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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Juan Cole
Top Ten Ways Bradley Manning Changed the World
Bradley Manning will be sentenced today, having been found guilty of 20 counts on Tuesday, including espionage (despite the lack of evidence for intent to spy and the lack of evidence that his...
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César Chelala
Martin Indyk: A Wolf to Tend The Chickens in the Middle East
The naming of Martin Indyk as the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations is an ominous sign in an already dire situation for peace in the region. How can the United States expect an...
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Mark Stanley
When Wyden and Udall Talk NSA, Pay Close Attention
For years , Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall issued warnings about the government’s “secret” interpretation of the Patriot Act – an overbroad interpretation we now know led to the NSA’s collection...
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Linda McQuaig
How Canada's Harper Helped Push World Toward Austerity
In June 2010, the transformation of the city’s downtown core into a pseudo war zone seemed like the worst aspect of the Harper government’s handling of the G20 summit in Toronto.
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Yotam Marom
Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
I suppose it wasn’t really until I was standing on the west side of Hoboken, N.J., in water and oil up to my thigh, that climate change really made sense. And it wasn’t until I was out organizing on...
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Jessica Schorr Saxe
Let’s Celebrate Medicare by Expanding It
Just after her 65th birthday, a patient limped into my office and apologized for not having shown up in months. She had not been able to afford a visit. Now on Medicare, she was able to address her...
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Norman Solomon
Manning Deserves Nobel Peace Prize
Tuesday's verdict from a military judge does not diminish the huge moral stature of whistle-blower Bradley Manning.
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David Gespass
Manning Verdict: Slow Death for Democracy
Though he was acquitted of aiding the enemy on Tuesday, Bradley Manning was found guilty of five counts of violating the Espionage Act. It has long been said that military justice is to justice what...
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Michelle Chen
Farmworkers Face Silent Spring in the Fields
Some lawmakers in Washington may be losing sleep in the coming weeks as they mull over proposed immigration reform legislation.
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