Monthly Archives: December 2007

A Toast to a Green Future, Diplomacy, and …

Let’s Toast to Ten Good Things About 2007by Medea Benjamin As we close this year on the low of Congress giving Bush more billions for war, and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, let’s remember some of the year’s … finish reading A Toast to a Green Future, Diplomacy, and …

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The Pause Before the Storm in Iraq

The Five Iraqsby Scott Ritter It has become a mantra of sorts among the faltering Republican candidates: Victory is at hand in Iraq. Mitt Romney, in particular, has taken to so openly embracing the “success” of the U.S. troop “surge” … finish reading The Pause Before the Storm in Iraq

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The Big Problem with US Healthcare: Insurance Companies

Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care: Does This Happen in Canada?By MARK T. HARRIS The story of 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan’s recent death from liver failure was tragic. But it was a uniquely American brand of tragedy. Only in the United … finish reading The Big Problem with US Healthcare: Insurance Companies

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There’s No Sizzle in the Air

Goodbye 2007 and Good Riddance! Hello 2008 and You’d Better Shape UpBy ALEXANDER COCKBURN It was the … No! 2007 was never the best of times. It was a whiny, fretful twelve months, and what should have been a time … finish reading There’s No Sizzle in the Air

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Taking Protest to a Higher Level

Bank of America Gets Ballooned

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Back In the Business of Stirring Up Trouble – T. Dreyer

What Ever Happened To The New Generation?By Thorne Dreyer [This article first appeared in the November, 1976 issue of Texas Monthly. Thorne Dreyer, an SDS activist and underground journalist in the sixties and seventies, now resides in Austin.] Someone came … finish reading Back In the Business of Stirring Up Trouble – T. Dreyer

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This Video Is Dedicated to Your Children

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

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While the Rich Slowly and Painfully Kill Us Off

US mayors’ report: Hunger and homelessness intensify in US citiesBy Debra Watson, Dec 30, 2007, 13:56 The number of people hungry and homeless in US cities rose dramatically again in 2007, according to the annual report on hunger and homelessness … finish reading While the Rich Slowly and Painfully Kill Us Off

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They Blame Musharraf

They Don’t Blame Al-Qa’ida. They Blame Musharraf.by Robert Fisk, December 30, 2007, The Independent/UK Weird, isn’t it, how swiftly the narrative is laid down for us. Benazir Bhutto, the courageous leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, is assassinated in Rawalpindi … finish reading They Blame Musharraf

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The Century’s Most Perfect Storm

Here is the latest piece by a very talented ex-CIA analyst named Tom Whipple. Nobody can match him on the quality of his weekly energy analysis, IMO. Here he looks at the bigger picture. Even if he is only partly … finish reading The Century’s Most Perfect Storm

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Austin Activists Protest Iraq War

Local anti-war activists Daniel Llanes, Fran Hanlon, Carol Petrucci, and Alice Embree sang carols in front of the Capitol Friday, Dec. 21, to call attention to the Iraq Moratorium, a national effort to end the conflict in Iraq. Women in … finish reading Austin Activists Protest Iraq War

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Dishing Up Climate Justice

Powershift 2007: Youth Rising to the Climate Challengeby Joshua Kahn Russell, December 28, 2007, Left Turn On November 3rd, I felt a stadium shake from 6,000 students jumping to their feet and chanting “Green Jobs, Not Jails! Parks, Not Prisons! … finish reading Dishing Up Climate Justice

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