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Linda Milazzo was a Managing Editor of Opednews until Fall 2014, and a Los Angeles based writer, educator and activist. Since 1974, she has divided her time between the entertainment industry, government organizations, community development projects and educational programs.

Linda began her writing career over 35 years ago, starting out in advertising and promotions. From 1976 to 1989, she operated an independent public relations service providing specialty writing for individual and corporate clients. Since 2003, Linda has focused on political writing. Her essays, letters and commentaries have appeared in domestic and international journals, newspapers and magazines. She's an educator and creator of a writers' program she's taught privately and in public schools. She currently facilitates an advocacy writing workshop and is developing an advocacy writing program to be implemented in public and private educational institutions and in community based organizations.

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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 1, 2008
Election Night, DO NOT CONCEDE: Open Letter Signed By Gore Vidal & Others To Senator Obama & The Democratic Leadership If we cannot afford another Republican administration, we cannot afford a third concession in the face of election fraud.
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(82 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 4, 2009
President-Elect Obama,You Must NOT Be Silent! Are you, President-Elect Obama, ready to be the hero Americans have been waiting for? Our world isn't made better through war and killing children. Our world is made better through peace. The longer you remain silent, the more children will die. Please show us, President-elect Obama, that YOU WILL NOT BE SILENT!!
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2009
Text Of Barack Obama's Speech To Children For Sept. 8, 2009 Below is the text of the prepared speech Barack Obama will deliver to school children tomorrow, September 8, 2009
(56 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 7, 2008
What I Learned At The Sarah Palin Rally Before They Threw Me Out! By unleashing Sarah Palin, John McCain has reinvigorated the anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-reproductive rights fanatics, who not long ago were at the forefront of domestic terror.
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2010
Waxman Attacks Winograd On Israel; Ignites A Political Firestorm In a move characterized by one Harman constituent as desperate, Waxman sent the following letter to Harman's Jewish supporters, attacking and misquoting Winograd's position on the issue of Israel/Palestine. Here is the text of Waxman's letter, distributed on his letterhead:
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(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
Pelosi Gets "Booked" & Confronts Her Own Past Monday evening, in the plush environs of Los Angeles' American Jewish University, a dedicated group of pro-peace, Pro-Constitution patriots "booked" Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Newt Gingrich Declares: "I Am Not A Citizen Of The World!" This evening at a Washington DC fundraiser, in a statement that can best be described as regressive American exceptionalism, former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich said of himself, "I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous!"
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2010
UPDATED: 8.8 "GREAT" CHILE QUAKE; Pres Bachelet A Steady Leader; Japan Prepares For Tsunamis A massive 8.8 "GREAT" earthquake, reported by live broadcast from Chile, hit approximately 60 kilometers from Concepcion, the nation's second largest city with a metropolitan population of 670,000 at approximately 3:34AM local Chilean time. The closest town to the quake epicenter is Maule.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2009
Obama Swiftboats Van Jones For me, Jones' resignation isn't a testament to the frenetic dry-drunk tirades of a delusional Fox employee. For me, Jones' resignation was due to the Obama administration's failure to rightfully and necessarily defend a valuable member of its team.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2009
OpedNews Journalist and Six Protesters Charged With Criminal Conspiracy After Arrest At "Army Experience Center" OpedNews journalist and protesters released early Sunday morning, charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Failure To Disperse. Their arraignment is scheduled for September 23, 2009 at 11:30am (ET) at Philadelphia Municipal Court, 1301 Filbert Street.
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 10, 2008
Pres-Elect Obama, NO TO ANTI-FREEDOM WAR-HAWK JANE HARMAN!! WE THE PEOPLE need to inform President-elect Obama of our opposition to his proposed high level appointment for Congresswoman Harman, and of our opposition to S 1959 and HR 1955.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2008
Amy Goodman Arrested/Released in MN (Update With Press Conference) Journalist Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested today in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2009
Teflon Dick: How Cheney Uses Media For Protection Dick Cheney has used the complicit American media, his most powerful anti-prosecution tool, to near Machiavellian perfection.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 1, 2012
Just Imagine The Rose Parade Occupied For The People On January 2nd, thanks to the hard work and determination of members of the Occupy Movement, in particular organizer Peter Thottam, the 123rd Rose Parade is permitting viewers to Just Imagine how spectacular our country could be if greed and war disappeared. Lets re-Imagine the missions of the Parade's "main stage" performers:
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2011
A Movie For The Movement: "Heist: Who Stole The American Dream?" For those in America still asking what fueled the Occupy Movement and what wrongs it wants to right - well, those questions are easily answered once you've seen the movie Heist.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
STORY UPDATED: GREAT VIDEO! Los Angeles Fire Heroes Rescue Dog From Raging River In an amazing act of valor, the Los Angeles Fire Department air rescue unit rescued a dog from the raging waters of the Los Angeles river after days of torrential downpours that have caused the evacuations of several local communities.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2009
How I Witnessed Sarah Palin's Fuming Anti-Abortion Fanatics On October 4th I got a taste of this anti-choice fanaticism as Palin's zealots shouted "baby killers" at the pro-Obama activists outside. I saw it first hand with the anti-choice tirades looped again and again by one Palin follower after another. This is their mission - their single issue cause - and Sarah Palin has given it life.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 26, 2008
Brinks or Blackwater: My Frightening Encounter With A Combat-Mode Guard & His Gun Before I knew it, I'd walked right up to his gun, stopping inches before colliding. The suddenness of my stop thrust me slightly forward. I was so close to his gun that I saw its every groove - from its "sexy" color and shape - to its perfect fit in his hand. Its glimmer still glares in my mind.
(181 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 27, 2008
If You Vote Third Party and Elect McCain/Palin, This Is Who You Empower!! DON'T DO IT!! Voting for Nader, McKinney, Paul and Barr in a heartfelt act of passion will provide YOU a moment of pleasure and the world insurmountable pain.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 11, 2010
Brad Sherman's Middle-East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression What Sherman is essentially telling his pro-Israel audience is that he turned down a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee that deals with social services, finance, health care, social security and taxes in favor of a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee to promote the US/Israel relationship.
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(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2009
Ted Turner Would Fire Lou Dobbs How do I know? Because Ted Turner said so!!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dylan Ratigan?! Really MSNBC, Don't We Have Enough Ranters Already? By adding Ratigan's two MSNBC hours to Morning Joe Scarborough's preceding three MSNBC hours gives viewers five consecutive rancorous hours to start off nearly every day. Really MSNBC, is this what an already anxious nation needs?
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 12, 2009
OpedNews Journalist and Six Protesters Arrested At "Army Experience Center" In Philadelphia (Updated 9/13/09) UPDATED 9/13/09: The seven arrested at the Army Experience yesterday, including OpedNews journalist Cheryl Biren, were released early this morning and charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Failure to Disperse. Their arraignment is September 23, 2009 at 11:30am (ET) in Philly.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 25, 2009
UPDATED: Terrorism Attempt On Northwest Airlines Flight From Netherlands to Detroit UPDATED: 6:00PM (ET) 12/26/09 23 year old suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, has been formally charged with trying to destroy the Northwest jetliner and for bringing the volatile powerful explosive PETN aboard the plane. The suspect's hearing took place earlier today in a makeshift court in a conference room at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he's being treated for burns.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
McCain's Misogyny & Fear Keep Palin on Tight Leash The image of McCain hovering over Palin is the constant at every appearance. McCain's public subjugation of Palin, and her public acceptance of it, set male-female advancement back decades.
