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The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, July 30, 2012 by Common Dreams The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicareby Dean Baker Many people are following the presidential election closely with the idea that the outcome will have a major impact...
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The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by OtherWords The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam While charter proponents claim that their schools are less bureaucratic, more efficient, and more effective, the evidence doesn't really back that up. by Sarah Knopp and Jeff Bale Back-to-school" sales seem to start earlier every year. These days, more than binders and backpacks are on offer. Now, public schools themselves are for sale. In July, Muskegon Heights, Michigan became the first American...
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Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Common Dreams Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"by Paul Buchheit There are more than five, of course, and voting Democrat may not be much of an improvement, but attaching these adjectives...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending August 10, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... James Hansen: Climate Change is Here — and Worse Than We Thought Paul Buchheit: Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!" Dave Dvorak, MD: US Medicine: We Can Do Better Than This Chris Hedges: The Science of Genocide Greater Good / YES! Magazine: Happiness Comes From Respect, Not...
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Court Rules Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood Funds

sunnubian ·
Court Rules Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood Funds Aaron Morrison 2 days ago State lawmakers passed a measure to halt money to abortion service providers Texas official are not free to impose a ban on funding to Planned Parenthood, after a federal judge sided with state lawmakers on a law banning funding for abortion providers that receive Medicaid dollars. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on late Tuesday reversed an injunction that was allowing funding to continue.
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Wall Street Tightens Grip on Public Water as Local Residents Suffer

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Common Dreams Wall Street Tightens Grip on Public Water as Local Residents Suffer - Common Dreams staff Investment bankers and other major financial players are increasingly swooping in on public water utilities and other municipal services in cash strapped towns to the detriment of local residents, according to a new report released today by advocacy group Food & Water Watch. Vulture capitalists are increasingly facilitating the privatization...
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The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Common Dreams The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace by Noam Chomsky It is not easy to escape from one’s skin, to see the world differently from the way it is presented to us day after day. But it is useful to try. Let’s take a few examples. The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation to be reversed. Iran is carrying out a murderous and destructive low-level war against Israel with great-power participation. Its...
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20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense”

sunnubian ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2012 4:26 PM CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167 20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense” WASHINGTON - September 4 - Worried about Democratic congressional prospects this fall, 20 prominent Democrats sent an open letter — available at protectdemocracy.org — to the Democratic Congressional leadership urging that they “get back on offense” by exposing the GOP as “more...
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Is Honduras A Right-Wing Guinea Pig?

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Common Dreams 'Catastrophe': Critics Slam Neoliberal Plan for Privatized Cities in Honduras Built from scratch with private investors, opponents say "charter cities" violate people's right, guarantees of democracy - Common Dreams staff What an official of the rightwing government of Honduras is calling the "most important project in half a century," critics of the neoliberal plan to build private cities in the Central American nation are calling a...
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Bush and Blair Should Be Sent to The Hague

sunnubian ·
Published on Sunday, September 2, 2012 by Common Dreams Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Bush and Blair Should Be Sent to The Hague South African Nobel Peace Prize Winner says former leaders should face international criminal court for war crimes- Common...
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Common Dreams Weekly

sunnubian ·
Week Ending September 7, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Gar Smith: Politics and Plutocrats: A Parade of Inequality John Atcheson: The Real Welfare Problem: Government Giveaways to the Corporate 1% Noam Chomsky: The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace John Vidal: 'A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World' Chris Hedges: Life Is Sacred Paul Buchheit: Labor Day Without Jobs: Exposing the "Job Creator" Fraud Tom Hayden: Saving Obama, Saving Ourselves Katha Pollitt: Women...
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What's In Your Medicine?

