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|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 01:08:25 -0800 (PST)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 01.27.11 1. Heinberg/KFAI 1.27 9am 2. Eagan peace vigil 1.27 4:30pm 3. Northtown vigil 1.27 5pm 4. CMPL/fight back 1.27 6:30pm 5. Palestine vigil 1.28 4:15pm 6. EXCO/food/word 1.28 6:30pm 7. Pentel/EcoParty 1.29 1pm 8. David Shove - Pledge 2012 No vote for Obama/01.27.11 9. Ron Forthofer - State of the Union speech reflects U.S. plutocracy 10. Glen Ford - The Obama/GOP consensus 11. Thomas Naylor - The temple of doom/The politics of violence in America 12. Robert Fisk - A new truth dawns on the Arab World --------1 of 12-------- From: Christine Frank <christinefrank [at] visi.com> Subject: Heinberg/KFAI 1.27 9am On the Thursday, January 27, 9:00 am edition of "Catalyst: Politics & Culture" on KFAI Radio, hear part of a speech by Richard Heinberg at the Neighborhood Sustainability Networking Fair in Minneapolis, which was put on by the Alliance for Sustainability, a Twin Cities non-profit. "Catalyst" intern Dusty Hinz provides commentary. Richard Heinberg, the renowned speaker, author, and educator, on subjects such as peak oil and the sustainable future of the planet, spoke at the Neighborhood Sustainability Networking Fair at South High School this past November. He has written nine books, including The Party's Over, Peak Everything, and Blackout, and his new book, The End of Growth, will be out soon. "Senior Fellow-in-Residence at <http://www.postcarbon.org/> Post Carbon Institute, Richard is best known as a leading educator on Peak Oil-the point at which we reach maximum global oil production-and the resulting, devastating impact it will have on our economic, food, and transportation systems. But his expertise is far ranging, covering critical issues including the current economic crisis, food and agriculture, community resilience, and global climate change." - from his Web site: richardheinberg.com <http://richardheinberg.com/> "Catalyst" is hosted by independent journalist Lydia Howell. KFAI RADIO 90.3 fm Mpls 106.7 fm St. Paul ONLINE: live-streaming/archived for 2 weeks after broadcast on CATALYST page at: http://www.kfai.org <http://www.kfai.org/> --------2 of 12-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 1.27 4:30pm PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------3 of 12-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 1.27 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------4 of 12-------- From: ElyDog <elydog [at] gmail.com> Subject: CMPL/fight back 1.27 6:30pm The Bipartisan Attack on Workers and the Need for a Labor Party Defend Public Sector Workers and Social Security! A meeting to discuss the attacks on public sector workers and how we can all fight back Thursday, January 27th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Walker Public Library - 2880 Hennepin Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis Across the country, state and local budgets face deep deficits, and public sector workers are being scape-goated and blamed for the crisis. At the national level, the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson Commission has recommended deep cuts in social services and Social Security. The Republican House of Representatives has made it clear that all kinds of essential programs and services are on the chopping block. President Obama has frozen the wages of over 2 million federal workers and is sure to outline even more cuts and "sacrifices" that need to be made in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. And yet, profits and CEO bonuses are back at record levels while millions remain unemployed. There was plenty of money to go around to bail out Wall Street, but very little when it comes to jobs, health care, education, and infrastructure. The message from both the Republicans and Democrats is clear: the rich minority is more important to them than the working class majority. Join the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor (CMPL) for a discussion on the impending cuts and how the labor movement can fight back in our workplaces, on the streets and at the ballot box: with a Labor Party based on the unions. Greg Gibbs of the CMPL will open the discussion, which will include Andy Streasick of AFSCME and several other public and private sector union members. Contact us for more information and to get involved! If you have any questions or would like more information on this event or on the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor, please contact info [at] masspartyoflabor.org or call 612-568-2675. --------5 of 12-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Palestine vigil 1.28 4:15pm The weekly vigil for the liberation of Palestine continues at the intersection of Snelling and Summit Aves in St. Paul. The Friday demo starts at 4:15 and ends