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39 Articles, 132 Quick Links, 17 Comments, 5 Diaries, 0 Polls

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Arizona Law Highlights Need for Meaningful Reform
(5 comments) Most Americans want immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform, new polling data revealed this week.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
State Legislators Press for Public Option in Health Reform
On the heels of media reports that the Obama administration might support a Senate bill that excludes a public insurance program, the White House Working Group of State Legislators for Health Reform reiterated its support for a health reform package that includes a public insurance option.

Saturday, August 15, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Fox News: Still Unfair and Unbalanced
(1 comments) In addition to some of its major personalities promoting disruptions and even violence at congressional town hall meetings, the guests and commentators invited to appear on Fox News programs seem to overwhelmingly oppose health reform as well.

Thursday, April 2, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
GOP Budget Little More than "Talking Points," Says White House
(3 comments) Producing an alternative to the Obama budget plan has been something of a fiasco for congressional Republicans. They began in February by debating the scope of the Obama budget, criticizing the spending growth and inherited deficits as if President Obama created the problems facing the country.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama tackles comprehensive education reform
(1 comments) Outlining his proposals for education reform in a speech this week at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Obama praised the "legacy of excellence" of America's schools and colleges, but added, "we have let our grades slip, our schools crumble, our teacher quality fall short and other nations outpace us."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Left-center unity and the 2008 elections
(2 comments) A slew of articles in recent days have announced, commented on, or criticized Barack Obama's "shift to the center." Look at a recent op-ed from The Nation, for example. We are regaled with the signs and wonders that indicate a centrist candidate, and implicit in it is the call to help move Barack Obama to the left.

Friday, May 16, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama Fires Back At Bush, McCain on War and Terror
(1 comments) In a speech May 16 in Watertown, South Dakota, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama rejected criticisms this week leveled by George Bush in the Israeli parliament about Obama's plans for a diplomatic surge to bring peace to Iraq, Iran and the Middle East.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain-Clinton Gas Tax Holiday is Bunk
If you don't support a gas tax holiday as the solution to high energy costs and economic woes then you're "out of touch" with ordinary working people, Hillary Clinton and John McCain recently claimed.

Thursday, March 20, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama: Impact of the Bush-McCain War on Communities, Economy
(2 comments) In Charleston, West Virginia, Mar. 20, Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama continued his criticisms of Bush's handling of the Iraq war. To a standing ovation, Obama pledged to bring the Iraq war to an end in his first term as president.

Monday, March 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
White Men Talk Barack
In her article, "Black Women Talk Barack," (The Nation), journalist Amy Alexander cuts through big media misrepresentations and distortions of who supports Barack Obama and why, distortions which often result from poor thinking and bad reporting and others simply are racist provocations.

Friday, October 19, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Katrina: More Than Two Years On
(1 comments) Recall the images of anger, despair, fear, and violence that filled the television when, after the storm receded, the social problems of racism and economic inequality and a callous Republican-led government, like debris washed up on a beach, were laid bare for our nation and the world to see.

Thursday, July 12, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Congressional Antiwar Efforts and the Role of the Peace Movement
Seven out of 10 Americans want most of the troops home from Iraq by April 2008, according to a recent USA Today poll. And a measure being debated in the Senate could make that possible.

Friday, April 13, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Surges and Czars and Bombs, Oh My: How to End the War
(4 comments) At least 45 U.S. service members have been killed in Iraq in the first 11 days of April alone, making it on pace to be one of the most deadly months of the war for U.S. troops.

Saturday, November 4, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
How Much does a Republican Cost?
(4 comments) Allegations of corruption continue to dog Republican candidates in three key congressional races, marring their reelection chances.

Sunday, October 29, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
New Jersey Court Stops Short of Marriage Equality
Wednesday, Oct. 25, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to the same state benefits, protections, and obligations as different-sex couples.

Saturday, October 28, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
US Interference in Venezuelan Elections Ongoing
(2 comments) Bush's timeworn hostility for President Chvez is well known. Top secret US government documents released through Freedom of Information Act requests show that the administration's anti-Chvez operations may even pre-date the September 11th terrorist attacks and the launch of the "war on terror."

Friday, October 6, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Reality of Venezuela
(2 comments) Right-leaning media bias in the US has so carefully selected the information it provides about Venezuela that most people in the US probably know precious little other than that it is an oil-producing country whose president recently called Bush the devil.

