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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Jeremy Scahill
Blowback in Somalia
The notorious Somali paramilitary warlord who goes by the nom de guerre Indha Adde, or White Eyes, walks alongside trenches on the outskirts of Mogadishu’s Bakara Market once occupied by fighters...
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Robert Reich
Tonight’s Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?
Tonight a bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls hope to emerge as finalists. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann will battle for the right-wing nut Tea Party finals. Mitt Romney and John Huntsman will...
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John Feffer
Did 9/11 Make Peace Passé?
Peace has never been a particularly popular word in Washington, DC. This is, after all, the home of the Pentagon and the major military contractors, not to mention all the think tanks and...
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Scott Horton
It’s Time for a New—and Real—Populist Uprising
Imagine this: Americans are frustrated by taxation policies that they consider to be unfair. They scoff at politicians who are either corrupted or uncaring. They demand a drastic fiscal policy change...
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Rinku Sen
The 9/11 Story I Choose to Tell: We All Belong to Each Other
September 11 has become a national day of reflection and resolution. Collective reflection creates a story of the event, sometimes more than one. One version of the event’s aftermath is that the...
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Phyllis Bennis
Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over
It might seem like cause for celebration after reading the New York Times headline, " Iraq War Marks First Month with No U.S.
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David Sirota
The "Shock Doctrine" Comes to Your Neighborhood Classroom
"Let's hope the fiscal crisis doesn't get better too soon. It'll slow down reform." -- Tom Watkins, a consultant, summarizes the corporate education reform movement's current strategy to the Sunday...
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Zoltán Grossman
Libya for Libyans
Since NATO began bombing Libya in March, the global peace movement has been split into two camps. One side portrays the bombing campaign as a "humanitarian intervention" to protect Libyan civilians,...
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Jim Hightower
Perry Tales: Rick Is Not Who He Says He Is
Presidential wannabe Rick Perry is flitting all around the country — hither, thither and yon — spreading little "Perry Tales" about himself and the many wonders he has worked as governor of Texas.
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Carl Gibson
More for Them, Less for You
What would you say to a family financial adviser who suggested your wisest investment would be to liquidate your own retirement account and empty out your kids' college fund to buy your wealthy...
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Michael Nagler
Passivity or Violence: Is That the Only Choice?
Between Libya, which has endured more than 2,000 NATO bombings, and Syria, where more than 2,000 civilians have been killed by their own government so far, we see the two traditional responses to a...
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John Atcheson
Organizing to Fight the Plutocracy
Yet what force on Earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one? -From Solidarity Forever by Ralph Chaplin, 1915 Before Labor Day fades into memory, let’s remember that most of the economic gains...
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