Views for 2012-01-29

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Tom Engelhardt
Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico: It Can’t Happen Here
Exclusive: New Iranian Commando Team Operating Near U.S.
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Stephen Zunes
Unarmed Resistance Still Syria's Best Hope
The Syrian pro-democracy struggle has been both an enormous tragedy and a powerful inspiration. Indeed, as someone who has studied mass nonviolent civil insurrections in dozens of countries in recent...
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Peter Singer, Agata Sagan
Are We Ready for a ‘Morality Pill’?
Last October, in Foshan, China, a 2-year-old girl was run over by a van. The driver did not stop. Over the next seven minutes, more than a dozen people walked or bicycled past the injured child. A...
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Roy Eidelson
Dismantling the Master’s House: Psychologists and Torture
Amid disturbing reports that psychologists were involved in the abuse and torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere, the American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on...
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Doug Harvey
Parasites Lost
I once asked a Native American if he thought whether North America was in any way in a post-colonial period. His response was, “Have they left yet?” Of the New World republics that came about as a...
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Sunday Observer Editorial
We Can Now See the True Cost of Globalization
When Karl Marx called for the workers of the world to unite, it seems unlikely he had in mind an iPhone boycott. But suggestions for just such a campaign in the US have thrown the spotlight on...
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Danny Schechter
Remember Rousseau: Property Rights and Human Rights Are Still At War
The conflict between property rights and human rights has entered a new chapter. It is a debate that goes back to the challenge by landowners and merchants behind the American Revolution’s war on...
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