Monthly Archives: May 2009

Obama, the Anti-War Movement and the Neo-Cons: Turning the Ship Around

“Warship 53.” Photo from sailsarana.com Obama’s agenda of ‘turning the battleship’ is not our agenda of disarming it altogether: ending U.S. interventionism and bullying of all sorts, initiating an era of peaceful global cooperation to tackle poverty, disease, global warming … finish reading Obama, the Anti-War Movement and the Neo-Cons: Turning the Ship Around

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Singin’ on Sunday – Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White – Rainy Night In Georgia Source / De Laaste Show TV1 Thanks to Deva Wood / The Rag Blog

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Medea Benjamin Calls on Obama to Visit Gaza

Smoke billowed from Israeli artillery shells exploding over northern Gaza in December 2008. Photo: Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse Getty Images.During His Trip to Egypt, Obama Should Visit GazaBy Medea Benjamin / May 29, 2009 Obama will give a major policy talk … finish reading Medea Benjamin Calls on Obama to Visit Gaza

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : ‘The Mormons are Coming, the Jews are Coming’

“The Mormons are Coming” / Californians Against Hate. As Martin Buber said, ‘I do not even know what it means to say that “The ends justify the means,” but I can tell you this: The means that you actually use … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : ‘The Mormons are Coming, the Jews are Coming’

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Jonah Raskin : Class of ’09 Speaks Out on New Media

For four months, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, freedom of speech seemed to be alive and well in an old fashioned classroom where students asked questions, talked in small groups and wrote with pens and pencils on … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Class of ’09 Speaks Out on New Media

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Unions: The ‘Risk’ of Secret Ballot Elections

Randel K. Johnson of the United States Chamber of Commerce.U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Betting Against the American Middle ClassBy Leo Gerard / May 26, 2009 Randel K. Johnson, vice president of that esteemed group, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently … finish reading Unions: The ‘Risk’ of Secret Ballot Elections

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Report : Americans Now Support Progressive Ideas

“Public Opinion,” mixed media by Andrey Benyei.The results are in: Americans are now more closely aligned with progressive ideas than at any time in memory By Joshua Holland / May 30, 2009. On issue after substantive issue, significant majorities of … finish reading Report : Americans Now Support Progressive Ideas

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The Jindal Way : Get Rid of a Good Thing

Residents at the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans.Louisiana Catastrophe Redux The administration of Governor Bobby Jindal announced its intentions to introduce legislation to sell the Hainkel Home through a press release without seeking any … finish reading The Jindal Way : Get Rid of a Good Thing

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Socialized Medicine? Canadian Health Care Saved my Father’s Life

The following anecdote about Canadian health care, about which we here in the South hear much negativity, came to me from a friend whose reliability I respect. Due to the intimate nature of the report, identifying information was removed to … finish reading Socialized Medicine? Canadian Health Care Saved my Father’s Life

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Gaza: Still in Misery Following the War

Four months after Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, Suad Khadir and her family are still living in a tent. To escape the heat, they often seek refuge under the rubble. Photo: Ashraf Amra/New York Times.Misery Hangs Over Gaza Despite … finish reading Gaza: Still in Misery Following the War

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‘Pedro’ Tancredo : GOP Mad Buffoon du Jour

Pedro Tancredo in full battle array. Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Republican attack dog Tom Tancredo calls Sonia Sotomayor a racist This is just the tip of the iceberg of a long list of hateful, insane acts and … finish reading ‘Pedro’ Tancredo : GOP Mad Buffoon du Jour

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Labor Justice : ‘Last Vestige of Slavery and Segregation’

“Brothers of the Sun” by Luana Boutilier / Farmworker Movement …two groups of our most highly exploited workers have been denied the law’s protections — farm workers, and housekeepers, nannies, and other domestic workers. By Dick Meister / May 28, … finish reading Labor Justice : ‘Last Vestige of Slavery and Segregation’

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