Monthly Archives: July 2009

U.S. Military Spies on SDS, Peace Groups

Former military whistleblower Christopher Pyle spoke to Amy Goodman about the recent revelation. (See video below.)Obama’s Military Is Spying on U.S. Peace Groups The infiltration appears to be in direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act preventing U.S. military deployment … finish reading U.S. Military Spies on SDS, Peace Groups

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Honduras : Zelaya to Return With ‘Peaceful Popular Army’

Zelaya crosses the border, which is marked by a chain. Photo from La Jornada, Mexico.Strikes and military crackdown continuePresident Manuel Zelaya defies compromise By David Holmes Morris / The Rag Blog / July 31, 2009 Deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya … finish reading Honduras : Zelaya to Return With ‘Peaceful Popular Army’

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US Military: A Little Too Big for Its Britches

National Guard (murderers) at Kent State in May 1970.The Military Is Not the PoliceJuly 29, 2009 It was disturbing to learn the other day just how close the last administration came to violating laws barring the military from engaging in … finish reading US Military: A Little Too Big for Its Britches

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Leonard Peltier Hearing Brings Hope for Freedom

Photos by Bill Hackwell / indybay.org.Leonard Peltier could leave prison by August 18 By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / July 30, 2009 For a formidable and growing global community of supporters, the prospect of Native American activist Leonard … finish reading Leonard Peltier Hearing Brings Hope for Freedom

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Health Care : True Reform Must Include Public Option

Public Insurance Option is Necessary For True Reform It’s becoming obvious that these Repubs and Blue Dogs have been bought off by the millions of dollars the lobbyists are throwing at them. To them, getting re-elected is far more important … finish reading Health Care : True Reform Must Include Public Option

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Friday : Feed the Blog!

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Single-Payer Health Care: Some Reasons to Do It

Health CareBy Hosea W. McAdoo M.D. / The Rag Blog / July 29, 2009 “The Americans will always do the right thing . . . After they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” — Winston Churchill PART IAfter carefully following all the … finish reading Single-Payer Health Care: Some Reasons to Do It

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Didier Mainguy: Letter to The Rag

From Freakence Sixties:A Letter to The Rag By Didier Mainguy / The Rag Blog / July 29, 2009 It’s difficult to express some feelings and concepts in a foreign language. When writing in English, I’m feeling like an idiot. (I … finish reading Didier Mainguy: Letter to The Rag

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Another Terrorist Attack May Put the Military in Charge

The Joint Chiefs of Staff photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room, more commonly known as The Tank, in the Pentagon on December 14, 2001. DoD photo by Mamie Burke.Power Shifts in Plan for Capital CalamityBy Eric Lichtblau … finish reading Another Terrorist Attack May Put the Military in Charge

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Harvey Wasserman : Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Faces Parole Board

Leonard Peltier, founder of the American Indian Movement, faces the Parole Board today, July 28, 2009, after 33 years of incarceration.Today we ALL stand before Leonard Peltier’s Parole Board The circumstances of the prosecution, and the legal history of the … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Faces Parole Board

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Bad Boogie at Austin’s KUT : ‘We Built This City’

Paul Ray, Texas Hall of Fame jazz musician and KUT radio host. Photo by Christina Murrey). Changes abound at KUT Programming changes at KUT have cut longtime hosts Paul Ray and Larry Monroe to one night a week each. “Paul … finish reading Bad Boogie at Austin’s KUT : ‘We Built This City’

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Robert Jensen on White Privilege : Teachable Moments Require Willing Learners

Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. is photographed by a neighbor as he is arrested at his home in Cambridge, July 16. Photo by B. Carter / Demotix Images / AP.Teachable moments require willing learners A system as perverse and … finish reading Robert Jensen on White Privilege : Teachable Moments Require Willing Learners

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