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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Luca Stevenson, Agata Dziuban
Amnesty Must Stand Firm on Support for Decriminalizing Sex Work
Amnesty International is " poised to make a serious mistake " that would " severely and irreparably tarnish" the organisation’s reputation. What is the mistake? Listening to sex workers globally and...
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Sarah Baker
My Township Calls My Lawn 'A Nuisance.’ But I Still Refuse to Mow It.
A mutilated garter snake, a sliced frog and countless slashed grasshoppers. That was the scene of carnage in my yard in September, after local officials ordered me to mow my overgrown lawn or be...
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Noralou Roos, Evelyn Forget
The Time for a Guaranteed Annual Income Might Finally Have Come
Could the Guaranteed Annual Income, once considered a radical notion, now be an idea whose time has come? The Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced an experiment to determine whether introducing a...
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Janine Jackson
China’s Cyberspying Is ‘On a Scale No One Imagined’ – If You Pretend NSA Doesn’t Exist
Stories about cyberespionage–like the data theft at the US Office of Personal Management believed but not officially stated to have been carried out by China–are weird. For one thing, they include...
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Christian Appy
70 Years After Dropping Two Nuclear Bombs (Or How Patriotism Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry)
"Never, never waste a minute on regret. It's a waste of time." —President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if we've come...
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Anthony Romero
Rand Paul, Libertarian?
Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. At the end of May, as key provisions...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
A GOP Debate Worth Watching
This Thursday, Republicans will stage their first presidential debate, with Fox News picking the top 10 of the 17 announced candidates on the basis of their standing in the polls. By today’s count,...
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Ben Norton
US Politicians’ Racist Anti-Iranian Remarks Don’t Make Headlines
Imagine a US senator publicly calling the Chinese “evil people.” Imagine a governor saying African leaders are “animals.” Imagine a presidential candidate claiming Latinos are “liars.” In each of...
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Duncan Cameron
Cheat to Win, the Harper Electoral Game Plan
Canada's 42nd federal election kicked off Sunday August 1 with a difference. This campaign will be about twice as long as usual before Canadians vote on October 19. A long, drawn-out campaign fits...
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Rachel Rye Butler
Why the Voting Rights Act Matters for Environmentalists
Many people who care about climate change understand the corrupting influence of big money in politics , and rightfully sound the alarm when elected officials who are supposed to represent their...
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Ramzy Baroud
The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha
One-and-a-half year old Ali Saad Dawabsha became the latest victim of Israeli violence on July 31. He was burnt to death. Other members of his family were also severely burnt in a Jewish settlers’...
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Vincent Intondi
W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb
When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful...
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Monday, August 3, 2015
Michelle Chen
 The War on Planned Parenthood Is Also an Assault on Poor Women of Color
O ur elected representatives have taken to the airwaves to proclaim they are extremely concerned with the fate of discarded fetal tissue; the fate of the health of poor women? Not so much...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Seventy Years After Dropping the A-Bomb
He wanted to start a race war. That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied African-American church in June. It might have...
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Robert Reich
The Revolt Against the Ruling Class
“He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the...
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Ana Simeon, Ugo Lapointe
No Reason to Celebrate One Year After Mount Polley Mine Disaster
On August 4 last year, Quesnel Lake residents and communities along the Fraser River were eagerly anticipating one of the largest sockeye returns in recent history. What they got instead was a...
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Sam Cossar-Gilbert
The Trans Pacific Trade Deal Stumbled. Now Is the Time to Walk Away
After more than five years of negotiations, trade ministers meeting last week failed again to reach an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secret trade agreement between 12 countries...
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Mike Lofgren
The Soft Power Hoax
A recurrent buzz phrase of the Washington mandarinate in the last two decades has been “soft power.” The term was coined by Joseph Nye, a Harvard academic, in his 1990 book, Bound to Lead: The...
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Chris Hedges
Farm Sanctuary: A Haven From the Animal Holocaust
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—There are mornings when Susie Coston, walking up to the gate of this bucolic farm in her rubber boots, finds crates of pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, geese or turkeys on the dirt...