around 5:30. There are usually extra signs available. --------6 of 12-------- From: EXCO <excotc [at] gmail.com> Subject: EXCO/food/word 1.28 6:30pm EXCO Reflection Event on Friday, January 28th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Project for Pride in Living (1035 E. Franklin St.) - open House-style with food, a raffle, and spoken word EXCO is hosting an open house-style reflection event. Join us for dinner, hot cocoa, spoken word, and an evening with good people. We will also be raffling off fun prizes throughout the night! Participants will have the opportunity to visit themed stations to reflect on the previous session, offer up ideas for improvement, and vision for the future. Newcomers to EXCO are also welcome! Stations will be themed on various aspects of EXCO, including the facilitator process, events, publicity, our future mural, and more. --------7 of 12-------- From: PRO826 [at] AOL.com Subject: Pentel/EcoParty 1.29 1pm Learn About the New Ecology Democracy Party Saturday, January 29th The Hennepin County Downtown Library, 300 Nicollet, Minneapolis 55401 Room, N-202 1-3pm We will discuss the Party: * Platform and party documents * Organizing Vision * Volunteer Opportunities Please RSVP due to limited space. 612/387-0601 Ken Pentel --------8 of 12-------- From: David Shove <shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu> Subject: Pledge 2012 No vote for Obama/01.27.11 [Here, after even more bad action by anti-people closet-Republican Obama, is your chance to pledge no vote for Obama in 2012. Each month, week, day, gives more reasons for the pledge. See articles posted below for more new reasons. -ds] Pledge 2012 No vote for Obama Some of Barack Obama's bad actions: 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan record high military budget bombing by unmanned drones in Pakistan continued Iraq war rejection of landmine treaty continued torture and coverup of past torture support for Honduras coup support for Israeli occupation of Palestine suppression of Goldstone Gaza war report bank bailout no prosecution or even investigation of Bush & Co reaffirmation of Patriot Act for insurance companies & vs single payer support for expanded nuclear power For these, and many other bad actions, We the undersigned publicly pledge not to vote for Barack Obama for US president in 2012. Robert Halfhill Amber Garlan Tom Cleland David Weisberg Dave Bicking Andy Hamerlinck Doug Mann Ted Dooley Melissa Hill Dori Ullman Ryan Carey Jan McGee Bill Oldfather Carol Mellom Michelle Gross Mike Whelan Robert Palmer Tom Dooley Tim Nolan Johnny Hazard Suzanne Linton Michael Cavlan Steven Boyer John Simcox Louise Bouta Vanessa Vogl Lisa Grant M J Schoen Clinton Dietrich Lydia Howell Farheen Hakeem Jan Nye Margaret Beegle Dave Berger Brandy Baker (MD) Myles Hoenig (MD) Danene Provencher Donald L Maxwell Neil Lageson Molly Reiter Mustafa Adam Bob Schmitz Mary Metchnek Dan Dittman James Benthall [Rochester MN] Maria Balla Alan Maki Judy Bjorke Kenny Kalligher Diane Williams Paul Busch Tony Hunnicutt Alan Makinen Nolan Zavoral Hans Simons David Shove [room for YOUR name] ==end of pledge To sign this pledge, send to shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu an email from your standard personal email address, with your name, and the words: No Obama 2012 vote. The above will be published regularly on the Progressive Calendar, Green Party lists, etc. Continuing chances for additional people to sign. If you need to research any topic raised here, go to eg: CounterPunch http://counterpunch.org Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org Common Dreams http://commondreams.org Once you're there, do a search on your topic, eg obama drones MD = Maryland --------9 of 12-------- State of the Union Speech Reflects U.S. Plutocracy by Ron Forthofer January 26th, 2011 Dissident Voice The State of the Union speech has become a well-scripted event full of nice words but few ideas that will really benefit the public. This sad situation results from our political system being corrupted by big money. This corruption almost guarantees that the public interest will be trumped by the interest of the rich and powerful. To change this sorry state of affairs, it would take a courageous leader who was willing to put the interests of the country over the interests of a few. If there were such a leader, the speech could then be used to rally the American people behind this leader's vision. However, we haven't had a peoples' champion as president in a very long time. This situation is due to a political system that pretty well ensures the nominees of both major parties have been vetted by the rich and powerful. Even if there were a candidate not acceptable to those pulling the strings, the corporate-dominated media would work to marginalize or destroy the candidate's campaign. Thus it is not shocking President Obama's State of the Union address