Views for 2013-03-24

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Juan Cole
Another Thing Netanyahu Needs to Apologize For: The Gaza Blockade
The one diplomatic success of President Obama’s mainly pro forma visit to Israel and Jordan was Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pro forma apology to Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan for killing 8 Turkish...
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Robert Naiman
Flotilla 3.0: Redeeming Obama's Palestine Speech with Gaza's Ark
There's a half-empty way and a half-full way of looking at President Obama's Jerusalem speech about the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
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Greg Mitchell
Double Fail: That Piece on Media's Iraq Failure Killed by the Washington Post
Due to "popular demand," I'm publishing below the assigned Outlook piece that I submitted to the Washington Post last Thursday. I see that the Post is now defending killing the piece because it didn'...
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Greg Bowens
Democracy Betrayed in a Bloodless Coup in Detroit
A bloodless coup of the largest democratically elected government in our state has occurred. Detroit has an emergency financial manager. As Americans, we should be ashamed.
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Shea Howell
Thinking for Ourselves: On Disaster Capitalism in Detroit
The appointment of Kevyn Orr as the Emergency Manager of Detroit is a sad day for democracy. There is a growing understanding that the financial crisis justifying this move was manufactured by the...
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Atlee McFellin
Labor Unions in the New Economy
The future of the labor union is increasingly coming into question with the relentless assault on the rights of workers to organize, resulting in the lowest levels of union membership since the 1930s...
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Bill McKibben
Confronting a Senate Beholden to 'Big Oil'
After a very chaotic week on Capitol Hill, I wanted to write you with an update on what happened in the Senate on Friday. First and foremost: the oil industry’s Senators did not manage to pass...
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Stephen Kinzer
Beyond Military Intervention: A 'Wacko Birds' Manifesto for US Foreign Policy
Slowly but perceptibly, the stirrings of a new debate are being heard in Washington and beyond.
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