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Whiteous Indignation I've seen persistent smugness from Gates' arresting officer, Sergeant James Crowley, in his encounters with the press. This supposed expert on racial sensitivity has shown no sensitivity at all. But he does seem pleasantly taken with his fame. And why shouldn't he be? He out-maneuvered the President. He arrested a man for yelling-while-at-home and scored a beer at the White House as reward!
(65 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 20, 2007
Ellen DeGeneres' Misuse Of The Media and A Challenge To Right That Wrong For the past two days I've been immersed in conversations with several principals in the Ellen DeGeneres-Mutts & Moms-Iggy the Pup fiasco. And fiasco it is. I've spoken with Ellen's publicist, Ellen's dog trainer, the Vice President of Publicity for Telepictures, the attorney for Marina Baktis and Vanessa Chekroun, and several respected animal rescue experts.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
President Obama: Meet Citizen Bob Who Answered Your Call! And so, Mr. President, in honor of great citizens like Bob whose efforts we know you hold dear, and the rule of law we know you revere, please be a citizen hero for America and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the crimes of George Bush. For the record, citizen hero Bugliosi is eager to come on board.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 10, 2010
Los Angeles Launches Nation's First Israel Divestment Campaign On Wednesday, September 8th, at a noon press conference in Los Angeles in front of the Israeli Consulate, the California Israel Divestment Campaign, a culturally diverse group of compassionate Americans, announced the launch of California ballot initiative 10-0020 to require public employee systems to divest from certain business activities in Israel.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 23, 2008
US Citizen Diplomats Arrive In Iran, Invited By Ahmadinejad So tell us, President-elect Obama, now that you're taking office with your commitment to bring about change, when's a good time to talk?
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(60 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ted Kennedy, Lion of the Senate, Dead at 77. Please Share Your Sentiments On His Passing... & quotes by or about him After a valiant battle against brain cancer, Senator Ted Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy family, has lost his battle this evening to cancer.
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(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Unions Are WRONG To Refuse To Build The Mosque Honestly, just how weak can we Americans be? We flatten other nations to the ground. We decimate their schools, hospitals, hotels, apartment buildings, playgrounds and businesses. We kill and maim babies, children, teens, the elderly, women, men and animals. We destroy entire cities with aerial and ground attacks using weapons of mass destruction but we Americans can't tolerate memories of one horrible day nearly a decade ago.
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
CNN Anchor Slams Impeachment As Kabuki Theatre. FIRE HER!! Where was the journalism? Where was the reporting and analysis? Do pejoratives like "stagecraft," "Kabuki theatre," and "a waste of taxpayer money" rise to constructive criticism for CNN?
(55 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Baton-Bashed In Denver! Is This Really What Democracy Looks Like?! So judge for yourselves!! You've seen the video evidence. IS THIS REALLY WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE?!
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2009
Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community What I uncovered on Skid Row is a malaise more perverse than Mr. Wright's orgiastic assault on the poor and the mentally ill. What I uncovered is the gentrification and police mobilization of downtown Los Angeles designed to wipe the streets clean of the defenseless to pave the way for the well-to-do.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
My Lesson in 'ACTION' from the Murder of Kitty Genovese I learned one of my most powerful lessons when I was 14 years old in New York City. I was horrified by an infamous murder that occurred in 1964 in my burough of Queens. A young woman, Kitty Genovese, was brutally attacked, raped and murdered, yet her screams for help were casually ignored by most of her own neighbors.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2008
Momentum Building For Bugliosi's Case Against George W. Bush For Murder Bugliosi's presentation blew the roof off. He held the audience spellbound as he guided it down the twisted path of Bush's hedonism and criminality. In true prosecutorial style, this master of law made his audience believe that Bush was guilty of murder.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2009
Media Mud Pies: CNN's Embarrassing Response To FOX For 8 years CNN and corporate media have ignored Progressives but they become apoplectic to prove their extensive coverage of the Right. Shameful bias and hypocrisy!
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
"WORD CLOUD" - Your Brain On CNN!! Any viewers of cable news, who for even one silly second doubted corporate media's desire to fry the brain of its audience and render it hopelessly confused, need only to have seen tonight's bizarro 'WORD CLOUD" on CNN.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 25, 2010
CA Nurses Strike Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA Whatever the outcome of this strike, these nurses are standing up to their felon corporate employer and fighting valiantly for their rights and the rights of their patients. Their strike leaflet reads, "When we fight, we gain respect." After listening to their stories and hearing their dedication to their patients and their jobs, they've surely gained my respect. I wish them the best in this endeavor.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 8, 2008
Cindy Sheehan Makes It On Ballot To Challenge Nancy Pelosi!! Exclusive From Cindy Sheehan
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Will Jonathan Karl Confront Cheney's Crimes In ABC's "THIS WEEK" Interview Sunday Morning? Tomorrow morning, in his reportedly live interview with Dick Cheney, Jonathan Karl has the opportunity to use his This Week host audition to become the first journalist to publicly and directly confront Dick Cheney on his crimes. If Karl honestly and brazenly takes Cheney to task, he just might deserve the This Week host position. If he does not, he'll remain an unremarkable hack enabling an unrepentant criminal.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2009
Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media To Cover Iran I question the motives and involvement of the same corporate-media that sold an unnecessary preemptive war and profited from its prosecution. I'm suspect of a corporate-media that co-opts people's personal media reports, then re-frames and retells them using the same corporate launch pads that propelled an illegal war.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 16, 2006
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GEORGE P. BUSH It was the year 2000. The new millennium. It featured a rising new star from a prominent American family. His name was George. George P. Remember George P.? The incessantly publicized and promoted son of Florida's Governor Bush? The most dominant face of George W. Bush's 2000 Presidential campaign?
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 30, 2010
Harman Uses Bush/Cheney Fear Tactics On Winograd & Voters One would have hoped Bush and Cheney's terror-filled tack would have ended with their regime - but it didn't. It continued on with Jane Harman. Witness for yourselves her fear-based ad, replete with Osama bin Laden, directed at Marcy Winograd, Harman's progressive opponent, and the voters of the 36th Congressional District:
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Congolese Populist Movement Requests UN, US Intervention The humanitarian situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is disintegrating and it is time for the United States to intervene publicly and forcefully.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 13, 2009
INVICTUS Kicks Off New Campaign For The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Friends, I've made my vow to stand up for the rights of others and for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights across our globe. I'm only one person but I'll do the best I can. Please join in this most important cause. To get involved, contact Mary Wald and Bonnie Abaunza at udhr@thecommunity.com
(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2009
Reading The Videos: Israel's Glamor v. Gaza's Despair Perhaps the next time Israel unleashes its grotesque killing technology (like phosphorous) on Palestine, Lebanon or others, observers might consider whether Israel is being honest when it proclaims how desperate and fearful Israelis are.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 1, 2007
"DEATH COMES IN THREES, PLUS THREE THOUSAND" I heard it in my Italian family, and in my Jewish family growing up in New York. And I've heard it in Los Angeles, or Hollywood as some would say, over the years that I've lived here. "Death comes in threes." "Watch," they'd say. "As soon as one famous person dies, two more will follow." I must admit I've seen this "death comes in threes" often enough that it's really quite freaky... even scary.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jews Say: End the War on Gaza -- No Aid to Apartheid Israel! On July 12, 2014, Gaza civil society issued an urgent appeal for solidarity, asking: "How many of our lives are dispensable enough until the world takes action? How much of our blood is sufficient?"As Jews of conscience, we answer by unequivocally condemning Israel's ongoing massacre in Gaza, whose victims include hundreds of civilians, children, entire families, the elderly, and the disabled.
