Monthly Archives: July 2008

FILM : Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and the Protest Song

‘CSNY: Déjà Vu’: A Political Concert DocumentaryBy Jennifer Maerz / July 30, 2008 Bob Dylan’s “John Brown” is one of the most moving antiwar songs ever recorded. The track avoids sloganeering, resonating an anti–Vietnam War sentiment with a straightforward, human, … finish reading FILM : Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and the Protest Song

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James Ridgeway on the Rush to Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France.Recent radioactive leaks in France provide a cautionary tale for America’s ‘nuclear renaissance.’ By James Ridgeway / July 29, 2008 As gasoline prices rise along with global temperatures, the nuclear energy bandwagon is gaining momentum, … finish reading James Ridgeway on the Rush to Nuclear Power

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Amy Goodman from Estonia : ‘It’s a Global Election’

From Estonia:’Obama will open doors.’In former Soviet republic, everyone has an opinion about Obamaby Amy Goodman / July 30, 2008 TALLINN, Estonia – When I arrived in Estonia last week — a former Soviet republic that lies just south of … finish reading Amy Goodman from Estonia : ‘It’s a Global Election’

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Houston : ‘The Colossal Colon’

Tours We’d Rather Not TakeBy Richard Connelly / July 30, 2008 Officials at LBJ Hospital [in Houston] are giving tours of a giant asshole. Officially called “The Colossal Colon,” the “8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long colon is designed to help hospital guests learn … finish reading Houston : ‘The Colossal Colon’

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Don Siegelman : Contempt for Rove

Don Siegelman.‘By ignoring a Congressional subpoena, Karl Rove has spit in the face of Congress and the American people’By Don Siegelman / July 31, 2008 Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress, moving … finish reading Don Siegelman : Contempt for Rove

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Oil On Saturn Moon : That’s the Ticket!

NASA scientists said Wednesday they had found liquid on Saturn’s moon Titan, seen here in a 2005 NASA handout taken from the Cassini probe, only the second body in the solar system after Earth to have fluid on its surface.Titan … finish reading Oil On Saturn Moon : That’s the Ticket!

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Jack Abramoff : The Wave of ‘Capitol Crimes’ Continues

Jack Abramoff. Art by Hai Knafo.Abramoff cooling heels; cronies still running amokBy Bill Moyers and Michael Winship / July 31, 2008 Like the largesse he spread so bountifully to members of Congress and the White House staff – countless fancy … finish reading Jack Abramoff : The Wave of ‘Capitol Crimes’ Continues

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The Most Malicious and Deceitful Administration in American History

Democrats: White House must publish ‘chilling’ climate change documentBy Elana Schor The row over US inaction on carbon emissions reached new heights yesterday after the White House allowed Congress to look at last year’s government proposal to officially deem climate … finish reading The Most Malicious and Deceitful Administration in American History

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Returning Soldiers Still Struggling

VA Gets 55,000 Plus Suicide Calls: A Suicide Hotline Is Turning Into A Life Line For Veterans In CrisisBy Pia Malbran / July 28, 2008 More than 55,000 people – including about 22,000 who identified themselves as veterans – have … finish reading Returning Soldiers Still Struggling

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Dealing a Blow in the Oil and Gas Markets

Russia takes control of Turkmen (world?) gasBy M K Bhadrakumar From the details coming out of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan and Moscow over the weekend, it is apparent that the great game over Caspian energy has taken a dramatic turn. In … finish reading Dealing a Blow in the Oil and Gas Markets

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Decriminalising Pot: Can They Do It This Time?

Ease Pot Restrictions, Lawmakers UrgeJuly 30, 2008 The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance. … finish reading Decriminalising Pot: Can They Do It This Time?

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Susan Klonsky on Carl Oglesby’s Memoir

Carl Oglesby, author of Ravens in the Storm, in 1989. On July 24 The Rag Blog ran what proved to be a very controversial review of former SDS leader Carl Oglesby’s memoir, Ravens in the Storm. The review, written by … finish reading Susan Klonsky on Carl Oglesby’s Memoir

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