Views for 2012-11-30

Friday, November 30, 2012
Joseph Massad
Bitter Irony: UN Vote to Recognize Palestine Legitimizes a Racist Status Quo
On 29 November 1947, the UN general assembly voted to partition Palestine between native Palestinians and overwhelmingly European Jewish colonists. The partition plan granted the colonists (one-third...
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Adam Horowitz
Israel Responds to UN Vote by Approving 3,000 New Settlement Units
The Netanyahu government hasn't wasted any time issuing a response to yesterday's vote at the UN . The announcement that Israel plans to build in the E1 corridor is especially meaningful, because...
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Joshua Brollier
Refusing to Acquiesce in Gaza
GAZA CITY - The past few days have been harrowing, yet still deeply inspiring in Gaza as people in the strip must carry on with their lives after the Israeli army’s deadly 8 day offensive operation “...
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Ralph Nader
Reining in Obama and His Drones
Barack Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law lecturer, should go back and review his coursework. He seems to have declined to comport his presidency to the rule...
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Tom Hayden
The Possibility of a ‘Drone Drawdown’ in Peace Talks
The tangled path to ending US drone strikes will be mapped through diplomacy, courtroom challenges, activist protests and pressure on the mainstream media to challenge official secrecy.
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Tom Engelhardt
Fallen Generals and the Image-Managers That Keep Them
He was “an ascetic who... usually eats just one meal a day, in the evening, to avoid sluggishness. He is known for operating on a few hours' sleep and for running to and from work while listening to...
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Julian Assange
Two Years of Cablegate and Bradley Manning Still Awaits Trial
Thursday, November 29th, Bradley Manning testified for the first time since his arrest two and a half years ago in Baghdad. Today also marks the two-year anniversary of the first front pages around...
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Paul Krugman
Class Wars of 2012
On Election Day, The Boston Globe reported, Logan International Airport in Boston was running short of parking spaces. Not for cars — for private jets. Big donors were flooding into the city to...
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Elizabeth Royte
Fracking Our Food Supply
This article was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network , an investigative reporting nonprofit focusing on food, agriculture and environmental health.
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Juan Gonzalez
One-Day Fast Food Workers Strike Is Just the Beginning
Mary Lopez, 52, her close-cropped hair sprinkled with gray, stood outside a Burger King on W. 34th St., chanting along with other protesters: “We can’t survive on seven twenty-five.”
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Alnoor Ladha, Thomas Pogge
Global Movement Needed to Change 'The Rules' of Inequality
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Kevin Roose
'Fix the Debt': How 1%ers Build a Mass Movement for Millionaires
“You meet people, and you’re all trying to work on something together. It’s its own little think-tank." “The beautiful thing about this is that, when you get a room full of incredibly bright people...
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James Hansen
Climate Change Is Happening Now – A Carbon Price Must Follow
Will our short attention span be the end of us?
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