All Views Articles for 2011-05-02

Monday, May 2, 2011
Kai Wright
The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great
Osama Bin Laden, evil incarnate, has justified so, so much American violence in the 21st century. We have launched two wars and executed God knows how many covert military operations in the ethereal...
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Medea Benjamin
Osama Bin Laden is Dead; Let the Peace Begin
For us, the death of Osama Bin Laden is a time of profound reflection. With his death, we remember and mourn all the lives lost on September 11. We remember and mourn all the lives lost in Iraq,...
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Helen Caldicott
Nuclear Radiation: Unsafe at Any Dose
Six weeks ago, when I first heard about the reactor damage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, I knew the prognosis: If any of the containment vessels or fuel pools exploded, it would mean...
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Tom Engelhardt
Are We Still on an Imperial Planet?
China as Number One? Don’t Bet Your Bottom Dollar
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Robert Naiman
The War is Over. Kiss a Nurse and Start Packing
We got our man. Wave the flag, kiss a nurse, and start packing the equipment. It's time to plan to bring all our boys and girls home from Afghanistan. When the 10th anniversary of the September 11...
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Barry Lando
Osama Bin Laden -- Everyone's Missing the Point
The jubilation of Americans and Western leaders at the death of Osama bin Laden, though understandable, misses the point. In many ways, the figure gunned down in Pakistan was already irrelevant --...
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Karen Greenberg
Following Osama to the Bottom
Osama bin Laden's death is a moment to reflect on the damage he caused us to inflict on American justice in the 'war on terror'
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Arthur Waskow
Let Us Rejoice Over Peace, Not Death
The Torah describes Moses and Miriam leading the ancient People Israel in a celebratory song after the tyrannical Pharaoh and his Army have been overwhelmed by the waters of the Red Sea. Later, the...
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Phyllis Bennis
Justice or Vengeance?
In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the "...
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Chris Hedges
On Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Editor’s note: Chris Hedges made these remarks about Osama bin Laden’s death at a Truthdig fundraising event in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.
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Tom Gallagher
Out Now, At Last, Mr. President?
As we know, in Vietnam, the U.S. Government never took the advice to declare victory and get out. Of course, I suppose that there were few people who ever really thought they would do that. Instead,...
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Randall Amster
Obama Bags Osama -- So Now What?
President Obama’s shocking May Day announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed and his body captured promises to usher in a new era of U.S. foreign and domestic policies alike. But what will...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
With Osama bin Laden Dead, It's Time to End the War on Terror
In a dramatic, yet sober, Sunday night address to the American people, President Obama announced the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. He reminded us of the horror, the grief, the tragedy and...
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