All Views Articles for 2008-12-02

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Concerned Citizens of India and Pakistan
Mumbai Bloodbath: A Statement by Concerned Citizens of India and Pakistan
This Joint Statement was released to the press simultaneously in Pakistan and India on November 30 2008. We are deeply shocked and horrified at the bloody mayhem in Mumbai, which has claimed more...
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Amitabh Pal
A Shadow Falls on Mumbai
I first came to know of the Mumbai terrorist attacks on Wednesday afternoon through an e-mail from the folks at the South Asian Journalists Association. Initial reports that some people had been...
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Tom Hayden
Iraq Pact Challenges Antiwar Movement
What does the US-Iraq Security Pact mean for the antiwar movement? It certainly may cement an American perception that the war is finally over, stranding the peace movement as public opinion turns...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Robert Gates: Wrong Man for the Job
Barack Obama not only had the good judgment to oppose the war in Iraq but , as he told us earlier this year, "I want to end the mindset that got us into war." So it is troubling that a man of such...
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Stanley Kutner
Bush's 11th-Hour Bid for Secrecy
The times are unprecedented. Not since 1861 have we watched the last gasps of an outgoing administration with such anxiety. Then the nation was concerned with drift and inertia; now we watch for...
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Glenn Greenwald
NBC and McCaffrey's coordinated responses to the NYT story
Following up on yesterday's post regarding NBC News' suppression of the "military analyst" scandal and its ongoing reliance on the deeply conflicted Barry McCaffrey: I have obtained, from a very...
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Nir Rosen
Songs for the Mahdi Army
One day in Iraq , a friend picked me up from the house in Baghdad's Mansur district and took me to the Shaab district of east Baghdad. We drove past checkpoints manned by "Awakening" militias created...
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Annie Shattuck
A Message for Climate Change Negotiators: Small Farmers Key to Combating Climate Change
As world leaders meet in Poznan, Poland this week to work out a foundation for a new international climate change treaty, they would do well to seek the council of some unconventional advisors:...
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Laura Flanders
DC to Delhi: Only Our Missiles, not Yours.
Condoleezza Rice is off to India this week, to "stand in solidarity with the Indian people " in the wake of the Mumbai attacks. The Bush administration says it shares the horror and pain of the...
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Dean Baker
Paulson and Bernanke Spread the Wealth Around
During the campaign, then-Senator Obama provoked a media flurry and right-wing outrage over his comment to Joe the Plumber about "spreading the wealth around." They told us that this view was...
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Robert Parry
Bush Still Lies about Iraqi Inspections
In what's been called George W. Bush's first exit interview, the outgoing President continues a lie that he first unveiled several months after launching the Iraq War, justifying the invasion by...
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Teresa DeCrescenzo
Where's The Bailout for Nonprofits?
I am a social worker, not an economist, and what I know is this: The stock market is in free fall, financial organizations are being bailed out and the Detroit automakers might yet get financial help...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
Obama Needs to Bail Out Workers
Having rolled out Warren Buffett and the economic wizards and Hillary Clinton and the security squad, President-elect Obama needs a press conference to roll out Joe the Plumber. No, not that Joe!...
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Lynn Bradach
Ban The Cluster Bomb
The U.S. should join a global treaty to curb the deadly devices. says the mother of one victim.
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Jeremy Scahill
Barack Obama's Kettle of Hawks
Barack Obama has assembled a team of rivals to implement his foreign policy. But while pundits and journalists speculate endlessly on the potential for drama with Hillary Clinton at the state...
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Marc Fisher
Maryland Police Play Spies--And Look Like Fools
For years, the Maryland State Police, eager to play anti-terrorist surveillance agents just like the big boys on TV, spied on suburban peace activists who may have been loud, but never posed the...
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Michael Parenti
Afghanistan, Another Untold Story
Barack Obama is on record as advocating a military escalation in Afghanistan. Before sinking any deeper into that quagmire, we might do well to learn something about recent Afghani history and the...
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