Views for 2011-11-23

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Michelle Chen
Washington’s Debt Panic and the Real Social Debt in America
In the wake of the Congressional Supercommittee's collapse, we finally have consensus on both sides of the aisle : the lawmakers orchestrating the partisan drama are, behind the scenes, happy to...
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Ralph Nader
Let Them In!
From New York City to Oakland, and several cities in between, the police, on orders from city officials, have smashed the Occupy encampments and evicted the protestors from public parks and spaces...
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Buffy Sainte-Marie
No No Keshagesh
Keshagesh means Greedy Guts. It's what you call a little puppy who eats his own and then wants everybody else's. * * * * * I never saw so many business suits Never knew a dollar sign could look so...
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Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation
Shift your gaze for a moment from the lurid headlines of police shutting down Occupy sites in Oakland, New York and other cities to the scene on a sunny day in early November here in Washington, D.C...
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Linda Lye
Police Crackdowns on Occupy Camps are Real Threat
Around California and all over the country, we have been told that Occupy encampments must come down because of "health and safety concerns." But all around the country, we have seen the police take...
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Robert C. Koehler
Saluting Rapists
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in ’94 when Bill Clinton’s surgeon general used the M-word? Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing...
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Randall Amster
Tangled Up in Blue: Can There Be Solidarity Between Movement Activists and Police Officers?
Recent days have seen the increasing use of police violence against peaceful Occupy demonstrators around the country, including the gone-viral merciless pepper-spraying of students at UC Davis as...
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Tom Gallagher
Next Stop, Australia: 'We are Here to Stay'
Let’s face it, a decade spent fighting a war in Iraq that had no cause – at least no just cause – and a war in Afghanistan that appears to have no end, made a lot of people think it inevitable that...
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Phil Rockstroh
“The Degree To Which You Resist Is The Degree To Which You Are Free.”
I've noticed a meme beginning to fester among liberal insiders who are positing that the Occupy Wall Street movement is starting to "distract" the citizenry from the wicked machinations of...
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