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Karen Greenberg
The Mass Killer and the National Security State
Imagine that you’re in the FBI and you receive a tip -- or more likely, pick up information through the kind of mass surveillance in which the national security state now specializes. In a series of...
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Paul Buchheit
Great Embarrassments of an Unequal Society
America has experienced "gush-up" rather than "trickle-down." The shame is on the adherents of unregulated free-market capitalism, who have assaulted us with the message of "winner-take-all" wealth...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Samantha Winslow
Organizing Is the Key to Public Sector Unions' Survival
When news broke that the Supreme Court would hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, headlines instantly projected the worst, calling it “The Supreme Court Case That Could Decimate...
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Dennis Parker
A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed
It has been a year since the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri galvanized the nation and the world. Any fears that the passage of time would relegate the issues of police abuses inflicted upon...
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Belén Fernández
Who's the Bad Actor?
During his brief descent this week upon the island of Cyprus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jumped at the chance to make menacing allegations about the implications of the recent nuclear...
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César Chelala
Cultural Treasures Are Also Victims of War
The recent damage in Yemen to three out of four UN World Heritage Sites is one more of the unfortunate consequences of a war that has already caused more than two thousand lives and displaced more...
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John Weeks
A Specter is Haunting Europe: The Specter of Democracy
In an Open Democracy article a few weeks ago I argued there would be no agreement between the Greek government and the Troika. I took this position because it was (and is) obvious that the most...
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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Shyamala Ramakrishna
The US Must Follow Through on Its Promises to Protect the Victims of Modern-Day Slavery
Modern-day slavery exists within our borders, and victims come from some of the most marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. What’s more, U.S. policies continue to make it easy for...
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Ashoka Jegroo
Across the US, Activists Shine Light On Sandra Bland's Mysterious Death
In cities across the United States on July 29, the name of Sandra Bland, a woman whose mysterious death in police custody recently made headlines, could be seen bringing light to dark city nights...
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Christopher Brauchli
Immigrants, Guns, and Congress
Such as do build their faith upon, The holy text of pike and gun. —Samuel Butler, Hudibras It depends on two things-who is the actor and who is the victim. Those two things determine how people...
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Robert Dodge
Our Nuclear World at 70
This week the world remembers events of 70 years ago. Events that killed instantly over 100 thousand human beings as the U.S. dropped the first atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
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Friday, July 31, 2015
Kumi Naidoo
Solarizing Greece Is A Way Out of the Crisis
Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably comparable to the U.S. Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of more than 40 percent have...
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Helena Norberg-Hodge
We Are All Greece
The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story. One simplified narrative depicts the German people as rich and callous...
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Daphne Wysham
We Can Stop Shell's Disastrous Arctic Drilling – But Only If We Join Together
Shell is putting corporate profits ahead of our future in its determination to drill in the Arctic. Our elected leaders, most of whom are beholden to corporate interests, won’t act. That’s why some...
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Lauren Gazzola
From "Terrorism" to Activism: Moving from the Green Scare to Animal Rights
Eleven years ago, when I was arrested along with six other animal activists on domestic terrorism charges , I was already tired of looking for lawyers. The campaign I was working on, Stop Huntingdon...
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Dorothy Ogle
Time to End the Korean War: Lessons from the Past
During a break at a July Washington forum by the Korean Economic Institute of America, South Korean National Assembly Chairman of the Armed Services Committee told Newsmax reporter John Gizzi that he...
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Emily Wight
Jeremy Corbyn and Women's Experiences of Austerity
As a full-time PR officer and the only parent in her household, Kate Shadbolt’s two-year-old son needs nursery care 40 hours per week. Taking into account her tax credits and child benefit, childcare...
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Jeff Faux
Why Republicans Oppose the Iran Agreement: Follow the Money
By any sensible measure, our country's highest foreign policy priority is halting the spread of nuclear weapons. Given our size and military might, we Americans are safe from outside invasion for as...
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Terrance Heath
Medicare at 50: Successful, Popular, and Threatened By Conservatives
Thursday marked Medicare’s 50th birthday. It’s improved the lives of millions of Americans, and it can as much for even more people. That’s why Republicans have never stopped trying to end it. Fifty...
