Views for 2011-11-25

Friday, November 25, 2011
Naomi Wolf
The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy
US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this...
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Ray McGovern
Ask the Candidates Real Questions — Like These
Pity the pundits. It must be hard to pretend to be a journalist and live in constant fear of being one question or comment away from joining the jobless. This Thanksgiving holiday weekend we can be...
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Sam Husseini
An Open Letter to the Ethics Committee of the National Press Club
The Ethics Committee of the National Press Club has asked me to present my journalistic credentials following the controversy of my suspension from the Club because of my questioning of the former...
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Michael Winship
DC as ATM: Newt, the Ultimate Beltway Swindler
You maybe should think twice when even Jack Abramoff thinks you’re beneath contempt. Not that Newt Gingrich cares. Abramoff, America’s favorite convicted influence peddler, told NBC’s David Gregory...
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Ann Wright
Violence on Tahrir Square
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Rick Salutin
Non-Violence is Back and Shaking Things Up
This is a time of rejuvenation for non-violence. The Occupy movements were built on what one writer called “the courage of young people to fly into conflict on Gandhi’s wings.” The Arab Spring won...
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Danny Schechter
Will Shopping Save Us?
Today’s the day. It’s “Black Friday” (“black” as in the day our business supposedly go into the black.) This may not have been such a wise use of language since the Wall Street crash of 1929,...
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John Vidal
At Durban, the Big Emitters Will No Doubt Fail Us Again on Climate Change
I have just spent 10 days traveling across Africa to assess the impact of climate change. From north to south the broad observations are remarkably similar. More floods, droughts, storms and changing...
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Jon Wiener
Berkeley Faculty: No Confidence in Chancellor Over Campus Police Violence
Berkeley is not only a school with an honored history of campus protest; it’s also our greatest public university, and its faculty include some of the country’s most brilliant and accomplished people...
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