Views for 2012-01-15

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Karl Grossman
Russia's Radioactive Phobos-Grunt Space Probe Fell to Earth Sunday
Russia’s Phobos-Grunt space probe, with 22 pounds of radioactive Cobalt-57 on board, fell to Earth Sunday. The probe was launched in November to go to Phobos, a moon of Mars, but its rocket system...
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Linn Washington, Jr
The Republicans’ Rancid and All-Too-American Dance With Racism
As the racist rhetoric oozes from Republican presidential candidates, why are comments contained in Ron Paul newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s being widely considered more offensive than current...
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Dennis Bernstein
Silencing Donahue and Anti-War Voices
From the early 1970s to 1985, The Phil Donahue Show was broadcast nationally from Chicago. Donahue also co-hosted a compelling political talk show — with Vladimir Pozner of the former Soviet Union —...
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Barbara Ellen
Meat Eaters – You Are Daredevils or Dumb. Or Both
There have been times during my years of vegetarianism when I've wondered if I may indeed grow out of it. I've wondered if there might come a day when I'll put aside my childish aversion to the...
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Michelle Chen
Struggle for Immigrants’ Rights Highlights Split Within Organized Labor
Trying to please all at once and disappointing everyone, the White House has long played a game of good-cop-bad-cop on immigration, promising reforms while clinging to some of the cruelest...
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Ross Caputi
The Marines Urination Video Doesn't Show the Real War Crime
The video of US marines urinating on Afghan corpses does not shock me. Though their behavior is disgusting and unacceptable, I find the public's reaction to this video far more troubling. People are...
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Paul Vallely
Who Did Give the Green Light to Torture?
There has been something artificially over-heated about the international reaction to the video of four American soldiers urinating on the bodies of their dead Taliban enemies in Afghanistan. It was...
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Russell Mokhiber
Single Payer Occupy and 99 to 1
George Randt is a doctor of internal medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s also a supporter of a single payer national health insurance system. Randt was in downtown Cleveland last month at a rally to...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Follow the Money—Somewhere New!
People in the know always advise us to “follow the money.” Thanks to the Occupy movement, it’s become plain to a lot more of us that huge amounts of money are concentrated in a very few, very...
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