Views for 2012-11-19

Monday, November 19, 2012
Heather Mallick
Fiscal Cliff or Austerity Bomb, Time for Obama to Show Courage
The “fiscal cliff” allegedly approaches, as if the U.S.A. spends its days and nights in a Road Runner cartoon. Tax cuts expire but automatic spending cuts kick in, and that just might resend America...
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Dave Zirin
Killing Hope: Why Israel Targets Sports in Gaza
Let's start with a fact. On November 16, the Israeli Air Force bombed the 10,000-seat Palestine Stadium "into ruins." The stadium also headquartered the center for youth sports programs throughout...
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Maira Sutton
Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP as the Next Round of Negotiations Approach
The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations will take place from December 3-12 in Auckland, New Zealand, and it will be done with the same level of secrecy as the last 14...
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Robert Fisk
Journalistic Cliches: 'Surgical Air Strikes', 'Rooting Out Terror', and 'Cyber-Terrorism' Cannot Conceal Reality
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Lucian K. Truscott IV
David Petraeus: A Phony Hero for a Phony War
FASTIDIOUSNESS is never a good sign in a general officer. Though strutting military peacocks go back to Alexander’s time, our first was MacArthur, who seemed at times to care more about how much gold...
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Amanda Marcotte
Ohio Is The Latest Battlefield in the War on Contraception
This year’s UN Population Fund’s annual report reiterates the long-accepted fact that access to contraception is a basic human right, making women’s rights and women’s health at the center of...
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Paul Buchheit
Ten Numbers the Rich Would Like Fudged
1. Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs.
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Tom Andrews
Why Won't Obama Speak Out for the Rohingya?
Why is President Obama meeting with leaders in Burma who are systematically fomenting hatred and violence that has already claimed innocent lives, destroyed entire villages and displaced tens of...
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Ira Chernus
Obama Weaves Web of Deceit on Gaza War
When Barack Obama finally spoke out publicly about the Israeli assault on Gaza, at a press conference , he wove an astonishingly thick web of deception and distortion.
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Chris Hedges
Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All
Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the...
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Ellen Cantarow
Frack Fight: A Secret War of Activists -- With the World in the Balance
There’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday...
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