Views for 2011-10-26

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Trevor Timm
Ten Years After the Patriot Act, a Look at Three of the Most Dangerous Provisions Affecting Ordinary Americans
Ten years ago today , in the name of protecting national security and guarding against terrorism, President George W. Bush signed into law some of the most sweeping changes to search and surveillance...
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Dana Frank
WikiLeaks Honduras: US Linked to Brutal Businessman
Since 2009, beneath the radar of the international media, the coup government ruling Honduras has been collaborating with wealthy landowners in a violent crackdown on small farmers struggling for...
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Glen Ford
FBI 'Mapping': Racial Profiling on a People-Wide Scale
Until the events of 9/11, Black America seemed to be winning lots of battles in the fight against racial profiling. The term “Driving While Black” had become almost a household word due to heavy...
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Kate Fried
Is the EPA Selling Out Your Water?
We were disheartened to learn this week that Nancy Stoner, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting assistant administrator for water, is an advocate for water privatization. In an...
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Kelly Rigg
The War Against Climate Science Unravels
The skeptic case against climate change is unraveling before our eyes like someone walking away from an old sweater, thread in hand. For those who have ever put the skeptic arguments to the test, it...
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Anna Minton
Private Spaces Are Stifling Protest
The right to peaceful public protest is an essential component of a healthy democratic society. Except, it seems, in the City of London.
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Conn Hallinan
Pakistan: Reversing the Lens
Since the United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, Pakistan has lost more than 35,000 people, the vast bulk of them civilians. While the U.S. has had slightly over 1800 soldiers killed in...
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Dean Baker
The Military Spending Fairy
Faced with the prospect of cuts to the Defense Department's budget, the defense industry is pushing the story of the military spending fairy on members of Congress. They are telling them that these...
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Mark Morford
Magical Seashells of Fun and Horror
"A horrendous slaughter is going on out here." Thus spake one Peter D. Ward, exasperated biologist from the University of Washington, probably not trying to be all that hyperbolic but apparently not...
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Anna Lenzer
Through the Eyes of a Defector: High-Ranking Fiji Junta Officer Talks Nonviolent Resistance
The world has had little reason to pay attention to the intensifying human rights meltdown in Fiji at the hands of the ruling military junta. After all, it hasn’t affected the bottom line: foreign...
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Tom Engelhardt
Obama Keeps His Campaign Pledge …Because a Better Option Wasn’t Available
What if, last Friday, President Obama had stepped to the podium at the James S.
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John Feffer
Target: Africa
An informal competition took place during the Bush years for the title of "second front" in the war on terror.
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Amy Goodman
Globalizing Dissent, From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza
The winds of change are blowing across the globe. What triggers such change, and when it will strike, is something that no one can predict.
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