sunnubian ·
James A. Duke 1993. Medicinal plants and the pharmaceutical industry. p. 664-669. In: J. Janick and J.E. Simon (eds.), New crops. Wiley, New York. Medicinal Plants and the Pharmaceutical Industry James A. Duke CLASSIFYING MAJOR DRUGS PRODUCTS OF AMERICA'S LARGEST PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS Reanalysis of Farnsworth and Bingel (1977) Analysis of Sittig's Encyclopedia Analysis of Canadian OTC Evidence SCORING PHYTOMEDICINALS Natural Product Patents REFERENCES Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 There is a trend...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 09.12.12 Featured... Glenn Greenwald: The Tragic Consulate Killings in Libya and America's Hierarchy of Human Life http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/12-7 Headlines... Four Dead, Including US Ambassador, in US Embassy Attack in Libya http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/12 Jimmy Carter Slams Citizens United as Threat to...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 03.30.12 Featured... As Fukushima Worsens, US Approves New Nukes http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-7 **************************************************** Headlines... Money Talks, Science Walks: Millions Spent to Weaken FDA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-4 Study: 'Arctic Cold War' Heats Up...
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Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High Stakes Testing

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, April 23, 2012 by Real News Network Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High Stakes Testing Growing outrage as Obama admin pushes more tests © 2012 Real News Network
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 04.24.12 Featured... Robert Alvarez: Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the US http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/24 **************************************************** Headlines... Experts Push Back: 'Social Security is Strong' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/24-2...
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Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Common Dreams Experts: Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger Lifting the payroll tax cap and better coverage by journalists would help build sustainable future for essential program - Common Dreams staff The Social Security trust fund is in strong financial standing and the overall program could be further strengthened, say experts and lawmakers, with a simple increase of the current payroll tax cap which...
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sunnubian ·
Home About Us Who we are Why it matters Key staff How to donate Writers' guidelines Privacy policy Contact us Donate Donate online now How to donate Subscribe Archives Further... Headlines Views Video Newswire Select a past blast: Sep 24, 2012 - News & Views | Election 2012: Broadcasters Profit, Voters 'Left in the Dark' Sep 22, 2012 - Weekly Reader's Choice | September 22, 2012 Sep 21, 2012 - News & Views | 'Global Frackdown': Communities Converge Against Dirty Gas Sep 19, 2012 -...
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Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Big, Long Lie about Iraq Lingers Still

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Big, Long Lie about Iraq Lingers Still The Iraq War remains with us as long as the lies continue and those responsible avoid accountability by Dennis Kucinich Ten years ago, on October 10, 2002, the United States House of Representatives made one of the most calamitous mistakes of a generation. Congress, with willful blindness, voted to attack, invade and occupy a sovereign, oil-rich nation in the...
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We the People, and the New American Civil War

