Views for 2011-11-22

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Katharine Ainger
The Spanish Election is a Mandate for the Indignados
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Margaret Krome
It Sure Looks Like Rural Wisconsin’s for Recall
I wasn’t expecting the reception I got on Saturday in the small southwest Wisconsin town near our family’s cabin. I walked both sides of a long residential street, taking petitions door-to-door for...
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Peter Hallward
Occupy Has the Power to Effect Change
Occupy movements in the US went on the offensive last week, a few days after police forcibly cleared tents in cities from New York to Oakland. In addition to holding their ground in the face of...
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Paul Buchheit
Financier, Tax Thyself
It's a brazen show of hypocrisy: while low-income families pay up to a 10% sales tax on necessities, wealthy investors who nearly crashed our economy pay ZERO sales tax on their financial purchases.
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Rebecca Solnit
'You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring'
Last Tuesday, I awoke in lower Manhattan to the whirring of helicopters overhead, a war-zone sound that persisted all day and then started up again that Thursday morning, the two-month anniversary of...
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Russell Mokhiber
Italian Prosecution of Asbestos Boss Heads to a Verdict
It’s been twelve long years since a criminal investigation was first opened against Stephan Schmidheiny. Schmidheiny is one of the wealthiest men in Europe. And he was a majority owner of Eternit, at...
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Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans
Obama Must Condemn Egyptian Military
As we watch the Egyptian police and military viciously attack democracy activists on the streets of Cairo, using U.S. weapons, it is outrageous that the Obama Administration has failed to issue a...
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Michael Nagler
Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?
How do we measure violence? The question has come up because of recent studies by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, featured on TED among other venues, which seem to show that, contrary to common...
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César Chelala
How to Own a Congressman
A widespread perception that Congress people respond increasingly to special interests has received additional support from a person who knows something about it. In a cynical interview with Lesley...
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Linda McQuaig
Occupy Moves Us Into a New Era
When thousands of Egyptian protesters took over Tahrir Square in events widely celebrated as the Arab Spring, I don’t recall anyone being concerned that they were violating local bylaws. Of course,...
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Tony Norman
Police Brutality Hits the Spotlight, Again
When the late Gil Scott-Heron said that "the revolution would not be televised," he spoke too soon. There was no way that the performance poet could conceive of the era of the viral video or know...
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