Views for 2013-06-19

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Edward Williams
America: More Diverse Yet Less Equal?
There is a strange dichotomy occurring in 21st-century America: The country is becoming more diverse and less equal.
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Winona LaDuke
When Drones Guard the Pipeline – Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East
Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.
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Caroline Arnold
What Should We Do - as a Nation - with Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden?
Hire them. They have – at great personal risk – revealed what we citizens have remained ignorant of: the reach of information technology, intelligence-gathering and database management in the 21st...
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Gwynne Dyer
Poison Gas and Red Lines
Fool me once, shame on you. (The Taliban regime in Afghanistan helped al-Qaeda to plan 9/11. We must invade.) Fool me twice, shame on me. (Saddam Hussein is building weapons of mass destruction in...
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Anna Lekas Miller
If Your Name is Ahmed or Fatima, You Live in Fear of NSA Surveillance
One of the most common responses from the 66% of American citizens in favor of the NSA 's data-collection programs is, "I have nothing to hide, so why should I have anything to fear?"
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Greg Kaufmann
What Congress and the Media are Missing in the Food Stamp Debate
To follow the congressional debate about food stamp (SNAP) funding in the Farm Bill—and media coverage of that debate—you would think that the relevant issues are the deficit, rapists on food stamps...
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Jim Hightower
Repeal the Patriot Act
It's back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors — has risen again, this time with an added twist of Orwellian...
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Glenn Greenwald
Fisa Court Oversight: A Look Inside a Secret and Empty Process
Since we began publishing stories about the NSA 's massive domestic spying apparatus, various NSA defenders – beginning with President Obama - have sought to assure the public that this is all done...
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Jeff Cohen
Trust me: Political Spying + Computers = Big Brother
I know the issue of political spying – and not just because my lawful, nonviolent activism got me spied on by local, state and federal “intelligence” agencies (whose spy files on me were unearthed...
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Shamus Cooke
Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq
In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president's claim that the Syrian government has used...
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