Archive for December, 2009

Dec 22 2009

Yemen the Next Front in the “War on Terror”?

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yemenYemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation, could become the next frontline in the so-called War on Terror. Last week a series of bombings targeted suspected Al Qaeda training sites. While the US was initially blamed for the attack, Yemen’s government took responsibility. The New York Times reported that the US had given the greenlight however, and supported the strikes …

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Dec 22 2009

LA-Based Activists Make Final Preparations for Gaza Freedom March

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gaza freedom marchOn Sunday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed international activists planning to enter Gaza for a march that its border with the Palestinian territory would be closed. Citing a “sensitive situation,” Egypt cautioned that activists defying the closing would face the enforcement of its laws. Organizers of the international Gaza Freedom March set to take place on New …

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Dec 22 2009

Glenn Beck Named Misinformer of the Year!

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Media Matters for America is a Washington, DC based progressive research and information center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the media. And yesterday they named their 2009 Misinformer of the Year: Glenn Beck.

Media Matters made their announcement to give Glenn Beck the presitigious Misinformer of the Year award after analyzing more than 11,000 research items, blog posts, and audio and …

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Dec 22 2009

Subversive Historian – 12/22/09

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Eric Drooker The Execution of Jose Maria Morelos

Back in the day on December 22nd, 1815, Jose Maria Morelos was executed by the Spanish colonial authorities in Mexico. The Roman Catholic Priest had been put before the firing squad for his involvement in the independence movement. As a colonel in Father Hidalgo’s revolutionary army, Morelos was able to claim numerous …

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Dec 22 2009

December 22, 2009

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“A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt to be dangerous.” -– Alfred Adler …

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Dec 21 2009

Copenhagen Climate Talks A Failure?

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copenhagenDespite the work of hundreds of thousands of delegates, environmental activists, and ordinary citizens in Copenhagen Denmark over the past several weeks, the final 12-paragraph draft accord on Climate change involved only 5 nations including the US and China. The New York Times described it on Saturday as a “statement of an intention to act rather than a binding …

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Dec 21 2009

Report Finds U.S. Death Penalty in Decline

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death penaltyA new study released Friday has found the death penalty system in the United States to be in decline over the past decade. In the end of the year report compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center, death sentences handed down across the nation reportedly reached an all-time low since 1976 when the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated executions. …

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Dec 21 2009

Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainibility

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smart by natureLast Wednesday a bill was filed that would put fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables onto the menus of school cafeterias nationwide. The bill allocates $20 million for the purchase of salad bars, $20 million towards grants for “farm-to-school” partnerships, and $100 million to upgrade cafeteria equipment. The bill dovetails with an overhaul of the national food …

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Dec 21 2009

Subversive Historian – 12/21/09

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Eric Drooker The Santa Maria de Iquique Massacre

Back in the day on December 21st, 1907, the bloody Santa Maria de Iquique Massacre took the lives of hundreds if not thousands of workers in Chile. Earlier that month, nitrate miners on strike descended on the northern port city of Iquique to demand better working conditions and higher salaries. Local authorities …

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Dec 21 2009

December 21, 2009

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“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” — World Health Organization, 1948 …

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