(65 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 1, 2008
The Convenient "Suicide" Of The DC Madam I, for one, am hopeful the public - particularly the blogger community - will hold the authorities accountable for a thorough, open and honest investigation of this bizarre and tragic occurrence. In this highly political year, egregious acts are possible - if not probable - particularly when the identities and fortunes of the rich and powerful are at stake.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2009
Step Up To Mike's Challenge Our pal Mike, who's never asked a thing from us, is now asking us to act - and act fast. At the end of "Capitalism: A Love Story," Mike issues this challenge to his audience: "You know, I can't really do this anymore - unless those of you who are watching this in the theater want to join me. I hope you will. And please, speed it up." But what is Mike's challenge?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2009
David Swanson's DAYBREAK Is Chart-Topping Inspiration DAYBREAK is a revelation. Its clarity and ease of understanding should be mandatory elements for all books of importance. It's not obtuse or relegated to the multisyllabic intellectual. It's a book of deep insight with every citizen in mind. Hence it is a public service.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 25, 2007
TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS - LET'S RESTART THE DISCUSSION There is much to be said for the rotation of leadership in maintaining a democracy. After all, it's term limits that will ultimately save us from George W. Bush. I have eternal gratitude for the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution which limits the President of the United States to a total of two terms.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2011
BREAKING: Rebels Close To Toppling Gadhafi After a six month struggle that included aerial bombing by NATO forces, Libyan rebels are close to toppling Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictatorial ruler who has controlled Libya since September 1, 1969.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2009
Destruction In Los Angeles As Rioting "Fans" Taint Lakers Win What's sad about the mobs who ravaged Los Angeles this evening is the selfishness they've shown their fellow Angelenos, and the way they tainted their favorite team's win. What's even more sad is that this is their method for expressing their joy -- by inflicting pain and destruction.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
ANN RICHARDS AND MOLLY IVINS AIN'T DONE WITH US YET!! In their deaths, as in their lives, Ann Richards and Molly Ivins continue to inform us. They bring us the message that if those so mighty can be struck down, the rest of us had better take heed. We must recognize the signs of illness. Do our best to protect ourselves. And work to ensure that ALL people have the healthcare to defend against disease.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 23, 2010
"LOST ANGELS" at LAFilm Festival, Friday 6/25: Director Thomas Napper Illuminates Skid Row Finally we meet the real people. We learn their names, their histories, their demons and their delights. Thomas Napper fills every frame with the realities of Skid Row. His lens shines the light on a people and a place too many turn choose to turn away from. He gives them his camera and they give him their confidence, their respect, and their truth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 31, 2010
LA's Sheriff Baca Stirs Halloween Fear Against Marijuana Days Before The Election Using unjustified fear is an abuse of governance. Sadly for Los Angeles, Lee Baca, its Sheriff of twelve years, is employing the abusive fear tactic. Mere days before California's November 2nd election, whose ballot includes Proposition 19, which if passed, would regulate, control and tax marijuana.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Israel/Gaza Face-Off In Los Angeles I've attended many opposing sides events in Los Angeles between those who support Palestinian-occupation and those who support Palestinian-liberation. The occupation supporters are always wrapped in the American flag, championing U.S. government bias toward Israel. They have a swagger that the occupation protesters don't.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 22, 2010
Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First? Winograd's grassroots momentum so concerned her opponent that Harman retaliated with an ideological assault of minor relevance to most residents in her district. Rather than going toe to toe with Winograd on constituent specific matters, Harman chose Israel as her main campaign strategy. Though Harman and Winograd are both Jewish Americans, they hold radically different views on Israel.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 28, 2010
Images In The Sand Connect Our Global Community We who are selfish, who sacrifice our planet to fulfill desires not related to sustainment, are earth-perps. Every drowned polar bear incriminates us. Every oil asphyxiated dolphin, pelican and turtle inculpates us. Every decapitated mountain besmirches us. Every toxic landfill debases us.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2013
UPDATED: OPEN THREAD / BREAKING: Christopher Dorner StandOff Ends; LAPD Still On Tactical Alert; Body Not Identified Fluid situation (to be updated as details develop) of accused murderer Christopher Dorner in a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies in Big Bear, California. Dorner is suspected of killing two law enforcement officers (one earlier today), and two civilians. He is additionally suspected of shooting and injuring two more law enforcement officers, one earlier today who is currently in surgery.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 15, 2010
Santana Rocks Greek Theater 80th Birthday Tribute to Human Rights Icon Dolores Huerta. Si Se Puede! Dolores Huerta, the powerhouse grassroots organizer who stood with Bobby Kennedy the night he was assassinated, and who was beaten so badly by San Francisco Police during a lawful protest in 1988 that her spleen had to be removed, celebrates a star-studded 80th birthday, spearheaded by Carlos Santana!
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
President Obama, My Response To Your Fourth of July Letter I ask the President to stand with us to end our government's collusion with war profiteers who create weapons of destruction and fill their coffers with OUR MONEY. I ask the President to replace the obscenity of war with the audacity of peace. I ask the President to stand with us to put public interest above corporate greed, and to put our health above all else.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 10, 2006
KENNEDYS, BUSHES and OIL: Public Interest vs. Self Interest The history of the United States is filled with prominent families who achieved wealth, power and influence through legitimate and/or nefarious means. But in the two hundred thirty year history of this nation, no two families have ascended to the apex of American politics like the Bushes and Kennedys of today.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
CNN Reignites The Death Panel Myth & Sparks My "Network" Moment Corporate media perverted the plan. It afforded Sarah Palin, media's most caustic creation, round the clock amplification of her death panel misnomer. Rather than quell Palin's toxic distortions and present the plan factually, corporate media appropriated Palin's death panel fabrication and amplified it even more, spending weeks misrepresenting the plan and rendering it unrecognizable from its original form
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Part 2: Media Broadcasts PEOPLE'S PARADE At Rose Parade New Years Day With H.R. 1955 and S. 1959 threatening our First Amendment freedoms, our White Rose Coalition believed it had a duty to begin 2008 with the clarion call to Americans that this is the year to RISE UP.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2009
MUST SEE VIDEO! CODEPINK Builds A Playground In Gaza! It's All About The Children! Please put aside ideology and take 5 minutes to watch this inspiring video of CODEPINK building a playground in Gaza. It's all about the children!!
