Views for 2014-01-27

Monday, January 27, 2014
Carol Schachet
Today’s Peasant Movement – Sophisticated, Threatened, and Our Best Hope for Survival
The term peasant often conjures up images of medieval serfs out of touch with the ways of the world around them. Such thinking is out of date. Today, peasants proudly and powerfully put forward...
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April Glaser
Why the FCC Can't Actually Save Net Neutrality
Network neutrality—the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally—is a principle that EFF strongly supports. However, the power to...
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Twiggy Garcia
The Bitter Irony of Tony Blair's Response to My Citizen's Arrest
My name is Twiggy Garcia and I was one of more than a million people who protested against the Iraq war in London in February 2003.
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Greg Grandin
The Two Faces of Empire
A captain ready to drive himself and all around him to ruin in the hunt for a white whale. It’s a well-known story, and over the years, mad Ahab in Herman Melville’s most famous novel, Moby-Dick, has...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Egypt in Year Three
January 25, 2011, was a transformative moment for Egypt.
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Greg Kaufmann
If Members of Congress Hear From Americans Living in Poverty, Will They Do Something About It?
Recently, at the Social Mobility Summit at the Brookings Institution, Representative Paul Ryan declared the War on Poverty a failure.
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Paul Krugman
Paranoia of the Plutocrats
Rising inequality has obvious economic costs: stagnant wages despite rising product
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Robert Reich
Why There’s No Outcry
People ask me all the time why we don’t have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society.
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George Lakoff
SOTU 2014: The Cognitive Power of the President
There are enough people guessing what the president will do. This is about what he almost certainly won’t do, but what I would like him to do.
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Norman Solomon
Cut Off the NSA’s Juice
The National Security Agency depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA’s top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice to keep Big...
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