Views for 2013-01-30

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
George Bisharat
Why Palestine Should Take Israel to Court in The Hague
Last week, the Palestinian foreign minister, Riad Malki, declared that if Israel persisted in its plans to build settlements in the currently vacant area known as E-1, which lies between Palestinian E
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Mychal Denzel Smith
Let's End All Gun Deaths, Not Just Mass Killings
In 1995, Chicago resident Shirley Chambers lost her first child to gun violence. Her 18-year-old son, Carlos, was shot and killed by a 16-year-old high school classmate. Five years later, her 15-year...
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Wenonah Hauter
Don’t Put a Fork in It: On the Perils of Genetically Engineered Salmon
While most Americans were enjoying the holiday season or stressing out over the nation’s imminent leap off the so-called fiscal cliff, the Food and Drug Administration delivered some big news as...
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Peter Hart
Iranian Meddling in Yemen, Says Unnamed Official From Meddling Country
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Robert Pollin
Declining Union Membership and Attacks on Workers: Pages from the Neoliberal Playbook
Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that the percentage of U.S. workers who were union members in 2012 had fallen to a 97-year low of 11.3 percent of the workforce. The total number of...
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Paul Krugman
Incestuous Amplification, Economics Edition
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's Non-Closing of Gitmo
The New York Times' Charlie Savage reported yesterday that the State Department "reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay , Cuba, and will not replace him".
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Lisa Hallgarten
Forced Contraception of Jewish Ethopian Women Is Tip of Global Iceberg
Should gynaecologists need to be told not to give women contraceptive injections without establishing fully informed consent?
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Jim Hightower
Jamie Gets Punished
If you are sensitive to stories of human suffering and economic hardship, let me warn you that the following report contains material that could be upsetting, so discretion is advised.
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Ted Rall
As Hurricane Victims Freeze, Billionaire Mayor Gives Away $1 Billion to Wealthy Med School
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines over the weekend with his announcement that he has donated $345 million to Johns Hopkins University.
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Norman Solomon
Verbal Tics and Political Routines
A lot of what we say and do becomes habit-forming. Groundhog Day 2013 could serve as a reminder that some political habits should be kicked. Here are a few: ** “Defense budget ” No, it’s not a...
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Jeff Biggers
Immigration Reform Must Begin With Moratorium on Deportations and Recognition of Shattered Families
As President Obama unveiled his immigration reform plan in Las Vegas yesterday, admonishing the U.S.
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