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2009
LT. Dan Choi Takes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Directly To Obama Dear Mr. President, The time has come to end discrimination in our armed forces. We the undersigned ask you to stop the discharge of Dan Choi and any other soldier as a result of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2007
MEET THE NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES! On January 1st at the Pasadena Rose Parade, Revolutionary garbed patriots will spread the message to impeach and end the war!
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze The Path To Peace? It's easy to argue that graphic images of the carnage of war evoke lasting impressions on those who view them. Few people can forget the horrific photos from Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb or the suffering faces and emaciated bodies from the Holocaust. Indeed some of history's most memorable and haunting photographic images arise from war.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 18, 2010
FLOOR FIGHT! It's On! Challenger Winograd Takes Harman To CA Democratic Convention Floor In an impressive feat against blue-dog incumbent Congresswoman Jane Harman, primary challenger and progressive democrat, Marcy Winograd, has secured more than the needed number of votes to pull Harman's Democratic Party endorsement recommendation and open the contest to debate today, Sunday, the last day of the convention.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2012
Jewish Federation Puts Kibosh On Extremist Islamophobe Pamela Geller Sunday morning, in a surprise announcement, The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles President Jay Sanderson put the kibosh on a planned lecture by controversial Jewish activist and avowed anti-Islamist, Pamela Geller.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Will Marcy Winograd Pull a Sestak and Beat Jane Harman in the June 8th California Primary? Hopefully those old behaviors have changed, and in these midterm elections, and the national elections to follow, we'll prove that we-the-average-American-people are willing to vote our best interests and elect the candidates who warrant our support.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 8, 2008
Racist KellyAnne Conway Sends Obama To The Back Of The Bus On last night's Larry King Live show (Friday, March 7th), Republican strategist and owner of The Polling Company, KellyAnne Conway, stated that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were "arguing about whether she should let him SIT ON THE BACK OF THE BUS of her presidential ticket."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 11, 2006
IT'S VETERANS' DAY IN AMERICA, WHERE MAX CLELAND AND TAMMY DUCKWORTH DESERVE TO BE IN CONGRESS It takes the gift of greatness to nearly die for one's country and retain the desire to serve. Yet this nation is fortunate to have a good many veterans who do just that. Some take on the commitment to serve their fellow veterans upon their returns back home. Some enter politics, using their military experience, extraordinary discipline, and cooperative skills as legislative tools.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 25, 2007
A WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE Today, according to political watchers and pundits, money-men and mainstream media, the United States has its first formidable female contender for the Presidency of the United States. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton! As a politically active woman who desires equality in office, Mrs. Clinton's candidacy should rally my support. But sadly, it does not!
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In The Cold Climate of Politics, We'll Miss Elizabeth Edwards' Warmth Palin, Angle and Brewer are antithetical to womanhood as I know it. Womanhood, as I know it, embodies the characteristics of Elizabeth Edwards: compassion, generosity, kindness and warmth. These right wing women are dispassionate and cold. They'd send a family to the street in winter without shelter or food.
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I HAVE NO GOVERNMENT. I'M A DISENFRANCHISED AMERICAN. My refusal to be morally distorted by George W. Bush can only be accomplished by relinquishing all connection to his governance. As of now, I don't know how to categorize the state of residing in a nation as a full citizen while not governed by its leadership. I didn't vote for this leadership and I'm not willing to remain a voiceless mass falsely portrayed by the Bush imperial regime.
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My Letter to Middle East Envoy George Mitchell Asking Him To Speak With The Women Of Gaza Mr. Mitchell, I acknowledge Israelis have also suffered in this debacle. But in comparison, the Palestinians have suffered and continue to suffer decidedly and horribly more.
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American Midterm Candidates Pandered For Pro-Israel Money and Votes At a time when Israel faces near universal condemnation for the May 30th killings of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish American aboard the Gaza bound Mavi Marmara, and worldwide rebuke for its continued blockade of Gaza and ongoing expansion into Jerusalem and the West Bank, American midterm candidates still pandered for pro-Israel money and votes during this 2010 midterm election.
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John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Step Up To Defend Her? If the military is truly non-partisan, wouldn't allegiance to veterans trump allegiance to party? I understand Senator McCain is presently in Afghanistan, but he's had ample time since Sunday to chastise Joe Walsh. Why hasn't he done so?
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CALIFORNIA FIRST LADY MARIA SHRIVER ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA In an unscheduled rally appearance at the University of California-Los Angeles' (UCLA) Pauley Pavillion, California's First Lady, Maria Shirver, surrounded by her cousin Caroline Kennedy, best friend Oprah Winfrey, and co-political spouse, Michelle Obama, publicly announced her endorsement of Barack Obama for President of the United States.
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Bicyclist Dies In Macabre Accident, Run Down By A Car On The Sidewalk For me bicycling is a passion; a reprieve from the tears I shed for our sisters and brothers in agony throughout the world. Covering the death of this cyclist was particularly heart wrenching.
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My Dream Ticket: Barack Obama & Caroline Kennedy! Finally, there's THE DREAM. MY dream. I've waited my entire life for a black President and for a woman President. I've also dreamed that the Kennedy legacy would be fulfilled. Most believed that destiny of high service and high office was in the hands of JFK, II. - but we lost him much too soon. Perhaps that destiny is Caroline's to fulfill. Would she accept the Vice Presidential call?
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A Call to Heroes: My "Sit-Down" with Vincent Bugliosi The heroes in Vince's case are those who would prosecute George W. Bush for murder in an American court of law. Vince is certain that amongst this vast population of prosecutors, there is at least one patriot who loves this nation deeply enough to hold Bush accountable for the murders of over 4,000 service men and women whom he lied into going to war.
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Our Children Shouldn't Be Messengers Of Hate! In military warfare, children are victims. In ideological warfare, children are victims. Regardless of which side of the religious and socio-political spectrum a child's parent or guardian is on, that child is innocent. Children are not billboards for hatred, malice and lies. But they can be purveyors of truth, and speak for the greater good. After all, it's their faces and that most affect us
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How Spreading the Wealth Rescued a Mother- Thanks to CODEPINK and ANP Miraculously, in one day, CODEPINK raised $30,000 from 650 patriots who stepped up to spread THEIR wealth and rescue Jocelyne's home.
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Meet PEACH, My Loving Pit Bull - The Anti-Palin Meet Peach & Iddy - my pit bull and chihuahua. Watch their youtube - a testament to the gentility and loving nature of the pit bull breed. My Peach ain't NO Sarah Palin!!
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Teddi Winograd: The "Maternal Heart" Of Progressive Democrats Today, August 21st at 1:45AM, the progressive movement lost the wonderful Teddi Winograd, the 87 year old mother of PDLA President Marcy Winograd, and one of the greatest peace activists I have ever known.
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SAVE TROY DAVIS, HIS JURORS, & HIS ACCUSERS, TOO One witness, Tonya Johnson who lied in her testimony to the police has said, "'If Troy Anthony Davis is executed Tuesday, [I] will be in mourning. It will be hard to live with myself after what I [have] done.' Hard because Johnson believes Davis is an innocent man. Harder still because she says she did not tell the whole truth to police when they questioned her about the events that took place on a summer night in 1989.
