Views for 2012-04-03

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
David Morris
Democracy Under Attack
For its first 200 years the American Republic slowly, sometimes infuriatingly slowly and at horrific human cost (e.g. the Civil War) expanded the franchise.
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Jay Walljasper
The Boom in Biking Benefits Everyone, Not Just Bicyclists
For the past year powerful voices around Washington have singled out programs to improve biking and walking as prime examples of wasteful government spending.
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Dana Liebelson
Congress: Listen to Lt. Col. Daniel Davis
When Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis returned from his second tour in Afghanistan, he knew that what he'd witnessed firsthand didn't match the rosy progress reports that top military officials were giving...
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Jeff Biggers
Arizona Teacher Embodies Educational Spirit of Howard Zinn
While the Daily Show brilliantly reminded millions of viewers last night of the disgraceful racist elements behind the attack on Tucson's acclaimed and now outlawed Mexican American Studies program,...
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Randall Amster
Averting the ‘Total Ruin’ of Institutionalized Injustice
As a parent, I tend to keep one eye on the present and another on the future. I also keep one (the third eye, perhaps?) on the past, since we need to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going...
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Tom Engelhardt
Yottabytes, You, and the Infinitely Expansive National Security State
I was out of the country only nine days, hardly a blink in time, but time enough, as it happened, for another small, airless room to be added to the American national security labyrinth. On March...
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Aditya Chakrabortty
Why Do Bankers Get to Decide Who Pays for Europe's Mess?
What you're about to read does, I admit, sound like a conspiracy theory. It involves powerful people meeting in private offices, hundreds of billions of euros, and clandestine deals determining the...
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David Korten
When Bankers Rule the World
The tell-all defection of Greg Smith , a former Goldman Sachs executive, provided an insider’s view of the moral corruption of the Wall Street banks that control of much of America’s economy and...
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Sarah Lazare, David Van Dam
'We Will Make Our Voices Heard': Chicago War Resister Speaks Out Against NATO
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country will march in protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit meeting in Chicago on Sunday, May 20th and attempt to return...
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César Chelala
Marwan Barghouti is Palestinians’ Hope
After a Land Day (March 30) statement in which Marwan Barghouti called on Palestinians to launch a popular resistance campaign against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, the popular Palestinian...
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