Views for 2012-04-15

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Juan Cole
Egypt’s Saturday Night Massacre and the Presidential Race
The election of Egypt’s new president to succeed deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak, has taken on increased importance and has become more unpredictable because of the intervention of the judiciary and...
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Matthew Rothschild
Stop Obama’s Drone War in Pakistan
The Pakistani government and its opposition parties have just come together in a rare show of unity to demand that the United States cease all drone attacks inside their country. As well they should...
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Jim Hightower
Snarling Banker
Woody Guthrie wrote a song titled "Jolly Banker," a perfect-pitch parody of the propensity of Depression-era bankers to feel good about gouging their small borrowers.
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Devon G. Peña
Welcome to America: Connecting Indigenous Autonomy and Immigration
A recent poster prepared by Michigan State University assistant professor and artist, Dylan Miner , asks that we “decolonize immigration through indigenous and migrant solidarity.” On seeing this...
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Immanuel Wallerstein
Limping Out of Afghanistan
The two candidates for the U.S. presidency seem to be trying to outshout each other concerning Iran, Syria, and Israel/Palestine. Each is claiming he is doing more to support the same objectives. Isn...
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Frances Beinecke
Obama Administration Must Say No to Industry Loopholes in Natural Gas Fracking Standards
Natural gas development is spreading like wildfire across the country. Energy companies have drilled more than 75,000 wells in the past five years, many of them on farmlands, near public schools, and...
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Nick Fielding
A Military Trial for Alleged 9/11 Terrorists is Unlikely to Lead to Justice
After almost 10 years of incarceration, US officials have announced that five of the most important prisoners left in Guantánamo Bay are finally to go on trial in a capital military tribunal where,...
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