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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
George Monbiot
Why Stop at ISIS? Let's Bomb the Whole Middle East
Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course? Why stop at blowing up Islamic State, when the Syrian government has...
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Coleen Rowley
Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations
Why do Americans hate beheadings but love drone killings? What accounts for our irrational response to these two very different forms of illegal execution, one very profitable and high-tech, usually...
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Wenonah Hauter
Ahead of Global Frackdown, Movement to Ban Deadly Gas Drilling Gains Momentum
Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the People’s Climate March, along with our allies and thousands of citizens from around the world. We stood together in New York City to...
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Jim White
US Air Strikes in Syria Proceeding as Expected: Civilian Deaths Documented, ISIS Recruitment Up
Last week, besides pointing out the obscene fact that the US Senate approved $500 million for the US to get more involved in the Syrian civil war on the same day the UN announced a $352 million...
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Adam Jung
Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George
This is just one of many article's remembering our friend, Afghanistan war veteran, healer, and activist Jacob George. Please also see " Remembering Jacob George " by Jacob's close friend and fellow...
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Patrick Oakford
Out of the Shadows and Out of Poverty: Reducing Poverty Through Immigration Reform
The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy...
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Gretchen Goldman
Combatting Panic: Ebola, the CDC, and Crisis Communication
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. Almost on cue, panic and overreaction were rampant, most notably on...
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Kumi Naidoo
Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes
Sitting in the towering United Nation’s building on New York’s east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia,...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Congress’s Sorry Dereliction of Duty
In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan agreement: Congress should ignore its constitutional mandate to vote on war with the Islamic State, a...
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Jenni Dye
Business Lobby to Women: Get Back in the Kitchen
Is thinking that I should be paid the same as a man if I do the same work a radical, anti-business threat? According to the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce--the largest business lobby in the...
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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
A Roadmap to Living – and Thriving – in Harmony with Nature
MONTREAL, Canada - In Nagoya, Japan, in 2010, the international community made a commitment to future generations by adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and 20 Aichi Biodiversity...
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Juan Cole
Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS
It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: ” Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut By Ned Resnikoff It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Michael Premo, Jonathan Smucker
What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March
Last Sunday, we joined 400,000 people in the People’s Climate March (PCM) to demand action on climate change. The next day, we joined with 3,000 others to participate in Flood Wall Street (FWS),...
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Adelita San Vicente Tello
On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant
Here we have an opportunity, which is that most corn is still produced by campesinos/as [small farmers]. They still use native seeds, and they use rainwater for sowing – even though they do it in...
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Mark Weisbrot
Hard Choices: Hillary Clinton Admits Role in Honduran Coup Aftermath
In a recent op-ed in The Washington Post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a review of Henry Kissinger’s latest book, “World Order,” to lay out her vision for “sustaining America’s...
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Peter Hart
TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War
Want to know what corporate media look like when they're reporting for duty? On the most recent CBS 's Face the Nation ( 9/28/14 ), host Bob Schieffer previewed the guests who would be appearing on...
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Tom Engelhardt
Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century
What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters . You create a global surveillance state for the ages . You...
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Wagatwe Wanjuki
Without Net Neutrality, Women and Girls Will Lose Out Online
Feminism has been in the headlines in recent months: From Emma Watson sharing her awakening story in front of the United Nations to Beyoncé's bold backdrop during the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony...
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Joel Silberman
Who Stole Television News?
BREAKING NEWS—They're selling us another war on television. As a Washington media strategist, people ask me, "Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows?" As reported by the...
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Robert Parry
Neocons’ Noses Into the Syrian Tent
Now that President Barack Obama has begun airstrikes inside Syria against the terrorist Islamic State – with the tacit but not explicit approval of Syria’s government — Official Washington’s ever-...
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Sam Pizzigati
Why an Unequal Planet Can Never Be Green
What is it going to take to save the planet from environmental devastation? Sheer people power? We certainly saw that on the eve of last week’s UN Climate Summit in New York. Some 400,000 marchers...
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Harvey Wasserman
How We Win on Climate Change
Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago. It was.... ...joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming...and in many ways turning point. Now that the dust has settled a bit...
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John Nichols
A Supreme Court for Billionaires, Not Voters
In case there was any remaining confusion with regard to the precise political intentions of the US Supreme Court’s activist majority, things were clarified Monday. The same majority that has made it...
