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Wednesday, December 17,2014
Commentary

Torture and the CIA: Move on?

By Gwynne Dyer
When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don't want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, published on Tuesday, about the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture in the years after 9/11.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Commentary

Can we talk? Constructive conversations begin by listening

By David DeWitt
Life brings us teachable moments, as individuals, as a society, as a commonwealth managing the responsibility of self-government. It's how we grow.
Sunday, December 14,2014
Commentary

Fighting for the climate in the heart of the world

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
LIMA, Peru - Lima, the capital of Peru, has become a city of gustatory renown, attracting foodies from the world over to sample dishes from its famous ceviche to favorites from the Andean highlands.
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Commentary

Amazing grace in Zimbabwe

Political dynasties tend to thrive mainly in very large democratic countries where name-recognition is a huge asset: think two President Adams, two President Roosevelts, and maybe soon a third Preside
Sunday, December 7,2014
Commentary

Hands up; don't choke

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Another police killing of an unarmed man of color. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment.
Monday, December 1,2014
Commentary

Heavens are shaking in Ferguson, Missouri

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption." So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks
Sunday, November 23,2014
Commentary

Keystone pipeline, climate change and the cold weather

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
It was a dramatic scene in the U.S. Senate this week. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren, presiding, announced the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Crow Creek Sioux man from South Dakota sang out in the Senate gallery. A massive people's climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the planet had prevailed... at least for now.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Commentary

Obama gets a welcome breakthrough on climate change

By Gwynne Dyer
When news got out that U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative comments.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Commentary

Tomas Young, Iraq veteran & anti-war activist, rest in peace

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side.
Wednesday, November 12,2014
Commentary

Despite statements by Gorby, there’s no new Cold War

"The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say that it has already begun," said Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently administered a mercy killing to Communism in Europe.
 
 
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