All Views Articles for 2015-01-13

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Ray McGovern
Crime and CIA Embarrassments
Ex-CIA official Jeffrey Sterling is going on trial for espionage because he allegedly told a reporter about a botched covert op that sent flawed nuclear designs to Iran, but powerful people want to spare ex-CIA Director David Petraeus indictment for leaking secrets to a mistress
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Patrick Robbins
In the Prison of Our Days: Two Opposing Visions of a Climate Changed Future
“The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” – J.G. Ballard The climate crisis often presents us with postcards from our possible futures. In a brilliant investigation last October for...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Bill Moyers’s Journalism Legacy
After more than 40 years on the air, Bill Moyers has turned off his microphone . While the longtime face of public broadcasting had threatened to retire in the past, this time he has assured us that...
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Rory Fanning
Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One): 'Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle'
'I’m writing this letter in the hope that offering you a little of my own story might help frame the bigger picture for you.'
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Harvey Wasserman
In Wake of Charlie Hebdo, We Must Challenge Insanity of Nuclear Power
The powerful global response to the terror attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo must now face a terrifying reality: It’s a horrible thing when an organ of free speech is assaulted and...
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Robert Weissman
President Obama: Veto That
It’s time for President Obama to ready his veto pen. Obama has only vetoed two bills during his tenure. By contrast , George W. Bush vetoed 12, Bill Clinton vetoed 37, George H.W. Bush vetoed 44 and...
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Josh Healey
I Will Grieve. I Will Laugh. But I Am Not Charlie.
I am a satirical writer. On my good days, I find comedy in the contradictions of daily life, using humor to illuminate larger points about race, class, and the undeniable musical genius of Justin...
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Marcy Wheeler
Government Declares a Monopoly on the Right to Call James Risen as a Witness
As Josh Gerstein first reported , the government has asked the judge in the Jeffrey Sterling trial, Leonie Brinkema, to declare James Risen unavailable as a witness. After having defended their own...
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Cynthia Wong
Reclaiming Privacy in the Golden Age of Surveillance
We can't let the goal of ending mass surveillance fall off the international human rights agenda.
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John Feffer
Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.
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Dave Lindorff
Congressional Democrats Have an ‘Inaction Plan’: Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress
The Democrats are showing their true colors now that they have lost control of both houses of Congress. Suddenly, with the assurance that they don’t have to worry about being taken seriously, the “...
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Jamie Merchant, Kristi Sanford
It's Still Time for a Freedom Party
What Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement can teach us about reclaiming the modern Democratic Party
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