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Monday, 23 October 2006 03:47

Cindy Sheehan: Is it Vietnam Yet?

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by Cindy Sheehan

With the mid-term elections looming dangerously close, and with public opinion in opposition to George's failed foreign policies crossing the two-thirds mark, the White House announced that they are going to present their puppet government of Iraq with a "timetable" for US withdrawal. This reminds me of Richard Nixon's "secret plan" to remove US troops from Vietnam that he touted in his narrow electoral victory over Hubert Humphrey in 1968.

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by Brent Budowsky

Ernest Hemingway once advised young authors to write "one true sentence". Here is mine:

Michael Douglas playing the commander-in-chief in The American President, said "these are serious times, that demand serious people."

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by Paul Rogat Loeb

I've never been the kind of donor who gives matching grants. In fact I've never been a major donor at all, just someone who gives $25 here and $50 there to a bunch of causes I believe in, because that's what I can afford. So, I loved the Democratic National Committee email that invited me and other ordinary citizens to make modest online pledges, to be redeemed when new donors contributed. For a moment, I got to play Ford Foundation. And a woman in Knife River, Minnesota matched the $50 that I pledged on the DNC site. "I'm newly retired and uncertain about what I can actually afford to give," she emailed, "But the matching offer prompted me to respond despite that uncertainty. I agree with you that this regime must be stopped."

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by Cindy Sheehan

I usually end my articles with a call to action, but today, I begin with one. Maybe readers get bored with my pieces before the end and don't get to the action part, which is the most important part.

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by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

Well, so much for Iraqi "sovereignty." So much too for "staying the course" and for "fighting the terrorists there so we won't have to fight them here." And while we're at it, so much for all the young Americans who've tragically given their lives or their bodies and health in the interest of advancing President Bush's criminal political agenda.

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Thursday, 19 October 2006 03:20

Amy Branham: Dark Days for Our Country

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by Amy Branham

Tuesday, our President signed The Military Commissions Act. The signing of this Bill into law makes it possible for George W. Bush to try military prisoners without regard to the Geneva Conventions and for him to have the power to decide who is a terrorist and what interrogation techniques can be used.

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by Danny Schechter, News Dissector Mediachannel.org

New York, New York: You just know this happens. A group of media mavens in suits sit around a big table to come up with new ways to get us to pay for stuff we already get for free.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2006 03:33

Rory O'Connor: Not In Our Media?

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by Rory O'Connor

Do you ever wonder why our media devote so much time and energy to covering those who produce hate crimes -- and so little to covering those who reduce them?

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by Brent Budowsky

The rain pouring down on this cold dark day in Washington is made of the tears of heroes and patriots through the ages of the American Republic looking down on us, with outrage, and asking us, with rage:

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by David Wallechinsky

The New York Times ran a chart based on a survey by Pew Research Center of more than 23,000 Americans that compared party identification with who was president when each person reached the age of 20, the age at which most Americans begin to form their personal political beliefs. The results are dramatic.

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