offered few if any proposals that threatened the interests of the rich and powerful. In reality, Obama, as is his custom, offered few specifics on most of his ideas or vision. This lack of specifics allowed viewers to put their own interpretation on his words. As a result, the speech resonated with many. However, for me, the speech was more an attempt to assure the American people that the state of the union is not really that bad and, in fact, it is pretty darn good and will continue to improve. In essence, Obama led a big pep rally claiming over and over that the U.S. is number one. Thus no major policy changes are required. Perhaps providing this assurance is his role as President under our plutocracy. Some key missing items The things that were left unsaid in the speech were perhaps more important than what Obama actually said. One of the most pressing problems facing the world today is global climate change and Obama didn't directly mention this issue. He did focus on innovation in clean energy technology, but the impact of this effort will be far too little and much too late. The situation is already dire and it was not discussed. Perhaps Obama felt that it was useless due to staunch Republican opposition, but he missed an opportunity to educate the U.S. public on the topic. Obama did not seem to recognize the ongoing suffering due to the Great Recession. In fact, he said that the worse of the recession is over and that we should now focus on the debt. He did not propose a new jobs program nor provide a strategy for dealing with the millions of foreclosures. He did indicate that new jobs would come from innovation in clean energy, from new trade agreements, and from a redoubling of efforts to rebuild the infrastructure, but there was no overall plan or effort. The previous plans on jobs and foreclosures that were implemented were too small in magnitude and voluntary in nature. Obama also failed to address the enormous budgetary problems facing the states and the implications for increased job losses and loss of homes as well as for more cuts to the Swiss cheese safety net. There was no recognition of the connection between the U.S. attacks on and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq with the U.S. debt crisis. The costs of these war crimes are: 1) trillions of dollars; 2) the devastation and destruction of two nations and peoples; and 3) the alienation of much of the world from America. The U.S. image, contrary to Obama's claim, has not been restored. In addition, Obama did not address the Palestinian/Israeli situation. The continued U.S. support for Israel shows our hypocritical opposition to human rights and international law. This position is clearly recognized by nations around the world and further harms our reputation. This blatant hypocrisy also weakens our position on Iran's legal program to develop nuclear energy. Given the U.S. plutocracy, it was not surprising that Obama did not suggest implementing a highly progressive income tax, similar to that during the Eisenhower. He could have also proposed a fee on all speculative financial transactions. The cap on contributions to Social Security could be removed and unearned income could also be taxed for Social Security and Medicare purposes. Obama could have also proposed legalization and taxation of marijuana as another way of raising funds. These are just a few of many ideas that would show that the U.S. was serious about its budget deficit and long-term debt but, somehow, they were not raised. Unless and until we implement major reforms to our political and economic systems, the U.S. will continue its downward slide and will likely take the rest of the world with it. Ron Forthofer is a retired professor of biostatistics from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston and was a Green Party candidate for Congress and also for governor of Colorado. --------10 of 12-------- The Obama/GOP Consensus by Glen Ford Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Black Agenda Report As far as President Obama is concerned, the state of the Union is now in harmony, with the merging of Republican politics and his own. The new consensus is an austere one for most Americans, as Obama joins the GOP "to prevent the domestic arms of government from coming to the people's aid, by freezing finances" for five years. But have no fear: corporate tax rates will plummet, allowing the long-awaited trickle down to begin. On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, Cynthia Gordy, writer for the Blogging the Beltway column in TheRoot.com, asked the question: "Will Obama talk about black unemployment?" Of course, Gordy already knew the answer - "Hell no!" - but proceeded to discuss the horrific state of Black jobless America with someone who actually cared, Christian Weller, from the Center for American Progress. Ms. Gordy ended the piece on a plaintive