Views for 2011-10-14

Friday, October 14, 2011
Karen Greenberg
The FBI-Style Sting in the Tail of the Saudi Ambassador 'Assassination Plot'
Wednesday, in Manhattan's federal courthouse, the southern district of New York, an Iranian-American citizen – Mansour Arbabsiar – was indicted on terrorism and related charges .
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Ted Morgan
From Occupation to Democratization: A Global Turning?
From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy (Everywhere) Together and now to Saturday’s Global Occupation protests, the protest moment has spread like wildfire.
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David Suzuki
Occupy Wall Street Reflects Increasing Frustration
I'm not the only one unhappy with economic systems based on constant growth and endlessly increasing exploitation of finite resources — systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few while so...
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Frida Berrigan
Little Insurrections of Hope
As I mentioned in this space earlier, I was recently in Barcelona at the War Resisters International’s seminar on War Profiteering and Peace Movement Responses. It was a really interesting time to be...
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Jodi Jacobson
House Passes HR 358, the "Let Women Die" Act of 2011
On Thursday, the GOP-led House of Representatives, with the blessings and encouragement of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and extremist religious groups such as the Family Research...
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Tracey Barnett
A Word of Warning: The Choice of Deep Water Drilling
So now it gets ugly. Now that we've seen the black sticky globs washing up on to our beaches from the stranded ship Rena, potentially leaching hundreds of tonnes of toxic sludge into our snapper...
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Jean Athey, John Feffer
Community Resolutions Against the Machine
Communities all over the United States are reeling from budget cuts. Military contractors, meanwhile, have remained fat and well-fed on the one part of federal spending that so far hasn’t been...
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Josh Levy
High Schoolers Heart Free Speech
As millions of Facebook and Twitter users know, the Internet, more than any other medium, is dominated by the speech of billions.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Street Heat Nation
Three years ago, when the banks took down our economy—and people’s homes, savings and lives with it—we wondered, Why aren’t more people out in the streets?
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Michael McCarthy
The Lost Years of Climate Change: Are We Just Going to Talk Our Way to Oblivion?
Did it stir something in the memory, by any chance, the extraordinary heat of a fortnight ago, when Britain met with its hottest-ever October day, and numerous places experienced their hottest day of...
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Phyllis Bennis
The Prisoner Swap
Like so many other diplomatic and political initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the recent announcement of a new prisoner release is based on the same solution that has been proposed...
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