Views for 2011-10-21

Friday, October 21, 2011
Spencer Ackerman
The Iraq War Ain’t Over, No Matter What Obama Says
President Obama announced on Friday that all 41,000 U.S. troops currently in Iraq will return home by December 31. “That is how America’s military efforts in Iraq will end,” he said. Don’t believe...
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Matthew Rothschild
Qaddafi’s Death: Barbarism and Hypocrisy
I never mourn the death of a dictator. Good riddance to Muammar Qaddafi, who terrorized his people for 42 years. But neither do I cheer summary executions of anyone, no matter how brutal. Just as the...
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Cameron Fenton
Separating Oil and State
The Alberta tar sands are not called a giga project for no reason. Their reach extends far beyond a Florida-sized deposit in northern Alberta and inhabit a spider web-like network of expansion...
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Esther Vivas
The Food Crisis Strikes Again
The threat of a new food crisis is already a reality. The price of food began to rise to record levels again, according to the FAO Food Price Index of February, 2011, which does a monthly analysis of...
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Michelle Chen
Mine Workers Struggle for Safety Underground, Justice in the Streets
As thousands take to the streets to protest global corporate domination, the power struggles just below the earth's surface remain outside the media spotlight. But over the past few weeks, turmoil in...
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John Stauber
"Occupy Obama" Could Turn Up Heat on the Democrats
President Barack Obama is no longer running unchallenged in all the major primary states, thanks to activists in Iowa who are focusing their Occupy Wall Street activism onto the headquarters of the...
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Mark Engler
The Future of the #Occupy Movement: Solidarity and Escalation
A month after it began with a few hundred people marching on Wall Street, the #Occupy movement has grown to include tens of thousands of participants throughout the country and has captured headlines...
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Glen Ford
Somalis Under Relentless Drone Attack as U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Continent
Scores of Somali civilians have been killed in U.S. drone attacks in the southern region of the country, as Washington tightens its military grip on much of the continent. The current offensive...
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Jim Gordon
Go to an Occupy Event. Express Yourself
Having returned from sleeping in Liberty Square with a thousand or so outraged but friendly fellow citizens, I would urge everyone to get down there, at least for a visit. Inspiration is guaranteed,...
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Ken Trainor
When Unrest Is a Blessing
I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world. -- Adrienne Rich In any democracy, inequality is a sin. The greater the inequality,...
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Andrew Korfhage
Obama: Reject the Tar Sands Pipeline
The seven members of Congress who signed a strongly worded letter to an Obama cabinet official on October 5 raised serious concerns about the administration's cozy relationship with a high-profile...
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