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Comment: Richard Seymour
THE HUMANITARIAN MYTH
With U.S. forces obstructing aid and beefing up “security” while Haitians die, no one should accept that the U.S. is motivated by “humanitarianism.”
Comment: Jesse Hagopian
DELAYING AID FOR A PHOTO-OP
Given the examples of Iraq, Afghanistan and now Haiti, it seems like the U.S. knows how to do little other than occupy.
Analysis: Marlene Martin
A LEGAL SETBACK FOR MUMIA
A Pennsylvania death row political prisoner was moved closer to the execution chamber by a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Comment: Orlando Sepúlveda
VICTORY FOR THE RIGHT IN CHILE
A conservative candidate won elections for Chile’s presidency, marking a return of the forces that supported the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
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Comment: Ashley Smith
HUMANITARIAN AID OR MILITARY OCCUPATION?
Instead of rushing food, water and rescue teams to help the victims of Haiti’s earthquake, the Obama administration has organized an occupation.
Column: Lance Selfa
HOW DID THIS GUY WIN?
Republican Scott Brown–who vows to be the “41st vote” to defeat health care legislation–beat a panicked Democratic Party in liberal Massachusetts.
Analysis: Rachel Cohen and Alan Maass
THE SIEGE OF HAITI
A ring of U.S. warships on patrol off Haiti’s coast to stop desperate people from trying to flee is a stark symbol of Washington’s attitude toward refugees.
Comment: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
THE MEDIA’S SCAPEGOATING REFLEX
The earthquake that rocked Haiti has brought back hard memories of the racist atmosphere whipped up after the Katrina disaster in New Orleans.
Analysis: Orlando Sepúlveda
IS THE GUTIERREZ BILL GOOD FOR IMMIGRANTS?
Rep. Luis Gutierrez has proposed an immigration bill that contains a pathway to legalization, but concedes many of the right’s demands for enforcement.
Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
WHAT CAME BEFORE ROE V. WADE
The period before the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion provides lessons about how to shift the debate.