Monthly Archives: June 2009

Dick J. Reavis : Journalism Faces Full Court Press

Full Court Press Until and unless the press understands that its mission is to be the champion of the people’s welfare, nobody can plan for its recovery. By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 As … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Journalism Faces Full Court Press

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Steve Russell on Native Hawaiians: Got Indigenous?

A sea of people of all ages embraced and honi’d, or touched noses, in early March at Lahaina while celebrating the end of a weeklong, 193-mile torch march around Maui to raise attention for Native Hawaiian issues. Photo from Hawaiian … finish reading Steve Russell on Native Hawaiians: Got Indigenous?

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Tom Hayden : Crisis in Honduras Forces Latin America Focus

Manuel Zelaya in Nicaragua. Zelaya is expected to attend meetins at the UN’s General Assembly. Photo from AFP.Honduras Crisis Forces Obama to Focus on Latin America The Obama position is complicated by the history of US training of the Honduras … finish reading Tom Hayden : Crisis in Honduras Forces Latin America Focus

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

Cartoon from The Progressive.Part IIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 The repression of dissident groups by shadowy government operatives is nothing … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

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Iran, Cyber Warfare and the CIA : The World is Watching

Twitter and the new Iranian revolution. Cartoon by Ian D. Marsden / truthout.Iran: The world is watching [The media] give wall-to-wall coverage of the protesters, whose heroism is very real. But the TV cameras and front-page headlines completely ignore how … finish reading Iran, Cyber Warfare and the CIA : The World is Watching

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Fighting Back in Hard Times: The Power of Organized Labor Action

Laid-off Republic Windows and Doors factory worker Maria Gonzalez holds a picket sign outside the factory in December 2008 in Chicago, Ill. About 250 workers demanded severance and vacation pay owed to them.The Legacy Lives OnBy Kari Lydersen / June … finish reading Fighting Back in Hard Times: The Power of Organized Labor Action

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Congress : Return Health Care to the People

Health care should be a profession, not a business. By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2009 The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of … finish reading Congress : Return Health Care to the People

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Greg Moses : Chinese Dragon in Aftershock?

Chinese dragon: still snorting through the global depression? Image from Scrape TV.Still time to put jobs first? In the chatter of Chinese ministers sounds a worry that the ‘socialist market economy’ could come out of the economic crisis fatter than … finish reading Greg Moses : Chinese Dragon in Aftershock?

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Honduran Coup Leaders Reportedly Trained at U.S. Army School in Georgia

Reported Honduras coup leader General Romeo Vasquez trained at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Georgia.Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S. The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin … finish reading Honduran Coup Leaders Reportedly Trained at U.S. Army School in Georgia

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Military Coup : Resistance and Repression in Honduras

Demonstrator outside the Presidential Palace following the kidnapping of President Zelaya of Honduras. (Top) Photo from Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty. (Below) Photo from Reuters.Resistance and Repression in Honduras People are taking the streets in Honduras despite incredibly hostile … finish reading Military Coup : Resistance and Repression in Honduras

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Health Care in Venezuela

New Venezuelan clinic built by community with funds given from municipality. When communities build projects such as this, they provide some labor and serve as the contractor — thus allowing a lot to be done at lower costs than usual.Health … finish reading Health Care in Venezuela

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Short Attention-Span News : Tweet-ening the Pot

A little birdie told me…Short Attention-Span News By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2009 Help Army Nat.Guard Lt. Dan Choi, fighting discharge 4 being gay, NOW: http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/ic/rl0ze9ehwuz8th/SjZDRRMLFEAhUl4* * *92 city cops n Hidalgo busted by … finish reading Short Attention-Span News : Tweet-ening the Pot

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