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Ellen Brown
The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion
“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.” — The Godfather (1972...
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Subhankar Banerjee
Paradise Burning: Why We All Need to Learn the Word “Anthropogenic”
The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away. Deep in Washington’s Olympic National Park,...
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Joseph Gerson
Our 70th Anniversary Homework: Confronting the Myths and Learning the Lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Seventy years ago, two nuclear weapons targeted against cities which met the criteria of having “densely packed workers’ homes,” killed more than 200,000 people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima...
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John Atcheson
Bush-Clinton Is Not Inevitable
A funny thing happened on the way to the oligarch’s quadrennial choice between tweedle-de and tweedle-dum. Two renegade candidates decided to ignore the script. One, a right-wing lunatic with a...
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Cincinnati and the Murder of Samuel DuBose
A stunning indictment has been handed down in Cincinnati, focusing attention again on police killings of people of color. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that University of...
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Andrew Mwenda
Africa to Obama: Mind Your Own Business
United States President Barack Obama is the most admired foreign leader in Africa because he has ancestral roots in our continent. This is partly the reason his ill-informed and stereotypical...
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Roy Eidelson, Jean Maria Arrigo
How the American Psychological Association Lost Its Way
The American Psychological Association is in crisis. Last December, a Senate Intelligence Committee report laid bare the extensive involvement of individual psychologists in the CIA's black-site...
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David Rohde
Why the West May Miss the Taliban’s Mullah Omar
Reports on Tuesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. But the death of the one-eyed Afghan commander may also...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
We Have Failed Afghanistan Again and Again
The 2013 death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, confirmed this week, should have marked the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But the fates of the two main leaders identified as responsible...
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John Feffer
The Kurdish Elephant and the Great Middle East War
Let’s mix some metaphors in the Middle East, all of them involving elephants. In the crisis zone that encompasses Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, the Kurds are the elephant in the room. They are the “...
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Kathy Kelly, Buddy Bell
No Warlords Need Apply—A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan
A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to...
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Robert C. Koehler
Taking Down the Flag (No, Not Just That One. The Other One, Too)
The flag in front of Home Depot was at half-mast and I felt myself wondering why in an awkward, despairing way. The nation and the news cycle were still thrashing in the wake of the Chattanooga...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Vojko Volk
The Failure — and Future — of Democracy In Europe
There’s at least one reason we should be grateful to the Greek people for exposing the European Union’s democratic dysfunction this summer: Their recent referendum showed that majority rule is...
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Jodi Sturgeon
Too Sick to Care: Direct-Care Workers in the Coverage Gap
Imagine arranging care for your elderly mother who has the beginnings of dementia. The home care aide, who has established a warm and caring relationship with her, hurts her back while helping your...
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Kevin Gosztola
On Human Rights, UN Committee Gives US Low Grades for Surveillance, Detention at Guantanamo
Screen shot of CCPR grades for United States A United Nations committee, which reviews how countries comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), issued grades for...
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LeeAnn Hall
To Fight Racism, Protect the Right to Vote
The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church made it impossible to deny the persistence of racism across the nation. So do the symbols of support for slavery and segregation that...
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Tom Gallagher
What's Barney Frank Got Against Primaries?
Could you imagine a liberal Democrat in 2015 arguing that you shouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries because, although she has been a trailblazer in her day, her “very...
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Glenn Greenwald
Dylann Roof Is Not a “Terrorist” — But Animal Rights Activists Who Free Minks From Slaughter Are
The FBI on Friday announced the arrests in Oakland of two animal rights activists, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane, and accused the pair of engaging in “domestic terrorism.” This comes less than...
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Ramzy Baroud
Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’
As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered march towards a twisted version of a Muslim...
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Garrett Adams
Celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday By Expanding It To All
The nation has a lot to celebrate when Medicare turns 50 on July 30 . Medicare has brought care and dignity to millions of seniors, relieving their suffering and extending their lives. Medicare:...
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Tom Engelhardt
'You've Been Trumped!' (And the War That Followed)
Every election needs an organizing catchphrase and that goes doubly for the Republican presidential race, with 16 candidates having entered the fray and more on the way. I think I have the perfect...
