anti-Choice Anti-Environmentalism
Anti-choicers have found a new weapon in their mission to drum up more hatred for legal, accessible contraception in larger conservative circles: anti-environmentalism.
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John Nichols
Bernie Sanders to Obama: 'Do Not Yield to Outrageous Republican Demands' on Taxes, Cuts, Deficit Policy
Bernie Sanders went to the floor of the Senate last December to deliver the most important congressional address of 2010 , a nine-hour long, filibuster-style condemnation of economic policies that...
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Chris Hedges
Gone With the Papers
I visited the Hartford Courant as a high school student. It was the first time I was in a newsroom. The Connecticut paper’s newsroom, the size of a city block, was packed with rows of metal desks,...
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Laura Orlando
Pissed at Portland: Uncovering the City's Public Health Hypocrisy
Portland, Oregon, recently dumped eight million gallons of drinking water into the sewer because a man was caught on camera urinating in the city’s reservoir. The Associated Press picked up the story...
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Antoinette Bonsignore
Will the Media Give Leon Panetta the Same Pass Provided to Robert Gates on the Military’s Rape Epidemic?
As Secretary Robert Gates makes his final rounds of adulatory media rounds discussing the U.S.’s ongoing wars around the world, it is truly remarkable and sadly unsurprising that no one in the media...
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Ray McGovern
Spirits of Justice Going to Gaza
For those who engage in the common struggle for Justice, an invaluable grace comes from getting to know new friends similarly engaged — and equally willing to speak with more than words. Thus, it has...
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Maureen Murphy
Criminalizing Palestinian Solidarity
The United States government has criminalized the Palestinian people, and now it is increasingly treating US citizens who stand in solidarity with Palestine as criminals as well - including those...
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Peter Hart
Tell the People about the People's Budget
If you listen to the pundits and TV commentators, the federal budget problem has a simple solution: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. They cheer politicians for making "tough choices," which usually entails...
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Michael T. Klare
The New Thirty Years’ War: Winners and Losers in the Great Global Energy Struggle to Come
A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.
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Reese Erlich
What Happened to Gush Katif Israeli Settlement in Gaza
GAZA STRIP -- In 2004 I reported from an Israeli settlement in the southern part of Gaza called Gush Katif. The ultra-conservative religious settlers living there told me Gaza was part of historic...
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Kathy Kelly
Staying Human: Preparing to Sail to Gaza
Last week, newly-arrived in Athens as part of the US Boat to Gaza project, our team of activists gathered for nonviolence training. We are here to sail to Gaza, in defiance of an Israeli naval...
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