Views for 2012-02-21

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Pepe Escobar
Real Cowards Go To Tehran
Imagine the classic United States neo-conservative wet dream; staring at Iran on a map and salivating about the crossroads between Europe and Asia, between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent...
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Bob Ward
Heartland Institute Leak Exposes Strategies of Climate Attack Machine
After the leak from the Chicago-based thinkthank the Heartland Institute , much attention is now being focused on the alleged deception used by the water scientist Peter Gleick to obtain the...
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Jody Sokolower
Tucson to Palestine: History As a Weapon
The day the Tucson school board voted to kill the Mexican American Studies program , I was in Silwan, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, learning about a different fight to rewrite history.
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Medea Benjamin
Police Chief Timoney, Meet Bahraini Mothers
John Timoney is the controversial former Miami police chief well known for orchestrating brutal crackdowns on protests in Miami and Philadelphia- instances with rampant police abuse, violence, and...
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George Lakey
Who’s Really Violent? Tips for Controlling the Narrative
Occupy Wall Street is similar to many movements in contending that its opponent—for Occupy, the 1 percent—is maintaining a system whose structural, systematic violence far exceeds any violence...
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Rebecca Solnit
Mad, Passionate Love -- and Violence: Occupy Heads into the Spring
When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart...
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Josh Ruebner
2013 Budget: “Difficult Cuts” for Americans, Gravy for Israel
Speaking before students at Northern Virginia Community College on February 13, President Obama unveiled his 2013 budget request, in which he proposed “some difficult cuts that, frankly, I wouldn’t...
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Robert Reich
The Gas Wars
Nothing drives voter sentiment like the price of gas – now averaging $3.56 a gallon, up 30 cents from the start of the year. It’s already hit $4 in some places. The last time gas topped $4 was 2008.
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John Nichols
David Koch Admits to Helping Walker Big-Time
Billionaire campaign donor David Koch, heir to a fortune and a political legacy created by one of the driving forces behind the John Birch Society, makes no secret of his enthusiasm for Wisconsin Gov...
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Glenn Greenwald
Khader Adnan and Now-Normalized Western Justice
Each year, the U.S. State Department, as required by law, issues a “Human Rights Report” which details abuses by other countries. To call it an exercise in hypocrisy is to understate the case: it is...
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Tony Norman
Believe It or Not, Santorum's Surge Is Scary
I've been told that it is way too early to begin showing signs of Rick Santorum derangement syndrome. A well-meaning reader suggested that even if the Republicans were suicidal enough to hand the...
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George Monbiot
We Need to Know Who Funds These Thinktank Lobbyists
Shocking, fascinating, entirely unsurprising: the leaked documents, if authentic, confirm what we suspected but could not prove. The Heartland Institute, which has helped lead the war against climate...
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