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Sunday, May 13,2012
Commentary

Coal, foreclosures, banks

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Shareholder meetings can be routine, unless you are Bank of America, in which case it may be declared an "extraordinary event." That is what the city of Charlotte, N.C., called th
Sunday, May 6,2012
Commentary

The real mad men: Follow money behind TV political ads

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
May Day, Murdoch and the murder of Milly Dowler. What do they have to do with the 2012 U.S. general election? This year's election will undoubtedly be the most expensive in U.S. history, with some projections topping $5 billion.
Sunday, April 29,2012
Commentary

The National Security Agency is watching you

By Amy Goodman
Three targeted Americans: A career government intelligence official, a filmmaker and a hacker. None of these U.S. citizens was charged with a crime, but they have been tracked, surveilled, detained — sometimes at gunpoint — and interrogated, with no access to a lawyer. Each remains resolute in standing up to the increasing government crackdown on dissent.
Sunday, April 22,2012
Commentary

Obama’s policies: The real scandal in Cartagena, Colombia

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign launched its first Spanish-language ads this week, just after returning from the Summit of the Americas. He spent three days in Colombia, longer than any president in U.S. history.
Wednesday, April 18,2012
Commentary

The sooner we admit Afghan war can’t be won, the better

By Gwynne Dyer
In the midst of the Taliban attacks in central Kabul on Sunday, a journalist called the British embassy for a comment. "I really don't know why they are doing this," said the exasperated diplomat who answered the phone. "We'll be out of here in two years' time. All they have to do is wait."
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.
 
 
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