Views for 2011-09-03

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Mark Weisbrot
Is This Minustah's 'Abu Ghraib Moment' in Haiti?
The video is profoundly disturbing. It shows four men, identified as Uruguayan troops from the UN mission in Haiti (Minustah), seemingly in the act of raping an 18-year-old Haitian youth. Two have...
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Madeline Ostrander
Pipeline Risk: Who's Judging?
After the Deepwater Horizon spill, Americans were outraged to find out how lax government officials had been in their oversight of the oil industry. It looks like history could repeat itself with the...
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Robert Fisk
Lies We Still Tell Ourselves about 9/11
By their books, ye shall know them.
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Michelle Chen
Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop ‘NAFTA of the Pacific’?
This Labor Day, the Pacific Rim will wash into the Midwest’s flagship city, and activists will confront the tides of global commerce with a demand for global economic justice.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
A Lifetime of Resistance in Syria
Haitham al-Maleh, an 81-year-old Syrian human rights lawyer, has spent most of his life struggling against autocracy in Syria and the last forty years battling the iron-fisted rule of Bashar al-Assad...
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James Hansen
The White House & Tar Sands
Tar Sands Action organized a civil disobedience sit–in at The White House to oppose construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that began on August 20 and will culminate in a big rally on...
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Ceal Smith
Monopoly Energy or Energy Democracy?
Maybe it was the report from California that large solar lease investors are making an aggressive grab for Governor Brown's groundbreaking 12,000 MW of distributed generation in CA. Or it could have...
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Robert Greenwald, Derrick Crowe
193,000 Jobs: The True Cost of the Wasted $60 Billion in Iraq and Afghanistan
193,000 jobs. That's what we could have created, at minimum, for the money that war contractors wasted in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that "as $60 billion in U.S...
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Ralph Nader
Obama's Laborious Labor Day
Dear President Obama: Happy Labor Day! This is your third opportunity as President to go beyond your past tepid Labor Day proclamations.
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