Views for 2013-11-20

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Glen Ford
Obama and Holder Let Gangsters Pay Fine, Continue Business As Usual
Imagine if Charles “Lucky” Luciano and his “Commission” representing the five reigning New York Mafia families plus the Chicago mob had been immune from law enforcement meddling in their activities,...
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Kevin Gosztola
In Yemen, Terrorism Comes from Above
“What could possibly justify terrorizing a community of 250,000 just for the purpose of killing one person?”
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John Atcheson
Let's Have a Grand Debate, Not a Grand Bargain
The clock is ticking down until the US engages in yet another round of budget blackmail. The first milestone hits on January 15 th 2014, when the continuing resolution runs out, and the second will...
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Dawood Ahmed
America's 'Army of Lawyers' Is Almost As Deadly As Its Drones
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Some ascribe this quote to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels; others say Hitler authored the idea.
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John LaForge
School of Assassins Faces Protest, Congressional De-Funding
The US Army School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Georgia is a notorious training operation for Latin American officers and soldiers. It’s associated with some of the worst dictatorships and human...
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Janet Redman, John Cavanagh
A Typhoon Tax: Climate Action Would Save the Planet and the Economy
Americans are generous by nature. About half of U.S. families contributed to earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010, and millions of us have already supported typhoon aid for the Philippines.
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Jim Hightower
McDonald's: Low-Paid Workers, High-Flying Execs
Sometimes it pays just to go away. You could ask Jim Skinner about that.
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Wen Stephenson
#WeStandWithYou: Young Activists Fast for the Climate
Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die.
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Peter Dreier
Labor Board Sides With Workers: Walmart Can’t Silence Employees Any Longer
Walmart’s 1.3 million workers won a big victory Monday when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the retail giant had broken the law by firing and harassing employees who spoke out—and in...
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Brian Emerson
Localists of the World, Unite! An Urgent Call to Join the Movement Against Corporate "Trade" Deals
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Kathy Kelly
War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan
I’ve been a guest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following a weeklong retreat with Colorado College students who are part of a course focused on nonviolence.
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