Views for 2011-11-03

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Hara Kouki, Antonis Vradis
Ordinary Greeks Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
In early October, a peculiar news item barely made its way into the back pages of Greek national press: in the northern city of Veria , a small group of people had started reconnecting the...
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Jane Hamsher
#OccupySupply Launches First Shipment of Cold Weather Gear
Today we started sending out the first shipment of #OccupySupply goods — 500 pairs of UFCW union-made socks made to withstand -40 degree weather. But that’s just the beginning. There’s a lot more on...
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David Shapiro
Stop For-Profit Prisons
Yesterday, the ACLU released Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration , an in-depth examination of the private prison industry.The report finds that mass incarceration provides a...
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David Heap
Dawn on the Tahrir, Dawn of the Freedom Waves to Gaza
It is our first dawn on board the Tahrir in the Mediterranean Sea. Some delegates and journalists are still sleeping, others gradually waking up. The sea got choppy overnight, with equipment crashing...
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Sarah Anderson
Bill Gates (the .001%) Joins the 99% for Robin Hood Tax
The world's second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing.
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Robert Scheer
Too Big to Jail
Can we all agree that a $1 billion swindle represents a lot of money, and the fact that Citigroup agreed last week to pay a $285 million fine to settle SEC charges for “misleading investors”...
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Ann Jones
One US Citizen’s Misadventure in Securityland
The big war news on the front page of the New York Times last weekend was headlined : “U.S.
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Robert Jensen
Occupy Demands: Let's Radicalise Our Analysis
There's one question that pundits and politicians keep posing to the Occupy gatherings around the country: What are your demands? I have a suggestion for a response: We demand that you stop demanding...
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Brendan Fischer
18 Arrested in Wisconsin Assembly for Using Cameras; Guns Still Allowed
Eighteen people were arrested Tuesday for using cameras in the Wisconsin Assembly gallery, including the editor of The Progressive magazine, Matt Rothschild. Rothschild and others had gone to the...
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Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie
Revealed – The Capitalist Network That Runs the World
As protests against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears.
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Dave Zweifel
Health Care Solution is Simple: Single-Payer
The answer to the nation’s health care crisis is staring everyone in the face, yet as a country we continue to refuse to come to grips with it. Late last month, the Wisconsin secretary of health...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Human Toll of the US Drone Campaign
The principal reason so little attention is paid to the constant victims of American violence in the Muslim world is because the U.S. Government refuses to disclose anything about these attacks and...
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Robert C. Koehler
The News of Empire
“Mr. Obama and his senior national security advisers have sought to reassure allies and answer critics, including many Republicans, that the United States will not abandon its commitments in the...
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