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Monday, July 29, 2013
Caroline Arnold
'A Man Don't Have To Die To Go To Hell'
"A Man Don't Have To Die To Go To Hell" ....... according to a song of cowboy singer Brad Paisley. After a bout with cancer and the encroaching infirmities of age (I’m 82) my thoughts have recently...
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Rooj Alwazir
Yemeni Journalist Jailed at Obama's Request Blossoms
The Meaning of Consciousness: On July 23 2012, Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a Yemeni journalist imprisoned since 2010 at the request of Obama,was finally released from Yemeni State Prison.
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John Lindsay-Poland
Enough! Accounting and Remembering the Long War in Colombia
US military interventions differ greatly from each other. Some, like the one currently contemplated in Syria or the invasions of Kosovo and Haiti, are publicly rationalized as humanitarian in purpose...
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Cora Currier
Who Are We at War With? That’s Classified
In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those...
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Maude Barlow
Lac Mégantic: Don't Blame the Engineer
How easy it would be to lay the blame for the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic on the engineer who ran the train. But the real responsibility lies with the governments on both sides of the border who have...
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Glenn Greenwald
Major Opinion Shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA Surveillance and Privacy
Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how NSA surveillance and privacy are viewed .
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Lee Fang
Lawmakers Protecting NSA Surveillance Are Awash In Defense Contractor Cash
Though it failed by a twelve-vote margin, Congressman Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment last week to curtail the NSA’s dragnet surveillance efforts reveals new fault lines in the debate over privacy...
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César Chelala
A Lesson from Pope Francis’s Visit to Brazil
During his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis’ visit to Varginha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro drew crowds of thousands of people, most of them young. It was a good opportunity for him to preach social...
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Chris Hedges
The Business of Mass Incarceration
Debbie Bourne, 45, was at her apartment in the Liberty Village housing projects in Plainfield, N.J., on the afternoon of April 30 when police banged on the door and pushed their way inside. The...
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