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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Richard Eskow
Fighting For Our Classrooms, and For the Human Beings Inside Them
It seems as if the same battle is being fought in every aspect of American society. On one side are the forces of egalitarianism, economic opportunity and self-determination. On the other is a well-...
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Jodi Jacobson
Trent Franks, Abortion Bans, and the Fetal Pain Lie
Wednesday, an all-male panel of House Judiciary Committee members, led by Rep. Trent Franks (R-GA), passed a 20-week abortion ban . The bill, HR 1797 , passed out of the Judiciary Committee by a vote...
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Laura Finley
Imagine if We Were Number One
No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the...
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Robert Shetterly
Edward Snowden: The Asymmetry of Courage
One of the ironies of warfare is that an apparently vastly superior force can be defeated by an apparently much weaker one when the weaker force refuses to meet the more powerful on its own terms,...
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Marjorie Cohn
The Turkish Spring: Lawyers Rounded Up
For nearly three weeks, thousands of protestors have gathered peacefully at Occupy Gezi in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Turkish police have unleashed a brutal crackdown, resulting in three confirmed...
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Christopher H. Pyle
Edward Snowden and the Real Issues
Edward Snowden is not a traitor. Nor is he a hero, at least not yet. But he probably will be martyred by an establishment that cannot abide critics.
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Amy Goodman
Terror Bytes: Edward Snowden and the Architecture of Oppression
Edward Snowden revealed himself this week as the whistleblower responsible for perhaps the most significant release of secret government documents in U.S. history. The former CIA staffer and analyst...
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Robert C. Koehler
For All Children Everywhere
We can end war.
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Ralph Nader
Obama: Sweat the Small Stuff for Big Justice
The imaginative uses of the mighty presidency in American history and its bully pulpit have rarely been much above amateurish when it comes to helping people empower themselves. This has been the...
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Shamus Cooke
Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks?
The long awaited Syrian peace talks — instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States — had already passed their initial due date, and are now officially stillborn.
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Norman Solomon
Clarity from Edward Snowden and Murky Response from Progressive Leaders in Congress
House Speaker John Boehner calls Edward Snowden a “traitor.” The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, labels his brave whistleblowing “an act of treason.” What about the...
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