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Sunday, July 1,2012
Commentary

Big money prevails in the big blue skies of Montana

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"I never bought a man who wasn't for sale," William A. Clark reportedly said. He was one of Montana's "Copper Kings," a man who used his vast wealth to manipulate the state government and literally buy votes to make himself a U.S. senator.
Wednesday, June 27,2012
Commentary

Rio 20: Vengeance will be too long delayed

By Gwynne Dyer
There was no law against genocide in the early 1940s; it only became an internationally recognized crime after the worst genocide of modern history had actually happened. Similarly, there is no law against "ecocide" now.
Sunday, June 24,2012
Commentary

Undocumented ‘Dreamers’ add new chapter to their story

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Undocumented immigrants in the United States number around 12 million people, a group larger than the populations of most countries on the planet. Among those are as many as 800,000 young people who are now most likely eligible for limited legal status, thanks to executive action taken last week by President Barack Obama.
Sunday, June 24,2012
Commentary

Egypt: Military makes sure that the end game is near

By Gwynne Dyer
"If we find that Scaf (the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) stands firm against us as we try to fulfill the fulfill the demands of the revolution," said Fatema AbouZeid of the Muslim Brotherhood as the final results of Egypt's presidential election last weekend rolled in, "we will go back to the streets and escalate things peacefully to the highest possible level."
Sunday, June 17,2012
Commentary

Assad’s Russian defense: Why?

By Gwynne Dyer
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Syria has suspended its peace mission. "The observers will not be conducting patrols and will stay in their locations until further notice," said the commander of the 300-strong multinational observer force, Norwegian Gen. Robert Mood.
Sunday, June 17,2012
Commentary

State of Florida’s back to its bad old election tricks

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
As the election season heats up, an increasing number of states are working to limit the number of people who are allowed to vote. Already we have a shamefully low percentage of those eligible to vote actually participating.
Wednesday, June 13,2012
Commentary

Rio 20: How bad could it get? You don’t want to know

By Gwynne Dyer
The forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio 20) on June 20-22 has brought out the usual warnings of environmental doom. They have been greeted with the usual indifference: after all, there are seven billion of us now, and we're all still eating. What could possibly go wrong?
Sunday, June 10,2012
Commentary

It’s one person, one vote, not 1 percent, one vote

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The failed effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is widely seen as a crisis for the labor movement, and a pivotal moment in the 2012 U.S. presidential-election season.
Sunday, June 3,2012
Commentary

After Houla massacre, it’s clear Assad has chosen civil war

By Gwynne Dyer
"There is no doubt that the (Syrian) government used artillery and tanks (in Houla)," said Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday – but then he added: "There is also no doubt that many bodies have been found with injuries from firearms received at point-blank range. We are dealing with a situation where both sides participated in the killings of innocent civilians."  
Sunday, June 3,2012
Commentary

WikiLeaks, war crimes and the Pinochet Principle

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's protracted effort to fight extradition to Sweden suffered a body blow this week. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the arrest warrant, issued in December 2010.
 
 
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