Monthly Archives: May 2009

Harvey Wasserman : Big Troubles for Big Nuke

Nuclear reactor fiasco in Oikiluoto, Finland. Four years under construction; defects multiply and price tag keeps climbing. Photo by Henna Aaltonen / The International Herald Tribune.The New York Times finally reports the economic disaster of new nukes Despite the torrent … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Big Troubles for Big Nuke

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Health Care Reform : Our Last Stand

Health Care for America Now This effort, in my opinion, represents our last stand to effectively combat the forces that would deny Americans decent health care merely to increase the profits of the insurance and pharmaceutical cartels. By Dr. Stephen … finish reading Health Care Reform : Our Last Stand

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New Abu Ghraib Photos Said to Depict Graphic Rape Scenes

Previously released photo from Abu Ghraib prison. The new photos, many reportedly depicting sexual abuse, are said to be much worse. Photo from Telegraph, U.K.Photographs which Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, … finish reading New Abu Ghraib Photos Said to Depict Graphic Rape Scenes

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Steve Russell, Indian : Advice to Myself at 14

I seldom got caught skipping school because the last place they would look for a truant was the public library. I read books by the shelf rather than by author or topic. It was a small library. By Steve Russell … finish reading Steve Russell, Indian : Advice to Myself at 14

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Mancow on Waterboarding : ‘I Would Have Said Anything to Make it Stop’

Mancow on Olbermann. Below, waterboard denier Sean Hannity. Photo by Douglas C. Pizac / AP.Mancow: Hannity called me after I was waterboarded and said, ‘It’s still not Torture’ By Satyam Khanna / May 27, 2009 With Keith Olbermann Video. Last … finish reading Mancow on Waterboarding : ‘I Would Have Said Anything to Make it Stop’

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Great Britain : Extensive Camera Network Ups Police State Ante

Photo from Getty Images. The BBC says the massive tracking database will be up and fully functional in a matter of months. By Stephen C. Webster / May 25, 2009 See BBC Video, Below. The British government will soon have … finish reading Great Britain : Extensive Camera Network Ups Police State Ante

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Harvey Wasserman : The Eight Green Steps to Solartopia

Pete Seeger sings Solartopia. Download here. Solartopia is diverse, sustainable, and socially just, the necessary, possible vision of a civilization in which we can all survive and thrive. By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / May 27, 2009 Includes … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : The Eight Green Steps to Solartopia

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California Supremes on Prop. 8 : The Return of Separate But Equal

Demonstrators placed signs on a statue of Lincoln in front of San Francisco City Hall on May 26, 2009, after the California Supreme Court ruling upholding Prop. 8. Photo by Paul Sakuma. In reality, the point of the Court’s muddled … finish reading California Supremes on Prop. 8 : The Return of Separate But Equal

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Lisa Sánchez González on the Sotomayor Nomination : Fighting my Inner Cynic

Barack Obama introduces his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a Boricua from the South Bronx. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP.Obama nominates a Boricua from the South Bronx:A tease or a real slice of hope? By Lisa Sánchez González … finish reading Lisa Sánchez González on the Sotomayor Nomination : Fighting my Inner Cynic

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Medical Referrals: Another Part of the Problem with the American Health Care System

Mark Allen Miller.Referral System Turns Patients Into CommoditiesBy Sandeep Jauhar, M.D. / May 25, 2009 I was chatting recently with a doctor friend who was depressed because he thought he had lost a referral source. “This internist was sending me … finish reading Medical Referrals: Another Part of the Problem with the American Health Care System

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Life During Wartime : What Obama Isn’t Telling Us!

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag BlogThanks to Dr. S.R. Keister /The Rag Blog

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Anti-War Memorial Day at Texas’ Fort Hood

Memorial Day at Under the Hood. GI’s gather at coffee house before marching for peace. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog. War may seem to be a million miles away to much of the population, but it is … finish reading Anti-War Memorial Day at Texas’ Fort Hood

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