note. "Here's hoping Obama will at least have a more elaborate plan to truly lift up all communities," she wrote. What a strange and deeply sad relationship exists between many Black Americans and the brown-skinned corporate politician in the White House. After two years, there is no longer any expectation of reciprocity, only a muted hope and prayer that Obama would behave decently. He didn't. In announcing a five-year freeze on domestic spending, Obama enters a new phase of aggressive - rather than furtive - collaboration with the GOP. To ensure that catastrophe cannot be avoided for the tens of millions battered and set adrift by the two (lesser and greater) recessions of the 21st century, Obama will join with Republicans to prevent the domestic arms of government from coming to the people's aid, by freezing finances. With whole communities in a state of economic dislocation, Obama burns the rescue boats and poisons the water, all the while promising that the necessary budgetary savings will not be achieved "on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens" - as if Wall Street's bankers will shield the helpless with their well-bonused bodies. The First Black President had nothing new or promising of substance to offer anyone who is not rich, just repackaged items from his dismally disappointing past. No dollar signs to give meaning to the president's mystical and misleading rhetoric on jobs, which will somehow be made to appear through a uniquely American process of "innovation" and "self-invention" inaccessible to lesser peoples. This aspect of exceptionalism will out-"green" China and overtake South Korean Internet speeds, without costing the Treasury an extra dime. "Thousands" of jobs will result, to take the place of the hundreds of thousands that will be lost in the public sector, alone, as government implodes at all levels. Remember Sputnik! says Obama. Of course, the shocking 1957 Russian leap into space prompted the United States to embark on the greatest educational spending spree in history. There will be none of that under the Obama/GOP austerity regime. Instead, Obama's "Race to the Top" program will force ever larger slices of the public education infrastructure into the privately-managed but publicly financed alternative national charter school system - a multi-billion dollar "market" for hedge funds and other speculators. By bringing down the corporate tax rate - a substantive promise from Obama that only the wealthy can truly appreciate - additional profits will accrue to companies that have already hoarded over two trillion dollars, but who were doubtless awaiting Obama's coded signal, "Sputnik," before investing in productive, job-producing enterprises. These investments might also be delayed until Obama has, as promised on Tuesday night, reorganized the federal government to the Republicans' satisfaction, and purged offensive regulations from the public sphere. Funny, how Obama seems so much more in his element in the wake of the November defeat than when Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress. Half of Obama's Blue Dog friends have been replaced by Republicans, but the president seems even happier among the new guys, as if he's finally within reach of the grand, "bi-partisan consensus" that is the ideal state of being in a post-everything America. 2011 Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford [at] BlackAgendaReport.com. --------11 of 12-------- The Temple of Doom The Politics of Violence in America By THOMAS H. NAYLOR January 26, 2011 CounterPunch Although I am no fan of either Sarah Palin or the Tea Party crowd, blaming them for the tragic shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson is patently absurd. Equally problematic is the idea that the Tucson massacre was caused by the uncivil nature of public discourse in the United States. The attack on Congresswoman Giffords was grounded not in political rhetoric but in an all consuming culture of violence - the same culture which brought down John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. Americans are obsessed with violence and have been since the inception of our nation. We have always turned to violence when provoked by either domestic or foreign enemies. Our penchant for intergroup violence - geopolitical, ethnic, racial, agrarian, frontier, religious, and industrial - is without equal. >From the very outset, early European settlers who came to America brought with them a regimen for relating to Native Americans that was based on demonization, dominance, destruction, and death - a regimen which still provides the rationale underlying American foreign policy five hundred years later. Even though we are a predominantly Christian nation, our love affair with the death penalty and our entire criminal justice system are driven by revenge, not forgiveness. Although our nation was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the