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Polygamy: Loading The Barrels To Ignite the Right Predators like Warren Jeffs, who sexually abuse children, marry adolescents, discard young men, and devalue women are despicable. The increasing salacious focus on "one man and many wives" imbues the Marriage Amendment with renewed political life. An interestingly timed debut for a practice a hundred fifty years old.
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CODEPINK To Host Week Long Human Rights Protest At Israel/Gaza Border More than three dozen Americans and Israelis rallied today at the border checkpoint here into Gaza, hoping to be let through into the war-torn area with playground building materials, food and other products to delivered to the Gazan people, after Israel authorities barred them from entering.
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"What Are You Reading?" Asked The L.A. Times Festival of Books The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a cornucopia of literary and intellectual treats. It is two full days of panel discussions, live stage events and seemingly endless booths of books, reading paraphernalia and special interest vendors. There are booths devoted to spirituality, religion, and to no religion at all.
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Hey NBC, Monday's Debate Panelists Need To Better Represent! What's truly needed in this debate are the images of a diverse blended America -- not more monochromatic mirror images of the candidates themselves.
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Denver - Your Protestors Should Be Greeted With Flowers! The American citizenry, most of whom have sat idly by for the past eight years while their nation was besieged by a criminal administration, owes a huge debt of gratitude to these troubadours of peace who have taken Denver by storm at this Democratic National Convention
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Don Lemon & CNN, NO To "Real Americans" - YES To Real Journalism! While I applaud Mr. Lemon for confronting Hardage, I wonder where his and corporate media's outrage has been for the last eight years while the patriotism of those who opposed George Bush was constantly assailed. Instead of challenging accusations against Bush dissenters, corporate media embraced them. In fact they indulged them.
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Sunny or Sunni... You're a Terrorist in Miami Either Way To every Sunny and Sonny who reside in the United States... Take Heed!! In the land of George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales and Robert Mueller, Y-O-U are most likely a terrorist. And the moment your misspelling, mispronouncing FBI, CIA and Justice Department hear your name, they could be coming after Y-O-U!!
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MILKING THE MAYHEM and BAITING FOR MORE: INSIDE THE MIND OF THE MEDIA Terrorists... Mass murderers... Tired of feeling isolated? Sick of being unknown? Not wanting to commit that massacre for fear no one will know? Well your dreams of martyrdom have finally been answered. COMMIT YOUR CRIME IN AMERICA, where American Media Whores promise you'll NEVER be forgotten. They'll broadcast your every move. For weeks. Months. Even years. Your universal martyrdom will exceed your wildest dreams!"
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Corporate Media Ignored Winter Soldier. Senators Biden & Kerry - Will YOU?? If the public doesn't seek alternative outlets for truth, it subsists on fabrication. Thus the job of New Media as an oracle of truth is to rescue Americans from delusion.
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Will Media Broadcast "THE PEOPLE'S PARADE" At The Rose Parade New Years Day?? On New Years Day, thanks to the 2008 White Rose Coalition (WRC), a GIANT rendering of the Preamble to the Constitution will be carried at the end of the Rose Parade by American patriots in the PEOPLE'S PARADE FOR DEMOCRACY.
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American Mob: Bush's Guns, Goons and GHOULiani In The Wings To put it mildly, Rudolph Giuliani is Michael Corleone in Fredo's body. He's suited for the Baddabing - not for the West Wing. With a Giuliani presidency, the heavy hand of America would bash in the heads of the world.
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A WELL DESERVED HONOR FOR JOE AND VALERIE WILSON In a display of gratitude for taking the high road for their nation, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson were honored tonight by the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. The impressive couple, appearing confident and relaxed, addressed a packed audience in the ballroom of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.
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Truth On CNN! Pundits Defend Obama! Anderson Cooper Is Perplexed - As Usual! In this endless presidential campaign, parsed through the hyperbole of media, it is a rare and welcome occasion when reason and honesty eclipse tantrums and untruths.
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Captured Red-Handed BY THE MEDIA - AT LAST!! In a split second, thanks to Charles Dharapak and the Associated Press, the entire world bore witness to the depth of anger and disdain millions of Americans feel for the architects of Bush's war.
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Self Flagellating Congress Promotes a New Geometric View Placing Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court will further tilt the balance of power, fortify the Executive branch, and seal the scalene triangle as the government symbol for many decades to come. One wonders how the stern father dynamic will play when a woman President is finally elected. It can't come a moment too soon.
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Winograd For Congress Sponsors Rare Reading of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Marcy Winograd and Winograd for Congress 2010 has brought Arabs and Jews together to sponsor this rare North American reading of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie."
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MAXINE & TED - DON'T CALL US IF YOU CALL US TERRORISTS! A nation that views its own people as enemies creates laws to suppress them. A Congress that ignores the will of its people creates laws to redefine them. Homegrown activists become homegrown terrorists. Per the vague designations in H.R. 1955, activists and terrorists are the same.
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TELL ME BILL DONOHUE, WOULD A VANILLA JESUS DO? THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT CHOCOLATE JESUS Two nights ago I had an in-depth conversation with Matt Semler, Artistic Director of the Roger Smith Gallery....
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Rare Behind-the-Scenes of CODEPINK Prepping for RNC Since this Star Tribune video was first recorded, more CODEPINKers have arrived in Minneapolis to work beside Nancy Mancias (CODEPINK RNC Coordinator), Desiree Fairooz (who bravely confronted Condoleeza Rice with faux "blood stained" hands), Malia Burkhart (CODEPINK puppet builder), and other members already on-site.
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AN INCONVENIENT MIGHTY WIND: Al Gore's Description of His Conversation With Harry Shearer On Tuesday night, attendees at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills witnessed an invigorating match of wit and wisdom, as Al Gore sat down with Harry Shearer to discuss Gore's latest book, "The Assault On Reason." Believe me, sitting down with Harry Shearer is no easy task, for there is no such thing as a banal discussion with Harry.
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Hear This Barack - NO Bush, NO Baker, No Corporate War Maker. We've Had Enough! Some men sacrificed their sons for their nation. George Herbert Walker Bush sacrificed his nation for his son.
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FIGHT BACK BILL CLINTON! DON'T STOP THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW! His charisma is legendary. William Jefferson Clinton. America's boyishly brilliant bad boy President. Not since the days of Kennedy and the era of Camelot had America produced so globally enchanting a man. His Presidency charmed the world. And though his charm eluded half his own nation, beyond its boundaries he engaged the whole world.
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Hillary Clinton's SMUG MUG & Her Bush-like Disdain For Dissenters Unfortunately, much of George W. Bush's disdain for dissension can also be seen in Hillary Clinton. It's becoming increasingly ominous to witness Clinton's Bush-like intolerance toward citizens who voice their displeasure - which might explain the recent revelations of how her handlers manipulate her audience
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NOBODY MARCHED TO IMPEACH BILL CLINTON! Angry citizens DIDN'T fill the streets, carry signs and beg a non-responsive Congress to do its Constitutional duty and remove Bill Clinton from his job. Panels WEREN'T held across the nation, moderated by Constitutional scholars who loved their country so much that they traversed its full span to inform packed audiences of the high crimes Bill Clinton had done. Nope. Never happened.
