This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
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A Tiny Revolution
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
The balloting creates the illusion of choice where there is none. It's become a meaningless ritual that has nothing to do with representative government.
Unmarried women make up the largest bloc of non-voters in the nation. Over 26 percent of eligible voters -- 53 million people -- are unmarried women. And for the first time in history there are as many women who are unmarried as married.
The mayor didn't attend the meeting, but later held a press conference, where he congratulated city council for its unanimous decision on a difficult problem.
Hamasâ€™ political advent in January 2006 as the first â€˜oppositionâ€™ movement in the Arab world to ascend to power using peaceful and democratic means was successfully thwarted in a brazen coup, engineered jointly by the United States, Israel and renegade Palestinian factionalists.
Beck has become a national phenom with his nightly hour of polemics on CNN Headline News -- urging war on Iran, denouncing â€œpolitical correctnessâ€ at home, trashing immigrants who donâ€™t speak English, mocking environmentalists as repressive zealots, and generally trying to denigrate progressive outlooks.
"To survive in Iraq under U.S. occupation, there are only two jobs; police and garbage collection," Baghdad journalist Mohammad al-Dulaymi told IPS. "Unemployment is leading many Iraqis to join the security forces despite the risk involved."
But Blitzerâ€™s panel of journalists on Dec. 14 didnâ€™t seem to either know or care that Rollins has withheld evidence since 1991 about the identity of a top Filipino politician who admitted delivering an illegal $10 million cash payment to Ronald Reaganâ€™s 1984 campaign from Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
I have just spent most of the summer until late fall blocking the road trying to prevent one of the largest hydro projects from going through. Now that the clearcutting of our old growth has turned the only inland temperate rainforest on earth into a desert that is drying up and prone to fires, they are after our water.
Hope is an orientation, a way of scanning the wall for cracks -- or building ladders -- rather than staring at its obdurate expanse.
Henry Kissinger thinks I ought to be summarily swapped from inside Israel to the would-be Palestinian state.