Monthly Archives: February 2009

Ni’lin: Opposed to Israeli Occupation, But Sympathetic to the Suffering of the Jews

A Ni’lin anti-Wall protest (PIC, 12/17/08).And Now For Something Completely DifferentBy Rebecca Vilkomerson / February 28, 2009 For a change of pace from our usual dose of death and destruction, an inspiring story: The village of Ni’lin has paid a … finish reading Ni’lin: Opposed to Israeli Occupation, But Sympathetic to the Suffering of the Jews

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NATO Has Developed a Strict Scenario to Convey Its Positive Message

A US soldier poses with a dead Afghani man in the hills of Afghanistan.Truth in Reporting: Meaningless to NATO in AfghanistanBy Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog / February 28, 2009 Thanks to Wikileaks, we now know with certainty that … finish reading NATO Has Developed a Strict Scenario to Convey Its Positive Message

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Beckett on the Two-State Solution

A Palestinian man sits next to a whimsical stenciling on Israel’sseparation barrier in the West Bank village of A-Ram.Too Late for Two-State? The Battle for the Future of Palestine and IsraelBy Paul Beckett / The Rag Blog / February 27, … finish reading Beckett on the Two-State Solution

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If Not Now, When? Ending the Drug War

Wizard’s culture-jammed version of a print ad for a popular cleanser envisions potential benefits of medicinal cannabis, still illegal in 36 states, if US researchers were freed of prohibition-mandated limitations.IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Ending the drug warBy Mariann G. Wizard … finish reading If Not Now, When? Ending the Drug War

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Alan Pogue : My History With Violence

Alan Pogue and Tracey, the woman whose life he saved. The photo was taken by D’Ann Johnson on Nov. 4, 2008, during the trial of Willie McDade, Alan’s assailant. “One late night in late April of this year, Alan Pogue … finish reading Alan Pogue : My History With Violence

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Hot Damn! Marijuana in the News

Three news hits suggest that Marijuana Prohibition may be going up in smoke By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / February 27, 2009 Yes friends and neighbors, who would have thunk it, but marijuana prohibition may just be entering … finish reading Hot Damn! Marijuana in the News

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Larry Piltz : Intimate Resurrection

Intimate Resurrection I rise from your grave looking for youseven weeks after your passingseven weeks after you were pluckedfrom your cold reposeswaddled in linen and longingpressed tenderly to my cleft breastcarried slowly through the doorsof your life one last timeand … finish reading Larry Piltz : Intimate Resurrection

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Bageant Goes Trippin’

Skinny Dipping in Reality: A coot’s account of the great hippie LSD enlightenment search partyBy Joe Bageant / February 17, 2009 There’s nothing better that 250 mics of good acid to kick start the cosmic coonhunt for Enlightenment. It takes … finish reading Bageant Goes Trippin’

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Health Care Reform? Follow the Money

Sen. Ted Kennedy has been leadiing “quiet negotiations” on health care reform. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / Pool / UPI. Our nation invests twice as much as most nations in medical costs, 31% of which goes to insurance company … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Health Care Reform? Follow the Money

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Afghanistan: Not Winning Hearts and Minds

Wounded Afghans recover after air strike bombings.Losing the People: The Cost and Consequences of Civilian Suffering in AfghanistanBy Erica Gaston / February 26, 2009 For the last year, I have been living in Afghanistan interviewing civilians harmed in the conflict … finish reading Afghanistan: Not Winning Hearts and Minds

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Stimulus Denier Jindal Blows Rebuttal, Bails Out to Disneyland

Graphic by Larry Ray, The Rag Blog, with apologies to Mickey. Even Rush Limbaugh had to scratch around in the back of his painful plaudit pantry to try to put some sort of positive face on Jindal’s threadbare recitation. By … finish reading Stimulus Denier Jindal Blows Rebuttal, Bails Out to Disneyland

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Winter Soldier : GI’s Against the War Tell Their Stories

Winter Soldier: February 28, Austin, Texas The Winter Soldier event provides an opportunity for peace activists and veterans to come together in common cause. These current wars, as with Vietnam, are waged in our name and funded by our tax … finish reading Winter Soldier : GI’s Against the War Tell Their Stories

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