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"IT TAKES A WOMAN, BUT HILLARY'S NOT THE ONE" Clinton is a woman. But she isn't THE woman. And she isn't America's female solution to end the centuries old precedent that its leader must be male. Nonetheless, Mrs. Clinton should be appreciated for rousing a spirited debate on the plausibility and efficacy of electing a woman president of the United States. It's a subject and an action whose time has truly come.
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NEW MEDIA Should Not Assist The Resurrection Of Bill Frist Before Or After SICKO NEW MEDIA mustn't permit Frist to use his position with ONE VOTE '08 to resurrect his public image. NEW MEDIA should be aware that Frist's attempted resurrection is timed conspicuously just prior to the June 29th release of Michael Moore's latest movie, SICKO, which spotlights the sorry state of America's healthcare system.
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I. I. I. I. - INVOKE, IMPEACH, INDICT, IMPRISON - THIS PATRIOT'S REFRAIN This afternoon I received an email from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy asking me to sign a petition to "remind" Vice President Dick Cheney "that he can't ignore our nations's laws."
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"Americans Can't Handle Another Impeachment" Is Republican Propaganda. Don't Be Deceived. The truth is Americans CAN handle another impeachment. They CAN handle the truth. In fact, if Americans don't bring Bush and Cheney to justice after the atrocities they've committed, this nation will never reclaim its moral authority. And the people of this nation will be despised for unleashing these dangerous men on the world.
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TWO DONS USED "HO." TWO DONS NO MO'... In a week when pontificators and fontificators dissected Don Imus' use of "ho," an equally famous Don, who bore the name of Ho, "EXITED" onto the scene.
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Jon Karl & ABC Give Cheney A Sunday Valentine Had Karl used this interview to take Cheney to task re: specific accusations from experts and scholars, Karl may have achieved a new found respect as a reporter. But he didn't. Like the corporate hacks before him, Karl towed the corporate line. He was dismissive of the public trust and disparaging of the best traditions of journalism by not digging for the truth.
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CAN JIMMY CARTER DO FOR PALESTINE WHAT JACK MURTHA DID FOR IRAQ? It took Pennsylvania Representative Jack Murtha to speak out against America's occupation of Iraq before others had the courage to oppose it. Perhaps Jimmy Carter can have a similar effect on Israel's occupation of Palestine.
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Pelosi Secures Her "BUT" I don't mean the double "TT" derriere kind of "BUTT." I mean the single "T" conjunction kind of "BUT." The proviso. The disclaimer. The tiny word that will ever be the prefix to her legacy. The "BUT" like: "BUT" wasn't your grandmother the one who wouldn't impeach George W. Bush?
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CONFLATED TRAGEDIES: BLUFFTON U., DUKE U. and IRAQ, TOO It's tragic how little attention media gives to our casualties of war. They continue to be ONLY NUMBERS. Over recent months, incidents involving American college students received ongoing media scrutiny, incongruent with that afforded the young people who have perished in "our" war.
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TELEVISION'S DISMISSAL OF PROGRESSIVES DISTORTS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Mainstream and cable broadcasters routinely provide their viewers with an archaic representation of the Democratic Party that WAS. Not the real Democratic Party that IS in the throes of a major Progressive revolution. This is an egregious public disservice, fueled by the media's laziness and lack of vision.
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The Case For Mental Health Screening Of Candidates And Electeds In "Bush On The Couch," Dr. Frank concludes that George W. Bush exhibits signs of megalomania, sadism, and an inability to show real compassion. From my own lay perspective, Dr. Frank is entirely right. Whether or not these traits would have appeared in a pre-screening, I have no idea, but it would have been well worth the time.
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CNN, If You Confront Chickenhawks In Your Debates, Mitt Has Some Fielding To Do! For every candidate who supports the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, regardless of political affiliation, reporters must ask the following questions: Will your children or grandchildren ever serve in these wars? If yes, when and in what capacity? If no, WHY THE HELL NOT??
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The Final Stretch: Linda Milazzo's "Conversation With Marcy Winograd" Based on my in-depth interview with Marcy Winograd, she may be a newcomer candidate, but she’s irrefutably NO newcomer to the machinations of government and the needs of the constituents in California's "District 36".
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Pelosi HEARTS Bush! Thank you, Larry King. When you bring it, YOU BRING IT! And last night, YOU BROUGHT IT!! Thanks to the few simple questions you asked Speaker Pelosi, viewers got a clearer insight into who Speaker Pelosi is and how Speaker Pelosi feels - about President Bush, about her self-described "day job," and about her Congressional opponent, Cindy Sheehan.
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YES WE CAN CAN! IF WE WANNA YES WE CAN CAN!! The constant defeatism of the blogosphere drove me so crazy that I ran to my computer and purchased the Pointer Sisters' classic song, "Yes, We Can Can," put it in repeat mode and played it for the rest of the day. It saved me!!
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Congressman Murtha, Impeachment IS An Option The Constitution doesn't say to avoid impeachment because it's a laborious process. The Constitution doesn't say don't impeach because a committee must look into it. The Constitution says it's Congress' responsibility to conduct proper oversight of the Executive Branch and to take action upon suspicion of an impeachable offense.
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John Kerry Should Just Go Away!! John Kerry is the arbiter of bad judgement and the bastion of backing down. He's deluded himself into believing that Americans have forgotten his disastrous candidacy and forgiven him for it. This may be the case for some - but for those who value peace, social justice, and the moral standing of America, the mere mention of John Kerry is cause to recoil.
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Will An Adult Finally Prevail?! The fact is, despite McCain's heroic military service during the Vietnam war, the quality of his character over the forty years since warrants scrutiny of the most critical kind. McCain's life of power and privilege so closely resembles that of George W. Bush that the prospect of a John McCain presidency is cataclysmic.
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THE COURAGE OF KUCINICH IN PELOSI'S HOUSE OF WACKS Pelosi's failure to form the necessary coalitions to pursue Bush and Cheney for their crimes against America is as damaging as George Bush's failure to form the necessary coalitions to pursue Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri for theirs. As Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri plot further assaults from without against America, Bush and Cheney plot further assaults from within.
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Russert's Hypocrisy: McClellan on Meet the Press In Dick Cheney's March 16, 2003 appearance on Meet The Press, Cheney filibustered your every question and pushed his agenda for war. You asked all the EXPECTED questions from which Cheney made his case. Eighty hours later, Bush launched "Shock & Awe."
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END AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM! BRING ON AMERICAN COMPASSION! It's time to take heed America and sympathize with the suffering of the world. Use the tragedies at home to forge an understanding of the magnitude of the suffering of others. End exceptionalist ideology. Replace it with compassion.
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SENATOR GRAHAM, A DOUBLE STANDARD, A NOBLE STANDARD, OR NO STANDARDS AT ALL? If it's noble to hand power and position to others to better them and to better the system, then why don't you do the same? If selflessness is expected of these former U.S. Attorneys, then why shouldn't it be expected of you? You obviously believe in term limits. So why don't you term limit YOU??
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Karl Rove Addresses Students At Bill Clinton's SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Having Karl Rove at THE CLINTON SCHOOL to speak is like Hannibal Lechter lecturing on his special way to eat. Even Rove saw the irony, albeit absent the metaphorical accuracy with which I did.
