Views for 2012-01-18

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Jeff Biggers
Tucson says Banished Books May Return to Classrooms
In a clarification of last Friday’s announcement of a list of Mexican American Studies books to “be cleared from all classrooms” in order to comply with a state ban on ethnic studies, the Tucson...
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Glen Ford
Occupy Wall Street’s Next Phase: Avoid Cooptation in Election Season
“This is Occupy 2.0, not Occupy on the fringe” said Rev. Jamal Bryant, outside the Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue, in Washington, DC.
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David Suzuki
What’s So Radical About Caring for the Earth and Opposing Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline?
Caring about the air, water, and land that give us life. Exploring ways to ensure Canada’s natural resources serve the national interest. Knowing that sacrificing our environment to a corporate-...
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Thomas S. Harrington
More Intellectual Dishonesty at the New York Times
In an article in Sunday’s New York Times co-signed by Isabel Kershner and Ethan Bronner, the readers of the “Paper of Record” were informed that, “…Israelis are turning inward and discovering that an...
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John Feffer
Cult of Personality: On Dictators and Reformers
He is, in the words of Barbara Walters , a “mild-mannered ophthalmologist.” Indeed, the rather squeamish leader-to-be chose eye surgery because it didn’t involve much blood . He speaks fluent English...
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Kevin M. Kruse
For God So Loved the 1 Percent …
In recent weeks Mitt Romney has become the poster child for unchecked capitalism, a role he seems to embrace with relish. Concerns about economic equality, he told Matt Lauer of NBC, were really...
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Pepe Escobar
The Myth of “Isolated” Iran
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to...
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Conor Friedersdorf
Dear Andrew Sullivan: Why Focus On Obama's Dumbest Critics?
After reading Andrew Sullivan's Newsweek essay about President Obama, his critics, and his re-election bid, I implore him to ponder just one question. How would you have reacted in 2008 if any...
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Tim Karr
Why We Go Black
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Jonathan Cook
Israel as World's First Bunker State
The wheel is turning full circle. Last week the Israeli parliament updated a 59-year-old law originally intended to prevent hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees from returning to the homes...
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Marjorie Cohn
Pressure Israel, Not Iran
Neocons in Israel and the United States are escalating their rhetoric to prepare us for war with Iran. Even the infamous John Yoo, architect of George W. Bush’s illegal torture and spying programs,...
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