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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives News & Views | 01.03.12 Featured... War Clouds Darken: Russia Warns of US Strike on Iran http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12-5 Headlines... Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12 Foreclosure Nation: 2012 Could Bring Wave of Foreclosures http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12-1 Rising Awareness in Class Divide, Many Point to OWS:...
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News & Views | Weekly Top Ten

sunnubian ·
Week ending Friday January 13, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: Is This Land Made for You and Me? Naomi Klein & Yotam Marom: Occupy Wall Street: Why Now? What's Next? Carl Gibson: Grow Up, Ron Paul Lizz Winstead: Sh*t Republican Candidates Say Chris Hedges: The Gospel of the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised Ralph Nader: Iran: The Neocons Are At It Again Thomas Frank: Pity the Quarter-Billionaire: An Open Letter to the Tea Party...
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives News & Views | 01.04.12 Featured... States Take On Citizens United http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-0 Headlines... House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-2 Ron Paul Would Allow ‘Open Season’ on Union Organizers http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-5 US Marine to Stand Trial Over 2005 Killings That Left 24 Iraqis Dead...
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Please, please read and digest

Noah The African ·
http://www.europe2020.org/en/section_global/150206.htmThe Laboratoire européen d'Anticipation Politique Europe 2020 (LEAP/E2020) now estimates to over 80% the probability that the week of March 20-26, 2006 will be the beginning of the...
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New Racial Survey

jazzyj ·
Hi All,Just wanted to tell you about a new survey I found online. They have two forms that people can put either 1) Instances in which they felt discriminated against due to race2) and if they feel justified in viewing some races in a certain way...
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Racism Awareness Challenge

jazzyj ·
Post your views>>> htp://racialsurvey.kk5.org
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This org. saved my life . . .

jazzyj ·
Hi All,I'm fairly new to the boards (I don't know if this should go here so I will also post in Good news!) but whenever I get interesting info, I try to spread the word to others that might be interested. I've recently been going through a rough...
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This org. saved my life . . .

jazzyj ·
As I mentioned in the non-issues section of the boards . . .I'm fairly new to the boards but whenever I get interesting info, I try to spread the word to others that might be interested. I've recently been going through a rough patch in life and a...
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Forty years of ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’

sunnubian ·
Forty years of ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’ Nigel Westmaas 2012-06-14, Issue 589 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/82937 Printer friendly version There is 1 comment on this article. © Pambazuka Press Walter Rodney’s seminal work remains a compelling and persuasive living history and totem of critical resistance to the exploitation and underdevelopment of the African continent. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped...
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Riches under rice in alleged Madagascar land grab

sunnubian ·
Riches under rice in alleged Madagascar land grab Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon 2014-01-08, Issue 660 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/90078 Printer friendly version cc AKDN A Chinese company in Madagascar, with strong links to the government, is accused of unlawfully acquiring land, blighting the environment and leaving farmers destitute When a Chinese businessman first approached Malagasy farmer Jean Manantsoa, 47, in April last year with an offer to lease his family...
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Agenda to Keep Us Safe (ATKUS) - Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)

sunnubian ·
Agenda to Keep Us Safe (ATKUS) - Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) By Charlene Carruthers Posted September 30, 2014 In News 1 The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) is dedicated to the long-term fight to end the criminalization of Black youth. We believe that strategies to achieve this goal and ultimately transform our lives and communities require grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. Thus BYP100 wants decision makers, elected officials, and...
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Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Common Dreams Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame USGS: Increased seismic activity not due to typical, random fluctuations, but to oil, gas injection wells - Andrea Germanos, staff writer Image: USGS Fracking-related injection wells are likely behind the "remarkable" increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have said. The USGS and the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Friday issued a...
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From Elections to Mass Movements: How Wealthy Elites Are Hijacking Democracy All Over the World

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by TruthDig.com From Elections to Mass Movements: How Wealthy Elites Are Hijacking Democracy All Over the World by Sonali Kolhatkar Then-Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi walks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting in Cairo, Egypt on November 3, 2013. (Photo: U.S. Department of State) Mass street protests are usually seen as a hallmark of democratic aspirations. And elections are meant to be a culmination of such...
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On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Deeplinks On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago by Nadia Kayyali and Katitza Rodriguez (Image: EFF) It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing revelations, from...
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How the National Security State Kills a Free Society

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Blog of Rights / ACLU How the National Security State Kills a Free Society The NSA has taken the beauty and power of digital technology and turned it against us by Edward Snowden Portrait detail of Edward Snowden. (Credit: Robert Shetterly / americanswhotellthetruth.org) What follows is the content of an email ACLU supporters received from Edward Snowden this morning, one year to the day since The Guardian broke the first in a series of revelations...
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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police

sunnubian ·
BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Photo: Javier Soriano BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Youth organization says this is first step in campaign to end criminalization of Black youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2014 Chicago, IL — BYP100 has announced a national call for Black Americans between the ages of 13-35 to submit 1-to-3 minute videos sharing a...
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What Does Pan-Africanism Mean to You?

MBM ·
What Does Pan-Africanism Mean to You?By Ann SchneiderFrom the May 21, 2007 issue | "It means coming together as African people of the continent and the Diaspora to find ways to work on common problems and find common solutions in a way that best...
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Asa Hilliard

roarin1 ·
I honor of OUR Honorable ELDER.(I did'nt see it in the national news or even the local 'news' but for some of US it is an issue, so I'LL post it here. Mind YOU, I don't even know whom earth-times. org are but, this was the only article I cound find...
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sunnubian ·
Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending June 1, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... David Morris: How the Post Office is Being Destroyed by a Phony Budget Crisis Paul Buchheit: How the "Job Creators" REALLY Spend Their Money Glenn Greenwald: Obama Re-Defines "Militant" and the Media Eats It Up Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: Let’s De-Militarize Memorial Day Ellen Brown: Out of the Mouths of Babes: Twelve-Year-Old Money...
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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 | 05.08.12 Featured... Ralph Nader: Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/08-2 **************************************************** Headlines... Judge Allows 'Vague' Bradley Manning Charges to Stand http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/08-5 Rio+20: 'Meaninglessly Weak' Draft Threatens...
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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 | 06.12.12 Featured... Fed Directors Cashed in on 2008 Bailouts http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-9 Headlines... US Ditching Cars, Embracing 'Collaborative Consumption' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-8 'Lost Decade' for US Middle Class, says Economist http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-0 Chicago...
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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 | 06.18.12 Featured... John Atcheson: Dark Ages Redux: American Politics and the End of the Enlightenment http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/18-2 Headlines... US To Egypt's Military: Hand Over Power or Lose US Aid http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/18-1 Greece's Syriza Party Vows to Fight After Close...
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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 | 07.02.12 Featured... Paul Buchheit: Some Outrageous Facts about Inequality Headlines... Power Outages Leave Millions Sweltering in 'Dangerous Heat' With 'Hot and Hotter' on the Way Sea Level Rise Unstoppable, say Scientists Weapons Builders Bank on Proliferation of Drones Following Barclays' Scandal, Stiglitz says 'Send Bankers to Jail'...
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Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Salon.com Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas by Glenn Greenwald Remember when, in the wake of the 9/11 attack, the Patriot Act was controversial, held up as the symbolic face of Bush/Cheney radicalism and widely lamented as a threat to core American liberties and restraints on federal surveillance and detention powers? Yet now, the Patriot Act is quietly renewed every four years by overwhelming majorities in both...
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Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, July 30, 2012 by Common Dreams Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funnyby Paul Buchheit The privatization of public goods and services turns basic human needs into products to buy and sell. That's more than a joke, it's...
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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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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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