Views for 2013-03-11

Monday, March 11, 2013
Robert Kuttner
The Grand Bargain We Don't Need
President Obama has been meeting with small groups of Republican senators and representatives in an effort to reduce the damage of the so-called sequester -- the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts...
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Karl Grossman
We Must Make the Whole Planet a 'Nuclear Free Zone'
With the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster this week, with North Korea having just threatened a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against the United States and a U.S. senator...
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Vandana Shiva
Tilling the Soil with Pesticides
The ministry of agriculture had organised a conference on Doubling Food Production from February 1-3. The “eminent speakers” invited were not members of International Assessment of Agricultural...
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Glenn Greenwald
The NYT and Obama Officials Collaborate to Prosecute Awlaki After He's Executed
The New York Times and the Obama administration have created a disturbing collaborative pattern that asserted itself again on Sunday with the paper's long article purporting to describe the events...
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Allison Kilkenny
The Global Austerity Resistance Continues
Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Spain and Greece this week in response to ongoing budget cuts and high unemployment.
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Junichi Sato
Hope from Fukushima
As we mark the second memorial of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, we see tragedy, but also hope in Japan. While people mourn for the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and children that...
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Ellen Frank
True Aim of Deficit Scare-Mongering: To Gut Social Security and Medicare
US politics seems stuck in an endless debate about the size of the federal deficit and federal debt.
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Harvey Wasserman
Fukushima's Fallout Is Already Harming Our Children
Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding radioactive tragedy that demands this industry...
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Juan Cole
Karzai Accuses Taliban of Serving US Interests, Slams (Non-Existent) US-Taliban Talks
Once again, the erratic president of Afghanistan, had US officials shaking their heads in disbelief after he gave a speech while Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in Kabul in which he blamed the...
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Chris Hedges
The Crucifixion of Tomas Young
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie...
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Danny Postel
Hugo Chávez and the Middle East: Which Side Was He On?
Most of the postmortem commentary on Hugo Chávez has focused on his domestic legacy in Venezuela, his wider regional legacy within Latin America, and what we might call his hemispheric legacy—his “...
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Paul Buchheit
Five Poisons of Privatization
It gets more maddening every day. Essential human needs are being packaged into products to be bought and sold. The right to food and water, education, health care, public spaces, and unrestricted...
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