Monday, October 2, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Rethinking the "War on Terror"
Everyone agrees that the people who planned the attacks on September 11th 2001 ought to be brought to justice.

Friday, September 29, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dems Call for Closing the "Donut Hole" in Medicare Plan
(1 comments) Last week, Democratic members of Congress and leaders of a group called Campaign for America's Future (CAF) held a press conference urging an end to the "donut hole" in prescription drug coverage for millions of seniors who receive Medicare.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
DeVos Takes Hard Right on Religion in Public Schools
The truth about Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos' hard right values is being revealed more and more every day.

Monday, September 25, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
House Republicans Push to Nullify Voting Rights Act
Just weeks after reluctantly re-authorizing the Voting Rights Act (VRA), a major provision of the Civil Rights era aimed at eliminating discrimination against certain groups of voters, the Republican-controlled House moved to nullify some of the VRA's most important provisions by approving a new "poll tax" bill (H.R. 4844).

Monday, September 18, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Pride at Work Convention Ramps Up Call for Change
Nearly 200 members and allies of Pride at Work, AFL-CIO (PAW) met for its national convention September 7-10.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hurricane Katrina: One Year of Fraud and Waste
One year after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, waste, cronyism, and abuse have outpaced recovery and reconstruction.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Protest Atrocities Against LGBT People: Demonstrations Called for July 19th
(2 comments) The Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization (PGLO), in conjunction with several other international human rights organizations that specifically address issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people, is sponsoring major international protests to commemorate the execution of two Iranian teens this July 19th.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Survey Says: Republicans Out of Touch with Americans, Swing Voters
(1 comments) On the heels of a disingenuous Republican effort to block a Democratic plan calling for withdrawal from Iraq, a USA Today poll released Tuesday showed that a majority of Americans support the Democratic proposal or one like it.

Saturday, June 24, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Michigan Civil Rights Commission Finds Campaign Deceived Voters
Opponents of affirmative action deceived voters into signing a petition that put an initiative onto Michigan's November 7th ballot, concludes a recently released report by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Monday, June 19, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why Michigan Voters Can’t Trust Dick DeVos
Michigan voters can’t trust Dick DeVos. He says one thing – about jobs, Michigan schools, and ethics – but his record says another.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Adjusting Chinese Currency is No Fix
Those who favor a policy of China increasing the value of the yuan believe that it would cause the price of goods manufactured in China to go up, encouraging US consumers to purchase fewer goods from that country and thus reduce the trade imbalance.

Sunday, June 4, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Haditha Massacre Raises Doubts about Conduct of War
Revelations of atrocities in Haditha, Iraq and a possible subsequent cover up continue to deeply divide Americans over the war on and occupation of Iraq.

Sunday, May 21, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Immigration Reform: Bush and Republicans Appeal to White Supremacy
(1 comments) As the immigration policy debate heats up in Congress, the US public has been bombarded by a steady stream of racist, anti-immigrant sentiments.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Canadian Peace Congress Reconstituted
The Canadian Peace Congress, a founding member of the World Peace Council, (WPC) was formally re-established and re-organized at a Conference in Edmonton on April 8, 2006.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Pro-democracy Group Appeals for International Aid To Help.... the USA
US group calls for aid to build democracy in the US.

Thursday, May 4, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dick DeVos: Top Ten Things to Know about his Real Agenda
Republican candidate for governor in Michigan Dick DeVos won't tell the truth about his record, so here it is.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Ain’t Gonna Study War: World Peace Forum 2006
Do we need another social forum-style gathering, with more meetings, seminars, workshops and plenary sessions? When it comes to the international struggle for peace, the answer is yes.

Thursday, April 20, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Report Details Dire Human Rights Situation in Sudan
Sudanese group releases report on human rights situation in the Sudan.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Rumsfeld may be "Criminally Liable" for Torture
Recently, documents linking Rumsfeld directly to the abuse of prisoners at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were revealed in the US media.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Abstinence Fails as Anti-AIDS policy
Since coming to power, the Bush administration has used foreign aid to force other governments to adopt so-called abstinence education programs.

Monday, April 10, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sudan: Activists Call for Full Support for International Criminal Court
The Sudanese government continues to fight access to justice by victims of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

Sunday, April 2, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Detroit Says Free the Cuban Five
Human rights lawyer Leonard Weinglass speaks in Detroit, Michigan about the case of the "Cuban Five."