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by RobertReich.org We the People, and the New American Civil War by Robert Reich The vitriol is worse is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness. It’s almost a civil war. I know families in which close relatives are no longer speaking. A dating service says Democrats won’t even consider going out with...
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Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Young Turks Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway by Cenk Uygur Anyone who thinks President Obama will magically turn around in his second term and be a real progressive is high on a 2008 supply. Soon after President Obama is re-elected he will do the Grand Bargain deal with Republicans, which will cut Medicare, Medicaid, discretionary spending and maybe even Social Security. On top of that, they will pretend to get extra...
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Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Nation Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous by John Nichols It is no secret that political candidates are capable of doing awful things when they are reach the desperate final days of an election campaign. But trying to scare American workers into believing that a government initiative that saved their industry was some sort of secret scheme to shutter major plants and offshore jobs is more than just creepy. It’s economic...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 12.13.12 Featured... 'I'd Rather Fight Like Hell': Naomi Klein's Fierce New Resolve to Fight for Climate Justice http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/13 Headlines... Google on 'Immoral' Tax Evasion: 'It's Called Capitalism' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/13-4 Israeli Troops Tear Gas West Bank Protesters Following...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending December 28, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Ted Rall: Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats Chris Hedges: The Final Battle Jesse Hagopian: Tec-9’s for Teachers? Arming Educators Gets a Failing Grade Robert Reich: The Only Way Left to Beat GOP Fanatics: Call Their Bluff and Go Over the Fabricated "Cliff" Ronnie...
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An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Campaign for America's Future Blog An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal by Robert Borosage On New Year's Day, the Senate and House passed a "fiscal cliff" deal by respective votes of 89-8 and 257-167. The deal has some good parts. It lets the Bush tax cuts expire on the wealthy, raises the estate tax marginally and increases taxes on capital gains and dividends a bit. Unemployment benefits are extended for a year. Tax boosts for the low paid workers – the child...
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Inequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Common Dreams Inequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty New study shows just how hard 'working poor' got hit in wake of 2008 crisis - Jon Queally, staff writer The official unemployment rate in the US may be slowly ticking down, but the rank of those who classify as 'the working poor' has continued to skyrocket , according to a new report. A server waits on customers. Hit hardest by the trend of stagnant wages are those in service...
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sunnubian ·
Week Ending July 13, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Chris Hedges: How to Think John Atcheson: The New Company Store: The Final Step in the Corporate Takeover of America Beth Buczynski: Abandoned Walmart Recycled As Public Library Jeff Spross: 5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth Ralph Nader: Jolting the Democratic Party from Its Stupor Robert Reich: Libor: The Wall Street Scandal of All Scandals Glenn Greenwald: America’s Own Terror Group Robert Parry: The Silence on...
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What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by The Washington Post What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works? by Harold Meyerson Suppose Mitt Romney ekes out a victory in November by a margin smaller than the number of young and minority voters who couldn’t cast ballots because the photo-identification laws enacted by Republican governors and legislators kept them from the polls. What should Democrats do then? What would Republicans do? And how would other nations respond? As suppositions go,...
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Happy New Year African America . Org

Jazhawk ·
My 2003 be brighter! Thanx MBM for your vision and your voice. -Jazhawk
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How many federal prisoners currently incarcerated are 'illegal immigrants'?

Taharka ·
Got a question for all these smart people here at africanamerican org.Who knows the percentage of federal prisoners who are in the US illegally?
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Big Brother is watching

Noah The African ·
Under the rubric of cybersecurity, the Obama administration is moving forward with a Bush regime program to screen state computer traffic on private-sector networks, including those connecting people to the Internet, The Washington Post revealed July...
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Should Jewish Leaders Apologize to People of Color?

Anansi ·
Jewish leaders should apologize to People of Color.  Jewish people often talk about how awful other white people are, how racist other white people are - forgetting the hate within the Jew's own community!  I think decent Jewish people will...
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Want Your Banking Fees Raised? Let the Federal Reserve Know

EbonyRose ·
Want Your Banking Fees Raised? Let the Federal Reserve KnowDate: Friday, March 27, 2009, 2:52 pmBy: Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.comAmericans have until Monday to give the Federal Reserve feedback about two proposals on banking fees.One would allow...
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Global Vote 2004

ricardomath ·
Have your say...Even if you are not a US citizen, the November 2 presidential election will have a huge impact on your life. The very idea of democracy requires that you should have a say in choosing who determines your destiny. This site therefore...
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Hezbollah & the Black Panthers

Sweetwuzzy ·
Found this online:http://blackcommunity.blackvoices.aol.com/n/pfx/forum.a...btag=ti-talkofthedaySome of us have already had extensive discussions here about the group that identifies itself as "The New Black Panthers" My position continues to be that...
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5th Annual Int. Black Midwives and Healers Conf.

