Views for 2012-04-24

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Mark Engler
Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action
Over the past several weeks, a broad coalition of progressive organizations—including National People's Action (NPA), ColorOfChange, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), MoveOn.org, the New...
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Katherine Stewart
School Vouchers and the Religious Subversion of Church-State Separation
"Choice" is such a nice word that everybody wants to have it on their side.
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Nick Turse
Vietnam, Afghanistan, and The Pentagon's Memory Failure
Recently, after insurgents unleashed sophisticated, synchronized attacks across Afghanistan involving dozens of fighters armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms, as well...
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Slavoj Žižek
Occupy Wall Street: What Is To Be Done... Next?
What to do in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street movement, when the protests that started far away – in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, UK – reached the center, and are now reinforced and...
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John LaForge
Sitting Duck? USS Enterprise, in the Persian Gulf of Tonkin
The aircraft carrier Enterprise has moved into the Persian Gulf, although it’s an antique, slow-moving target and a potential lightening rod for war on Iran.
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Robert Reich
The Lesson for Obama of Europe's Failed Austerity
So far, President Obama's election strategy can best be summed up as: "We're on the right track, my economic policies are working, we still have a long way to go, but stick with me and you'll be fine...
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Saul Landau
Get Serious About Syria: US Entanglement Making Matters Worse
The Syrian conflict continued to boil – or boil over – when Syrian troops fired across the Turkish border on April 9, apparently killing either fleeing refugees or armed combatants. However, despite...
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Lewis Lapham
Machine-Made News
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. -- Emperor Charles V
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Michelle Chen
Labor Action and Inaction in Colombia Free Trade Deal
As the media swarmed over the scandal surrounding the Secret Service’s alleged carousing with prostitutes in Colombia, another questionable financial transaction slipped quietly through the backdoor...
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Laura Flanders
Police Arrest Protesters at Wells Fargo in Iowa
Add ten more Americans to the list of non-CEOS who’ve gone to jail since the start of the financial crisis. On Monday afternoon, police arrested ten protesters at the office of Wells Fargo in...
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Robert Alvarez
Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the US
In the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear power disaster, the news media is just beginning to grasp that the dangers to Japan and the rest of the world posed by the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site are...
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