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Guatemalan Government's Road to Redemption
The current trial of Guatemala’s former de facto President Gen Efrain Ríos Montt is the most significant human rights event in the recent history of that nation. By many accounts, Ríos Montt is responsible for the worst human rights abuses committed by the military in Latin America. His trial and...
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As Iraq Anniversary Fades, America's “Strategic Narcissism” Stands Out
WASHINGTON - After a week of retrospectives on the tenth anniversary of Washington’s ill-fated invasion of Iraq, the most compelling consisted of a retrospective of the retrospectives. It came from Marc Lynch, an expert on Arab public opinion at George Washington University and prominent blogger on...
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At Tenth Anniversary of the Start of Iraq War: Sixteen Media Outrages That Followed
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the US attack on Iraq on Tuesday we may face more media coverage of that tragic conflict that we’ve seen in the past two or three years combined. How much of it will focus on the media misconduct that helped make the war possible (and then continue for so...
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Fearing Radiation Poisoning from Fukushima, Lawsuit Against TEPCO Grows
Plaintiffs say Japanese energy company lied about dangers of working near destroyed nuclear reactors
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I Pledge Allegiance... To Resist the Pipeline
One of the hardest things in the world is, if I may borrow a biblical phrase, to read the signs of the times. A new call to action has been issued by leaders of 350.org, Rainforest Action Network, the Hip Hop Caucus and others, to stop President Barack Obama’s possible approval of the Keystone XL...
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If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You?
Go offshore young man and avoid paying taxes. Plunder at will in those foreign lands, and if you get in trouble, Uncle Sam will come rushing to your assistance, diplomatically, financially and militarily, even if you have managed to avoid paying for those government services. Just pretend you’re a...
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True Aim of Deficit Scare-Mongering: To Gut Social Security and Medicare
onservatives’ real aim in their fiscal brinkmanship is to gut Social Security and Medicare.
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Beyond Deficit Scare-Mongering
Conservatives’ real aim in their fiscal brinkmanship is to gut Social Security and Medicare
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Why Are Democrats So Defeatist?
The Republicans are openly introspective about why they failed to regain the presidency and the Senate. It is time for the same kind of rigorous self-analysis by the Democrats, who floated through their failure to regain control of the House without apparent dismay. Their failure to dislodge...
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Sequestration Nation, and Remembering Robert Kennedy
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy — and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office. 1967 was a difficult time for the nation. America was deeply split over civil rights and the Vietnam War. Many of our cities were burning. The war was...
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