Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

Fred and Clara Slowman near their newly rebuilt home near Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. Many homes were contaminated with uranium. Photo: Kevin Moloney for The New York Times.Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo CountryBy Dan Frosch / July 26, 2009 TEEC NOS … finish reading The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

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Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

Activist, musician, and executive director of Grassroots Leadership:  four decades in the struggle. By Bob Libal | The Rag Blog | July 28, 2009 I read in the paper, I watched on the show They said that it happened a … finish reading Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

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Doctors Want Real Health Care Reform

Cartoon from LTSaloon.orgDoctors show support for health care reform; Lobbyists, Blue Dogs and Republicans work to gut real change By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2009 This past Wednesday I listened to President Obama’s … finish reading Doctors Want Real Health Care Reform

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Mexico : The Song of the Guerrilla is Heard Again

Rosendo Radilla Pacheco, politician, activist and folksinger, was “disappeared” by federal troops in August 1974 during Mexico’s “dirty war.” He is now the subject of a human rights investigation and a documentary film (above).As Mexico Awaits 2010:The song of the … finish reading Mexico : The Song of the Guerrilla is Heard Again

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? The Huston Plan

Part IVWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution The plan, submitted to Nixon on June 25, 1970, called for increasing the role of the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency in domestic spying while … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? The Huston Plan

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Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

Dick Cheney: More tales from the dark side Peter Berger, a security analyst at the American Enterprise Institute thinks that, judging from Congressional reaction, the program must have involved much more than killing some Al Qaeda people. By Sherman DeBrosse … finish reading Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

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Colombian Independence Day : Uribe and the Latin American Left

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe.Colombia opens bases to U.S. military Presidents Chavez and Evo Morales of Bolivia have been especially outspoken in their criticism of President Uribe’s decision to allow U.S. bases in Colombia, and at least once he’s been called … finish reading Colombian Independence Day : Uribe and the Latin American Left

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Investments : Recovery Through Pinpoint Socialism

Pinpoint Socialism:Recovery through Equities, Tools, and Land By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2009 In a Friday morning appearance on Squawk Box at the Capitalism Knows Best Channel (CNBC) Warren Buffett promoted two things: a new … finish reading Investments : Recovery Through Pinpoint Socialism

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Homeless Vets and Hungry Kids? Empathy Meets Realpolitik

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Empathy Meets Realpolitik How many of our nation’s leaders have ever gone to bed hungry? U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that, ‘12.4 million children in the U.S. are “food insecure” — defined … finish reading Homeless Vets and Hungry Kids? Empathy Meets Realpolitik

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Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

‘Experts’ hired by Texas State Board of Education:Chavez and Marshall don’t belong in school books Evangelical minister Peter Marshall said, ‘To have Cesar Chavez listed next to Ben Franklin is ludicrous.’ [Chavez] is not a role model who ‘ought to … finish reading Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

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Occupied Palestine: How the West Was Lost (Photo Essay by Bob Simmons)

Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. The West Bank or Judea has always tried to solve things with walls… but somehow they always fail. Photo by Bob Simmons / The Rag Blog. Occupied Palestine:How the West Was Lost (A photo essay) Words and … finish reading Occupied Palestine: How the West Was Lost (Photo Essay by Bob Simmons)

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