Columns & Articles

Western Civilization: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Read Amy Goodman’s latest column on Attorney General Michael Mukasey, torture and the death of the U.S.-backed Indonesian dictator Suharto.

January 30, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Congo: The Invisible War

It’s the deadliest conflict since World War II. More than 5 million people have died in the past decade, yet it goes virtually unnoticed and unreported in the United States. The conflict is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa.

January 24, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

This Just in From the ‘Lovefest’

The Las Vegas democratic debate was a lovefest because the corporate sponsor, General Electric-owned NBC News and its cable news channel MSNBC, rescinded its invitation to candidate Dennis Kucinich.

January 17, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Broadcasters’ Big Payday

Hillary Clinton’s surprise victory in New Hampshire guarantees a longer, more competitive Democratic primary season.

January 10, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Musharraf Still Stands

Benazir Bhutto and her supporters who died with her during the suicide attack Dec. 27 are the latest victims of decades of dangerous U.S. support for Pakistan’s military regime.

January 02, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Pakistan

The FCC’s Christmas Gift to Big Media

On Dec. 18, the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission met in Washington, D.C., and, by a 3 to 2 vote, passed new regulations that would allow more media consolidation.

December 29, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Murdoch Media Scandal

Surviving a CIA Black Site

The kidnap and torture program of the Bush administration, with its secret CIA “black site” prisons and “torture taxi” flights on private jets, saw a little light of day this week.

December 19, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

From Oil Wars to Water Wars

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week, in Oslo, Norway.

December 12, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Dubious Mr. Dobbs

Truth matters. History and context count.

December 05, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Have They No Shame?

This past Saturday the Democrats chose retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez to give their radio address, the same general accused in at least three lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe of authorizing torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners in Iraq.

November 28, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

What Would Jesus Buy?

“Black Friday” is the name retailers have given to the day after Thanksgiving in their attempt to make Christmas synonymous with shopping.

November 20, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Curiosity Didn’t Kill This Cat

“I have, after a fashion, been celebrated for having celebrated the lives of the uncelebrated among us; for lending voice to the face in the crowd.”

November 13, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

A Vote for Mukasey Is a Vote for Torture

Judge Michael Mukasey admits waterboarding is repugnant, but refuses to say whether it amounts to torture.

November 06, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

For Whom the Bell’s Palsy Tolls

Bell’s palsy. It hit suddenly a month ago. I had just stepped off a plane in New York, and my friend noticed the telltale sagging lip.

October 31, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Hold Politicians’ Feet to the Fire

The "Step It Up" campaign is making the link between environmental crises and global warming. It’s time for politicians to do the same.

October 23, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Imagine Peace—A Ray of Light in Dark Times

On John Lennon’s birthday, peace activist and artist Yoko Ono realizes a dream they shared.

October 18, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Time Is Running Out for Brother and Sister

Troy Anthony Davis and his sister, Martina Correia, are fighting for their lives.

October 10, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Troy Davis, Death Penalty

Chevron’s Pipeline Is the Burmese Regime’s Lifeline

The barbarous military regime depends on revenue from the nation’s gas reserves and partners such as Chevron to buy bullets for the guns it points at monks, a detail conveniently ignored by the Bush administration.

October 03, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Burma

Global Consensus, Not Global Conquest

As world leaders gather this week to address the United Nations General Assembly, President Bush’s refusal to negotiate on the two key issues of our day—war and global warming—has been stunning.

September 26, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Tipping the Scales of Justice in Jena

The tree at Jena High School has been cut down, but the furor around it has only grown.

September 20, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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