Views for 2013-01-12

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Peter Eckersley
Farewell to Aaron Swartz, An Extraordinary Hacker and Activist
Yesterday Aaron Swartz, a close friend and collaborator of ours, committed suicide. This is a tragic end to a brief and extraordinary life.
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Tangerine Bolen
A Tribute to Aaron Swartz
I met Aaron by phone one warm spring afternoon in 2011. I knew nothing about him then - just tracked him down from his bio at Demand Progress and bugged him by email until he agreed to get on a call...
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Laura Flanders
How About Gun Control for the Pentagon?
“There has to be a national conversation” about gun control, says Nancy Pelosi. The killing of school children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut and other shootings since have turned up the heat...
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Christopher Brauchli
Lechery, the Law, and Dentistry
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women. . . who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. –Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
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Wayne Au
As Teachers Revolt in Seattle, Proud To Be a Garfield Bulldog
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 10 th , a group of about 15 teachers stood together in the front of room 206 at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. News cameras and audio recorders...
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Jesse Hagopian
Seismic Imperialism: Haiti’s Buried Cry for Help on Third Anniversary of Earthquake
"When you look at things, you say, 'Hell, almost three years later, where is the reconstruction?' If you ask what went right and what went wrong, the answer is most everything went wrong." –Former...
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Ali Abunimah
Screenshots Prove It: NYT Altered Headline to Remove Words “Israeli-Occupied”
A New York Times headline accidentally told the truth today about Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, before it was ‘fixed.’
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Marian Wright Edelman
The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence
The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun...
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Glenn Greenwald
The US, Saudi Arabia, Propaganda and Tyranny in the Middle East
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Corporate Gold on the Fiscal Cliff
In economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s book, End This Depression Now! , there’s a chapter titled “The Second Gilded Age” in which he describes the extraordinary rise in wealth and...
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