Views for 2013-05-30

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Marcy Wheeler
American Drone War: Murder and Democracy
In his post on the drone killing of Waliur Rehman Mehsud earlier this week, Jim noted that CIA has sworn revenge for the 2009 Pakistani Taliban supported suicide attack on CIA’s base in Khost.
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Jesselyn Radack
The 'We Steal Secrets' Documentary on WikiLeaks Is Incredibly Biased
Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is slick and dangerous in the same way Zero Dark Thirty is.
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Kathy Kelly
Thanking Bradley Manning in Kabul
A few evenings ago, as the sky began to darken here in Kabul, Afghanistan, a small group of the Afghan Peace Volunteers gathered for an informal presentation about WikiLeaks, its chief editor Julian...
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Michael T. Klare
Global Arms Deals and the Rise of a New Cold War
Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal? Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime via an arms deal? Are the...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's New FBI Chief Approved Bush's NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Scheme
One of the biggest scandals of the Bush administration (which is really saying something) began on December 16, 2005 .
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Tom Engelhardt
Obama's Imperialism and This "Free-Fire Zone" Called Earth
Twelve and a half years after Congress didn’t declare war on an organization of hundreds or, at most, thousands of jihadis scattered mainly across the backl
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Glen Ford
Perpetual War – and Obama’s Perpetual Con Game
Barack Obama is a master trickster, a shape-shifter, and a methodical liar. The man who has arrogated to himself the right to kill at will, anywhere on the globe, accountable only to himself, based...
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Antonio Roman-Alcalá
From Food Security to Food Sovereignty
It’s an exciting time for the good food movement. Sometimes it can feel as though the efforts to make agriculture more sustainable are the most visible and active component of the broader...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Lever of Social Action
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” I think Archimedes was serious. I know we need to be. Now is the time to choose our future, as the Earth...
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Bill McKibben
It's Time to Stop Investing in the Fossil Fuel Industry
Earlier this month, the trustees of the city graveyard in Santa Monica, California (final resting place of actor Glenn Ford and tennis star May Sutton) announced they were selling their million...
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Michelle Chen
Anger Rising in Bangladesh, Putting Big Brands Under Pressure
It’s been about a month since the Rana Plaza factory complex crumbled into a cement grave for more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers.
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Shannon Biggs, Randy Hayes
Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do
What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?
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Michael Winship
Good Consumers, Bad Citizens
A few days ago, I was listening to a radio talk show discussion of the bill passed on May 7 by the New York City Council, requiring some businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees .
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