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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.
Sunday, November 9,2014
Commentary

Election resulted in major progress on minimum wage

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Elections in the United States are all about money - lots of it, increasingly from untraceable, "dark" sources. Ultimately, though, history is not made of money but of movements.
Sunday, November 2,2014
Commentary

The Republicans' profane attack on the sacred right to vote

By Amy Goodman
There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. 
Sunday, October 26,2014
Commentary

Ebola czar? How ’bout we get an actual surgeon general?

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The United States now has an Ebola czar. But what about a surgeon general? The gun lobby has successfully shot down his nomination - at least so far.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Commentary

Oil: Blindsided by technology

By Gwynne Dyer
"The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again," President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. "Venezuela will continue with its social plans. Venezuela will move forward."
Sunday, October 19,2014
Commentary

With Ebola, we need medical boots on the ground now

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, "Should we put boots on the ground?"
Sunday, October 12,2014
Commentary

Texas strips women of their health and rights

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
SAN ANTONIO - In Texas, how far women have come can be measured by how far they have to go. Scores of medical facilities have been shuttered in Texas, stranding almost a million women hundreds of mile
 
 
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