Views for 2013-03-13

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Michael Moore
America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)
The year was 1955. Emmett Till was a young African American boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi. One day Emmett was seen "flirting" with a white woman in town, and for that he was...
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Michael Ratner
Shrinking Fronts on Our Global Battlefield
Last week, the dramatic filibuster delaying John Brennan’s confirmation as our new CIA director begged for an answer to one question: “does the President have authority to order a targeted killing by...
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George Lakey
I Pledge Allegiance... To Resist the Pipeline
One of the hardest things in the world is, if I may borrow a biblical phrase, to read the signs of the times.
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Sadhbh Walshe
Stop Allowing the Wealthy to Treat Undocumented Immigrants Like Slaves
Last week a wealthy New York widow, Annie George, went on trial for allegedly keeping an undocumented immigrant as a virtual prisoner in her home for over 5 years.
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Bertha Lewis
James O'Keefe Pays Out to Just One Victim of His ACORN Video Deception
In this season of redemption, I am reminded of a saying my grandmother had for those who were deceitful, who lied or committed bad acts. Anytime we heard a story of something someone had done to harm...
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David Suzuki
Healthy Kids Need Time in Nature
Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. The problem is that the path doesn’t lead them into nature.
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Dean Baker
What Ryan's Budget Really Says: 'I Love Rich People'
Ezra Klein looked at Paul Ryan's latest budget and told readers :
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Bryce Covert
What Paul Ryan’s Budget Means for Women
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Daniel Ellsberg
A Salute to Bradley Manning, Whistleblower, As We Hear His Words for the First Time
On Tuesday, the Freedom of the Press Foundation , an organization that I co-founded and of which I'm on the board , has published an audio recording of Bradley Manning's speech to a military court...
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Jim Hightower
'The Dow' vs. 'The Doug': On Getting Kicked While Richest Get Richer
"It's a sign," exclaims a February Associated Press story — a sign that our economy is "healing." "It signals that things are getting back to normal," added a delighted market analyst. And a March 4...
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Rev. John Dear
Norway Calls the World to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Last week, an extraordinary, historic event occurred. The government of Norway invited all the nations of the world to a two day conference to discuss the humanitarian effects of nuclear war and to...
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Kumi Naidoo
A Necessary Extinction
LONDON - When the environment changes, smart creatures adapt. And, in the face of a changing climate and changing economics, smart people are backing green energy. In 2011 almost a third of new...
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Vijay Prashad
The Myth of Large Numbers
Since the 1990s, the West has justified its military interventions on liberal grounds — to remove noxious leaders who oppress their people or who have begun to conduct policies that appear genocidal...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Our 'Government of Laws' Is Now Above the Law
“The government of the United States,” wrote Chief Justice John Marshall in his famous decision in Marbury v. Madison, “has been emphatically termed a government of laws , and not of men.” This...
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Norman Solomon
Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency – And Which “Progressives” Aren’t
Now we know. Every member of Congress has chosen whether to sign a letter making a crucial commitment: “ We will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits --...
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