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The Fourth Estate in Flames

Friday, October 10, 2014

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A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (Isis). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, [...]

Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]

Rich Man’s Coup of America and Women’s Challenge

Monday, August 1, 2011

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The "compromise" approved by the House today and expected to pass the Senate tomorrow is an atrocity. It is a rich man's coup of our democracy. Consider this: absolutely no tax increases are included in the bill. It creates a "super Congress," with authority to slash social services when the country is still reeling from

Medea Benjamin Opens United National Peace Conference | VIDEO

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Medea Benjamin was the first speaker Friday night, July 23, 2010, at the United National Peace Conference in Albany, New York. Her rousing speech called for building coalitions between different social and grassroots movements to reallocate war funding and resist the military industrial complex. Medea speaks at the United National Peace Conference Share the link [...]

The day M.J. (and all other news) died

Friday, July 24, 2009

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A few weeks ago, after countless days of Michael Jackson news in the headlines, I (of Toronto) wondered: Are Canadian newspapers failing the people? Or are we are fortunate enough that all of the world issues that seemed more important to report recently have disappeared? Is the death or life of Michael Jackson – or [...]

A “Twittergasm” against war. Yes, please!

Friday, June 26, 2009

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Alexander Cockburn’s “Twittergasms” piece today in the Nation slams much of the anti-war movement through the lens of Twitter — including CODEPINK — for failing to rally the world against Obama’s failed promises, war in Afghanistan, growing war in Pakistan, and still-not-over war in Iraq, and for joining in the conversation around the current civil [...]

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