Views for 2011-10-07

Friday, October 7, 2011
Alexis Erkert
“We Are Tired of Living Under Tents”
On Monday morning, October 3, ten women stood across the street from the Ministry of Social Affairs, waving their arms, wailing and chanting. They were calling on Osany, of the pantheon of vodou lwa...
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Robert Naiman
We, the 99%, Demand the End of the Wars Now
After ten years of war, now is a perfect time to act to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Friends Committee on National Legislation has set up a toll-free number for us to call Congress: 1-...
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Bernie Sanders
Rein in Wall Street and Rescue the Middle Class
The protest movement called Occupy Wall Street has struck a nerve. The demonstrators' goals may be vague but their grievances are very real. If our country is to break out of this horrendous...
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Matthew Rothschild
Occupy Wall Street Sparks Great New Mass Movement
The Occupy Wall Street protest is the spark of a great new mass movement for economic justice, for economic democracy.
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Alexander Cockburn
U.S. and Saudi Relations on Oil
Pose a threat to the stability of Saudi Arabia, as the Shiite upsurges are now doing in Qatif and al-Awamiyah in the country's oil-rich Eastern Province, and you're brandishing a scalpel over the...
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Malalai Joya
Message on the Tenth Anniversary of NATO’s War and the Occupation of Afghanistan
I would like to thank all supporters and anti-war movements around the world who are marking the dark day of occupation of U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan.
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David Sirota
Stopping the Insanity
Like most people living through this jarring age of economic turbulence and political dysfunction, you can probably recall a moment in the last few months when you thought to yourself that our...
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John Nichols
The Politics of ‘Occupy Wall Street’: Sanders and Progressives Endorse, Ron Paul Sympathetic, Obama Silent
The “Occupy Wall Street” movement’s political breakthrough came Wednesday as leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus joined Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in...
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Tony Norman
Another Great American Died Wednesday: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
As saddened as we are by Wednesday's death of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, we should also note the passing of the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a great American and civil rights leader who died early...
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Eric Holt-Giménez, Annie Shattuck
Walmart and the Good Food Movement
Walmart recently created a firestorm of controversy within the 'Good Food Movement' when it donated $1.2 million to Milwaukee-based Growing Power , a national leader in the struggle to get good...
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Christine Ahn, Hyun Lee
Of Bases and Budgets
At 4 am on September 24, an intoxicated U.S. soldier based at Camp Casey in South Korea broke into the dorm of a high school student, threatened her with a weapon and repeatedly sexually assaulted...
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David Morris
It's Labor vs. Capital, Stupid
A few months ago Nassim Taleb, author of the Black Swan , an influential book about the crucial importance of unpredictable, unforeseen events on our financial system was asked whether the hundreds...
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Naomi Klein
Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now
I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I say will have to be repeated by hundreds of people so...
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Bill Quigley
Report from Haiti: Where’s the Money?
Broken and collapsed buildings remain in every neighborhood. Men pull oxcarts by hand through the street. Women carry 5 gallon plastic jugs of water on their heads, dipped from manhole covers in the...
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