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Jeffrey Flocken
Tragedy of Cecil: Leader of Pride, Victim of Trophy Hunt
Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion – a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in...
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Mary Bottari
"Saucy Suffragettes" Party as Voting Rights Are Rolled Back
On August 26, three Republican women's clubs will head to the private Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin, Wisconsin, to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Women's Right to Vote. These " Saucy...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Robert Fisk
Turkey-Kurdish Conflict: Every Regional Power Has Betrayed the Kurds So Turkish Bombing Is No Surprise
The Kurds were born to be betrayed. Almost every would-be Middle East statelet was promised freedom after the First World War, and the Kurds even sent a delegation to Versailles to ask for a nation...
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Sandra Fulton
Cyber Bill Gives Companies Perfect Cover to Gut Your Privacy
Following several high-profile data breaches — such as those at Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management — Congress is once again feeling the pressure to push “cybersecurity” legislation. The...
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Nathaniel Turner
CISA: A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul
An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation. Privacy and civil liberties organizations, free market groups, and others from across...
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Sean Guillory
Ukraine Is Ripe for the Shock Doctrine
While a crisis of faith, of sorts, has resounded in western discourse on the economic effectiveness of austerity, this scepticism, rather ironically, dissipates when you cross over into the remnants...
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Ruth Conniff
The Battle Over Education and Civil Rights
“This is a historic moment to end 13 years of legislative malpractice” NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia says of the federal K12 education law that Congress is currently hashing out. Congress has...
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Janet Lord
The Americans With Disabilities Act Is a Model for the World — Literally
July 26 marks the 25 th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Its passage harkens back to a bygone era when Americans with disabilities could count on bipartisan efforts in the pursuit...
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Greg Grandin
Are You Haitian?
“Are you Haitian?” That’s the question the Dominican consular officer in New York City asked of Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a Dominican writer living in New York who describes himself as “dark-skinned...
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Franz Matzner
Murkowski's Big Oil Giveaway: Profits Over People
This week the Senate Energy Committee will consider a bill that would simultaneously lift the decades old crude-oil-export ban and mandate drilling across a vast swath of the nation's publicly owned...
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Peter Van Buren
The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed
Don't sweat the details of the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. What matters is that the calculus of power in the Middle East just changed in significant ways. Washington and...
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Terrance Heath
Bernie Sanders: Strong Words on Structural Racism and Inequality
The stakes were high for the speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to the national gathering of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday night. Sanders’...
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John Atcheson
Poll Driven Spin Doctors in the Age of Big Money Elections
For too long, candidates from both parties have been conducting a cynical game of asking us what we want to hear, then feeding it back to us in carefully managed sound bites, while they dance to the...
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Monday, July 27, 2015
Chris Hedges
Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel
The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and...
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Wenonah Hauter
Three Ways The Energy Policy Act Ushered In The Frackopoly
This is a good week to reflect on Dick Cheney’s role in facilitating fracking. Early in the George W. Bush administration, he put together a task force made up of energy industry CEO’s and lobbyists...
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Nadia Kayyali
Stop CISA: Join EFF in a Week of Action Opposing Broad "Cybersecurity" Surveillance Legislation
How do you kill a zombie bill like CISA ? Grassroots action. That's why EFF and over a dozen other groups are asking you to join us in a Week of Action to Stop CISA. The Senate is likely to vote on...
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Gary Olson
Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?
Today's pop quiz: Which of the following countries has the most medical professionals working in the world's poorest countries; has doctors who have performed 3 million free eye operations in 33...
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Paul Pillar
The Unreality of the Iran-Nuke Fight
An air of unreality pervades much of the debate on the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the agreement raise issue after issue on which the agreement is clearly superior to...
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Alan Jenkins
Two Major Victories for Fair Housing
It’s a rare moment when two branches of our federal government take major steps to expand opportunity for all Americans. But, with relatively little fanfare, that’s what’s happened over the last few...
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Kirsten West Savali
#SandySpeaks: ‘I’m Here to Change History’
As I watched 28-year-old Sandra Bland assert her humanity by refusing to roll over and play slave for white Officer Brian Encinia, who had grown increasingly agitated by that refusal, the words of...
