Views for 2011-08-26

Friday, August 26, 2011
Ken Butigan
Reading, Writing and Reconciliation
Violence plagues our lives, our communities, our societies, and our world. At the same time, a growing movement for nonviolent change is challenging this violence. This movement is marked by four...
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Jeff Biggers
On Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Arizona Sues to Overturn Voting Rights Act
It took years for Arizona to recover from right-wing Governor Evan Mecham’s disgraceful act to rescind the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1989.
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Glenn Greenwald
Secrecy, Leaks, and the Real Criminals
Ali Soufan is a long-time FBI agent and interrogator who was at the center of the U.S. government's counter-terrorism activities from 1997 through 2005, and became an outspoken critic of the...
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Tony Norman
MLK Gets Set in Stone, but the Man Is Missing
Most Americans, even those who hated him when he was alive, adore the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As with all icons, we love them with all of our hearts once the reality of what they...
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Mark Engler
Dramatizing Obama's Climate Dilemma
President Obama now has a clear choice on climate change. Major energy corporations are seeking to build a 1700-mile oil pipeline from Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas. The Keystone XL...
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Rehanna Jones-Boutaleb
The Politics of the London Riots
As England’s cities have burned and slowly simmered to an uncertain calm, the debate over the causes of the country’s latest outbreak of civil unrest has heated up. Sparked by the death of Mark...
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Michelle Chen
To Stop Corruption, Fight the Power, Not the People
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in a world where the gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day, corruption in political and economic institutions spreads much faster than...
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Katitza Rodriguez
Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide
As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’ , one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties--the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on...
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Tom Engelhardt
Would the Streets Have Filled with Demonstrators if McCain was President?
What might have happened if John McCain had won the presidency in 2008? One thing is certain: there would have been a lot more protest from Democrats, progressives, and the left. Take it as an irony...
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Carmen Llanes
A Cooperative Economy: The Time Is Now
I am impressed by the amount of knowledge in our communities. There are countless skills among those who are currently unemployed and underemployed and those who have been laid off during this...
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César Chelala
In Chile, Dissent Has a Woman's Face
In Chile, a 23-year-old woman has been leading students protests against the government of President Sebastian Piñera. Her high-profiled actions are posing a serious challenge to the government and...
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Medea Benjamin
No Way to Honor Dr. King
The ceremonies for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC were kicked off on August 24 at an event billed as Honoring Global Leaders for Peace . But some of those honored are a far...
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