Views for 2011-10-29

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Robert Fisk
What the Killing of Gaddafi Means to Syria
Two days before Gaddafi was murdered, I was reading the morning newspapers in Beirut and discovered a remarkable story on most front pages.
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Slavoj Žižek
Occupy First. Demands Come Later
What to do after the occupations of Wall Street and beyond – the protests that started far away, reached the centre and are now, reinforced, rolling back around the world? One of the great dangers...
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Allison Kilkenny
Police Disguise Protest Sabotage As Public Safety
The Occupy movements, in addition to being some of the most important activist movements to come along in the United States in several decades, have helped underscore several societal crises. For...
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Zoe Weil
Don't Wait for Supermen, Foster Solutionaries
Three things happened this year in the world of education reform. The controversial documentary films Waiting for Superman and Race to Nowhere came out and became widely viewed and discussed, and...
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Matthis Chiroux
Police Violence Against Veterans: A Long and Painful Legacy
When I read the headlines earlier this week, I felt as though I were in a time warp. “Police Fracture Iraq Vet’s Skull Clearing Intersection of Protesters.” But the location was wrong: Oakland, Calif.
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Gar Alperovitz
Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation
The “occupations” now building around the country are a necessary and justified response to the outrages of a political-economic system that substitutes posturing for decision-making, looking the...
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Christopher Brauchli
Leaving Alabama
All over Alabama the lamps are out. . . .The fields lie there, with nothing at work in them, neither man nor beast. — James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Alabama is back in the news. Not that it...
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Michelle Chen
Will the Arab Spring Leave Migrants Out in the Cold?
The uprisings of the "Arab Spring" have been by turns inspiring, frustrating and tragic for activists around the globe. And they are still horribly incomplete—not just because the emerging...
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Mark Weisbrot
Obama Administration Escalates Confrontation With Iran: Why?
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Paul Buchheit
Watch Out America, Some Greedy Companies May Be Headed Your Way
A number of Illinois corporations are threatening to leave the state unless their taxes are cut and state government is reduced in size. Governor Quinn and Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel are...
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