Views for 2013-07-18

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Norman Solomon
A Portrait of the Leaker as a Young Man
Why have Edward Snowden’s actions resonated so powerfully for so many people?
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Dale Wiehoff
Fruits of NAFTA
In the early morning hours Monday, on a remote road near the Texas - Mexico border, Mexican marines picked a deadly and rotten piece of fruit when it captured Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the...
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Robert Shetterly
Meditations While Painting Edward Snowden
"The national security state and the rule of law are mortal enemies... the national security state’s apparatus needs arbitrary power. Such power has its own code, which is meant to govern or justify...
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Kevin Martin
Wouldn’t It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?
I hate having to take off my shoes to go through airport security, don’t you? It’s really annoying, time-consuming and embarrassing (if you are like me and have holes in a large percentage of your...
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Rebecca Solnit
Prometheus Among the Cannibals: A Letter to Edward Snowden
Dear Edward Snowden, Billions of us, from prime ministers to hackers, are watching a live espionage movie in which you are the protagonist and perhaps the sacrifice. Your way forward is clear to no...
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Mark Jaycox
House Judiciary Committee Rails Against Domestic Spying
The House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the government's unconstitutional spying provided the Obama Administration with a marvelous opportunity to answer Congress’s questions about abuses of the...
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Peter Hart
Bradley Manning Is Not a Royal Baby
"With a Royal Baby Due, News Outlets Are on High Alert" reported the New York Times ( 7/14/13 ) in a piece detailing the extensive planning that TV networks have done in order to cover the any-day-...
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Latin America Experts
An Open Letter to the Media on the 'Irony' of Snowden's Request for Asylum in Venezuela and Ecuador
The supposed “irony” of whistle-blower Edward Snowden seeking asylum in countries such as Ecuador and Venezuela has become a media meme. Numerous articles, op-eds, reports and editorials in outlets...
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Amy Goodman
Let the Light of Mandela Shine on U.S. Injustice
As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, it is timely to reflect on his life, spent fighting for equality for people of color who long suffered under South Africa’s apartheid regime...
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Robert C. Koehler
Embedded Racism
Did the ghosts of our slave-holding and Jim Crow past high-five each other in the Florida courtroom on Saturday? George Zimmerman was acquitted, but does that mean that American history was, too?
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