All Views Articles for 2015-08-06

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Robert C. Koehler
Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?
Oh plaintive cry for justice, for change, for the world we must create, welling up from a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean. I can only pray: Let there be an authority large enough to hear it...
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Sue Sturgis
A Texas-Sized Reminder of Why the Voting Rights Act Still Matters
Date on which a federal appeals court panel unanimously struck down Texas' photo ID requirement for voters, ruling that it has a "discriminatory effect" and thus violates the Voting Rights Act of...
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Susan Southard
Under the Mushroom Cloud—Nagasaki after Nuclear War
(or Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body)
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Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman
Republican Candidates Should Debate Criminal Justice Reform
For a few days this week, Fox News’ Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace will have more influence on the 2016 election than anyone else. Politicians are not keen on taking stances on hot button...
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Walden Bello
Europe’s Big Banks Are Fueling the Continent’s Far-Right Fascists
Greece's left-wing government stood up to their creditors, only to be politically executed. Is the far right set to pick up the mantle?
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Marisol Bello
Hey Fox News: #TalkPoverty in the First Republican Debate
TalkPovety Editor’s Note: This piece kicks off a campaign at TalkPoverty.org where advocates and people struggling to make ends meet will ask 2016 presidential candidates about how they would...
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Juan Cole
Obama: Opponents of Iran Deal are Warmongers
Lame duck Obama pulls no punches. In his major address Wednesday on the Vienna deal reached with Iran, Obama let his critics have it. I take it he has done the math and knows that the Republicans in...
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Kumi Naidoo
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
Japan’s nuclear history reflects humanity’s capacity for destruction – and peace.
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Paige M. Tomaselli
You have a Constitutional Right to Record and Report Illegal Activity at Factory Farms
Ag-gag laws have become an increasingly prevalent way for factory farms and slaughterhouses to hide unsafe, inhumane animal treatment practices. But yesterday, a federal judge declared that Idaho’s...
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Paul Rogat Loeb
Youth Vote at Record Low -- Here's How to Reverse the Trend
The numbers are dismaying. According to a new US Census report , only 20% of eligible 18-29-year-olds voted in 2014. It was the lowest turnout in 40 years, below even 2010's doleful 24%. Mid-term...
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