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Donna Smith
US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part
One common definition of a cartel is: an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition. Or if you prefer this definition...
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Robert Shetterly
Feeding the Roots, Building Democracy: On Painting Peter Kellman
Editor's note: The artist's essay that follows accompanies the 'online unveiling'—exclusive to Common Dreams—of Shetterly's latest painting in his " Americans Who Tell the Truth " portrait series,...
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Monday, September 29, 2014
Peter Rugh
After the People’s Climate March, It Is Time to Demand More
The 400,000 people who packed Manhattan’s Central Park West for the People’s Climate March on September 21 have all gone home to their apartments, farms, cabins and lobster boats. They’ve returned to...
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Ai-jen Poo
America's Most Invisible Workforce Is the One We Need the Most
I started organizing domestic workers 16 years ago. I signed up nannies, housekeepers and home health aides at parks and train stations as they quietly took care of our children, our households and...
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Robert Reich
Raising Most People’s Wages
I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should...
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Alex Abdo
New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tools
Today, we're releasing several key documents about Executive Order 12333 that we obtained from the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the ACLU filed (along with the...
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Ben Schreiner
A Dictionary Reference to the War on ISIS
2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force The gift that just keeps on giving. Bad Guys Whoever it is that is currently being bombed and shot at by the U.S. and its “partners.” Barbarians Those...
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Poor wages, trade policies that dump foreign agricultural products into the market undercutting farm prices, and government policy that pushes small farmers off their land—these are the causes of hunger. Jim Goodman
The Fallacy of Feeding the World
Yesterday I heard someone talking about how the US has a responsibility to “feed the world”. I have a real problem with this, who gave us this mandate? The thought of the US “feeding the world” is...
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James Carroll
Ebola? ISIS? Climate Change? More War Won’t Help World's Moral Gridlock
Commuters heading into Manhattan last week confronted electronic signs that flashed a warning; “UN GEN ASSEMBLY: GRIDLOCK ALERT.” But a midtown traffic jam was the least of it. At the United Nations...
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Chris Hedges
Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force
Those who use violence to shape the world, as we have done in the Middle East, unleash a whirlwind. Our initial alliances—achieved at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dead, some $3 trillion in...
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William deBuys
The Wilderness Act Turns 50: Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964
Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of “the Sixties.” The bellbottoms,...
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Marjorie Cohn
'I’m Just a Kid': Tariq’s Ordeal in Occupied Palestine
Last summer, Tariq Khdeir, a 15-year-old American citizen from Baltimore, accompanied his parents to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat for a six-week visit with relatives. The first friend...
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Seniors face another obstacle to their retirement: their student debt. (Photo: smartfat/flickr/cc) Sarita Gupta
Cradle to Grave: Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors
As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a...
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"[A]n economy based on endless growth doesn’t work for either people or the planet." (Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Kate Aronoff
Long-Standing Economic Resistance Went Mainstream at People’s Climate March
Writing for Vice earlier this week, Natasha Lennard argued that, while newsworthy, the People’s Climate March should not earn the title of historic: “Taken in isolation, mass marches — even when...
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Juan Cole
US Strikes ISIL Oil Fields in Quest to Defund it: But Will it Replace Oil With Fracking?
Sawt al-Iraq [Voice of Iraq] reports that during the past two days, Saudi, UAE and American fighter jets attacks small oil refineries originally built for Syria by Turkey, which had been run by ISIL...
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Eric Margolis
As Bad As a Crime, a Blunder
Having nearly provoked war over Ukraine with nuclear-armed Russia, the Obama administration has now launched a full-scale crusade in Iraq and Syria against the evil Saracens of ISIS. America’s aerial...
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Jovanni Reyes
'War is the Antithesis of Motherhood:' A Voice From Puerto Rico
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War , along with allies from various peace and justice organizations, congregated at the Woodbine Ecological Center in Sadalia, Colorado last month to attend the...
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Home under National Bridge at Bellona Creek, California. (Photo:  Carl-Henrik Skårstedt/flickr/cc) Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
The Scourge of Siphon-Up Economics
When the Census released the latest data on inequality , most mainstream media outlets shrugged it off. That’s quite a contrast from earlier this year when inequality was all the rage. Reporters were...
