All Views Articles for 2015-11-24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Diana Ihring
You Are the Border, Not Us
When I posted yesterday’s tweet on UNHCR’s involvement in managing the border crossings at the Greek-Macedonian border town of Idomeni, I expected an outcry. What I saw, and what I tried to document...
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Kiley Fisher, Patrick Woodall
WTF is the TPP?
If we don’t pay attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), this behemoth of a trade deal will destroy much of the progress we’ve made in the United States protecting the environment, workers,...
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Peter Van Buren
Syria: What Would Boots on the Ground Look Like?
Pressure on the White House to escalate the Syria/Iraq war has no doubt intensified post-Paris. Should Islamic State take things further and strike an American civilian target, President Barack Obama...
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Stephen Kinzer
Blame the West’s Interventions for Today's Terrorism
Outside powers have been crashing into the Middle East for more than a century. At first we presumed that people there would not mind, or even that they would welcome us. Ultimately we realized that...
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Isaiah Poole
A Progressive Majority Waiting To Be Convinced Government Can Work
The conclusions of a new extensive survey released today by the Pew Research Center are not surprising to people who have followed our chronicling of the Populist Majority over the past two years:...
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Oliver Tickell
Russia's Shot Down Jet Is Sending Us a Powerful Message: Keep Well Out of Syria!
Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet near its border with Syria has just revealed the real nature of the war
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Michael Winship
Daesh/ISIS Is Not Israel’s Problem — For Now
Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but I hadn’t heard the word “Daesh” used to describe ISIS until our recent trip to Israel and Jordan. Now, since the attacks in Paris, even President Obama and Secretary...
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May Boeve, Joe Uehlein
The US Can Go Fossil Free — Here's How
The world must go fossil free – and fast. But the proposals for reducing greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions that the US and other countries are proposing for next month’s climate summit in Paris will...
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Robert Parry
Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts
Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State
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