Views for 2012-01-02

Monday, January 2, 2012
Immanuel Wallerstein
The World Left After 2011
By any definition, 2011 was a good year for the world left – however narrowly or broadly one defines the world left. The basic reason was the negative economic conditions from which most of the world...
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Jonathan Turley
The NDAA's Historic Assault on American Liberty
President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment, to say the least. With Americans...
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Russ Baker
Obama’s Only Friend Left?
Is it just me or does anyone else find it poignant how isolated the president is? Has very few friends, and fewer all the time? Is it just me or is anyone else curious about the only real outsider in...
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Amira Hass
On Anniversary of Gaza War, We Will Remember IDF Soldiers Who Destroyed Palestinian Families
On the third anniversary of the Cast Lead onslaught, we remember the anonymous soldiers who fired on a red car, in which a father, Mohammed Shurrab, and his two sons were returning home from their...
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Delly Mawazo Sesete
Apple: Time to Make a Conflict-Free iPhone
My name is Delly Mawazo Sesete. I am originally from the North Kivu povince in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo , where a deadly conflict has been raging for over 15 years.
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Peter Dreier
Conservativism, Compassion, and Cruelty: A Response to David Brooks
Through a story of personal tragedy and the virtues of small-town life, voluntarism, and compassion, the New York Times' David Brooks has written a column that unwittingly exposes our nation's...
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Marian Wright Edelman
Education Cuts Aren't Smart
Once upon a time, America professed to believe in a strong public education system.
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Glenn Greenwald
End of the Pro-Democracy Pretense
Media coverage of the Arab Spring somehow depicted the U.S. as sympathetic to and supportive of the democratic protesters notwithstanding the nation’s decades-long financial and military support for...
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Gina Glantz
To #Occupy and Beyond: The Movement Lives On
The hashtag occupywallstreet inspired the most basic of organizing strategies: sit-ins. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) sit-ins became encampments, many of which are now being dismantled by law enfor cement...
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Gary Younge
US Primaries Promise Little – and 2012 Could Deliver Even Less
'They are in a terminal panic," said Pat Buchanan in February 1996 of the Republican establishment, as his insurgent campaign against Senate leader Bob Dole gathered pace. "All the knights and barons...
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