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Heather Wokusch is the author of The Progressives' Handbook: Get the Facts and Make a Difference Now, which went to #1 on Amazon's political activism charts in December 2007 (www.progressiveshandbook.com). Heather can be reached at www.heatherwokusch.com.

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(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 20, 2008
You're Scaring Me, Obama: Let the Bush Years Die If your transition team really wants feedback on "where President-Elect Obama should lead this country," here's a Top Five list:
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Breaking the Nuremberg Code: The US Military's Human-Testing Program Returns The Pentagon is slated to release a suspected toxicant in Crystal City, Virginia this week, ostensibly to test air sensors. The operation is just the latest example of the Defense Department's long history of using service members and civilians as human test subjects, often without their consent or awareness.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rumsfeld's Guinea Pigs: US Citizens at Risk for Military-Weapons Testing It barely made news last week when Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for the testing of nonlethal weaponry on US citizens in crowd-control situations. According to Wynne, "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation."
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Easter Surprise: Attack on Iran, New 9/11... or Worse The Bush administration continues moving closer to a nuclear attack on Iran, and we ignore the obvious buildup at our peril.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 11, 2007
Let's Go Crazy: The Decline in US Mental Health under Bush Factors linked with mental illness (including poverty, homelessness, violence and social uncertainty) have run rampant during the Bush years while psychiatric treatment options have disappeared.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2008
Bush Exits with a Bang: Toxic Bailout and Two More Wars? The Bush administration is heading us towards more disaster with its 'toxic debt' bailout and destabilization of Pakistan and Iran. We can't afford to go down this road again. In this short video, Heather Wokusch provides background, context and ideas for taking action.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2008
Anti-Bush Facebook Group Hits One Million: Best-selling Political Activism Author Gives Away Books The Facebook group called "I bet I can find 1,000,000 people who dislike George Bush!" will reach one million members very soon, and to help them celebrate this milestone, I'm giving away books!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Pariah President: How Bush is damaging US standing abroad and threatening national security It’s embarrassing to have a president who’s so universally loathed.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 28, 2007
From Baghdad to the Brig: A Reluctant Hero for Our Times Agustn Aguayo might not be a household name, but his struggle pierces the core of the US anti-war movement.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2007
Bush in Your Bedroom: Top Ten Worst Appointees for Reproductive Rights (so far...) Bush has used his Oval Office years to limit reproductive freedom and stack critical posts with right-wingers bent on rolling back the clock. And now it appears yet another reactionary Bush appointee is on track to get a lifetime position as a federal judge...
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 2, 2006
Bush's Permanent War Economy Must Crash (before it endangers you and your bank account even more) The Bush administration's military adventurism and the economy are two issues expected to impact next week's US midterm vote. We ignore their interplay at our peril.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Hey Iowa, Only One Candidate Links Education with War Spending... Kucinich is the only Democratic Presidential candidate directly linking war spending to education funding.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 7, 2007
Pope vs. President The Vatican's recent snub of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is only the latest salvo in the battle between Pope Benedict XVI and President George W. Bush. This tug of war has profound implications for both U.S. foreign policy and the critical Catholic vote in 2008's presidential race.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 22, 2007
Under the Radar: Ten Warning Signs for Today Ten warning signs to ignore at your peril...
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2007
Poisoning the Troops, Again The Pentagon has a disturbing pattern of withholding information on the impact of chemical/biological weapons and other toxins on US service members. As a result, veterans are often told that their debilitating symptoms are "in their head" and can go decades without receiving medical help. That's not supporting our troops.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 21, 2006
How Breaches in the US Nuclear-Weapons Program Endanger You Last week, the watchdog Project on Government Oversight reported that workers at Pantex, a Texan nuclear-weapons plant, had almost accidentally detonated a W56 warhead in the spring of 2005. A W56 has 100 times the Hiroshima bomb's yield. Unfortunately, the sloppiness and lack of oversight demonstrated at Pantex characterize the running of many US nuclear-weapons facilities.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Crouching Tiger, Tumbling US Economy Bush and Cheney may be declaring "Mission Accomplished" now that the Iraqi Cabinet has approved the draft of an oil law granting foreign companies unprecedented access to the country's fields. But Beijing is having the last laugh.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2007
Yet Another G8 Farce Few expect the G8 summit taking place in Heiligendamm, Germany from June 6-8 to yield positive results. The main question is how much damage Bush will do to US international standing during these three days.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 9, 2006
North Korea's Nuclear Test and Bush's FUBAR Foreign Policy As had been threatened, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il reportedly conducted an underground nuclear test yesterday, a move which promotes a global nuclear arms race and nullifies non-proliferation agreements. Take it personally.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Anthrax, Iran & bin Laden: Waiting for the October Surprise While Rove will most certainly exploit the fear factor, the question remains if we'll let ourselves be fooled - yet again.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2007
How the Bush Administration Is Turning the USA into a Subprime Borrower Much in the same way that US investors were "steered" into rip-off mortgage loans, the entire country has been "steered" into an economic crisis. The question is how to get out of it.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 31, 2008
Bush's Legacy Leads to Iran: Will Clinton or Obama Make Any Difference? Will You? The lack of oversight characterizing both the Bush administration and crony capitalism have bankrupted the U.S. and created the need for perpetual war. With Cheney stirring up trouble over Iran, we can't wait until November 2008 to fight back.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2006
It's Not Just Bush: We're Accountable Too Blaming everything on a handful of people at the top, no matter how destructive and abusive they've been, misses a critical point.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2008
Kucinich is excluded from NBC debates - Take Action NBC has just flip-flopped and withdrew an invitation for Kucinich to appear on its upcoming presidential debates. Take Action.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 3, 2007
What do British sailors, fake water boundaries, a botched US raid in Iraq and a UK political scandal have in common? Tension mounts between Britain and Iran over the 15 British sailors seized on March 23. While many US media outlets dutifully repeat the claims that: 1) the sailors were in Iraqi waters at the time they were taken captive, and 2) the incident came completely out of nowhere, a closer examination of the facts indicates otherwise. Here's a quick overview of recent articles providing important context -
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
How the Republicans Could Win It All Back in 2008 As much as I enjoyed the midterm rout, I just can't shake the feeling that it might be a set up. Curious that the Republicans failed to use its army of attorneys to challenge the election results. Curious also that Rumsfeld's inevitable departure came after the elections.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 8, 2007
War on Terror, War on Women Sabotaging programs for women has become something of a sport for this administration - in fact, one of Bush's first acts as president was to shut down the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Now that you could be labeled an enemy combatant... Since Congress recently handed Bush the power to identify American citizens as "unlawful enemy combatants" and detain them indefinitely without charge, it's worth examining the administration's record of prisoner abuse as well as the building of stateside detention centers.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 27, 2006
Impeachment Hearings for Bush & Co.? How about War Crimes Tribunals While Bush administration members have made a sport of breaking the law, both domestically and internationally, their intransigence will come back to haunt - one way or another.

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