All Views Articles for 2015-05-20

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Mark Jaycox
The Senate’s Excuses for Reauthorizing Section 215–and Why They’re Wrong
Three provisions of the Patriot Act expire on June 1 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to delay taking action on the issue by calling for a two month or 5-year reauthorization of...
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Bill Quigley
Dear God, Please Just Say No To Gov. Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday announced he is praying over his decision whether to run for president. Yesterday he also issued an executive order yesterday supporting discrimination...
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When Hollywood Sold America on Evil: Stunning PBS Frontline Doc Reveals the Depths of CIA Propaganda
"Secrets, Politics and Torture" tells the deeply disturbing story of an intelligence community's craven lies
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Rev. John Dear
Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador
This week, I’m in El Salvador to join the national celebration on Saturday, May 23rd, for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the great peacemaker who was shot dead while saying...
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Stacy Bannerman
Presidential Hopefuls “Mistaken” on Iraq
The Iraq war was many things, but it was not was a mistake, as the current cluster of presidential hopefuls are claiming . Taking a wrong exit off the interstate is a mistake. Taking a wrong premise...
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John Kiriakou
Jeffrey Sterling: The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers
Former CIA operative learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
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Tiffany Finck-Haynes
Why President Obama’s Pollinator Strategy Won’t Solve Bee Crisis
Yesterday, the Obama administration released its long awaited National Pollinator Health Strategy , a requirement of a presidential memorandum released last June, which directed federal agencies to...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq
During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq? “No, I don’t believe it was. The world is a...
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Medea Benjamin
Crossing the Korean DMZ for Peace
These brave women are about to make history by marching across the world's most militarized border.
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Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.
How Did a 26-Year-Old Iraq War Veteran Die Serving a 2-Day Jail Sentence?
Sgt. James Brown left his family in 2012 to report to El Paso County Detention Facility in Texas for a two-day stay on a DWI. So how did he end up dead?
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Roberto Savio
The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States
The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the...
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Adam Johnson
White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ in Syria, but Media Too Giddy Over Special Ops Porn to Notice
The White House announced on Saturday that a team of Delta Force soldiers had gone into sovereign Syrian territory to kill an alleged ISIS “commander” and a few dozen other faceless bad guys. Per...
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Vandana Shiva
Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs
Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women's hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis.
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