Views for 2011-12-05

Monday, December 5, 2011
Chris Hedges
Where Were You When They Crucified My Movement?
Chris Hedges gave an abbreviated version of this talk Saturday morning in Liberty Square in New York City as part of an appeal to Trinity Church to turn over to the Occupy Wall Street movement an...
Read more
Vanessa Ortiz
Hidden in Egypt’s Closet: Virginity Testing’ as a Tactic of Repression
Women’s broad and persistent participation in the ongoing revolution in Egypt has brought a gruesome new tactic to light— virginity testing . This form of repression that specifically targets female...
Read more
Bill McKibben
The Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium
The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It showed that carbon emissions from our...
Read more
Salvatore Babones
The Other 99 Percent: How the US Compares
One reason why the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed the world’s attention was its protest against the injustices of 21st century capitalism. The Occupiers focused on the fact that "the other 99...
Read more
Thomas S. Harrington
Technocrats
During the last few days and weeks we have been hearing a lot about technocrats, as in “the technocrat Mario Monti has just been named Prime Minister of Italy” or “the newly-appointed President of...
Read more
Naomi Colvin, Bryn Phillips
Occupy London Is 50 Days Old – Now It's Time to Occupy Everywhere
Occupy London is 50 days old on Monday and it's time to take stock. Unlike those occupations across the world that started off small and were able to expand gradually, our occupation was born in the...
Read more
Yifat Susskind
US No Help to Afghan Rape Survivors
Two years ago, a 19-year-old Afghan woman named Gulnaz turned to the police after she was raped. For months, she had kept quiet about the attack. She was afraid of the retribution she might face for...
Read more
Jeffrey Bachman
If International Law Existed for US Officials…
President Obama would be an international criminal. He would neither be the first U.S. president to reach such noble status nor would he be the last. He is simply the most recent president to flout...
Read more
Linh Dinh
Endless Needless Deaths
Bush started shooting into Pakistan in 2004, and Obama has continued this bloody practice, culminating recently in the massacre of 24 Pakistani soldiers, with 13 more wounded. The attack lasted for...
Read more
Shiney Varghese
The Water, Energy and Food Nexus
As I flew back from Bonn last week, on my way back from the Bonn 2011 Nexus Conference (16–18 November), one thing was clear to me. Corporate environmentalism is entrenching itself firmly in the...
Read more
William deBuys
Coming to a Theater Near You: The Greatest Water Crisis in the History of Civilization
Consider it a taste of the future: the fire, smoke, drought, dust, and heat that have made life unpleasant, if not dangerous, from Louisiana to Los Angeles.
Read more
Rev. C.J. Hawking
Taking Back the Capitol: Why I'm Going to Washington
I am one of 300 Chicagoans going to Washington for a three-day convergence of thousands of people from across the country called " Take Back the Capitol ." We will bring the power of the people to...
Read more