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Paul Buchheit
How Big Corporations Cheat Public Education
Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public education in the U.S., but they're skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system. Children suffer from...
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Juan Cole
Turkey’s New “War on Terror” Mainly Targeting Kurds
What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead . It is being alleged that the Turkish Air...
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Pastor Lilian Amaya, Lissette Castillo Vizcarra, Janis Rosheuvel
Ending Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Call to Faith Communities
The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken system. It demands that all of...
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Gareth Porter
Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative
I’m glad that the United States and Iran reached an agreement in Vienna after nearly two years of negotiations and 35 years of enmity. A failure to do so under present political conditions would...
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Nizar Visram
Greek Austerity and Its Resemblance to African Debt Peonage
On July 16 this year protests erupted outside Greek parliament as lawmakers were approving further harsh austerity plan in exchange for a third European bailout. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...
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Harvey Wasserman
Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes?
The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. Ohio Gov. John...
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Richard Falk
Alliance Blackmail: Israel’s Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement
The Vienna Agreement [formally labeled by diplospeak as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)] reached by the P5 + 1 on July 14, 2015 has been aptly hailed as a political breakthrough, not...
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Robert Reich
Happy Birthday Medicare
Medicare turns fifty this week. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet Medicare continues to be blamed for...
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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Marian Wright Edelman
10 Rules to Help Black Boys and Girls Survive
Democracy cannot breathe, and will die, if those enjoined to protect and uphold the law snuff it out unjustly and without consequence. Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and...
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Jennifer Skene
Five-Year Anniversary of Kalamazoo Spill Reminds Us of the Dangers Tar Sands Present to Our Communities
Five years ago, on July 25, 2010, an estimated 843,000 gallons of tar sands oil spilled from an Enbridge-owned pipeline into the Kalamazoo River watershed in Calhoun County, Michigan. The tar sands...
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Amitabh Pal
Chattanooga Shooting Fuels Anti-Muslim Reaction
Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have...
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Robert Parry
Israel Clears the Bench in Iran Fight
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, acting like the coach of a football team, instructed congressional Republicans to “leave everything on the field” in the fight to defeat the...
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Christopher Brauchli
Vetting Voters? On Race, Democracy, and the US Supreme Court
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? — William Marcy Tweed, Tammany Hall Statement (1871) The flag goes down and the bars go up. There’s a nice synchronicity to it. Of...
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Juan Cole
Obama in Kenya: Why the Horn of Africa Matters to Geopolitics
President Obama’s visit to Kenya is of course personal, though he has been there before both as a civilian and as a senator. But it does also have a geopolitical and economic dimension. Kenya is a...
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Adam Johnson
Politico Finds ‘Capital of American Jihad’–Based on 2 Cases, 6 Years and 268 Miles Apart
Roughly 10 hours after another white, apparently racist Christian senselessly opened fire in a public place in the American South, Politico ( 7/23/15 ) published what has to be one of the worst...
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Francis Njubi Nesbitt
Obama’s Last Chance in Africa
President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent memory. It...
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Jaha Dukureh
Millions of Women Risk Female Genital Mutilation. Will Obama Defend Them?
The return of a son of the diaspora to his ancestral homeland is always an emotional moment, even more so if this returned son is the first African-American President of the United States. That makes...
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Barrett Holmes Pitner
Can Bernie Sanders Be Less White?
A little over a decade ago, I met Bernie Sanders when I was a pimply-faced undergrad interning in his Washington office. I was attending college at a small liberal arts school in South Carolina, and...
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Ralph Nader
Sending Citizens Summons to Members of Congress
With the long congressional recess in August through Labor Day approaching, “We the People” have the opportunity to do more than complain about the Congress and individual Senators and...
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Friday, July 24, 2015
Jeff Bryant
Get Ready For The Next Wave Of Education "Reform"
Education activists are rejoicing that the latest versions of No Child Left Behind reauthorization coursing through Congress may give struggling schools a way to have more control over their own...
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Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Obama Should Release MH-17 Intel
A year ago, the U.S. government issued a sketchy report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shoot-down citing “social media” and other flimsy data implicating eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia, but...
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