Views for 2013-08-23

Friday, August 23, 2013
Valerie Strauss, Valerie Strauss and Helen Gym
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Philadelphia Schools
The Philadelphia public school system is in a financial and leadership crisis so severe that writer Aaron Kase said in this article on Salon.com that the district is in its “death throes.” While that...
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Ben Wizner
Chelsea Manning Was No Criminal
Many Americans have been perplexed about how to view the prosecution of Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced this week under the name Bradley Manning.
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Patrick Cockburn
Evidence of Chemical Attack Seems Compelling, but Remember There’s a Propaganda War On
Pictures showing that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta just east of Damascus are graphic and moving.
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Glenn Greenwald
Snowden: UK Government Now Leaking Documents About Itself
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Freddie McConnell
Chelsea Manning and the Pain, But Mostly Joy, of Coming Out as Transgender
When Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley ) came out publicly via a written statement to popular US TV show, The Today Show, a jumble of thoughts raced through my mind.
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Owen Jones
Anti-Muslim Bigotry is Pervasive and Standing Up Against It Is Neither Cowardly, Nor the Same as Being An Apologist for Fanaticism
It's official: I'm no longer the Justin Bieber of the left .
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Chalmers Johnson, Tom Engelhardt
Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire
Here’s the question that comes to mind at least once a week, when some particularly outrageous or absurd piece of news arrives from somewhere in the American imperium: What would Chal think?
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Bill Blum
If You Love Pfc. Manning, Help Set Her Free
Now that Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has been sentenced to serve 35 years behind bars, her backers face the very practical question of how they can best continue their support and show their...
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Amy Goodman
Manning Wronged AND Miranda's Rights
“There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” wrote the late historian Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States.”
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Scott Parkin
Green Scare Lite: When the Feds Come Knocking on the Climate Movement's Doors
In 2003, my friends and I organized a forest defense campaign against a financial holding company called Maxxam. We called the campaign Dirty South Earth First! (DSEF!).
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Bill Quigley
Thirteen Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You
“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most...
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Richard Heinberg
Fracking Boom Slouching Toward Bust
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. What’s an obscenity that starts with “f” and ends with “ck”? Oh wait, sorry, this is supposed to be a serious article about fracking. That’s right, we’re talking...
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Jacob Swenson
Anti-Austerity Campaign Demands Shutdown of Corporate Tax Dodging
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