Archive for August, 2008

Aug 28 2008

Activists Gear Up for RNC

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RNCAs St. Paul prepares for the Republican National Convention starting this Monday, the corporate media has focused primarily on the presumptive presidential nominees and their proclaimed agendas. But those demonstrating in the streets outside the major party conventions hope to influence those agendas. CNN estimates that tens of thousands of people will converge onto St. …

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Aug 28 2008

Iraq Vets Confront Democrats in Denver

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IVAWOn day 3 of the Denver DNC, former president Bill Clinton addressed delegates, Barack Obama’s running mate Joe Biden accepted the Vice Presidential nomination, and Obama himself made a surprise appearance. Meanwhile, outside the convention hall Rage Against the Machine played to a crowd of thousands, followed by the largest demonstration of the week, an antiwar …

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Aug 28 2008

Subversive Historian – 08/28/08

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“The Murder of Emmett Till” by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Fifty-three years ago on this day in people’s history, a young African-American boy named Emmett Till was brutally murdered. On August 28th 1955, the young fourteen year old was kidnapped from his Uncle’s home in Money, Mississippi to be beaten, shot, and killed. Days early, Till, who was …

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Aug 28 2008

August 28, 2008

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“There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders.” — Ralph Bunche

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Aug 27 2008

August 28, 2008

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– What activists have planned for the streets of Minneapolis next week outside the RNC
– A follow-up live report from FSRN’s Aura Bogado in Denver as the DNC begins wrapping up
– With the 3rd anniversary of Katrina approaching, local organizers describe their plans for commemoration in So Cal …

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Aug 27 2008

What the Media Misses on the Russia-Georgia Conflict

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GeorgiaRussia announced yesterday that it would recognize the independence of two breakaway Georgian provinces over which it fought a minor war earlier this month. President Bush denounced what he called an “irresponsible decision” on Russia’s part. NATO’s decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, also condemned the move and urged Russia to reverse its position. …

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Aug 27 2008

“Gook: John McCain’s Racism and Why it Matters”

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GookNew York Senator Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver yesterday earning widespread praise for her words of unity and conviction. While her main goal was seen as healing the rift between herself and Barack Obama, she also took a moment to critique Republican presumptive nominee, John McCain:

…we don’t need four more years …

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Aug 27 2008

Offshore Oil Drilling in Santa Barbara?

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santa barbaraHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi told “Meet the Press” on Sunday that she would consider offshore oil drilling as part of a comprehensive energy plan for the United States. The California Congresswoman conditioned her statements by reiterating that drilling is not a good option, but if used to invest in renewable energy resources it …

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Aug 27 2008

Subversive Historian – 08/27/08

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King Faisal I of Iraq by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Eighty-seven years ago on this day in people’s history, the British installed Hashemite Faisal bin Al Hussein as the King of Iraq. On August 27th, 1921, the son of a leader of the Arab revolts against the Ottoman Empire became known as King Faisal I. By 1920 the …

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Aug 27 2008

August 27, 2008

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“Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.” — Bill Vaughan …

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