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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Another Abortion Ban? You’ve Got to be Kidding Me
Earlier this week, in a case brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit struck down an extreme Arizona law that...
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Ken Butigan
Envisioning an International Treaty Banning Drones
Two decades from now, social commentators may very well decide, with hindsight, that 2013 was an historic turning point. Humanity has an urgent choice to make about many monumental crises — including...
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Marcy Wheeler
Obama (Almost) Capitulates to ACLU on Drone Killing Standards
Actually, that headline overstates things. Obama will never capitulate to ACLU, the organization. As I’ve shown, his Administration has gone to absurd lengths to defeat ACLU in Court, even holding up...
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Michelle Chen
Congress: From "Starving the Beast" to Starving Real People
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Glenn Greenwald
Was the London Killing of a British Soldier 'Terrorism'?
Two men yesterday engaged in a horrific act of violence on the streets of London by using what appeared to be a meat cleaver to hack to death a British soldier.
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Tom Engelhardt
The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History
We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide. And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide. But we don’t have a word for the...
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Lakshmi Puri
A Global Goal on Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment
UNITED NATIONS - Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women’s rights.
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Valerie Strauss
The Billionaires Lose One
Big money doesn’t always win the day. At least it didn’t in a school board race in Los Angeles in which a few million dollars showered on a favored candidate failed to overcome the poorly funded...
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Jill Richardson
Censoring Our Food
Standing outside a slaughterhouse in Draper City, Utah, Amy Meyer was horrified by what she saw . Cows struggled to stay out of the plant and employees hauled one cow that appeared sick or injured in...
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Robert C. Koehler
Rape and Winning
Maybe the problem is that rape is an extension of military culture. And it’s metastasizing, even as legislation to address it stays trapped in congressional subcommittee.
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Ramzy Baroud
From Iraq to Syria: US Political Impotence in the Middle East
In an article published May 15, 2013, American historical social scientist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, “Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its...
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