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President Barack Obama in Glen Ellen on July 14th, 2012. (Photo: Barack Obama/flickr/cc) Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Sam Fulwood III
Two Perspectives on My Brother’s Keeper
Lisalyn R. Jacobs: Can My Brother’s Keeper Fulfill Its Promise Without Keeping Sisters Too? The President’s announcement of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative did not surprise me. I advocate on...
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Ralph Nader
Letter to John Boehner on Congressional Work
Dear Speaker Boehner, While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives seem to have no problem working less and less for more...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
John Feffer, Emanuel Pastreich
East Asia: A Farewell to Arms
East Asia faces an enormous number of challenges. The countries of the region clash over territory, argue over history, compete for diminishing natural resources, and dispute the balance of power...
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Dave Zweifel
Why Do Citizens Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?
It seems that Barack Obama can't win for losing. That was reflected in a New York Times story a few days ago. Reporter Abby Goodnough traveled to Kentucky to check up on the interesting race between...
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Glen Ford
The Big Switch: Obama Preparing to Bomb His Way to Regime Change in Syria
The U.S. offensive against ISIS in Syria will very soon revert to its original mission: regime change in Damascus, the strategic objective that unites America’s Euro-Arab-Turkish-Israeli coalition...
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Devon Douglas-Bowers
Raking In On Rents: The Housing Crisis Begins Anew
Wall Street wrecked the economy in 2007 due to dealing in shady mortgage securities that were given dubious triple-A ratings and put the entire global economy on the brink. Do you think those big...
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Ira Chernus
Don’t Blame Climate Change Deniers
The old joke, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it," is no laughing matter any more. It's dead serious. Yet the United States seems politically paralyzed on this most...
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Kevin Gosztola
Obama Administration Invents Language to Conceal Reality of War in Iraq & Syria
One of the bothersome aspects of the war escalation in Iraq and Syria has been the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to using language to conceal their war plans. The White House...
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Peter Van Buren
Ray McGovern Triumphs Over State Department
If you don’t know Ray McGovern yet, you probably should. You see, Ray just beat down, in court, Hillary Clinton, the State Department, and a small part of Post-Constitutional America. Who is this Guy...
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John Keyser
Veteran Seeks Answers on Depleted Uranium
I served as a Hospital Corpsman with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. The fighting was heavy, and it was the bloodiest Marine battle since Iwo Jima. The city...
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Leah Douglas
Organic vs. ‘Climate-Smart': Can The UN Fix Farming in Time?
From the United Nations Climate Summit to the People’s Climate March and the accompanying Flood Wall Street action, all eyes have been on the climate this week. Amidst heated discussions of global...
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Shamus Cooke
The Unspoken Consequences of Bombing Syria
Now that U.S. bombs are falling in Syria, will Islamic extremism be stopped in its tracks? Such a question is an insult to the intellect, yet it’s the dominant theory in Washington D.C., where years...
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Jeff Biggers
Climate Reckoning: My Own Private Coal Story
The following essay was adapted from the new Foreword to the paperback edition of Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland , released this week by Southern Illinois...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Richard Eskow
What's Wrong with the NFL Is What's Wrong with America
Sexism. A culture of violence. Untrustworthy leadership. Runaway wealth inequality. An indifference to workers’ health. Employees who are above the law. Hush-hush financing. Multimillion-dollar tax...
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Dave Lindorff
Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Leaves Office (Good Riddance)
Good riddance! Eric Holder has announced that he is leaving his post of Attorney General, which he has sullied and degraded for six years. A corporate lawyer with the Wall Street law firm Covington...
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Glenn Greenwald
Inside the Shadowy Manipulation of American Journalists by Former Treasury Officials on the UAE’s Payroll
The tiny and very rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has become a hostile target for two nations with significant influence in the U.S.: Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Israel is furious over...
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Lars Berger
What Arab Partners Will Get in Return for Strikes on Syria
The decision by President Obama to launch missile and air strikes against Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda affiliate “ Khorasan ” in Syria draws the United States ever closer to yet another...
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Jay Walljasper
These Streets Are Made for Walking
More than 4500 pedestrians (see earlier Commons magazine story ) are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America. This is not an inevitable fact of modern life. These deaths are...
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Andrés Cala
Argentina v. the Hedge Funds
On Wednesday morning, readers of major American newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post, were greeted by full-page ads decrying Argentina as “A Model of Unsoundness” and accusing...
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Joeva Rock
Militarizing the Ebola Crisis
Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heading calls for substantial intervention in the region. On September 16, President Obama announced a multimillion-...
