Views for 2012-12-17

Monday, December 17, 2012
Glenn Greenwald
New Press Freedom Group is Launched to Block US Government Attacks
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the steps taken by the US government to pressure large corporations to choke off the finances and other means of support for WikiLeaks in retaliation for the group's...
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Naomi Wolf
NYPD for Hire: How Uniformed New York Cops Moonlight for Banks
I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been...
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Michelle Chen
Toxic Train Wreck Exposes Weakness in Federal Chemical Policy
In late November, while other parts of New Jersey were recovering from the superstorm, the quiet town of Paulsboro was blindsided by a very unnatural disaster.
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Chris Hedges
Morsi: Egypt’s New Pharaoh
When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been...
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Amanda Marcotte
Time to Stop Restricting Abortion and Start Restricting Assault Weapons
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, calls for restrictions on the manufacture and sale of a variety of guns, especially assault rifles such as the Bushmaster .223 used by the shooter in his...
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Bill Quigley
Remember All the Children, Mr. President
Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut. Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.
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George Lakoff
The Price of Our Freedom
Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? — Barack Obama, Newtown Address, December 16, 2012
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Ken Butigan
Building a Nonviolent Culture After Newtown
The December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. that left 28 people dead — including 20 children — has sent shock waves through our society. It penetrated the elaborate defenses...
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Tom Engelhardt
How the US Intelligence Community Came Out of the Shadows
Weren’t those the greatest of days if you were in the American spy game? Governments went down in Guatemala and Iran thanks to you. In distant Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam, what a role you played!...
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Michael Winship
Just a Few Miles from Newtown
We’re spending a holiday season weekend at the home of friends in a small Connecticut town just a few miles up the road from Newtown. Returning from the local store, our friend Emily tells us that...
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