Views for 2014-01-22

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ralph Nader
America’s Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis
When the news broke years ago that U.S. forces were using torture on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention camp, many politicians and the public expressed appropriate horror. There was shock and...
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Marge Baker
First Things First: Why the United States Need a Pro-Democracy Movement
In the four years since the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling, two things have become abundantly clear.
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Ilyse Hogue
2014: The Year the Pro-Choice Crowd Fights Back
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade always brings familiar sights in Washington, D.C., and this Jan. 22, the 41st anniversary of that landmark Supreme Court case, is no different. Anti-choice protesters...
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Froma Harrop
Single Payer Is Not Dead
The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was...
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Kumi Naidoo
Davos: The Shifting Nature of Power and the Shifting Power of Nature
One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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David Suzuki
Rail vs. Pipeline Is the Wrong Question
Debating the best way to do something we shouldn’t be doing in the first place is a sure way to end up in the wrong place. That’s what’s happening with the “rail versus pipeline” discussion.
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Norman Solomon, Abba Solomon
The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism
Since its founding six years ago, J Street has emerged as a major Jewish organization under the banner “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace.” By now J Street is able to be a partial counterweight to AIPAC, the...
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Adam Parsons
The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to Its Political Evolution
In recent years, the concept and practice of sharing resources is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon across North America, Western Europe and other world regions. The internet is awash with...
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Mark Weisbrot
Greece: Signs of Growth Come As Austerity Eases
It was nearly four years ago that the Greek government negotiated its agreement with the IMF for a harsh austerity programme that was ostensibly designed to resolve its budget problems. Many...
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Jonathan Cook
Cracks in the Alliance: Finally Daylight Between Israel and US?
Things have come to a strange state of affairs when Washington regards Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s far-right foreign minister, as the voice of moderation in the Israeli cabinet.
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Jim Hightower
The Millionaires' Congress vs. The People
The rich truly are different from you and me — they tend to hold seats in Congress.
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Alex Jensen
Davos: Peeling Back the Veneer of the World Economic Forum
Scrolling through the website of the World Economic Forum – whose annual meeting begins Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland – one might confuse the premier platform for global capital with a savvy and...
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