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Tim Karr
Press Freedom Groups Pressure President Obama to Do Better
Built under a shroud of secrecy, the Utah Data Center is the NSA’s data storage and processing facility — a place that maximizes the agency's surveillance capacity, which includes the ability to...
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Nick Turse
American "Success" and the Rise of West African Piracy
“The Gulf of Guinea is the most insecure waterway, globally,” says Loic Moudouma . And he should know. Trained at the U.S. Naval War College, the lead maritime security expert of the Economic...
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Geneviève Lavoie-Mathieu
The Time Has Come for Agroecology
ROME - “It is time for a new agricultural model that ensures that enough quality food is produced where it is most needed, that preserves nature and that delivers ecosystem services of local and...
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Paul Pillar
Hoping Bombs Will Fix Mess That Bombs Created in Iraq and Syria
As the United States embarks on a new air war in Syria, disturbing anomalies abound. Some of them were reflected in the front-page headlines of a couple of major U.S. newspapers Tuesday morning,...
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Ralph Nader
Afghan Voters Choose a Better Future
If there is one person in the world most suited to govern the turbulent land of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani would be, by knowledge, temperament and sense of democratic justice, that person. Lo and...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Victoria Law
On Ray Rice and Successful Ways to Combat Gender Violence
One evening nearly two years ago, as my daughter and I waited on the subway platform, I noticed a woman and a man standing several steps apart on the staircase. What caught my attention was a clatter...
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Matthew Behrens
ISIS: Their Barbarism… And Ours
The incessant drumbeat of war, accompanied by the harsh propaganda of "barbarism" and "brutality" directed at individuals in Syria and Iraq, is as wearily familiar as that used to demonize the German...
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Ellen Powell
Making Windmills Out of Warplanes
With the Islamic State’s rise, Libya’s slide back into civil war, and the conflict brewing between Ukraine and Russia, there’s plenty to fear these days. Maybe you’ve always believed you could count...
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Mary Bottari
Yelp, Facebook, Google Are Latest Tech Companies to Drop ALEC
Grassroots campaigners are on a roll, as first Microsoft, then Google, Facebook and now Yelp have caved to public pressure to drop their membership in the controversial corporate bill mill called the...
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Dennis Kucinich
The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria
The administration's response to the conjunction of this weekend's People's Climate March and the International Day of Peace? 1) Bomb Syria the following day, to wrest control of the oil from ISIS...
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Tim Schwab
How your Tax Dollars are Helping Distort the GMO-Labeling Debate
These days, one of the biggest debates around food concerns labeling genetically engineered foods. State-level ballot initiatives and legislative efforts to require labeling of GMOs have sprung up in...
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Jessica Ritter
The United States Should Ban Spanking
I have learned that the best way to start a heated argument at a dinner party in the U.S. is to argue that parents should not be allowed to spank their children. Approximately 70 percent of Americans...
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Benjamin Dangl
Giant Corporations Want to Control All of Your Beer
The variety of the craft-brewing wave sweeping the US makes drinking beer more fun than ever. Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery brews a beer from local oysters, and the Delaware-based Dogfish Head uses...
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Robert Parry
Obama’s Novel Lawyering to Bomb Syria
The Obama administration has devised an extraordinary legal justification for carrying out bombing attacks inside Syria: that the United States and its Persian Gulf allies have the right to defend...
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Howard Friel
Obama Bombs Syria and Threatens Wider War in Violation of the UN Charter
After the U.S. bombing of Syria on Tuesday , Obama administration officials issued a number of self-serving and misleading statements seeking to justify its actions as complying with international...
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Peter Hart
Reluctant Warrior Bombs Yet Another Country
If there's one thing elite media seem to know for sure, it's that Barack Obama doesn't like war. One phrase in particular seems to stand out: It was a remarkable moment for a reluctant warrior. –...
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Tom Engelhardt
Washington Gripped by Madness: When War Is Not War, Combat Is Not Combat, and Boots Are Never on the Ground
And now the bombs are falling on Syria. On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered a speech at Riverside Church in New York City titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” In it, he went...
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Barbara Garson
Fifty Years Later: Who Really Won the Battle of Berkeley?
I’m going back to the Berkeley campus this week for the fiftieth reunion of the Free Speech Movement . You may have heard in some history class about Mario Savio and the first student sit-in of the...
