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Monday, July 8, 2013
Lucinda Marshall
Shot Through the Heart on the Fourth of July
There is a kindness meditation that I like to do every so often that involves putting your hand on your heart and sending kind thoughts to your loved ones, friends, neighbors, the people in your city...
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Brian Walker
What Is Resilience?
“Resilience,” like love, is difficult to define. Yet everyone – from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to government agencies, company boards, and community groups – is talking about how...
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Ruth Conniff
Wisconsin Anti-Choice Law Mirrors Texas
On Friday July 5, while Wisconsinites were distracted by the long holiday weekend, Governor Scott Walker held a private ceremony to sign into law an anti-abortion bill that contains the same highly...
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Juan Cole
Egypt: Over 50 dead in Brotherhood-Army Clash
Update: The death toll in the deadly incident outside the Republican Guards barracks in Cairo has risen to over 50 , with 300 wounded. Firm details of how the clash began are still not available. The...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Snowden Video Sequel and Brazil Fallout
Whistleblowers are typically rendered incommunicado, either because they're in hiding, or advised by their lawyers to stay silent, or imprisoned. As a result, the public hears only about them, but...
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Robert Naiman
Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela
On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela would offer political asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden .
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John Buell
Nationalism, Tech Giants, and Spy States
Despite persistent efforts by the US media to cast Edward Snowden as a traitor, the affair has managed to expose, not only abusive surveillance practices, but also the supportive role of strange...
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Daniel Ellsberg
Snowden Made the Right Call When He Fled the US
Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a...
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Ray McGovern
Obama Needs to Take Charge on NSA Spying Scandal
There is a way out for President Barack Obama as he attempts to cope with Edward Snowden's disclosures about the National Security Agency's overreaching eavesdropping, the turbulent world reaction,...
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Chris Hedges
We Are All Aboard the Pequod
The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent...
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Nick Turse
Covering the US Empire, Blanketed in Secrecy
There are hundreds, possibly thousands of U.S. personnel -- the military refuses to say how many -- stationed in the ochre-tinted country of Qatar. Out in the searing heat of the desert, they fly...
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Paul Buchheit
Four Contemptible Examples of Corporate Tax Avoidance
CEOs are legendary for defending their tax paying records, and eager to imply that government is responsible for any of their tax delinquencies. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced, "We pay all the taxes we...
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