Views for 2011-10-17

Monday, October 17, 2011
George Lavender
Why California Prisoners Press On With Hunger Strike
"No one wants to die," writes Mutope Duguma, imprisoned in Pelican Bay State Prison, Northern California . "Yet under this current system of what amounts to intense torture, what choice do we have?...
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Karen Dolan
A Dagger Pointed at Maryland's Peace Movement
There's nothing in Montgomery County's local, non-binding peace resolution about firing Lockheed's employees or tossing any corporations into the Potomac River. It's "a dagger pointed directly at the...
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Glenn Greenwald
What Are Those OWS People So Angry About?
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Jimmy Breslin
People Rise, Cops Blink and a Human Rights Movement Takes Root in a New York Park
Bell Dobbs went to lower Broadway and Wall Street by his personal transportation. It's a fine ride on his bike that has no name and a lot of years and slams and mileage on it as the worn paint and...
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Shea Howell
Politics in Place
The story is no longer Occupy Wall Street. Now it is the more than 70 cities that are organizing similar actions across the country. With a breadth and depth unseen in decades, people are coming...
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Johnny Barber
Whatever Happened to Women and Children First?
“All wars, whether just or unjust, disastrous or victorious, are waged against the child.” Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, 1919.
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Lacy MacAuley
What I've Learned Occupying Wall Street and DC
I was standing on a street one evening near my home in Washington, DC — it seems like ages ago now — with a chatty friend who travels often to New York. He mentioned that a few New Yorkers were...
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Tom Engelhardt
Wall Street’s Second Occupation: The Police Move In
These last weeks, there have been two “occupations” in lower Manhattan, one of which has been getting almost all the coverage -- that of the demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park. The other, in...
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Laurie Penny
Across the World, a New Spirit Took Hold – Power Was Taken Back by the People
Something enormous happened on Saturday night. In over a thousand towns and cities around the world, people from all walks of life took to the streets and occupied the squares in an international "...
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Nick Turse
America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases
They increasingly dot the planet. There’s a facility outside Las Vegas where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion...
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Chris Hedges
A Movement Too Big to Fail
There is no danger that the protesters who have occupied squares, parks and plazas across the nation in defiance of the corporate state will be co-opted by the Democratic Party or groups like MoveOn...
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