story of how Native Americans were relentlessly forced to abandon their homes and lands and move into Indian territories to make room for American states is one of arrogance, greed, and raw military power. Our barbaric conquest of the Native Americans continued for several hundred years and involved many of our most cherished national heroes, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson, to mention only a few. To add insult to injury, we have violated three hundred treaties which we signed to protect the rights of American Indians. In over two hundred years, the North American continent has never been attacked - nor even seriously threatened with invasion by Japan, Germany, the Soviet Union, or anyone else. Despite this fact, over a million Americans have been killed in wars and trillions of dollars have been spent by the military -- $13 trillion on the Cold War alone. Far from defending our population, our government has drafted Americans and sent them to die in the battle fields of Europe (twice), on tropical Pacific islands, and in the jungles of Southeast Asia. On dozens of occasions our political leaders have used minor incidents as provocation to justify sending troops to such far-flung places as China, Russia, Egypt, Greenland, Uruguay, the Samoa Islands, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Grenada, Lebanon, and Iraq. Today the United States has over 1,000 military bases in 153 countries. While accusing the Soviet Union of excessive military aggression, the Reagan administration was participating in nine known wars - in Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Chad, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Morocco, and Nicaragua - not to mention our bombing of Libya, invasion of Grenada, and repeated attempts to bring down Panamanian dictator Manual Antonio Noriega. President Bush I deployed over a half million American troops, fifty warships, and over one thousand warplanes to the Persian Gulf in 1991 at the "invitation of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to teach Saddam Hussein a lesson". Most Americans were beside themselves over this little war. President Clinton's repeated bombing of Iraq invoked a similar response, even though the Iraqi people had never inflicted any harm on the United States. It matters not whether we send troops to Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, or Kosovo or bomb Afghanistan or Sudan; few Americans raise any objections whatsoever. Indeed, they seem to like it. Why does it come as no surprise to learn that bullying is on the rise in public schools in America? America is the world's global bully. Our foreign policy of full spectrum dominance is based entirely on the premise that might makes right. Either get out of our way, or be prepared to die! Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech was nothing short of a call to arms. His hypocrisy in lecturing Chinese President Hu Jintao on human rights is almost beyond belief. Does Obama think that the annihilation of innocent Afghan and Iraqi civilians by the Pentagon constitutes a laudatory human rights posture on the part of the United States? What about the way the Israelis, with our full support, treat the Palestinians? Human rights, surely the White House has to be kidding! To illustrate how absurd the politics of violence is consider the case of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who now refers to himself as "the most progressive member of the United States Senate". So progressive is Sanders that he currently supports: (1) all funding for the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, (2) the deployment of Vermont National Guard troops abroad, (3) military aid for the apartheid state of Israel, (4) the replacement of the Vermont Air National Guard's F-16 fighter jets with F-35s, and (5) the highly racist war on terror. He is also promoting a Vermont-based satellite station to be designed and built by the U.S. government-owned Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia designs, builds, and tests weapons of mass destruction. Unfortunately, Sanders, who claims to be a socialist, does not stand alone in the hypocrisy which he brings to the culture of violence. Like many of his other left-wing Democratic colleagues in the Congress, Sanders is an unconditional apologist for the Pentagon and the right-wing Likud government of Israel. Whenever there is a mass shooting such as the one which took place recently in Tucson, liberals call for tougher gun control laws and conservatives demand revenge - the death penalty. Yet Vermont, which is arguably the least violent state in the Union, has no death penalty and virtually no state imposed restrictions on the use of guns. So long as violence remains official U.S. Government policy at home and abroad, neither tougher gun control laws nor the increased use of the death