Views for 2012-11-22

Thursday, November 22, 2012
César Chelala
Gaza Tragedy Has Many Bad Actors
The Israeli attack on Gaza is another act in the human tragedy playing out on Palestinian land. This military extravaganza designed to appeal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral audience...
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Robert Reich
Why You Shouldn’t Shop at Walmart on Friday (and Why the Strike is Good for the Economy)
A half century ago America’s largest private-sector employer was General Motors, whose full-time workers earned an average hourly wage of around $50, in today’s dollars, including health and pension...
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Rose Aguilar
Walmart and Black Friday protests
They've finally had enough.
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James North
Washington's Role in the Renewed Violence in DR Congo
At first, the latest awful news from the Democratic Republic of Congo sounds like just another installment of an ongoing saga common in the Western media, “Vicious African Tribal Factions Hate Each...
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Amy Dean
Help Obama Find His Shoes
President Barack Obama’s re-election is a huge relief—we dodged the Romney/Ryan bullet.
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Michelle Chen
Immigrant Supply-Chain Labor Struggles Galvanize Walmart Activism
On Black Friday, as Walmart workers across the country stand up against the retail giant’s labor regime , they’ll be in part standing on the shoulders of smaller uprisings that have popped up in low-...
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Jeffrey Bachman
Growing Opposition to US Drones Program
The United States has a long history of violating international law when its leaders believe foreign policy objectives justify doing so.
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Thom Hartmann
Economic Prosperity and the Fiscal 'Speed Bump'
An incredible opportunity is coming for America, starting in just a few weeks. The Bush tax cuts will expire. Pentagon spending will be slashed – although still hugely larger than it was just a...
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Donna Smith
Dead Woman Working: Thankful for Cancer Struggle
It’s Thanksgiving time again, and I do take time to pause and remember the things for which I am thankful. This year, my struggle with cancer tops my gratitude list. There is nothing quite like...
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