Views for 2013-02-07

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ira Chernus
The Imaginary World of the “War Against al-Qa’ida”
The on-again, off-again debate is on again: Does the executive branch of the United States government ever have the right to assassinate American citizens without due process of law? A brave soul,...
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Michelle Chen
Imagining a ‘Just Recovery’ from Superstorm Sandy
Three months have passed since Hurricane Sandy battered New York and trashed the New Jersey coastline, and she hasn’t left.
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Willie Osterweil
A New Era: From Occupation to Workers' Control
This week, Strike Debt tweeted out triumphantly: “It’s a new era. First machine fired up at worker owned factory. #NewEraWindowsandDoors”. For those of us who’ve been following news about the Chicago...
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Jesse Hagopian
Global Day of Action for MAP Test Boycott: Many Thanks From a Garfield Teacher
Yesterday, February 6, was a national day of action to support Seattle teachers’ boycott of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The response was astounding. We received messages of...
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Todd Miller
Drones, Surveillance Towers, Malls of the Spy State, and the National Security Police on the Northern Border
Before September 11, 2001, more than half the border crossings between the United States and Canada were left unguarded at night, with only rubber cones separating the two countries. Since then, that...
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Glenn Greenwald
US Media Yet Again Conceals Newsworthy Government Secrets
The US media, over the last decade (at least), has repeatedly acted to conceal newsworthy information it obtains about the actions of the US government. In each instance, the self-proclaimed...
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Ray McGovern
Drone Memo Puts Brennan on Spot
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director presents a rare public opportunity for Congress to insist that the White House publicly defend whatever...
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Amy Goodman
Brennan and Kiriakou, Drones and Torture
John Brennan and John Kiriakou worked together years ago, but their careers have dramatically diverged. Brennan is now on track to head the CIA, while Kiriakou is headed off to prison. Each of their...
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Gerald Friedman
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment
Since the late 1970s, during the Carter Administration, conservative economists have been warning that high taxes retard economic growth by discouraging productive work and investment. These...
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Robert C. Koehler
Lasting Peace
A child is murdered and we thrash about once more in the spectacle of tragedy. “With outrage over Hadiya Pendleton’s slaying spreading from City Hall to the White House,” the Chicago Tribune reported...
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Alexis Baden-Mayer, Ronnie Cummins
Cook Organic, Not the Planet
What if there were an inexpensive technology that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent or more?
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