All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Monday, November 28, 2016
Robert Parry
Washington Post’s ‘Fake News’ Guilt
The "fake news" theme has captivated The Washington Post and the mainstream U.S. media so much that it is stooping to McCarthyistic smears against news outlets that don’t toe the State Department’s propaganda line
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Bill Quigley
Twelve Ideas Post-Election from Front Line Organizers
When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do? Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be. Others stand still, let their eyes get adjusted to the different...
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Marc Becker
Hasta Siempre, Fidel Castro
The passing of Fidel Castro is one of those events that highlights a deep divide that separates the United States from most of the world. While the mainstream media in the United States reports from...
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Steve Wasserman
Reflections on the Death of Fidel
Nearly 60 years ago, Herbert Matthews of The New York Times interviewed a rebel-with-a-cause most people thought was dead. Matthews’ scoop in the tangled jungle of Cuba’s Sierra Maestra proved that...
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Jim Naureckas
Appeal to the Working Class? Don’t Bother, Says Krugman
In the wake of a disastrous Election Day, does the Democratic Party need to present economic policies that have more to offer the majority of voters? Don’t bother, argues New York Times columnist...
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Nada Elia
‘Tis the Season, to Boycott!
One of the accusations most frequently lobbed at BDS activists (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) is that “boycotts are divisive.” Apparently, they drive a wedge in society, pitting...
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Lisa Graves
5 Things to Know about Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump Education Choice
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education next year. Many have decried...
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Josh Bivens
Already a Big Gap Between Trump's Promises to the Middle Class and His Policies
During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised that he would take the side of American workers against economic elites when evaluating policy. Yet, the policy proposals he put forth...
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Daniel I. Weiner
Obama's Last Chance to Take on Dark Money
During his time in office, President Barack Obama has repeatedly criticized the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision, and spoken out with particular force on the need to curb the...
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Eric Margolis
Suez: The End of Europe's Empires
Sixty years ago, I was home after school, sitting in our living room on New York’s Central Park West, reading a history of Rome and listening to Dvorak’s splendid cello concerto when the announcer on...
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
César Chelala
Meeting Fidel
As a young medical student in Argentina I had been fascinated by Fidel Castro and his rebel combatants and followed with interest their advance from the mountains to the plains to the capital city of...
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Christopher Brauchli
Transition, Tweets, and Trump
The gods have their own rules. — Ovid, Metamorphosis It’s been a couple of really exciting weeks for President-elect Trump and a very busy time at that. Some visitors have come by just to establish...
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Rev. Billy Talen
Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists
Earth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this. We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to...
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Belén Fernández
Fidel Castro in Context
The revolutionary's achievements in the face of US meddling made him a powerful symbol of resistance against hegemony.
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Marjorie Cohn
Philippines’ Duterte Seeks Peace
Filipino President Duterte oversaw a brutal anti-drug campaign but is now seeking peace with leftist revolutionaries and rejecting U.S. pressure for more counterinsurgency warfare
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Derek Davison
Deputy NSC Advisor Pick McFarland: Treat Middle Easterners Like Kids
On Friday, Donald Trump’s transition team announced that Fox News national security analyst Kathleen Troia McFarland will serve as his Deputy National Security Advisor, working under National...
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Norman Solomon
Euphemism as Journalism: Distracting the Audience by Focusing on Trump's Skill at Distraction
Euphemism isn’t journalism, but conflating the two can be irresistible for mainline journalists when candor might seem overly intrepid. Two months before Inauguration Day, a straw in the US media...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Bianca Jagger
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: If Not Now, When?
For over three decades I have campaigned for human rights throughout the world. I founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (BJHRF) in 2005 to be a force for change, and a voice for the most...
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Nozomi Hayase
Awakening Courage in the Era of Trumpism
American democracy is in deep crisis. As with every election cycle, electoral politics this year failed to provide true therapy for the pathology of the corporate state. There is no diagnosis of...
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Lakshmi Puri
Facing Grim Reality on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is commemorated. A commemoration in essence is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges, prove that...
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Frank Ackerman
Green State America: How to Keep America’s Climate Promises
In January, Donald Trump will endorse climate denial, renouncing the Clean Power Plan and climate targets in general. This will damage the fragile global momentum toward emission reduction,...
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Antonia Zerbisias
Canada At Risk of Sinking in Trump's Political Tsunami
When economic waves come out of Washington, they rock Canada. Now, with the Donald Trump tsunami heading towards the White House, Canadians fear their already floundering economy could be sunk...
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Gideon Levy
When Is Anti-Semitism Not Anti-Semitism? When It’s From a Trump-Loving ‘Friend’ of Israel
The only message of congratulations that Steve Bannon has received from abroad, apparently, since being named the senior strategic adviser in Donald Trump’s White House, is one that arrived on...
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Paul Pillar
Ideology Is Supplanting Intelligence
With Donald Trump’s earliest appointments to senior national security positions, some of the disturbing implications for the making of foreign policy of his own lack of qualifications for office are...
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Edward Hunt
Obama, Trump, and the Future of US Foreign Policy
Amid all the uncertainty about what a Trump presidency means for the future role of the United States in the world, one possibility is that Trump will embrace some variant of the policies that have...
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