Views for 2012-04-19

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Robert Naiman
The US and Iran Are Talking: Why Is the New York Times Peddling Iran Islamophobia?
At long last, the United States and Iran are engaged in serious talks about Iran's nuclear program. But instead of celebrating the fact that President Obama is keeping his promise to the people who...
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Kate Gould
Bahrain : United States :: Syria : Russia
A world power equips a dictatorship that kills, tortures, and imprisons unarmed protesters. No, it’s not only Russia’s relationship to Syria. It’s also the United States when it comes to Bahrain.
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Pratap Chatterjee
Greenwashing Walmart
Is Walmart going green? Mike Duke, the company’s CEO, says in a new 126 page report that the company is becoming more sustainable and responsible while “building meaningful, long-term change.”...
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Dale Wiehoff
Earth Day and Tar Sands Oil
In January of 1969 the Santa Barbara Channel was the site of an oil well blowout that still ranks today as the third-largest oil spill in U.S. waters, after the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of...
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Reed Brody
No Real Justice in Guantanamo
Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, wearing white prison clothes, seemed by turns amused and bewildered as he sat in a bright room last week during a pretrial hearing at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay,...
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Douglas Haddow
Did Cartagena Mark the Beginning of the End of the War on Drugs?
Dominated by Anglo/Latin discord and the improprieties of Barack Obama's entourage , the most recent Summit of Americas in the Colombian city of Cartagena appears at first glance to have been a waste...
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Glenn Greenwald
America's Drone Sickness
This headline and first paragraph from today’s Washington Post scoop by Greg Miller speaks volumes about so many things:
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Steve Fraser, Joshua Freeman
Locking Down an American Workforce in the Prison-Corporate Complex
Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance.
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Mary Bottari
Hang onto that Paycheck! ALEC 'Sharpens Focus on Jobs'
This week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced that it would disband its controversial " Public Safety and Elections Task Force " to http://www.alec.org/2012/04/alec-sharpens-...
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Amy Goodman
Obama’s Policies: The Real Scandal in Cartagena
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign launched its first Spanish-language ads this week, just after returning from the Summit of the Americas. He spent three days in Colombia, longer than any...
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Michelle Chen
Romney-Rosen Firestorm Is Reminder: We Need to Redefine Gender Justice
It’s almost poetic that this year’s Equal Pay Day —the one day of the year when Americans are supposed to reflect on the value (and undervaluing) of women’s work—coincides with the media firestorm...
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Robert C. Koehler
When We Grow Up, We Will Fall in Love with Earth
The AP story on military maneuvers in the Arctic reads like the gleeful report of a mugging.
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
I’m Big Bird and I Don’t Approve This Message
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how the media giants who own your local commercial television and radio stations have been striking like startled rattlesnakes at an FCC proposal that would shed...
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