Views for 2012-02-15

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The 99% Spring
April 9-15, 2012 -- 100,000 Americans Will Train for Non-Violent Direct Action
DATE: February 15, 2012 TO: America RE: The 99% Spring Things should never have reached this point.
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Julia Heath
Preventing a Blowout in the Arctic
In September 2011, Vladimir Putin announced a program to begin offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Russian Arctic. Putin is also interested in creating new sea terminals, which he...
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Robert C. Koehler
Happy Savages: What We Did to the Marshall Islanders
“Thirty seconds to zero . . . six, five, four, three, two, one.” Suddenly a big orange blossom fills the screen, accompanied by ukuleles and lovely — I mean Strangelovian — Polynesian music. The...
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Jeremy Scahill
Washington's War in Yemen Backfires
Gen. Mohammed al-Sumali sits in the passenger seat of his armored Toyota Land Cruiser as it whizzes down the deserted highway connecting the Yemeni port city of Aden to Abyan province, where Islamist...
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John R. MacArthur
The Uses of a Long GOP Contest (for the Democrats)
In a recession-bruised country starved for humor, the Republican primaries are a gift from heaven, especially when the debates involve religion and morality. The biggest laughs come out of Newt...
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Michelle Chen
Study: Restaurants Feed on Exploited Women’s Labor
Next time you plunk down some change on the table before leaving a restaurant, think about what might be behind that service with a smile. A new study warns that when Americans eat out, they feed...
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David Benjamin
A Cup of Really Hot Coffee with Gingrich and Santorum
BROOKLYN — The latest bulletin on “religious liberty” is about Saudi journalist Hamzi Kashgari, who’s just been bundled off, by the government of Malaysia, to Saudi Arabia. Once he’s “home,” he’ll be...
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Mark Weisbrot
Will Israel Attack Iran? Not Before the U.S. Presidential Election
Last week the New York Times reported on an interesting telephone conversation in January between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the report, Obama tried...
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Noam Chomsky
The Imperial Way: American Decline in Perspective
This is the second in a two-part series by Chomsky on the US empire and its decline. Part one, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas , appeared yesterday.
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Gareth Porter
Can Obama Avert War with Iran?
WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama has finally begun in recent months to signal to Israel that the United States would not get involved in a war started by Binyamin Netanyahu without US approval...
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Margaret Kimberley
Greece: Your Money or Your Life
Greece is at the epicenter of an horrific assault on working people and on their democracy. As a result of corruption at the top of the Greek government and world wide finance capital, that nation is...
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Jim Hightower
It's Official: Money Now Governs America
The rich are different from you and me, but the really, really, really rich are also different from the merely rich. For example, the rich can buy caviar and Champagne, but the Triple-R Rich can buy...
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Mark Vorpahl
The Struggle for Leadership Within "Leaderless" Occupy
The current debate that has erupted within Occupy circles was built into this movement's foundation. It has been sparked by much needed soul searching in the wake of a series of confrontations with...
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