Views for 2011-10-06

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Glenn Greenwald
Execution by Secret WH Committee
Here is what the Democratic President has created and implemented, and what many party loyalists explicitly endorse (when there’s a Democrat in the White House) — from Reuters :
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Robert Applebaum
Here's a Demand: Forgive Student Loan Debt
As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third straight week in New York and continues spreading all across the country, what is abundantly clear is that "the other 99%" – as opposed to the super...
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Andy Kroll
Flat-Lining the Middle Class: Economic Numbers to Die For
Food pantries picked over . Incomes drying up. Shelters bursting with the homeless. Job seekers spilling out the doors of employment centers. College grads moving back in with their parents. The...
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Lucinda Marshall
Ten Years Later – The ‘Liberation’ of Afghan Women
When the United States attacked Afghanistan ten years ago, we were told that not only were we going after those who had attacked us but also that we would liberate Afghan women from the Taliban. It...
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Tom Engelhardt
Why Lists of Demands Don’t Matter in Zuccotti Park
In some ways, Zuccotti Park, the campsite, the Ground Zero, for the Occupy Wall Street protests couldn’t be more modest. It’s no Tahrir Square, but a postage-stamp-sized plaza at the bottom of...
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Ronnie Cummins
The California Ballot Initiative: Standing Up to Monsanto
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas...
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Jill Richardson
Los Angeles and Kern County's Epic Sewage Sludge Battle
Kern County has the sad role of being California's toilet. Kern County receives everything that goes down the drain from households, hospitals, and industry, from one of the largest and most densely...
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Dean Baker
Steve Jobs and Alan Greenspan
On the tragic passing of Steve Jobs, while still a relatively young man, it is interesting to juxtapose him to Alan Greenspan, one of the other iconic figures of our time. One made us rich, with a...
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Roger Kimmel Smith
Utopian, Practical: What DREAM Is Our One Demand?
Is the flower of revolution budding on our lawn? Paris ’68 has journeyed by way of Seattle ’99 and made it to New York 2011 as the #occupation of Wall Street appears to have legs.
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Robert Scheer
What Do They Want? Justice
How can anyone possessed of the faintest sense of social justice not thrill to the Occupy Wall Street movement now spreading throughout the country? One need not be religiously doctrinaire to...
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Matthew Rothschild
End the Afghan War
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Afghan War, a war that keeps dragging on and on. Even with Osama bin Laden dead, even with Al Qaeda having, by the CIA’s own estimate, only 100 fighters...
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Shukria Dellawar, Antonia Juhasz
Afghanistan's Energy War
Violence escalated daily in Afghanistan with the approach of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion on October 7. At the same time, a little-noted energy agenda is moving rapidly forward that...
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Mark Engler
How #OccupyWallStreet Is Evolving and Gaining Power
#OccupyWallStreet is evolving. Now in its third week, the protest movement not only continues to grow—it is maturing and becoming stronger in impressive ways.
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