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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
The Rockridge Institute

The war on voting rights continues. In the latest development, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a voting rights case over whether or not government identification requirements discriminate against the poor and minorities. The lower court opinion under review was written by an appeals court judge who believes voting distracts citizens from their most important duty: shopping.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH 

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.   

1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong
MILITARY BRAINS PLOT PAKISTAN'S DOWNFALL
 

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 09:53

Shirley Smith: We're in a World of Hurt

BuzzFlash,  

Baiting people and then killing them, this is out and out murder; of course, so was the Bush GOP's "shock and awe," followed by the invasion of the US into Iraq. Then there are the random killings by mercenaries, whose actions we are told do not come under any kind of law. Come on. How many people believe that if these mercenaries were hired by another country to kill Americans . . . do you really think they would not be punished by the Bush GOP, especially if the target happened to be US government officials?

So Pres. Ahmedinejad of Iran comes to the U.S. And boy, is the U.S. Right hot and bothered about his visit and what he wants to do here (inside the 25-mile radius from the UN within which foreign dignitaries on the Administration's s__t list must stay). First, he wants to visit the site of 9/11. Apparently forgetting that Iran delivered an outpouring of sympathy when the horror occurred, that Iran, a Shiite country, despises the Sunni bin Laden (and he doesn't like them much either), that Iran provided material aid to the original U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and still doesn't like the Taliban and certainly doesn't like the fact that under yet another Georgite-mismanaged war they have made a strong comeback, the U.S. Right launched a general "how dare he?" That of course fits right in with the current campaign to drum up Islamophobia using any convenient Muslim target regardless of politics (except, of course, the Bush-partners Saudis).
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 07:54

Cindy Sheehan: Petty and Cruel Dictator

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

I heard that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University because Columbia's president wanted to foster a "free exchange of ideas." Even though I am not an Ahmadinejad supporter, I know he was elected in Iran in a knee-jerk and understandable response to the USA's bloody unnecessary invasion of Iraq, as many reactionary governments have been elected in that region and all over the world in response to the spreading U.S. corporate and military empire.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press

Voters Deserve to Know: Would Giuliani, McCain, Romney, and Thompson Stand with Bush and Veto Children's Health Care?

Washington, DC -- The leading Republican presidential contenders have stood stubbornly behind President Bush on issue after issue and now they also appear to be standing behind his threat to veto health care for low-income children. America's voters deserve to know: Would Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson veto the children's health care bill that Congress will likely pass today?

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 05:59

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 25, 2007

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Subject: The GM Strike

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

It is nothing short of hilarious, that the “Swiftboating” Repuglicans who don’t know the truth when it’s staring them in the face, are now feigning indignation and crying over the MoveOn.org ad regarding General “BetrayUs”!  The differences between MoveON and the Swift Boaters, to include George Bush, involve the differences between the truth and lies -- and as we’re finding out, Repuglicans can’t handle the truth!!!  The only disgusting things we the American people have had to put up with are the lies we’ve been spoon fed by George Bush!!!  He makes me want to vomit, every time I see him acting so self-righteous and indignant!

WORLD ENERGY WATCH 
edited by Gloria R. Lalumia

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 03:45

Jeff Fleischer: Coalition of the Whaling

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Jeff Fleischer

At a time when the international community is dealing with a range of
long-term threats to the environment, a small faction keeps forcing it
to re-fight one of its decided conservation victories.

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