Views for 2012-05-24

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Allison Kilkenny
Global Protests Against Draconian Education Cuts, Tuition Hikes
Austerity protests have become part of the new global landscape, a reality underscored by a wave of recent protests in Philadelphia and Quebec.
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Martin Lukacs
Quebec's 'Truncheon Law' Richochets as Student Strike Spreads
At a tiny church tucked away in a working-class neighbourhood in Montreal's east end, Quebec's new outlaws gathered on Sunday for a day of deliberations.
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Marian Wright Edelman
No Summer Holiday for Hungry Children
Did you know child hunger and food insecurity often peak in the summer? Hunger and poor nutrition are linked to health, mental health, and dental health problems and poor educational outcomes that...
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Robert C. Koehler
The (Burn) Pits of Hell
This week’s NATO summit on the future of the war in Afghanistan probably did not get to the matter of burn pits or abandoned latrines.
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Randall Amster
Entrapped! Confessions of a Violent Consumerist
I have a confession to make. I am part of a vast international conspiracy that is bent on violently destroying our way of life and, ultimately, threatening our very survival itself.
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Tom Engelhardt
The Road to Amnesia: How to Forget on Memorial Day
It’s the saddest reading around: the little announcements that dribble out of the Pentagon every day or two -- those terse, relatively uninformative death notices: rank; name; age; small town, suburb...
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Robert Scheer
GOP and Dems Perform the 'Bain Hustle'
Obviously Barack Obama was right in criticizing Mitt Romney’s stewardship of Bain Capital. How else to evaluate the business experience that Romney has made a central tenet of his campaign?
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Pratap Chatterjee
How Obama Helped Authorize Shell's Drilling the Arctic
President Barack Obama personally helped Shell obtain authorization to drill for oil in Alaska , according to a 4,678 word front page article in the New York Times. This is a startling break from...
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Amy Goodman
Memorial Day: Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars
Gen. John Allen, commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, spoke Wednesday at the Pentagon, four stars on each shoulder, his chest bedecked with medals. Allen said the NATO summit in Chicago, which left...
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Ellen Brown
Cooperative Banking in the Aquarian Age
According to both the Mayan and Hindu calendars, 2012 (or something very close) marks the transition from an age of darkness, violence and greed to one of enlightenment, justice, and peace. It’s hard...
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Carl Gibson
Cut It Out: An Open Letter to Black Bloc Anarchists
I like to compare those using Black Bloc tactics at a nonviolent protest to taking a 6 year-old kid to the symphony. You’ll likely find yourself constantly apologizing to those sitting in your row...
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Robert Weissman
Learning from Facebook
Whether or not you're an investor, it's important to grasp the significance of what's happened with the Facebook initial public offering (IPO).
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Jack Shenker
Egypt's Revolution Won't End with Presidential Election
The apartment blocks on my street in downtown Cairo have accommodated many cycles of Egypt's political tumult in the past 18 months. A stone's throw from Tahrir Square, they have been enveloped in...
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