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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Phyllis Bennis
Authorities Too Quick To Rule Out Terrorism in Chapel Hill Shooting Deaths
Three beautiful young Americans in North Carolina, smart, funny, two of them thrilled with their new marriage, all of them looking ahead to new schools, new careers. Just the age of the young Kayla...
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Miles Rapoport
Democracy's New Moment
For a very long time, those of us committed to strengthening American democracy felt we were—if not voices crying in the wilderness—standing on the sidelines, stamping our feet for attention. Fights...
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Ramzy Baroud
Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims
The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context...
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Peter Van Buren
Watching the Same Movie About American War for 75 Years
In the age of the all-volunteer military and an endless stream of war zone losses and ties, it can be hard to keep Homeland enthusiasm up for perpetual war. After all, you don't get a 9/11 every year...
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Nozomi Hayase
Greece Is Taking Back Its Democracy, What About the United States?
Recently, Greece’s radical leftist party Syriza claimed victory in their national election. The party vowed to break ties with the European Central bank and roll back the EU’s neoliberal economic...
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Degan Ali and Ed Pomfret
A Lifeline for Families in Somalia Is Hanging by a Thread
At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is hanging by a thread. The money sent home to loved...
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Ru Freeman
USAID: Helping the Poor or Setting Up Puppets?
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, the state of Maine under the aegis of The Sahana Project, began a program of reconstruction in the hard-hit town of Kalametiya on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. The...
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David Suzuki
Young People Have the Power to Rally Others to Create Positive Change
When she was just 12 years old, my daughter Severn gave a speech at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She spoke with such conviction that delegates were moved to tears. It was one...
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Nick Cunningham
The Oil Price Crash is Being Used to Attack the Public Sector
From Anchorage and the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast, the collapse in oil prices is being used as an excuse by right-wing governments to further gut social spending and shrink critical services...
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Robert C. Koehler
Endless War Is Alive and... Bleeding
Good and evil leap from the headlines: “Egyptian planes pound ISIS in Libya in revenge for mass beheadings of Christians.” It’s nonstop action for the American public. It’s the history of war...
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Amy Goodman
From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain
In ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy, power derived from “demos,” the people. Well, the people of contemporary Greece have been reeling under austerity for five years, and have voted to put...
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