Views for 2013-08-19

Monday, August 19, 2013
Robert Naiman
If We Cut Aid to Egypt's Military, Would We Die?
If you're not following the debate about whether U.S. aid to Egypt's military should be cut—as required by multiple, clear-cut U.S. laws—in the wake of the military coup that overthrew Egypt's...
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Eric Margolis
Storm on the Nile
Egypt’s US-financed armed forces have gone to war against Egypt’s people. Arab spring has become Arab winter. So far, army and security police have scored brilliant battlefield victories against...
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Heather Cantino
Protect the Wayne, Protect our Planet: Say NO to New BLM Fracking Rules
My heart breaks when I think of the growing assaults on our commons –– on our air, our water and our public lands. In southeast Ohio, Wayne National Forest, Ohio’s only national forest, has been...
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Juan Cole
Greenwald Partner Falsely Detained as Terrorist: How to Create a Dictatorship
How to turn a democracy into a STASI authoritarian state in 10 easy steps: 1. Misuse the concept of a Top Secret government document (say, the date of D-Day) and extend classification to trillions of...
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Justin Doolittle
RIP, Idealism: How Elites Destroyed One of Our Language's Great Words
A short-but-gushing profile of Susan Rice appeared in the New York Times on Saturday.
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Jack Shenker
Beyond the Voice of Battle in Egypt
No matter how many times you witness it, the transformation is still a dizzying one. Kiosks that once vended chocolate and cigarettes, deployed as a gunman’s shield. Shop window shutters framing...
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Adil E. Shamoo, Bonnie Bricker
Egypt’s Treacherous Road
Egyptians continue to find themselves in the throes of a revolution that began in January of 2011. Rarely are these easy periods for any nation, but now the darkness of oppression has brought the...
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Glenn Greenwald
Detaining My Partner Was a Failed Attempt at Intimidation
At 6:30 am this morning my time - 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US - I received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as a "security official at Heathrow airport." He told me that...
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Paul Buchheit
The Scariest Man in America
Scary because he claims "We don't have the power to coerce anybody" while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business...
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Norman Solomon
Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington
In Oslo, the world’s most important peace prize has been hijacked for war. In London, government authority has just fired a new shot at freedom of the press. And in Washington, the Obama...
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Bill McKibben
A Movement for a New Planet
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality -- it’s hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age...
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