Views for 2013-01-10

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Bernie Sanders
Why I Won't Be Voting for Jack Lew for Treasury
Jack Lew is clearly an extremely intelligent person and I applaud his many years of public service to our country. I believe that he will be confirmed by the Senate. Unfortunately, he will be...
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Kathy Kelly, Martha Hennessy
Seeking Security in Afghanistan
This week, in Washington, D.C., Presidents Obama and Karzai will discuss a proposed Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States. Presumably, they’ll note some of the main...
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Richard Schiffman
'Frackademia': How Big Gas Bought Research on Hydraulic Fracturing
Last week, the oil company Chevron took out a full-page ad in the Atlantic Monthly to say – seemingly innocuously – that hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, needs to be "good for everyone...
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Daniel Wilson
With or Without Harper, Justice Will Remain Absent
While the saga of who will attend tomorrow's meeting between Harper government representatives and First Nations leaders continues, we can be certain that justice will be absent.
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Ramzy Baroud
History of the People: Articulating ‘Palestine’
What do a Palestinian farmer who is living in a village tucked in between the secluded West Bank hills, a prisoner on hunger strike in an Israeli jail and a Palestinian refugee roaming the Middle...
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Karen Greenberg
How 'Zero Dark Thirty' Reminds Americans How Much They Love Torture
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Matthew Cassel
Families Grieve as Chicago Killings Increase
CHICAGO - A stack of glossy images showing an active and smiling young man is all that's left for Darius McGraw's family to remember him by. On a cold morning in November 2012, 22-year-old McGraw was...
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Sarah Anderson
4 Modest Wishes for New Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
I happily joined the more than 200,000 people who’ve signed the “Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary” progressive fantasy petition .
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Winona LaDuke
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week of a hunger strike outside the Canadian parliament building, thousands of protesters voice their support in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis,...
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Dan Beeton, Jake Johnston
Haiti by the Numbers, Three Years Later
Number of people killed in the earthquake in 2010: over 217,300
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Kristin Moe
Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America
It took weeks of protests, flash mobs, letters, rallies, and thousands of righteous tweets, but Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally caved. He agreed to a meeting with the woman who had...
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Tina Gerhardt
70 Green Groups Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change
Last Friday, the League of Women Voters in Hawaii sent Obama back to D.C. on his last day of family vacation in his native Hawaii with a reminder that his action or inaction on addressing climate...
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Amy Goodman
John Brennan, Sami Al-Hajj and the Blight of Guantanamo
It takes courage to enter a war zone willingly, armed with a microphone and a camera as a journalist. That is what Al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Hajj was doing in Dec. 2001, as he was entering...
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