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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Glenn Greenwald
Revealed: NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Americans Daily
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Phyllis Bennis
Syria: We Need to Stop a New War in the Middle East
Plans for an international peace conference on Syria are looking very shaky. Even as the US and Russia continue collaborating on plans for such a meeting, arms shipments on all sides continue to...
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Ryan Goodman
The US Knows Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers at Guantánamo is Illegal
More than 100 of the detainees held at Guantánamo are engaged in a hunger strike as a desperate form of protest. Warding off the political repercussions that their deaths would bring, the Obama...
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David Callahan
Why Lobbyists Win. The Case of Dodd-Frank
Imagine that you're trying to make an extremely complicated decision. You want to understand the facts and do the right thing. At one ear, you have someone -- perhaps a former colleague -- who...
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Rev. John Dear
Why the Churches Should Support Bradley Manning
As the long trial of Bradley Manning gets underway this week, I want to add my voice to the millions who stand with him and the thousands who protested his imprisonment over the weekend, and thank...
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Jesselyn McCurdy
Shining a Light on Solitary Confinement
It's estimated that more than 80,000 prisoners are held in solitary confinement or restricted housing across the United States on any given day. According to a new report released last week by the U...
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Jim Naureckas
Brian Williams Makes the Case for Putting NBC on Trial
U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is facing a court martial for making classified information public by giving it to the website WikiLeaks. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams (6/3/13), reporting...
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Richard Eskow
The World Economy Is a Ticking Time Bomb (and The Fuse is Burning)
Respected economist John Kay is about to make a public statement which essentially says that the world economy is a ticking time bomb and global markets are a lit fuse.
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Lauren Carasik
Honduras: When Will the US Stop Funding Death Squads?
A resurgence of death squad activity targeting suspected gang members and others is exacting a mounting toll in Honduras, a country already wracked by violence and impunity.
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Jeff Biggers, Ben Evans
Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says
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Amitabh Pal
Austerity is Killing Us
The economic poison of austerity is literally killing thousands, as a recent book so superbly makes clear.
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Jim Hightower
IRS Should Outlaw All “Social Welfare” Political Fronts—Left and Right
If you're covered in political stink, it might be prudent to avoid yelling "dirty politics" at others.
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Monty Neill
Don’t Expect Congress to End Test-and-Punish Core of NCLB
Both houses of Congress are starting to take another crack at rewriting the flawed No Child Left Behind law through the long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
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Norman Solomon
Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—If the Enemy Is Democracy
Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious—and revealing—is “aiding the enemy.” A blogger at The New Yorker , Amy Davidson, raised a pair of big questions that now loom over the...
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