Daily Archives: August 31, 2011

Libya

Libya John Johnson As we go to press, I find that I have overdosed on Libya. The first day it was CNN and Al Jazeera on TV, and then live on the Net. My first emotion was to cheer for the people, overthrowing a tyrannical dictator. A revolution on live TV. But many of the…

Occupation Nation?

Occupation Nation? Sí, Se Puede! by Jake Olzen Bayard Rustin, long-time organizer and activist involved in the peace, civil rights, economic justice, gay rights, and African movements, envisioned a coalition of African-Americans and civil rights activists, trade unionists, liberals, and religious groups, that could alter the social and political makeup of the country. This culminated…

Daylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery

Daylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery by Naomi Klein I keep hearing comparisons between the London riots and riots in other European cities—window smashing in Athens, or car bonfires in Paris. And there are parallels, to be sure: a spark set by police violence, a generation that feels forgotten. But those events were marked by mass…

Surveillance State

A Prime Aim of the Growing Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald Several weeks ago, a New York Times article by Noam Cohen examined the case of Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old copyright reform advocate who was arrested in July, after allegedly uploading academic articles that had been placed behind a paywall, thus making them available for free…

Grey Water Sacred Site in Arizona Under Assault

Struggle to Protect Arizona Sacred Site From Cultural and Environmental Assault by Change Links Volunteer Staff Since May 25, 2011, the owners of Snowbowl, a ski resort in Northern Arizona, have laid over one third of a nearly fifteen mile wastewater pipeline, and have clearcut over forty acres of rare and old growth alpine forest…

Deported 1 Million

Deported 1 Million, Separated Countless Families Since 2009, to Latinos Obama Is the Bait and Switch President by Bruce Dixon In 2008, Latinos delivered a whopping two thirds of their vote to the candidate of Hope and Change, to Barack Obama, who opposed the building of border walls who spoke out against the politics of…

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