Monthly Archives: July 2011

We can’t say this

We could get in trouble for this. Not in New York City, where this editorial is being written, because legitimate comment is protected under the First Amendment. But our editorials, along with many other stories and columns in the Forward, … Continue reading

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Key players got nuclear ball rolling

How did earthquake-prone Japan, where two atomic bombs were dropped at the end of World War II creating a strong antinuclear weapons culture, come to embrace nuclear power just a few decades later? See Japan Times article by Eric Johnston.

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Speaking truth to power

Here is a letter Helaine Meisler wrote to the Woodstock Times (Woodstock, NY): During Hitler’s rise to power, as small group of Germans, the White Rose, published and distributed pamphlets. Their goal was to create resistance to Hitler among German … Continue reading

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Weapons of mass exploitation

by Ravi Batra in Truthout About eight years ago, there was frenzied and furious talk about WMDs, or weapons of mass destruction. Both the frenzy and the fury came from President George W. Bush and his administration, prior to the … Continue reading

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Global warming: What’s really happening

Check out this article: Since there has been a lot of debate here at 13.7 (and everywhere) about global warming, and what is or isn’t factual or good science, I thought it would be a good idea to bring out … Continue reading

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U.S. debt default looms as talks stall on deficit reduction

See Democracy Now!. I find it tragic that we’re talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security in this environment, when we, first of all, don’t really need a budget-balancing plan right now. The budget-balancing plan we need in the future … Continue reading

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State legislative bills drafted by secretive corporate-lawmaker coalition

Check out Democracy Now! and ALEC exposed for insights on just how it seems the John Birch Society is finally winning. Barry Goldwater and Robert Welch would be very pleased. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), formed nearly four decades … Continue reading

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Empire abroad, tyranny at home

by Chris Hedges, interviewed by David Barsamian Santa Fe, NM 18 May 2011 available from Alternative Radio Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Central America. He writes a weekly … Continue reading

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The anguish in the American Dream

by Robert Jensen, speech delivered at the Monkey Wrench Bookstore, Austin, TX, 10 February 2011 available from Alternative Radio Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Citizens of the … Continue reading

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