Monthly Archives: September 2011

Enough

Enough of the news, the hysteria and the panic. In the past few months it has become crystal clear that the world we live in has been built on a few fatal, yet stubborn  illusions and what we see happening … Continue reading

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Government vs citizens

By Nicholas Kulish Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrations in its history. Enraged young people in Spain and Greece take over public squares across their countries. Their complaints range from corruption … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning

By Thomas L Friedman Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and President Obama all spoke at the U.N. last week and, honestly, it is hard to decide whose speech was worse. Netanyahu’s read like a … Continue reading

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Care for the collective

Just a few kids ? Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed … Continue reading

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Terrified, but bored

By Paul Krugman Is it possible to be both terrified and bored? That’s how I feel about the negotiations now under way over how to respond to Europe’s economic crisis, and I suspect other observers share the sentiment. On one … Continue reading

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Freedom

…not fear

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Not here

By  Amy Goodman If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street last Saturday. They weren’t carrying the banner of the Tea … Continue reading

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The remains

The beauty of death By Khalil Gibran Part 3 – The remains Unwrap me from this white linen shroud and clothe me With leaves of jasmine and lilies; Take my body from the ivory casket and let it rest Upon … Continue reading

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Important, but impotent

By Danny Schechter  One of the most astute critics of the United Nations was a man who worked there for years and worshipped its ambitions. His name was Conor Cruise O’Brien, an Irish diplomat and extraordinary writer who savaged the institution … Continue reading

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Wanted: Real leaders

By Thomas Friedman TO Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor, I just have two words of advice: Herbert Hoover. I know you’re all familiar with that name. Hoover lives in infamy in U.S. … Continue reading

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