penalty will prevent another Tucson, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, or Columbine mass murder. Since violence is inextricably linked to the Empire, there may be no escape from violence in America - no escape from the Temple of Doom. Thomas H. Naylor is Founder of the Second Vermont Republic and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University. His books include: Downsizing the U.S.A., Affluenza, The Search for Meaning and The Abandoned Generation: Rethinking Higher Education --------12 of 12-------- A New Truth Dawns on the Arab World by Robert Fisk Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by The Independent/UK The Palestine Papers are as damning as the Balfour Declaration. The Palestinian "Authority" - one has to put this word in quotation marks - was prepared, and is prepared to give up the "right of return" of perhaps seven million refugees to what is now Israel for a "state" that may be only 10 per cent (at most) of British mandate Palestine. And as these dreadful papers are revealed, the Egyptian people are calling for the downfall of President Mubarak, and the Lebanese are appointing a prime minister who will supply the Hezbollah. Rarely has the Arab world seen anything like this. To start with the Palestine Papers, it is clear that the representatives of the Palestinian people were ready to destroy any hope of the refugees going home. It will be - and is - an outrage for the Palestinians to learn how their representatives have turned their backs on them. There is no way in which, in the light of the Palestine Papers, these people can believe in their own rights. They have seen on film and on paper that they will not go back. But across the Arab world - and this does not mean the Muslim world - there is now an understanding of truth that there has not been before. It is not possible any more, for the people of the Arab world to lie to each other. The lies are finished. The words of their leaders - which are, unfortunately, our own words - have finished. It is we who have led them into this demise. It is we who have told them these lies. And we cannot recreate them any more. In Egypt, we British loved democracy. We encouraged democracy in Egypt - until the Egyptians decided that they wanted an end to the monarchy. Then we put them in prison. Then we wanted more democracy. It was the same old story. Just as we wanted Palestinians to enjoy democracy, providing they voted for the right people, we wanted the Egyptians to love our democratic life. Now, in Lebanon, it appears that Lebanese "democracy" must take its place. And we don't like it. We want the Lebanese, of course, to support the people who we love, the Sunni Muslim supporters of Rafiq Hariri, whose assassination - we rightly believe - was orchestrated by the Syrians. And now we have, on the streets of Beirut, the burning of cars and the violence against government. And so where are we going? Could it be, perhaps, that the Arab world is going to choose its own leaders? Could it be that we are going to see a new Arab world which is not controlled by the West? When Tunisia announced that it was free, Mrs Hillary Clinton was silent. It was the crackpot President of Iran who said that he was happy to see a free country. Why was this? In Egypt, the future of Hosni Mubarak looks ever more distressing. His son, may well be his chosen successor. But there is only one Caliphate in the Muslim world, and that is Syria. Hosni's son is not the man who Egyptians want. He is a lightweight businessman who may - or may not - be able to rescue Egypt from its own corruption. Hosni Mubarak's security commander, a certain Mr Suleiman who is very ill, may not be the man. And all the while, across the Middle East, we are waiting to see the downfall of America's friends. In Egypt, Mr Mubarak must be wondering where he flies to. In Lebanon, America's friends are collapsing. This is the end of the Democrats' world in the Arab Middle East. We do not know what comes next. Perhaps only history can answer this question. 2011 The Independent Robert Fisk is Middle East correspondent for The Independent newspaper. He is the author of many books on the region, including The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - David Shove shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu rhymes with clove Progressive Calendar over 2225 subscribers as of 12.19.02 please send all messages in plain text no attachments vote third party for president for congress for governor now and forever Socialism YES Capitalism NO To GO DIRECTLY to an item, eg --------8 of x-------- do a find on --8 Research almost any topic raised here at: CounterPunch http://counterpunch.org Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org Common Dreams http://commondreams.org Once you're there, do a search on your topic, eg obama drones
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