Ifayomi ·
Please share with others...... .... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK MIDWIVES AND HEALERS CONFERENCE Contact: Sarahn Henderson Conference Coordinator 770-997-7088 iyasarahn@yahoo. com Shafia M. Monroe President/CEO 503-460-9324...
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Film and Culture Series

Ifayomi ·
The Original, The Most Conscious, The Best Going Strong Since 2001, For The People, By The People: MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE Film & Culture Series http://www.mec . cuny.edu/ filmandculturese ries Presents a community forum: DO YOUR RIGHTS MATTER TO YOU? Featuring the award winning film: 'American Blackout' http://americanblac kout.gnn. tv/ American Blackout - chronicles the recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004, particularly of Black voters. It also...
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Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

MBM ·
Folks - I am currently in DC at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative conference. I give more details later - but briefly, I participated in a press conference this morning launching the conference as well as a special website that is a...
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Another reason to end the war on drugs

RadioRaheem ·
http://washingtonexaminer.com/gregory-kane-another-reason-to-end-the-war-on-drugs/article/2531449 Gregory Kane: Another reason to end the war on drugsJune 9, 2013 | 9:00 pm  12Comments4Share on printShare on email   Gregory KaneExaminer...
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Celebrating Walter Rodney and His Vision of Emancipation

Oshun Auset ·
Celebrating Walter Rodney and His Vision of Emancipation It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since the great Walter Rodney was brutally murdered. http://rodney25.org/ A Grounding in Guyana: Celebrating Walter Rodney and His Vision of...
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HOW DO YOU DECLARE OWNERSHIP?

James Wesley Chester ·
How Do You Declare Ownership?Simply saying you own something is an interesting task. Most issues of ownership are accredited by some kind of document. Like a sales slip. A deed. Some documentation of inheritance. It becomes even more simple however if...
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New Big Gurl In Town

Tay ·
Hey everyone..If you aint know there is a new big gurl in town here to share her fews and opionions ..check me out and thanks for letting me into the african america org world.!
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heney/Halliburton Loophole" in the 2005 energy act, energy companies are exempt from the Safe Water Drinking Act

sunnubian ·
Just passing it on, please, you pass it on too. Protect Your Drinking Water from Risky Gas Drilling Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the FRAC Act! Dear _______________, Protect Your Drinking Water from Contamination Ask your members of Congress to support the FRAC Act! Have you seen these pictures of people setting their tap water on fire? It's almost unbelievable, but unfortunately it's a reality for residents near hydraulic fracturing sites. We're calling for a national ban on...
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Japan's Horror Reveals How Thin is the Edge We Live On

sunnubian ·
Published on Sunday, March 20, 2011 by The Guardian/UK Japan's Horror Reveals How Thin is the Edge We Live On Climate change may not be responsible for the tsunami, but it is shrinking our margin of safety. It is time to shrink back ourselves by Bill McKibben It's scary to watch the video from Japan , and not just because of the frightening explosions at the Fukushima plant or the unstoppable surge of tsunami-wash through the streets. It's almost as unnerving to see the aftermath – the...
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sunnubian ·
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Will Obama side with us on fracking?

sunnubian ·
Dear_________________, Drinking Water for Millions at Stake Water activist and actor Mark Ruffalo joins Food & Water Watch in NYC to protect public water. President Obama: Protect Our Water from Fracking! Last week the dangers of fracking were all over the news. This week we are making the news by holding a press conference with water activist and actor Mark Ruffalo in New York City, calling on President Obama to stop fracking in the Delaware River basin — where more than 15 million...
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PAN-AFRICANISM

sunnubian ·
A nine part lecture by Kwame Ture, Organizer for the AAPRP and PDG on "Pan-Africanism vs. the New World Order"   A six part lecture by Kwame Ture, organizer for the A-APRP and PDG, on "African Culture"  African Union...
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"Soylent Green"

sunnubian ·
    Stop Monsanto from Contaminating Our Food Ask President Obama to Protect Organic Food From Genetically Engineered Crops     Protect Organic Food from Genetically Engineered Crops! Ask President Obama and the USDA to...
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[B]Afrigenesis: A Phenomenon of The African Diaspora[/B]

James Wesley Chester ·
Every society with a diverse population undergoes an interaction of the various groups that results in an identity profile for the society. The exchanges are usually benign. When The African Diaspora is put in the mix, the exchange becomes more...
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