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Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

  Pepper-Spraying Protesters Is Just the Beginning: Here Are More Hypermilitarized Weapons Your Local Police Force Could Employ By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy. November 22, 2011 | On Friday, November 18, a group of UC Davis students staged a sit-in to protect their Occupy encampment from destruction by a horde of riot police. Seated on the ground, the students ... Full Story

The False Premise Of The Iran Debate

    The False Premise Of The Iran Debate November 23, 2011 1:19 pm ET — Walid Zafar Being a hawk means never having to say you're sorry. The Iraq war did not discredit the idea of war, but it certainly should discredit the people who strongly promoted it. In fact, it has in most circles. But among conservatives, such people still have the standing to be taken seriously when they promote another war based on false premises, exaggeration and lies. Although most of the ... Full Story

Call for Univ. California president to step down

Call for Univ. California president to step down

    Editorials Yudof Gets It Wrong Again By Becky O'Malley Wednesday November 23, 2011 - 11:07:00 AM The University of California bureaucracy is all over the Occupy scandal, now that it’s gone viral. Seldom have I experienced such a fast response to my online opinions—but University of California President Mark Yudof seems to have hopped to, with alacrity. Unfortunately, he's only made things worse. Last Wednesday I predicted that U.C. administrators ... Full Story

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

Video: Bill Moyers foresees OWC

        Plutocracy and Democracy Don't Mix Bill Moyers slams rule by the 1% One of America’s greatest journalists anticipated the entire Occupy Wall Street protests against the 1% back in 2010. This is from the final broadcast of Bill Moyers Journal, which in­cluded an interview with Jim Hightower who said: So, we need a lot more agitation. And that’s the only thing that succeeds from a progressive side in changing politics in America. Click here ... Full Story

Inequality: A collision is coming

Inequality: A collision is coming

            Inequality, unemployment and unresponsive government: A collision is coming By Robert B. Reich 6:00 a.m. EST, November 9, 2011 The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy. The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of American cities is how to strike back against the nation's almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth and political power in the top 1 ... Full Story

What Next for Occupy

    Could #OccupyWallStreet Become a Constitutional Convention? By Chris Tackett Last week, Rachel Maddow interviewed Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig  about his new book, Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It, which details the problems caused by our money-soaked political system and explains the method the framers of our Constitution developed for dealing with such a situation. The process involves 34 states calling for a new ... Full Story

Differences In Gratitude

  By Daris Howard I was 19 years old, living in New York, and a long way from home. It was Thanksgiving time, and I knew I would not be able to go home for Thanksgiving. Two different families. that attended the same church I did, invited me to Thanksgiving dinner. The first dinner was to be at about noon, and the second would be around 7:00 in the evening. Being young, and having a big appetite, I figured I would be fine accepting both. On that morning, I ate a light breakfast so I ... Full Story

Failure Is Good

Failure Is Good

          Op-Ed Columnist Failure Is Good By Paul Krugman Published: November 17, 2011 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a complete turkey! It’s the supercommittee! By next Wednesday, the so-called supercommittee, a bipartisan group of legislators, is supposed to reach an agreement on how to reduce future deficits. Barring an evil miracle — I’ll explain the evil part later — the committee will fail to meet that deadline.  If this news ... Full Story

Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud

Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud

  This is what "justice" is coming to in the United States. The laws seem to exist to protect the wealthy and punish the poor. This is a sad comment on our society. One can only suppose that the conservative attendees at the the Republican Presidential Debate who booed the gay soldier and cheered the hypothetical death of an uninsured man probably condone these inequalities and will push to see them grow if their candidate becomes president. While we do not condone fraud of any kind, ... Full Story

Saif Qaddafi and Me

Saif Qaddafi and Me

  On the ethics of helping a despotic government With the capture of Saif al-islam Gaddaffi, it is a good time to reflect on the ethics of those who assisted the repressive regime of Libya and enabled it to stay in power. Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University penned his thoughts earlier this year. It first appeared in Project Syndicate and was reprinted at Al Jazeera English.         Saif Qaddafi and ... Full Story

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