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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dave Johnson
Corporate Media STILL Refuse To Cover Progressive Budget, Fall In Deficit
The House Progressive Caucus’ “Back To Work Budget” was announced almost a week ago, and the “mainstream media” still refuse to cover it. So the public doesn’t have the information it needs to make...
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Paul Savoy
The US Invasion of Iraq Was a Crime and Its Perpetrators Are Murderers
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, it is astonishing in a nation dedicated to the rule of law that every aspect of the war has been debated except the relevant law.
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César Chelala
Obama's Israel Trip and the "Middle East Peace Hindrance Process"
As he laid out his agenda for his new term, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his government was ready to make a “historic compromise” with the Palestinians, if they were willing...
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Kim Simon
No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men
When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers. The facilitator for our “Mommy and Me” playgroup would throw a question out to the group,...
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Maria Margaronis
Why Cyprus Matters: The Eurozone Strikes Again
The kaleidoscope spins again; the shards are rearranged; this time, the fragment at the centre is Cyprus.
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Yifat Susskind, Yanar Mohammed
A Decade of Occupation for Iraqi Women
A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, only one of the straw-man arguments for going to war remains standing: “We did it for democracy and women’s rights."
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Nick Turse
Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?
On August 31, 1969, a rape was committed in Vietnam. Maybe numerous rapes were committed there that day, but this was a rare one involving American GIs that actually made its way into the military...
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Phyllis Bennis, John Cavanagh
Way Worse Than a Dumb War: Iraq Ten Years Later
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Progressives’ Budget Merits a Closer Look
Last week in Washington was a tale of two budgets. One of them used popular, common-sense plans to create millions of jobs. The other had a battery of discredited ideas that would kill jobs and...
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Greg Kaufmann
SEIU Hospital Workers Strike for Affordable Healthcare
“Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves—especially for those who are poor and vulnerable.”
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Raed Jarrar
A Decade After Iraq War Began, We Should Make Amends
I was born in Iraq, and in 2003, I was in Baghdad. My family and I spent the first weeks of March preparing for the U.S.-led invasion. I was in charge of storing gas for the generator, placing tape...
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John Atcheson
The Folly of Endless Growth on a Finite Planet
Ask any policy wonk, politician or pundit – Republican, Independent or Democrat – about the sine qua non of economic policy, and the chances are pretty good their answer will boil down to one word:...
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Kathy Kelly
War without End
Ten years ago today, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated “Shock and Awe” attacks that the United States was planning to launch against them. The media buildup for the attack assured Iraqis...
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