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MY QUESTIONS FOR OUR CANDIDATES: FIRST OF ALL, DO YOU CARE? I was compelled to ask Mr. Edwards a couple questions, which time constraints on the Senator's schedule prevented me from doing. The more savvy folks dashed to the mike ahead of me and asked relevant questions on healthcare, voting machines, Iran, poverty, and campaign finance reform. The questions I wanted to ask were totally different.
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NEW MEDIA: THIS AIN'T YOUR CORPORATE MEDIA ANYMORE! The resounding moment of truth during Thursday's Reagan-raptured debate came when Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul said he preferred Internet reporting to mainstream media, then strongly defended the need for Internet freedom and independence.
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Meet Jessica The Hippo - Less A Danger To Her House Than George W. Bush Is To Ours Tell me... who would you have to your home to dinner? The lovely Jessica or that beast George W. Bush? For me it's a no-brainer. It's Jessica all the way!!
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CORPORATE MEDIA TURNED OUT FOR JENA, BUT NOT FOR ANTI-WAR. HERE'S WHY: It was great to SEE Jena's streets filled to capacity for civil rights. And great to SEE the media convergence to report it. Unfortunately, the reporting was more for "photo-ops" than to advance the marchers' cause. This was corporate media's opportunity to transmit exportable democracy to every corner of the globe.
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Hey Media!! Pencils UP For John Edwards!! A note to mainstream media: How about dropping the curtain on the Clinton-Obama drama, and setting the stage for John Edwards?
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PDA DENOUNCES ISRAEL'S AGGRESSION AND TACTICS OF COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT Progressive Democrats of America, the Democratic Party's foremost proponents for social justice and an end to war, has once again taken on Congress by demanding an end to Israel's aggression and human rights violations... the very same violations our unbalanced, biased and politically paranoid Washington "leaders" overwhelmingly and shamefully support.
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Is Spitzer Being Targeted By The Anti-Abortion Right? Governor Spitzer introduces the RHAPP Bill (the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act) and suddenly becomes the subject of a highly publicized sex sting. Hmmm...
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O' When CODEPINK Came Marchin' In (To New Orleans On Eve's V-Day) For my entire life - years before Hurricane Katrina - I fantasized about New Orleans. I dreamed of being decadent in the French Quarter in clubs where my music heroes played. I dreamed of tasting the food, studying the architecture, hearing the accents, and being cradled in the arms of the city – in the cream, black, brown and white blended arms of the city.
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Don Lemon & CNN, NO To "Real Americans" - YES To Real Journalism While I applaud Mr. Lemon for confronting Hardage, I wonder where his and corporate media's outrage has been for the last eight years while the patriotism of those who opposed George Bush was constantly assailed. Instead of challenging accusations against Bush dissenters, corporate media embraced them. In fact they indulged them.
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An Inconvenient Responsibility: Doing All You Can To End The War In this world, more specifically in this nation, where convenience is highly prized, inconvenience is the enemy. It's a sign of failure. The cornerstone of this capitalist society is the acquisition of enough wealth and power to hand all inconvenience over to someone else. The gardener. The housekeeper. The nanny. Perhaps the driver. Maybe the chef. ... By virtue of inaction we support George W. Bush.
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The King, The Jester, And The Fool They are three individuals inextricably linked to the Israel/Palestine travesty, but in uniquely different ways. The King wants a peaceful resolution. DeLay wants Raptured Revolution. Ros-Lehtinen wants persecution. I'm with the King.
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HALLELUJAH!! REVEREND JERRY FALWELL IS FINALLY GOING HOME Finally, after a lifetime of preaching for his Maker, speaking for his Maker, dictating for his Maker, berating for his Maker, organizing for his Maker, legislating for his Maker, and broadcasting for his Maker, Reverend Jerry Falwell is finally meeting his Maker!!
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Democrats, Stop Coddling The Children! STOP BEING SO DAMN FREAKING WEAK!! When Democrats took the majorities of the Senate and the House in November of 2006, your goal was to show America just how freaking nice you were and to change the tone in Washington from bellicose to genteel. . What you failed to realize is that America doesn't need you to be nice. America needs you to be strong. You've succeeded at being nice. But you've failed at being strong!
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Open Letter to Senator Barbara Boxer and Congresswoman Barbara Lee If you're concerned that the 36th District without candidate Harman will fall back to a Republican... as my New York Sicilian family would say, "FUGGEDABOUDIT." It ain't gonna happen!! The 36th District is overwhelmingly Democratic and Winograd reflects its social and political views. She's a powerful, viable, dynamic candidate. But you knew that already or you wouldn't have written your letters!!
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Open Letter To Katie Couric: You Were Unfair To The Edwards Throughout YOUR preoccupation with Elizabeth's potential to die, you overruled her desire to live. YOU screwed up, Katie. You owe her an apology. For Elizabeth, life isn't about losing. It's about winning, and remaining vital. Yet, regardless of the hope Elizabeth foresaw, you foretold disaster.
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Bush Provokes Britain's Terrorists With: "THIS IS AMATEUR TIME!" With Great Britain under extreme alert after three car bomb attempts over the past two days, George W. Bush and his high level White House cohorts are provoking the terrorists to be more "PROFESSIONAL" and less "AMATEURISH" to qualify for America's attention.
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DON'T BELIEVE CONSERVATIVES ARE TOO PISSED OFF TO VOTE! Democrats would be foolhardy to fall for a conservative strategy that plies them with overconfidence for success in November. Especially when the overconfidence is designed to keep Democrats from the polls altogether through the false supposition that the Democratic take back is squarely in the bag.
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ANTE UP FOR JOHN EDWARDS!! The fight America needs today is the mission of Edwards' life. It's not his stump speech. It's his calling, and he's prepared to take it on. America's next President needs fire in his belly. Edwards is on fire. Obama's just on simmer.
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Bush's Ownership Society Suits Jack's Entrepreneurial Style So who are Bush's real Americans? Ken Lay of Enron, Charles Keating of Lincoln Savings and Loan, Bernie Ebbers of Worldcom and Jack Abramoff of "K" Street. These woeful entrepreneurs fit the Bush American profile just fine. They epitomize the Bush entrepreneur.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 21, 2006
A Message to Republicans: Impeaching Bush Will Strengthen America At Home and Throughout the World Republicans must stop being cowards. They must step up to the honorable plate. Their mission is not to uphold incompetence. Their goal is not to support just one man. Elected officials, Democrats and Republicans alike, are charged with making America an inspiration to enhance a struggling world. This cannot be accomplished under the reign of the globe's most abhorrent irresponsible man.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2006
Chertoff: Plot Would Have Killed 100's of Thousands. Really? Let's Do The Math I'm dumbfounded by the catastrophic numbers forecast by British and American officials. Michael Chertoff, United States' Secretary of Homeland Security, said the presumed plot "had the potential to kill hundreds of thousands of people." Really? H-O-W????
