Views for 2011-11-07

Monday, November 7, 2011
Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams
The Devil in the Tar Sands
CAPE TOWN – On Sunday, November 6, thousands of people encircled the White House as part of the ongoing effort to press US President Barack Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. If the nearly 1,700...
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Joseph Stiglitz
The Globalization of Protest
NEW YORK – The protest movement that began in Tunisia in January, subsequently spreading to Egypt, and then to Spain, has now become global, with the protests engulfing Wall Street and cities across...
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Russ Baker
Corporate Media Stumped on How to Cover the Occupy Movement
Conventional journalism is increasingly irrelevant in a time of crisis. We find abundant proof in a recent column from the New York Times’ so-called “Public Editor,” who is supposed to somehow...
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Pratap Chatterjee
The CIA's Unaccountable Drone War Claims Another Casualty
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Kamran Mofid, Jamshid Damooei
The World Is Revolting Against the US Economic and Business Model: A Call to Action
Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old, employed and unemployed, black and white, men and women, have come together in a continuing and lasting global unity, partaking in a dialogue of...
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John Nichols
Block the Vote: Ohio GOP Bars Early Voting to Suppress Pro-Labor Turnout
TOLEDO — When Mitt Romney’s dad was a candidate for president back in the 1960s, Republicans competed on the strength of their personalities and ideas. It was the same when Newt Gingrich was an up-...
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Richard Javad Heydarian
Iran Plot: A Pretext for War
For many Iran observers, Washington’s latest accusations against Iran — implicating members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States...
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Gary Younge
Who Knows Where the Occupations Are Going – It's Just Great to Be Moving
On the night of 28 October, more than 100 Tennessee highway patrolmen made their way down the steps of Nashville's war memorial in single file.
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Paul Krugman
Here Comes the Sun
For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it. Moore’s Law — in which the price of...
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Jim Horn
New Charter School Study More Bad News for Corporate Ed Reform
The first national charter school study was conducted in 2009 by CREDO at Stanford , and the co-funders of the study (the Walton Foundation and Pearson) were not enamored by the results.
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Bryan Farrell
Entirely Surrounded: Protesters Encircle White House, Close in on Tar Sands Industry
“We don’t know how many people it takes to encircle the White House, but we’re about to find out,” Bill McKibben told a crowd of over 12,000 gathered in Lafayette Square on Sunday afternoon.
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Danny Schechter
Occupy Cross-Roads: What Will Happen If OWS Loses Its Park?
The tarps are flapping and the tents are not bringing much warmth. The harsh winds of Winter are lashing the encampment at Zucotti Park, or as many would prefer. “Liberty Plaza,” the symbol of a...
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Chris Hedges
Finding Freedom in Handcuffs
Editor’s note: Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, an activist, an author and a member of a reporting team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize, wrote this article after he was released from custody following...
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Frances Fox Piven
The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street
We’ve been at war for decades now -- not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising.
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