All Further Articles for 2009-12-28

Monday, December 28, 2009
Something is Gelling Here
From the stalled, detoured Gaza Freedom March, a hope-filled report from Philip Weiss on the achievement it represents. Borders have fallen away, and an international conversation is taking place on the injustice that is Gaza. "They reflect an international consensus: the end of patience for war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and an ideology of Jewish exceptionalism supported by western governments. Those governments have failed to act, so we are speaking out as civil society."
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"War Is Over!"
Forty years later, with the country still mired in war, Yoko Ono has resurrrected the "War Is Over!" campaign she and John Lennon launched at the grisly height of the Vietnam War. A product of the nonprofit Art Production Fund, it features ad displays on New York City cabs, a YouTube video, and downloadable posters in 60 languages. "You've got the power," Lennon told young Americans. "All we have to do is remember that: we've all got the power."
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Brace for a "Jobless Decade"
By any measure, the last decade was a rotten one. It started with a stolen election and the worst terrorist attack in American history. It is ending this week with the United States mired in two wars and deep into a catastrophic recession. It's hard to imagine that the next decade could be worse, but could it?
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But Will the US Media Go Along, Joe?
Joe Lieberman: "Iraq was yesterday’s war, Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act preemptively, Yemen will be tomorrow’s war."
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Recession Tragicomedy
Here's to keeping your wits about you when you have little else. Hollywood Reporter's Andrew Wallenstein saw this guy in San Diego on Christmas Day.
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