Views for 2013-10-04

Friday, October 4, 2013
Kevin Gosztola
Federal Grand Jury Indicts 13 Members of Anonymous for Allegedly Engaging in ‘Worldwide Conspiracy’
A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia has indicted thirteen members of the hacktivist group, Anonymous, for their alleged participation in a “worldwide conspiracy” that involved “cyber attacks...
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Mark Weisbrot
President Obama’s Defeats May Turn Out to Be More Important Than His Likely Victory Over Republicans
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Bruce Schneier
Why the NSA's Attacks on the Internet Must Be Made Public
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John Miller
Sweatshop Apologists Cover for Intransigent US Retail Giants
The April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza building, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, killed over 1,100 garment workers toiling in the country’s growing export sector.
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Sonali Kolhatkar
How Many More Black Boys Have to Die?
Florida has one more chance to deliver justice to the parents of a slain black boy. The state that faced calls for boycott over the acquittal of George Zimmerman is currently holding pretrial...
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Tom Engelhardt
Which Came First: The Chicken or the Terrorist?
This may be a propitious moment to offer an up-to-date version of a classic riddle: Which came first, the chicken or the terrorist? For many in this country, the Kenyan mall horror arrived out of the...
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Cindy Cohn, Trevor Timm
The NSA is Making Us All Less Safe
"Computers are everywhere.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
American Exceptionalism, According to Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone’s 10-hour documentary series, “ The Untold History of The United States ,” which first appeared on Showtime in 2012, is about to be rereleased this month on DVD with three new episodes...
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Richard Eskow
8 Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown “Grand Bargain”
White House messaging on the shutdown (and debt ceiling threats) has been nearly pitch-perfect. Republicans, on the other hand, have stumbled and struggled and are paying for it in the polls.
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Dean Baker
Shutting Down the Government Over Health Care
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Richard Kim
Hillary Clinton: It’s Not Her Turn
Because there are only 824 days to go before the 2016 Iowa caucus, it’s time to start thinking about who should win the Democratic Party’s nomination—Hillary or Not Hillary? Before you roll your eyes...
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Donna Smith
Until Medicare-for-All Arrives, A Desire for Obamacare to Work
Yes, it is true. I want the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare to be successful, and I want single-payer, improved and expanded Medicare for all for life. I can hear it now, and almost predict who will be...
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Ajamu Baraka
Spending, Debt and the Shutdown: The Bi-Partisan “Disappearance” of Race and Class
Whatever the result of the current governmental stalemate, one thing is certain: The ongoing crisis of workers in general and the African American working class and poor in particular will continue...
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