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Wednesday, July 23,2014
Commentary

The return of the Caliphate, from ISIS to the ‘Islamic State’

By Gwynne Dyer
"Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day," said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.
Sunday, July 20,2014
Commentary

Border children don’t speak English but they know hate

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Commentary

Nomads of the digital age

By Amy Goodman
The freedom to communicate and to share has entered a new era. The power promised by this freedom, by the Internet, is immense, so much so that it frightens entrenched institutions. Governments, militaries, corporations, banks: They all stand to lose the control they exert over society when information they suppress runs free. 
Sunday, July 6,2014
Commentary

Almedalen: A Swedish export the U.S. should emulate

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
VISBY, Sweden - Sixty miles off the coast of Sweden, in the Baltic Sea, sits the island of Gotland. Every summer, for one week, tens of thousands flock here to participate in a unique public event known as Almedalen (pronounced ALL-meh-DAH-len).
Sunday, June 29,2014
Commentary

Today it’s a summer job; tomorrow it’s a reference

By Alan J. McMillan

We are in the midst of summer. A lot of students are working. Many are in jobs that are not internships in their potential future field. Plain and simple, millions are working to sock away some money.

Sunday, June 29,2014
Commentary

The Egyptian counter-revolution will not be televised

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists this week to severe prison terms, in court proceedings that observers described as "farcical." Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were charged with fabricating news footage, and thus supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which was ousted from power in a military coup a year ago and labeled a terrorist organization.
Sunday, June 22,2014
Commentary

Heed the voices for peace amid the tragedy of Iraq

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
It didn't take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras.
Sunday, June 15,2014
Commentary

Children on the run: The deepening immigration crisis

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Have you seen the pictures? All the kids, sleeping on floors in row upon row, detained by the Department of Homeland Security. There are more children coming in every day, and the federal government doesn't know where to keep them.
Sunday, June 8,2014
Commentary

Bergdahl, Afghanistan & the darkening of the American soul

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
When Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan on the morning of June 30, 2009, a crack formed in the U.S. narrative about the longest war in our nation's history.
Sunday, June 1,2014
Commentary

Maya Angelou, still she rises

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African-Americans. She was committed to peace and justice for all.
 
 
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