Views for 2011-10-01

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Jen Marlowe, Kung Li
Troy Davis’s Legacy: A New, Deeply Personal Movement
On Sept. 21, at 11:08 p.m., Martina Correia leaned forward in her wheelchair on the grounds of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga. Though weak from battling illness, she...
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Matthew Rothschild
Obama Wrong to Rub Out Al-Awlaki
Forgive me while I don’t cheer the assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the New Mexico-born cleric whom the United States just killed in Yemen. He was a U.S. citizen, after all. He had never been...
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Willie Osterweil
The Park and The Protests
It was Tuesday, September 27, at 2:00 PM, and another general assembly is beginning here in Zuccotti Park, a small park at the corner of Broadway and Liberty in Manhattan’s financial district, two...
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Tom Fawthrop
The Curse of Cluster Bombs
Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia known as “the most bombed country on earth,” fittingly hosted an international disarmament conference in November 2010.
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Barbara Ehrenreich
The Rich Are Under Attack! Poor Things.
The latest group to claim victim status is the rich. Actually the super-rich, whose wealth ordinarily exempts them from pity. While they are not yet subjected to airport profiling (except for early...
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Madeline Ostrander
Keystone XL in the Heartland: Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch
It’s been a surprise story for the national media. During hearings held by the State Department this week, some of the loudest http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/the-people-v-the-pipeline-time-to-join...
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Danny Schechter
Unions Promise Support As #OccupyWallStreet Enters Third Week
There had been rumor on Friday that the band Radiohead would be dropping by the #OccupyWallStreet encampment.
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Michelle Chen
Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Politics Overshadow Women’s Struggles
The words "undocumented worker" evoke images we're all familiar with: poor day laborers huddled on a street corner, sun-battered tomato pickers hauling buckets through the fields.
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Kathy Kelly
Gandhi’s Lesson for Today
In a soon-to-be published book entitled Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiments with Truth , Jim Douglass contrasts the deadly machinations of Gandhi's probable killers with Gandhi’s own...
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Frida Berrigan
How Can We Change the Future without Knowing the Past?
I grew up below the Mason Dixon line. In Baltimore, we have Frederick Douglass High School (named for the escaped slave become statesman and abolitionist) and Robert E. Lee Memorial Park (named for...
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Van Jones, Max Berger
Wall Street Protests: Which Side Are You On?
Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American Democracy. Now it has become home to what may be our best hope for rescuing it.
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Michael Ratner
Anwar al-Awlaki's Extrajudicial Murder
Is this the world we want?
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