Views for 2013-10-25

Friday, October 25, 2013
Glenn Greenwald
As Europe Erupts Over US Spying, NSA Chief Says Government Must Stop Media
The most under-discussed aspect of the NSA story has long been its international scope.
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
The Lies That Will Kill America
Here in Manhattan the other day, you couldn’t miss it — the big bold headline across the front page of the tabloid New York Post , screaming one of those sick, slick lies that are a trademark of...
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Leanne Simpson
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
In the mid-1990s I moved to Mi'gma'gi to go to graduate school. I was expecting to learn about juvenile Atlantic salmon on the Miramichi River. I was naive and misguided. Fortunately for me, the Mi'...
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Donna Smith
My Cancer, Obamacare, and the Still Necessary Fight for Medicare-for-All
Some say I should never call it "my" cancer. But after three rounds of this fight waged and two won so far, I think I am entitled (yes, I said entitled) to call this whatever I wish to call it. So,...
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Fight CNN's Pro-Nuke Propaganda
On November 7 , CNN will air the pro-nuclear power documentary Pandora's Promise. The film tells one side of the nuclear debate, profiling a few people who were once critical of the nuclear industry...
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Tom Engelhardt
No, Toto, It’s Not Oz. It’s Africa and It’s War
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Rafiq ur Rehman
Please Tell Me, Mr. President, Why a US Drone Assassinated My Mother
The last time I saw my mother, Momina Bibi, was the evening before Eid al-Adha. She was preparing my children's clothing and showing them how to make sewaiyaan , a traditional sweet made of milk.
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Alan Grayson
Congressional Oversight of the NSA Is a Joke. I Should Know, I'm in Congress
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Betty Yu
Roots, Radio and Social Change: Why Low Power FM Radio is about YOU
Media watchdog group Free Press’s recent infographic reveals how media corporations are using shell companies to evade the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ownership rules and gobble up...
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Paul Krugman
Addicted to the Apocalypse
Once upon a time, walking around shouting “The end is nigh” got you labeled a kook, someone not to be taken seriously.
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John Feffer
The World Without U.S.
In his 2007 bestseller The World Without Us, journalist Alan Weisman describes a planet that regenerates itself after the disappearance of human beings.
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Noa Yachot
This Saturday, Demand an End to the Surveillance State
If the government had its way, no one would have any idea that it regularly tracks all of our phone calls and much of our online activity.
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Karen Hansen-Kuhn
Secret Trade Agenda Threatens Shift Toward Sustainable Food System
After being delayed by the U.S. government shutdown, talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are quietly gearing up again. Tariff barriers between the U.S. and EU are...
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Russell Brand
Before We Change the World, We Need to Change the Way We Think
When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and...
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Dave Johnson
Republicans Demand Social Security And Medicare Cuts, Is It Reported?
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