Archive for November, 2008

Nov 25 2008

Women Suffer Abuse Across Global as Migrant Domestic Workers

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women To commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today, Human Rights Watch is bringing to attention to the abuse of immigrant and domestic workers. Researchers have examined cases of physical and sexual violence committed against women from Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines who work in countries in the Middle East …

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Nov 25 2008

Yes Men Prank Intended to Spur Activism

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new york timesEarlier this month, political pranksters known as the Yes Men made headlines – literally – when they declared the Iraq War over in a fake publication of the New York Times. Collaborating with the group Improv Everywhere and anti-war organizations, the fourteen-page edition of the news as it should be and not …

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Nov 25 2008

Subversive Historian – 11/25/08

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“Mariposa Sisters Assassinated” by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Forty-eight years ago on this day in people’s history, the Mirabal Sisters were assassinated in the Dominican Republic. On November 25th, 1960, the dictator Rafael Trujillo had Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal all killed for their political activities against his regime. The sisters …

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Nov 25 2008

November 25, 2008

Subversive Thoughts | Published 25 Nov 2008, 1:58 pm | Comments Off on November 25, 2008 -

“Since periods of great change, such as the present one, come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.” — Dalai Lama …

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Nov 24 2008

Chavez Supporters Prevail in Venezuelan Elections

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chavezVenezuelans went to the polls yesterday in important regional elections that will undoubtedly reshape the political future of the country. With 22 of its 23 state governorships, 328 mayoral races, and 233 regional legislative seats decided by Sunday’s vote, the opposition to President Hugo Chavez sought to make major political advances. The elections are …

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Nov 24 2008

The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions and the Norfolk Four

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the wrong guysEarlier this month, thirty retired FBI agents went public in seeking clemency for the so-called “Norfolk Four.” In 1997, Derek Tice, Joseph Dick, Daniel Williams, and Eric Wilson were convicted in the brutal rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko. The four sailors were found guilty on the basis of their confessions. However, …

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Nov 24 2008

Paulson: No Money To Bail Out People

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paulsonMortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were bailed out by the US Treasury have announced that they will halt all foreclosure and eviction proceedings during the holiday season. The pause is not simply a seasonal present from the two corporations – it is meant to allow time for the Bush administration’s mortgage …

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Nov 24 2008

Empire Notes on the US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

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Empire NotesEmpire Notes are weekly commentaries filed by Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade. Today’s commentary is about the US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

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Nov 24 2008

November 24, 2008

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“The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have – and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.” – Paul Heyne …

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Nov 24 2008

Subversive Historian – 11/24/08

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Mollie Steimer by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Eighty-seven years ago on this day in people’s history, Mollie Steimer was deported by the United States back to her native country. On November 24th, 1921, Steimer alongside Simon Lipman, Jacob Abrams and Hyman Lachosky set sail from Ellis Island to Soviet Russia aboard the …

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