Views for 2014-01-23

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Katitza Rodriguez
One Planet, One Internet: A Call To the International Community to Fight Against Mass Surveillance
The Snowden revelations have confirmed our worst fears about online spying.
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Timothy Karr
The Information Counter-Revolution
Many people in Kiev awoke Tuesday morning to a frightening text message on their phones. “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance,” it read.
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Laura Gottesdiener
In Chiapas, A Revolution That Won't Go Away
Growing up in a well-heeled suburban community, I absorbed our society’s distaste for dissent long before I was old enough to grasp just what was being dismissed.
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Bob Dreyfuss
Kerry’s Hypocrisy on Syria
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John Nichols
The Infrastructure of American Democracy Is Dysfunctional
President Obama’s second inaugural address touched on the reality that the United States has a dysfunctional election system.
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Robert C. Koehler
Beyond Our Broken Dreams
Every night gunshots lullaby me to sleep In ruins of abandoned buildings the broken glass is where we bottle up all our broken dreams. . . .
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Dave Johnson
Will The GOP Get Away With Its Economic Sabotage?
Republicans smell an election opportunity – but only if they can keep the economy down, jobs down and wages down.
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John Feffer
Iraq: Revisiting the Pottery Barn Rule
In 2006, a visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England accidentally became an artwork. Let’s call him Dude Descending a Staircase in honor of that merry prankster Marcel Duchamp.
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