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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Ali Abunimah
A Formal Funeral for the Two-State Solution
The Palestinian Authority's bid to the United Nations for Palestinian statehood is, at least in theory, supposed to circumvent the failed peace process. But in two crucial respects, the ill-conceived...
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Robert Reich
When Will Wall Street Call for More Federal Spending?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped another 3 percent today as Wall Street metabolized the truth most Americans already know: We’re in a recession. The “double dip” has arrived. Most Americans...
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Marwan Bishara
Palestine and the UN: A History of Double Standard
Failure to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Israel's 40-year occupation, in the words of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, would "continue to hurt the reputation of the United...
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Sophie Walker
Troy Davis vs the US Criminal Justice System: An Unfair Contest
Twenty-two years after his arrest, and three hours after his scheduled execution date, Troy Davis was executed . After two decades of litigation, why, with minutes to spare, where the courts still...
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Ru Freeman
At Long Last: a Voice for Palestine
Mamilla cemetery , located just inside West Jerusalem, contains the remains of several prominent Islamic leaders, including those who fought alongside Saladin to retake Jerusalem from the Crusaders...
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David Benjamin
The End of Economics: Down Reagan's Rabbit Hole
At the end of the Cold War, historian Francis Fukuyama stirred a few months of lively controversy — and eventually embarrassed himself — by declaring the “end of history.” Despite Fukuyama’s example...
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Mark Engler
Elbowed Out of Spotlight by 9/11, Anti-Globalization Movement Endures
Did the attacks of 9/11 end the movement against corporate globalization? A number of reflections written for the ten-year anniversary of the attacks have raised this question. And I think it...
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Apollo Gonzales
A Moving Planet, A Grounded Movement
When I was a kid and things became too fast paced or stressful for me I would go outside, take off my shoes, and stand with my bare feet on whatever piece of earth was nearest me. I don't know where...
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Mike Elk
Troy Davis Executed, While CEO Responsible for Deaths of 29 Miners Sails Free
Last night at 11:08, Troy Anthony Davis was executed in the State of Georgia for the 1989 murder of a police officer.
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Mark Morford
How to Make a Creationist Weep
Do you want to know the real reason Barack Obama is going to win the 2012 election? The big, grinning hunk of overwhelming evidence that has little to do with the not-very-terrific job he's doing and...
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Sandy Tolan
It's the Occupation, Stupid
It's the show that time and the world forgot. It’s called the Occupation and it’s now in its 45th year.
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Robert Scheer
Murder Is Good Politics, Bad Justice
I don’t know if Troy Davis was innocent, but I do know that the evidence for demanding a re-examination of his conviction, including the recanted testimony of most of the witnesses against him, was...
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Sarah van Gelder
Dear Big Coal: You're Not Above the Law
A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices and some politicians like to refer to corporations as “persons.” Few actual people, though, could get away with years of lawless behavior resulting in...
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David Michael Green
All the Bad News That's Fit to Print
Sometimes, when certain species (you know who you are) are too utterly daft to recognize the obvious, the Universe sees fit to scream it out in the form of big, bold block letters.
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Kai Wright, Jamilah King
The Long, Murderous Arm of the Law Has Killed Troy Davis
Let us not mince words: The state of Georgia just murdered Troy Davis. The state coroner will list homicide as his cause of death. But he wasn’t the first and, sadly, he won’t be the last person...
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John Nichols
The Execution of Troy Davis Provides Another "Haunting Reminder of Once Prevalent Southern Lynchings"
"I am innocent," said Troy Davis, moments before the the state of Georgia put him to death. The state-sanctioned slaying, which former President Jammy Carter characterized as "a grave miscarriage of...
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