Views for 2013-09-06

Friday, September 6, 2013
Jim Goodman
Passage of Trans Pacific Partnership Would Be Win for Corporations, Loss for the 99%
In the early years of the United States we had, and enforced, strong trade tariffs, it was necessary to protect farmers and businesses from unfair foreign competition. Now, that we are an Empire, we...
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Dennis Kucinich
Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria
In the lead-up to the Iraq War, I researched, wrote and circulated a document to members of Congress which explored unanswered questions and refuted President Bush's claim for a cause for war.
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Peter Certo
On the Fence About Syria? Read This!
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Jim Naureckas
The Strange Thing About Cluster Bombs
The New York Times has an article today ( 9/5/13 ) about a Human Rights Watch report charging Syria's government with the use of cluster bombs, a "widely prohibited weapon." Cluster bombs are...
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Eva Galperin, Dan Auerbach
Leaks Show NSA is Working to Undermine Encrypted Communications, Here's How You Can Fight Back
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Mark Stanley
Five Reasons to Reform Key US Privacy Law
As Congress returns from recess, it faces many looming tasks, not least of which is reining in the NSA's mass surveillance programs.
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Sarah van Gelder
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's approval of military force in Syria makes military strikes against that country more likely. But key questions remain unanswered. Will military strikes help...
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Jon Healey
Latest Snowden Revelation: NSA Sabotaged Electronic Locks
The latest Edward Snowden-powered exposé published by the New York Times, ProPublica and the Guardian is, to me, the most frightening. It reveals that the National Security Agency has moved beyond...
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George Lakoff
Obama Reframes Syria: Metaphor and War Revisited
President Obama has reframed his position on Syria, adjusting the Red Line metaphor: It wasn’t his Red Line, not his responsibility for drawing it. It was the Red Line drawn by the world, by the...
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David Sirota
What Happened to the Anti-War Movement?
A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet another country with bombs. The oxymoron last week was...
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Bruce Schneier
The US Government Has Betrayed the Internet. We Need To Take It Back
Government and industry have betrayed the internet , and us.
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