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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Robert Scheer
US Cluster Munitions: 277 Million Boston Bombings
The horror of Boston should be a reminder that the choice of weaponry can be in itself an act of evil.
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Mike Elk
An Explosion the Media Ignores: The Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster Cannot Be Forgotten
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Renee Parsons
Boston Manhunt Challenges Constitutional Principles
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Katherine Stewart
The Rightwing Donors Who Fuel America's Culture Wars
The laws and bills emerging from many of America's statehouses are farther to the right than they've ever been. But the population overall continues to trend moderately leftward. How to explain this...
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Lauren Carasik
The Long Arc of Justice in Guatemala
Thirty years ago, a "scorched earth" counterinsurgency strategy in the Quiche region of Guatemala left 1,771 Maya Ixil dead, tens of thousands displaced, and ruptured the social fabric of the...
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Brian Terrell
Drones, Sanctions and the Prison Industrial Complex
( Common Dreams editor's note: The author is nearing the end of a six month sentence at Yankton Federal Prison Camp for protesting drone warfare at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. He is...
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Robert Reich
The Xenophobe Party
The xenophobia has already begun.
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Tom Engelhardt
Jeremy Scahill, Blowback Reporting, and the New US 'Dirty Wars'
Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 -- and just about no one noticed. Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA...
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Mark Weisbrot
The United States Shows Its Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy
While most of the news on Venezuela in the week since the 14 April presidential election focused on the efforts of losing candidate Henrique Capriles to challenge the results, another campaign, based...
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Matthew Behrens
The Cluster Bombs of Boston and Drone Strikes of Yemen
One day last week, I was in a Shawarma shop as the wall-to-wall TV coverage of the Boston manhunt provided the soundscape for lunch. The gentleman behind the counter and I exchanged words of sadness...
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Tom Gallagher
John Kerry Objects to a Presidential Election – Thirteen Years Too Late
When I heard that Secretary of State John Kerry thought “there ought to be a recount” in the 2013 Venezuelan presidential election and said that the Obama Administration would be having “serious...
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Juan Cole
Terrorism and Other Religions
Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States.
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John Atcheson
The Day After Earth Day
Well, glad that’s done. The speeches are over; the sermons delivered; the demonstrations dispersed.
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Tyson Miller
Why We Need More (and Better) Environmental Coverage in the News
Around Earth Day, environmental stories in the mainstream news media usually peak. However, consistent environmental news coverage throughout the rest of the year is hard to find; with environmental...
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