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Sunday, March 15,2015
Commentary

How long will oil stay cheap

By Gwynne Dyer
I'm in Alberta, the province that produces most of Canada's oil, and there's only one question on everybody's lips. How long will the oil price stay down? It has fallen by more than half in the past nine months - West Texas Intermediate is $48 per barrel today - and further falls are predicted for the coming weeks.
Sunday, March 15,2015
Commentary

In Selma, memories of Bloody Sunday spur action today

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Fifty years have passed since Bloody Sunday, that seminal event in United States civil-rights history when African-Americans and their allies attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, demanding the right to vote.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
Commentary

Thoughts on Israel’s Netanyahu and Iran’s supposed bomb

By Gwynne Dyer
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has finally given his much ballyhooed speech to the US Congress, and the heavens haven't fallen.
Sunday, March 8,2015
Commentary

Crispus Attucks to Michael Brown: Race and Revolution

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
March 5 marks an important but oft-overlooked anniversary. On a winter's day 245 years ago, in the year 1770, an angry crowd formed in Boston, then the capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Sunday, March 1,2015
Commentary

TV meteorologists, say it loud & clear: Climate change is here

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
President Barack Obama issued the third veto in his more than six years in office, rejecting S.1 (Senate Bill One), the "Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act."
Sunday, February 22,2015
Commentary

From demos to Podemos, popular uprisings in Greece & Spain

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
In ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy, power derived from "demos," the people. Well, the people of contemporary Greece have been reeling under austerity for five years, and have voted to put an end to it.
Sunday, February 15,2015
Commentary

The flame of intolerance still flickers in Alabama

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Last week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore released an order that no same-sex marriage licenses be granted in the state. He was responding to a decision by a federal district court that declared unconstitutional Alabama's ban on gay marriage.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Commentary

Peak everything is coming

By Gwynne Dyer
Peak oil is so last year. Now we can worry about peak everything: peak food, peak soil, peak fertilizer, even peak bees.
Sunday, February 8,2015
Commentary

Civil rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
On March 21, 1915, a motion picture was screened for the first time inside the White House. President Woodrow Wilson sat down to watch D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation."
Sunday, January 25,2015
Commentary

State of the Union: Let’s imagine something different

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

"Imagine if we did something different." Those were just seven words out of close to 7,000 that President Barack Obama spoke during his State of the Union address.

 
 
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