Views for 2013-10-15

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Moath al-Alwi
'We Will Remain on Hunger Strike'
I write this after my return from the morning’s force-feeding session here at Guantanamo Bay. I write in between bouts of violent vomiting and the sharp pains in my stomach and intestines caused by...
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Bianca Jagger
Ecuadorian Victims' Struggle for Justice Against Chevron
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right." -- Martin Luther King, Jr...
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Ray McGovern
Snowden Showing Dangerous Symptoms of Patriotism
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Carrie Mess
South Dakota's Cattle Cataclysm: Why Isn't This Horror News?
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Eric Boehlert
The Shutdown's Radical Birther Streak That the Press Can No Longer Ignore
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Robert C. Koehler
Making Peace with War
What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes?
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Humna Bhojani
Dear President Obama, What Have You Fixed by Meeting Malala?
Dear President Obama, Thank you for your meeting with an impressive young lady from my country, and for showing concern over the citizens of Pakistan. In the picture from the White House, you are all...
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Michael T. Klare
Fossil Fuel Euphoria: Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!
For years, energy analysts had been anticipating an imminent decline in global oil supplies. Suddenly, they’re singing a new song: Fossil fuels growing scarce? Don’t even think about it! The news...
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Jose Luis Vivero Pol
Why Food Should be a Commons Not a Commodity
Food is treated as a private good in today's industrial food system, but it must be re-conceived as a common good in the transition toward a more sustainable food system that is fairer to food...
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Sam Koplinka-Loehr
Protectors vs. Destroyers: Canadians Unite to Stop Fracking in New Brunswick
For the past two weeks, an unprecedented coalition of Acadians, Anglophones and members of the Elsipogtog First Nation have blockaded a compound in the Canadian town of Rexton, New Brunswick, where...
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Mary Bottari
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Reach New Heights of Hypocrisy in "Fix the Debt" Ad
The Campaign to Fix the Debt, the $40 million dollar astroturf “supergroup” that CMD exposed on the cover of the Nation magazine , has shifted into high gear in an effort to leverage the debt ceiling...
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Dean Baker
Republicans Are Delusional About US Spending and Deficits
It is understandable that the public is disgusted with Washington; they have every right to be. At a time when the country continues to suffer from the worst patch of unemployment since the Great...
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