All Views Articles for 2016-11-01

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Gareth Porter
Justifying the Saudi Slaughter in Yemen
Official Washington insists Iran is the main Mideast troublemaker when clearly that isn’t true, but the “group think” explains why a few intercepted arms shipments to Somalia where linked to Iran and Yemen
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Matt Taibbi
Too Smug to Jail
'The Economist' issues a myopic defense of the white-collar criminal
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David Morris
Beyond Candidates: Three State Initiatives That Could Bolster Democracy
On November 8th citizens in 35 states vote on 163 ballot initiatives. They cover a wide range of subjects (e.g. marijuana, minimum wage, taxes, gun control). To my mind, initiatives in three states—...
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Jonathan Kozol
Vote ‘No’ on Charter Schools
It's not easy to compete with buckets of money pouring into Massachusetts to convince the public to lift the cap on charter schools but, as a former teacher who has worked for more than 50 years with...
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Laura Carlsen
Who Gains from Colombia’s Vote for Permanent War?
Pretending that everyone wants peace in Colombia ignores the long-term effects of militarism — and the fact that the war benefits many powerful interests, including in Washington.
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Ann Jones
Nasty Women vs. The Greatest Victim in the History of the World Donald Trump
Donald Trump grabbed a new lifeline. Speaking at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 15th, he raised a hand as if to take an oath and declared : “I am a victim!” The great business...
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Lerato Letebele
COP22: A Defining Moment for Africa’s Climate Movement
Upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco should help spark the energy among Africans to mobilize for the sustainable future we all aspire for
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Jake Johnson
The American Way: Socialism for the Rich, Free Enterprise for the Rest
While it's not entirely clear who coined the phrase "socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the rest," its ability to provoke — and, more importantly, to describe — is beyond question. There are...
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Phyllis Bennis
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.
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