All Views Articles for 2015-11-20

Friday, November 20, 2015
Glenn Greenwald
CNN Punished Its Own Journalist for Fulfilling a Core Duty of Journalism
CNN yesterday suspended its global affairs correspondent, Elise Labott, for two weeks for the crime of posting a tweet critical of the House vote to ban Syrian refugees . Whether by compulsion or...
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Jacob Appelbaum
We Need More, Not Less Democracy
Join me in installing free software for freedom, fighting against mass surveillance, and refusing to be instrumentalised by those who have failed us – our intelligence services.
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Julianne Hing
Congress Assures the World It’s Afraid of Brown Migrants, Once Again
Stiffening entry requirements for Syrian and Iraqi refugees is dangerous and mean, but that’s how we’ve met non-European migrants for a long time now.
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Victor Wallis
Ordeals of Whistleblowers in a "Democracy"
The more extreme the crimes of state, the more the state seeks to shroud them in secrecy. The greater the secrecy and the accompanying lies, the more vital becomes the role of whistleblowers – and...
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Ralph Nader
The One Question Reporters Never Ask Candidates
Candidates for public office, especially at the state and national levels, are never asked this central question of politics: “Since the people are sovereign under our Constitution, how do you...
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Laura Flanders
Who's Leading The Charge For Change? Women
Towards the end of the new movie, This Changes Everything , Naomi Klein, author of the book that inspired the film, notices something about who’s leading the charge for change. They come from...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Islamic State Wants Us to Reject Refugees and Increase Airstrikes
When the brutal attacks in Paris occurred Friday night, social media was immediately abuzz with Facebook “ safety checks ” and breaking news reports that screamed ever-increasing death tolls in their...
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Laurie Penny
If the West Closes Its Borders, the Terrorists Will Have Won
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
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Neema Singh Guliani
Renewed Calls for More Surveillance Aren’t Based in Reality
It should go without saying that fear mongering, misinformation, and xenophobia aren’t going to keep America safe. But that’s not stopping some politicians from seizing the Paris attacks to put...
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Juan Cole
If Trump Can Track Muslims, Close Mosques, What Can He Do To You?
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, having said earlier that he might seek to close down mosques if he were president, on Thursday went further and said he would implement a registration and...
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Peter Bloom
'Terrorism for Dummies': Clinton’s Neo-Conservativsm Is Simply Dangerous
A supposedly key advantage of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is her superior knowledge of foreign policy. Conventional political wisdom suggests that her time as Senator and Secretary of...
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Rebecca Solnit
Climate Change Is Violence
The following post, by writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit , is an essay that appears in her new anthology The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness , out this year from Trinity...
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Robert Parry
Tangled Threads of US False Narratives
Official Washington’s many false narratives about Russia and Syria have gotten so tangled that they have become a danger to the struggle against Sunni terrorism and conceivably a threat to the future of the planet
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