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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.

Sunday, January 18,2015
Commentary

My friend Ashley taught me well how to live with joy

By David DeWitt
As I get older, more and more often I recall Kurt Vonnegut's instruction to notice when we are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
Sunday, January 18,2015
Commentary

With the tragic attack in Paris, what about the other Charlies?

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Last week marked the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first post-9/11 prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison on the planet.
Sunday, January 4,2015
Commentary

Climate deniers, like big tobacco, thrive behind a smoke-screen

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
It has been just over 50 years since U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the groundbreaking report, "Smoking and Health." The report concluded, "Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action."
Sunday, December 28,2014
Commentary

Mark Udall can make history by releasing torture report

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Commentary

While Obama did right for Cuba, don’t expect too much

By Gwynne Dyer
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama's decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.
 
 
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