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COMIC RELIEF, CELEBRITY and REMEMBERING LITTLE HARRY Like previous Comic Relief shows, this show played pretty "blue." No lack of four-letter words or sexual hijinks, which some might consider profanity. Hence, conservatives and religious groups may demonize the effort. But before attacking the show, the holier-than-thou crowd might consider the following: Profanity doesn't kill. Neglect and abandonment do. And B-U-S-H is a four-letter word. Eat that emeffers!!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2006
CHRIS SHAYS' TOWNHALL MEETING: A LESSON IN CONTEMPT AND CONDESCENSION One afternoon in the early days of the Iraq war, I happened upon a CSpan broadcast of a town hall meeting hosted by Republican Christopher Shays. Gathered together in a local auditorium were the involved, astutely aware constituents of Connecticut's 4th Congressional District, over which Mr. Shays held domain.
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The Doo Dah Parade - Where Spreading Truth Is Fun! CODEPINK Women For Peace and the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center became proud participants in Pasadena's famed counter-culture Doo Dah Parade - the quintessential anti Rose Parade - anything goes day of free speech, free spirit, free expression, and the perfect touch of anarchy.
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The Los Angeles National Impeachment Center: IT'S THE PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION! Gratefully for our Constitution, and for our nation, the City of Los Angeles now has the democratic antidote to Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Los Angeles has the first in the nation National Impeachment Center (LANIC), a thriving, burgeoning hub of patriotism to fill the Founding Fathers with pride.
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Thank You HBO For "Baghdad ER" I vowed that since our brave men and women sacrifice their bodies and their lives, I owed them the respect to be their witness. Both to their personal valor and to the valiant who help them survive.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 30, 2006
TO THE IRAQI EXPATRIATE CELEBRANTS IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN If you truly believe, as you have stated to American media, that Saddam's hanging justifies the deaths of 650,000 innocent Iraqis under the regime of George W. Bush, you are neither lovers of Iraq nor lovers of Iraqis.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 6, 2007
LIEBERMAN AND MCCAIN'S DESIRED ESCALATION COULD RESULT IN THE NEXT WORLD WAR Bullying threats of overwhelming force, coupled with the refusal to negotiate with one's enemies is the coward's way out. These are insufficient methods to ward off potential genocide. It's much more humane to speak with one's enemies than to attempt to destroy them all.
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YES, VIRGINIANS, THERE IS A SUPER CAUSE... Elect Jim Webb!! On November 7th you voters in Virginia have the chance to restore our nation. To show your fellow citizens and the waiting world that Americans refuse to be lied to. That we won't be lead by children. That we're rid of the nepotism that promotes Junior Georges because Senior Georges are known.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 4, 2007
LOBBYING ELECTEDS IN CONSTITUTIONAL INTERVENTIONS During previous American presidencies, less calamitous than that of George W. Bush, the most consistent visitors to local and national legislators were paid corporate lobbyists seeking favors that rarely, if ever, served the common good. Greedy K-Street 'Abramoffs' exploited American capitalism and sacrificed the many to benefit the few.
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The Internet Is The Voice Of The People: SAVE NET NEUTRALITY! ACT BY JUNE 15TH! Equalize the public square. Permit the free-flow of information to educate and communicate. Save our nation from advancing the power of the few and silencing the many. SAVE NET NEUTRALITY NOW!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Citizens Demand Los Angeles City Council Impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney This past Friday, several dozen Angelenos, organized by the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, appeared before the Los Angeles City Council to demand that Los Angeles become the 82nd city in the nation to draft a resolution to impeach George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
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Take Heed Americans: Some Words By Bin Laden Should Not Be Ignored The Bush administration and American media gave little credence to most of the statements by Osama Bin Laden on his most recent audio-tape, which aired April 23rd on Al-Jazeera. But there is one part of the tape that should not be ignored. In fact, it could rightfully be perceived as the presumptive conclusion of millions, if not billions of people throughout the world.
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CRUSHED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE FLAGS At the interment site for President Ford, the American flag that draped over his casket was handed to Vice President Cheney. At that moment I imagined not one, but over 3,000 memorial flags being handed to Dick Cheney all at the very same time. A shower of American flags to honor all who had fallen. A surge of American flags for those who had died in His war.
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Danny Schechter's "A WORK IN PROGRESS: PUTTING THE ME IN MEDIA" This past January, at the third National Media Reform Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, I saw Danny, just as I had at the previous two. He approached me and said, "Linda, I have a new film. I want you to come to the screening." So I did. I sat in a room with around 150 media reformers while Danny introduced the film.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2007
The Cafferty FOOL Wrongly Assails John Edwards Every afternoon in CNN's "Situation Room," anchored by milquetoast non-talent Wolf Blitzer, Blitzer shares a few short exchanges with self-styled curmudgeon, Jack Cafferty. Cafferty, disguised as a wisecracking '50s-'60s style newsman, plays the vexed moralistic foil to Blitzer's dispassionate bore. It's Cafferty's loose-cannon "Lucy" meets Blitzer's timid "Ethel Mertz." Those silly girls are at it yet again!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 19, 2006
On November 7th, "GIVE PEACE A VOTE" On November 7th, we voters have the opportunity to cast our votes for candidates dedicated to ending the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and restoring humanity to our nation and the world. It is unfathomable to continue the death, destruction and suffering caused by these wars. Surely, the money spent on war would be much better spent on peace... feeding the hungry, promoting literacy, housing the homeless and healing the sick.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2006
The Likeness of Bush and Ahmadinejad At a recent press conference, Mr. Ahmadinejad postured and preened like a spoiled, arrogant child; a behavior and attitude disconcertingly familiar. The cockiness. The smugness. The snide self-importance. The way he toyed with his audience, like a king bemused by his jesters. An odd height of importance for such an unspectacular man.
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Why I Love Elizabeth Edwards When it comes to celebrity, I'm not much impressed. In fact, I find the concept of idolization abhorrent. More like insane. But when it comes to Elizabeth Edwards, I'll relinquish a bit of my 'sanity' and let awe take command over me.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2006
UNNECESSARY KILLERS IN AN UNNECESSARY WAR For those who are serving in Afganistan and Iraq, war is not a game. It's a nightmare. A travesty where young men and women who were not raised to kill are unnecessarily turned into killers.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 6, 2006
DEAR CONNECTICUT: Don't Blow It The Way We Did In California California, the supposed bastion of progressive politics, let the progressive tide roll right on by and re-elected Bush Democrats to support and maintain the status quo. The world was horrified when America re-installed Bush in 2004, and horrified again on June 6th when Californians nixed real proponents of change to reunite puppets with their faux Democratic seats.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 15, 2006
On November 7th, "GIVE PEACE A VOTE" On November 7th, we voters have the opportunity to cast our votes for candidates dedicated to ending the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and restoring humanity to our nation and the world. It is unfathomable to continue the death, destruction and suffering caused by these wars. Surely, the money spent on war would be much better spent on peace... feeding the hungry, promoting literacy, housing the homeless and healing the sick.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2006
TELL SENATOR ELECT MCCASKILL NOT TO CONFIRM JOHN BOLTON I was startled this afternoon, when in a conversation with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball," Democratic Senator-elect Claire McCaskill of Missouri, stated that she would consider confirming George W. Bush's contentious and slimy recess appointee, John Bolton, as United States' Ambassador to the United Nations.

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