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Joseph Boutilier
Why the People’s Climate March Actually Was Awesome
When dozens of environmental organizations united behind Bill McKibbon’s 350 to organize a climate change march in downtown Manhatten, they promised it would be the biggest protest in the history of...
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Charles E. Cobb
Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence
This country is bad with its history. Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial...
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Joseph J. Mangano
German Push for Renewable Energy Lowers Costs, Saves Lives
The headline splashed across page 1 of the Sunday New York Times on September 14 leading off a long article said it all: “Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape.” The focus was on Germany’s push to...
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Karyn Strickler
Fear This, Congress: The People’s Climate March
The People’s Climate March has permanently changed national and international perception and proven that Americans care passionately about the climate issue. The diverse sea of black, brown and white...
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Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
The Fight to Keep Toxic Mining—and the World Bank—Out of El Salvador
For miners, investors, and artisans, few things are more precious than gold. But for human life itself, nothing is more precious than water. Just ask the people of El Salvador. Nearly 30 years ago,...
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Peter Van Buren
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition
I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably ironic formulation. You know, a d éjà-vu- all-over-again kinda thing...
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Dean Baker
If Children Are Being Crowded Out, It is Being Done by Rich People
There is a well-funded effort (think Fix the Debt and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation ) to distract people from the upward redistribution to the rich through claims that the problem is really the...
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Phyllis Bennis
“There Is No Military Solution” — But Obama Launches a New U.S. War in Syria
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. It contradicts his own commitment, stated a...
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Peter Bosshard
No Need to Sacrifice the Planet’s Arteries to Save Her Lungs
From the flood-prone coastline of Bangladesh to East Africa's drought-stricken farm lands, climate change hits people hardest who have least contributed to it. World governments have agreed to...
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Tara Ritter
Real Solutions From Agriculture at the People's Climate March
On the day before the People’s Climate March —what’s being billed as the largest mass climate demonstration in history—the Organic Consumers Association hosted a day of workshops as part of the NYC...
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Glen Ford
Who’s Your Daddy, ISIS?
Let us be clear, if that is possible, about President Obama’s plan to deal with ISIS, the boogeyman of America’s own making. The president last week swore that he would “degrade and destroy” the...
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Paul Buchheit
How Rich Old White Men Are Taking the Lunch Money Away From Broken-Down Schools
Cuts to Head Start and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have taken food away from schoolchildren . The cuts are directly related to the dramatic dropoff in federal corporate tax revenue...
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Harvey Wasserman
Huge, Gorgeous Global March Shows How to Win the Climate Fight: At the Grassroots
The most hopeful, diverse, photogenic, energizing and often hilarious march I've joined in 52 years of activism—and one of the biggest, at 310,000 strong—has delivered a simple messag​e: we can and...
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Robert Reich
Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t
Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in...
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Astra Taylor, Hannah Appel
Education With a Debt Sentence
Imagine corporations that intentionally target low-income single mothers as ideal customers. Imagine that these same companies claim to sell tickets to the American dream -- gainful employment, the...
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Chris Hedges
The Coming Climate Revolt
Chris Hedges made these remarks Saturday at a panel discussion in New York City titled “The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?” The other panelists were Bill McKibben , Naomi Klein , Kshama Sawant and...
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
John Light, Charina Nadura
Big Considerations for the US as Climate Change Sweeps the Globe
As climate change ripples across the globe, the regions that will be hit hardest will also often be the poorest — places where developing economies, political systems and infrastructure are the most...
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Eileen Flanagan
Acting Locally and Globally at the People’s Climate March
On Saturday, September 20, one day before the People’s Climate March, over 90 members of Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, conducted theatrical “climate disruption investigations” at two Manhattan...
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Peter Hart
Deep US Concern for Human Rights in Egypt? Time Says So
In a piece about Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to build a coalition to support the attack the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, Time magazine's Michael Crowley ( 9/18/14 ) made a...
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Eric Margolis
NATO v. ISIS?
NATO has struck in Iraq. Or, more precisely, two French Rafale warplanes bombed a storage depot in northern Iraq believed to be used by ISIS. Washington cheered the French attack as the first wave of...
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Robert Freeman
Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent
If there is a single word to describe Obama’s campaign against ISIS, it is “incoherent.” It doesn’t hold together even on its own terms. And in the context of a larger strategy for the Middle East it...
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