Views for 2012-07-05

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Arun Gupta
The Philadelphia National Gathering Reveals Occupy's Law of Entropy
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Peter Hart
Getting Iran Sanctions Wrong
Much of the media analysis of Iran at the moment dwells on the punitive economic sanctions targeting Iran's economy. An additional round of more restrictive sanctions took effect at the beginning of...
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Sara Jerving
New Film Hammers Democrat Andrew Cuomo's Plan to Frack New York
Gasland director Josh Fox released a short film last month targeting the Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, for his plan to open economically distressed parts of the state to hydraulic...
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Tom Engelhardt
Washington's Militarized Mindset
Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began. Certainly, a smaller percentage of us -- less than 1% -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours...
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César Chelala
Was Yasser Arafat Assassinated?
For at least two years before Yasser Arafat’s death in 2004, Uri Avnery, a leading Israeli peace activist, had been warning of the possibility that the Palestinian leader could be assassinated and on...
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Carl Takei
Courts Should Stop Jailing People for Being Poor
Across the country, cash-strapped cities and counties are throwing poor defendants in jail for failing to pay legal debts that they can never hope to manage. On Monday, the New York Times told the...
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Ben White
Ditching the Status Quo in Palestine
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Laura Flanders
Workers vs. Investors: Famous Windows Factory in Danger of Liquidation
A workers' cooperative in the Goose Island area of Chicago is desperately trying to stop the liquidation of a windows and doors factory the sale of which will scuttle their plans but benefit some...
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Richard Schiffman
New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods
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Jules Boykoff, Alan Tomlinson
Olympian Arrogance
While Europe roils in economic turmoil, London is preparing for a lavish jamboree of international good will: in a few weeks, the city will host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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