Views for 2015-08-12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
John Kiriakou
Let’s Talk About Torture
The CIA’s torture-era leadership won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that...
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Seth Klein
In Our Politics, Telling the Truth Gets You in Trouble
What’s that they say about the first casualty of war? You can obviously say the same for Canadian elections. Linda McQuaig, the prominent Toronto NDP candidate and long-time economics journalist, is...
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David Morris
Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough
The catalyst for a recent column by David Brooks was a speech delivered by his New York Times colleague Anand Giridharadas at the Aspen Action Forum. (Giridharadas writes the Letter from America...
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Dave Johnson
What China’s Currency Devaluation Means
“What is good for growth in China is unfortunately bad for everybody else.” – Bill McQuaker, co-head of the multi-asset team at Henderson Global Investors, quoted in Reuters China on Monday announced...
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Ben Spielberg
Black Lives Matter Movement Gives Bernie Sanders’ Racial Justice Agenda the Push It Needs
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a comprehensive racial justice agenda aimed at “addressing the four central types of violence waged against black and brown Americans: physical,...
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Michael Tan
President Obama Wants to Continue Imprisoning Immigrant Families
The Obama administration doubled down on one of its worst immigration legacies: the return and expansion of family detention. Responding to a court order holding that its family detention camps...
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Mike Rispoli
Journalism Is Not a Crime
On Monday, a day after the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County filed charges against two reporters who were arrested in 2014 while covering the Ferguson protests...
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Vandana Shiva
Get the GMO Out of My Mustard
India is the home of oilseed diversity—coconut, groundnut, linseed, niger, mustard and rapeseed, safflor, sesame. Our food cultures have evolved with our biodiversity of oilseeds. Sarson is called “...
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Stephanie Keiles
Teacher: Why ‘I Just Can’t Work in Public Education Anymore’
(Answer Sheet Editor's Note: Stephanie Keiles has worked as a public school teacher for a dozen years in Michigan. She loves her students — but she just made what she called “one of the hardest...
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Jesse Jackson
Police Shootings About Class As Well As Race
After three days of peaceful demonstrations marking the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., yet another African-American man was shot by police there. While the...
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Julia Paley
Where the TPP Could Lose
After years of secret negotiations and silence in the media , the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has risen to headline news. Now that Congress has voted to give President Obama “fast-track” trade...
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Mark Vallen
In Defense of Art & Artists
On August 6, 2015, a highly praised public mural funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities was defaced by a vandal or vandals. Unashamedly, a...
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