Views for 2014-01-17

Friday, January 17, 2014
Kevin Gosztola
Obama Lectures Those Outraged by NSA Surveillance Programs in Speech Announcing Reforms
The president delivered a speech on changes his administration would support to National Security Agency programs and policies, but what most stood out was not the announced reforms.
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's NSA 'Reforms' Are Little More Than a PR Attempt to Mollify the Public
In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in response to many of America'...
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Sandra Fulton
Police Hunger for Drones May be Growing, but So Are Privacy Concerns
The ACLU’s Chris Calabrese testified Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing on the economic benefits and the safety, privacy, and First Amendment implications of unmanned aerial...
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Thom Hartmann
The TPP – The More We Know, The Worse It Gets
We already knew that the Trans Pacific Partnership is a threat to our jobs, our civil rights, and our national sovereignty, and now we know it's also a danger to our environment. On Wednesday,...
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Peter Bosshard
US Congress Takes Landmark Decision for Rivers and Rights
The World Bank is eager to re-engage in large dam projects around the world, and other financiers are following in its wake. The US Congress has now poured cold water on these plans.
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David Sirota
Pentagon & NSA Officials say They Want Snowden Extrajudicially Assassinated " style="width: 540px; height: 324px;" title="NSA whisteblower Edward Snowden.
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Robert Reich
Fear is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest
Last week’s massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia’s Elk River illustrates another benefit to the business class of high unemployment, economic insecurity, and a safety-net shot...
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Elizabeth Kucinich
Calls Intensify for Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling
A morning press conference offered a beacon of hope for farmers and activists on Capitol Hill today as members of Congress and 200 organizations demanded Obama fulfill his 2007 campaign promises to...
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Lucinda Marshall
Though Not in West Virginia, We All Live Downstream
The recent assault on West Virginia’s Elk River that left hundreds of thousands of people without usable water should give us all pause. We need to not only address the immediate disaster but also to...
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Ralph Nader
Needed: Three Obama Speeches for the People
Dear President Obama: All the daily decisions and crises you have to confront must not preclude occasional addresses to the country that rise to the level of statesmanship, transcending the hurly-...
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Julian Borger
The Truth About Israel's Secret Nuclear Arsenal " style="width: 540px; height: 324px;" title="Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona.
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Greg Mitchell
Bill Keller: Tough on Cancer Patients, Easy on War Promoters
There was so much to critique in Bill Keller’s notorious column this week at The New York Times on the proper etiquette of cancer patients that most of us could barely mention in passing that this...
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