Entries Tagged as 'Greg Bonett'

Christopher Hitchens, 1949 — 2011

December 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The British polemicist Christopher Hitchens, perhaps best known in later years for his unwavering opposition to organized religion and for butting heads with his comrades on the Left over the Iraq war, died last night of pneumonia after a yearlong struggle with esophageal cancer. In his 62 years, Hitchens wrote more than a dozen books [...]

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Tags: Ames Prog Blog · Blogs · Greg Bonett

Prosecuting the Bush Administration?

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Now that the Bush administration is no longer in power, it’s possible that some of its senior members may face prosecution for their involvement in U.S. torture programs. Despite lobbying efforts by members of the CIA, President Bush left office without issuing a “preemptive pardon” to protect officials who have engaged in torture from being [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Greg Bonett · January 2009 · Under the Radar

A Conflict of Interest: Justice v. Money

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The Supreme Court issued an order on May 12 stating that it would not be able to hear a case involving black South Africans suing 50 of some of the worlds largest corporations because the court lacked a quorum. The suit is being brought against such corporations as British Petroleum, Exxon Mobile, IBM, 3M, Citigroup, [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Greg Bonett · June 2008 · Under the Radar

Hearing King’s Call Today

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

On January 24, Iowa State University held its annual birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Greg Bonett delivered the following speech at the celebration. Bonett is a senior in Electrical Engineering and Physics at Iowa State University. He is a peace activist and a co-editor [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Commentary · February 2008 · Greg Bonett

Lifting FCC Cross-Ownership Ban May Lead to Further Media Consolidation, Hurting Localism and Minority Ownership

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The New York Times reported that the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin Martin, wants to schedule a vote to decrease media ownership restrictions on December 18th, 2007. The proposed measure would lift restrictions currently prohibiting the ownership of both a newspaper and a television station in the same city by the same company. [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Greg Bonett · October/November 2007 · Under the Radar

Iraq: Beyond Good Intentions

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Below is an exchange between the president of the campus peace and non-violence organization, Greg Bonett, and Ryan Gerdes. Gerdes recently authored a guest commentary published in the Iowa State Daily in which he argued for a persistent reserve of US troops in Iraq to protect human rights.

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Tags: AP Issues · Commentary · Greg Bonett · March 2007 · Ryan Gerdes

Citizens Speak out Against the Iraq War

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

A coalition of student and community groups will be holding a rally protesting the Iraq war as it moves into its fifth year on March 20th, 2007. Participants will be gathering at the Lincoln Cen- ter parking lot in front of East HyVee at 5:30PM. This will be the fourth annual peace rally in Ames [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · February 2007 · Greg Bonett

Troop Surge Misguided

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Earlier this month President Bush announced 21,400 additional US troops will be sent to Iraq. These troops will join the currently 144,000 US troops already stationed in Iraq, as well as the 25,000 private security contractors, 7,000 British troops and other “coalition forces” occupying Iraq. President Bush has called for this spectacularly unpopular “troop escalation” [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Commentary · Greg Bonett · January 2007