Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

A Second Ecological Revolution?

by  http://www.commondreams.org/jeremy-brecher Jeremy Brecher The summer of 1988 was long and hot.  One scorching day I casually said to a deliveryman, “Awfully hot.”  He responded, “I talk with old-timers who can’t remember anything like it in 60, 70 years.”  He continued, “It’s probably this ‘greenhouse effect.’  If you ask me, it’s a warning.  All the poisons…

David Miranda, Schedule 7 and the Danger All Reporters Now Face

As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge – and the Guardian offices – have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing by  http://www.commondreams.org/author/alan-rusbridger  Alan Rusbridger Glenn Greenwald, left, with David Miranda, who was held for nine hours at Heathrow under schedule 7 of Britain’s terror laws. In a private viewing cinema in Soho…

Truth on Trial

Bradley Manning, Crimes Against Humanity and the Values of International Law By VIJAY PRASHAD During his June-July 2013 court martial, Private First Class Bradley Manning sat impassive. He had been in custody from May 2010, which included harsh treatment for almost a year at the military base in Quantico, Virginia. Manning had already pleaded guilty…

When You’re in a Fourth Estate Situation

by  http://www.commondreams.org/author/jay-rosen Jay Rosen As things stand today, the Fourth Estate is a state of mind. Some in the press have it, some don’t. Some who have it are part of the institutional press. Some, like Ladar Levison and Edward Snowden, are not. “I think if the American public knew what our government was doing, they…

Same ole times

By John Johnson I sit at my computer on a warm-hot summer day in the Valley, unsure about what I want to write. I turn to MSNBC and see photos and reports celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Among the main speakers are Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and in a second…

When the State Attacks Journalism

by  http://www.commondreams.org/peter-hart Peter Hart Glenn Greenwald (centre) looks on as his partner David Miranda (right) talks with the media after arriving at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport following his detention at Heathrow. (Photograph: RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) On August 15 Progressive magazine editor Matt Rothschild was arrested at the Wisconsin state capitol building in Wisconsin for the act…

Time To March on Washington … Again

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges. They carried signs that demanded “Voting Rights,” “Jobs for All” and “Decent Housing.” They protested the vigilante killing of an unarmed black teenager in the South and his killer’s acquittal. They denounced racial profiling in the country’s largest city. This isn’t…

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