Views for 2014-05-21

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Mohammad Abu Thaher and Nadim Nuwara [AFP/Getty Images] Ali Abunimah
US Government Complicit in Israel’s Videotaped Murder of Palestinian Boys
A United States government call on Israel to investigate the cold-blooded videotaped killing of two Palestinian boys falls far short of a real demand for accountability and amounts to complicity in...
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Mark Taliano
The Rise of Predator Economics and the Fall of Good Governance
If the definition of good governance includes the sound management of public monies and resources, then Canada has very bad governance. The manufactured health care crisis is a case in point...
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Vincent Harding, a close confidant of Martin Luther King, historian and nonviolent activist died at the age of 83 on May 19, 2014. (Veterans of Hope) Ken Butigan
Remembering Vincent Harding, An Enduring Veteran of Hope
Historian by profession and relentless nonviolent advocate by calling, Vincent Gordon Harding died on Monday, May 19, at the age of 83. The author of a series of books on the civil rights movement —...
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Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the political activist group Code Pink, was forcibly removed by security after speaking out against President Barack Obama during his counterterrorism speech in May of 2013. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch /UPI) Medea Benjamin
Standing Up, One Year Later: President Obama’s Broken Foreign Policy Promises
A year ago, on May 23, 2013, I was in the audience at the National Defense University when President Barack Obama gave his major foreign policy address . Having worked for years trying to close the...
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Bill McKibben
A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change
This is an invitation, an invitation to come to New York City. An invitation to anyone who'd like to prove to themselves, and to their children, that they give a damn about the biggest crisis our...
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(Credit: cc 2.0) Robert Reich
The Practical Choice: Not American Capitalism or “Welfare State Socialism” but an Economy That’s Working for a Few or Many
For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler but it generates...
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There is no possible legal justification of these extrajudicial killings. (Credit: Shutterstock) David Swanson
Why I Don't Want to See the Drone Memo
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us a secret memo that gets us out of the bit...
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Mark Harris
Dreamers of the World, Unite
To imagine a socialist United States is what many people might consider a utopian vision. In that particularly pragmatic strain of American thought, utopian has an almost pejorative association to it...
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Mainstream reporting continues to avoid making the key connections between extreme weather events and climate change. (Screenshot) Peter Hart
Weather From Another Planet: Wildfires and Climate Change
You may have heard that major wildfires broke out in Southern California. The state is in a deep drought, its fire season is starting earlier than normal and the fires that have burned so far have...
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