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Sunday, April 15,2012
Commentary

The long, hot march of self-evident climate change

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The Pentagon knows it. The world's largest insurers know it. Now, governments may be overthrown because of it. It is climate change, and it is real. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, last month was the hottest March on record for the United States since 1895, when records were first kept, with average temperatures of 8.6 degrees F above average.
Sunday, April 8,2012
Commentary

Black in White Plains: The killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me." And that's just what they did.
Wednesday, April 4,2012
Commentary

It pays to keep track of global nuclear disarmament

By Gwynne Dyer
After Mohamed Merah died in a hail of French police bullets last Thursday, people who had known him talked about "a polite and courteous boy" who liked "cars, bikes, sports and girls."
Sunday, April 1,2012
Commentary

Forget fear of flying: You should fear airport screening

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
There was terror in the skies this week over Texas, caused not by a terrorist but by a pilot — a Flight Standards captain, no less. JetBlue Airways Capt. Clay Osbon, flying Flight 191 from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas, began moving up and down the aisle after the jet was airborne, ranting, according to several passengers, about Iraq, Israel, al-Qaida and bombs, calling on passengers to recite the Lord's Prayer, saying that they were "all going down."
Wednesday, March 28,2012
Commentary

The symmetry of slaughter

By Gwynne Dyer
After Mohamed Merah died in a hail of French police bullets last Thursday, people who had known him talked about "a polite and courteous boy" who liked "cars, bikes, sports and girls." His friends had trouble believing that he had murdered seven people, including three children, in a 10-day killing spree in the city of Toulouse, and none of them believed his claim to be a member of al-Qaeda.
Sunday, March 25,2012
Commentary

Walking while black: The killing of Trayvon Martin

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
On the rainy night of Sunday, Feb. 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked to a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. On his way home, with his Skittles and iced tea, the African-American teenager was shot and killed. The gunman, George Zimmerman, didn't run.
Wednesday, March 21,2012
Commentary

The survival of global civilization: The limited options

By Gwynne Dyer

Reporter: "What do you think of Western civilization, Mr Gandhi?" Mohandas Gandhi: "I think it would be a good idea."

Sunday, March 18,2012
Commentary

Terror, trauma and the endless war in Afghanistan

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
We may never know what drove a U.S. Army staff sergeant to head out into the Afghan night and allegedly murder at least 16 civilians in their homes, among them nine children and three women.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
Commentary

Real reasons to attack Iran aren’t the ones you’re hearing

The last time U.S. President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was obvious that the two men distrusted and despised each other. This time (March 5), their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons.
Sunday, March 11,2012
Commentary

When Japan discards nukes, both U.S. parties are all in

Breaking ths Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Super Tuesday demonstrated the rancor rife in Republican ranks, as the four remaining major candidates slug it out to see how far to the right of President Barack Obama they can go. While attacking him daily for the high cost of gasoline, both sides are traveling down the same perilous road in their support of nuclear power.
 
 
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