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Monday, May 25,2015
Commentary

North Korea: Should we worry?

By Gwynne Dyer
Early this month North Korea claimed to have launched a ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. Yesterday it announced that it can now make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. If both those claims are true, it can now deliver a nuclear weapon on the United States, at least in theory, but there is always some doubt about North Korean claims.
Monday, May 25,2015
Commentary

An act of protest, not sabotage, at birthplace of the bomb

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
There is a vast military complex deep in the hills of eastern Tennessee called "Y-12." This is where all of the highly enriched uranium is produced and stored for the production of the U.S. nuclear-warhead arsenal. 
Sunday, May 10,2015
Commentary

Has the American dream come to this? Living to age 18

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"What do you hope to accomplish with this protest," I asked a 13-year-old girl marching in Staten Island, New York, last August, protesting the police killing of Eric Garner.
Sunday, May 3,2015
Commentary

Celebrating a century of women working for peace

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace. Britain denied passports to more than 120 women, forbidding them from making the trip to suppress their peaceful dissent.
Sunday, April 26,2015
Commentary

Recently on Capitol Hill, special delivery for the plutocrats

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service.
Sunday, April 19,2015
Commentary

Open veins, healing wounds, in Latin America

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro at the seventh Summit of the Americas, held this year in Panama City.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Commentary

Personal-safety trainer weighs in on concealed-carry on campus story

By Cheryl Cesta
The premise and "pragmatic solution" offered by Abe Alassaf in his April 2 letter to the editor suggesting that "the key to eliminating sexual assault on Ohio University's campus is allowing concealed carry of firearms," as well his comments and quotes in the article regarding rape culture, protests/rallies and speakers on campus is short-sighted and offensive.
Sunday, April 12,2015
Commentary

Capital punishment in America: A dead policy walking

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
A jury in Boston has returned a guilty verdict on all 30 counts against the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Wednesday, April 8,2015
Commentary

The Middle East: Iran is back

By Gwynne Dyer
"This (Arab) nation, in its darkest hour, has never faced a challenge to its existence and a threat to its identity like the one it's facing now," said General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the ruler of Egypt.
Sunday, April 5,2015
Commentary

Hate doesn’t pay any more today than it did in 1930 Indiana

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The date was Aug.7, 1930. The place: Marion, Indiana. Three young African-American men were lynched. The horror of the crime was captured by a local photographer.
 
 
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