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Commentary :: International
Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean?
03 Dec 2007
At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism.

The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!"
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News :: Globalization
More Hypocrisy: How Mexico Handles Its Own Illegal Immigration
03 Dec 2007
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News :: Technology
Rudy Giuliani to drill hole in sky to let out Greenhouse Gases
03 Dec 2007
Rudy Giuliani’s solution is so obvious once you see what it is.
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News :: Environment
Un-nerving Update to Recent Climate Report
03 Dec 2007
What the IPCC Report Didn't and Couldn't Say
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News :: Media
U.S. HIV infection totals increases by 50%, CDC indicate
03 Dec 2007
Bloomberg News reports: The government's estimate of annual new HIV infections is likely to rise "as much as 50 percent," say patient advocates who are pressuring officials to speed the release of the new figures.
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Commentary :: International
Is America in Decline?
03 Dec 2007
When the changing tides of history turned against them, some superpowers showed remarkable powers of adjustment and resistance. The real question is whether America is capable of moderating the effects of relative decline with a policy of smart relative decline.
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True Democracy: Anarchism as Order
02 Dec 2007
"Link to other press" post of an article by Common Cause, a recently-formed Ontario wide anarchist federation, from their new agitational paper
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News :: War and Militarism
Remember Israel bombing Syria? We came very close to WWIII says official
02 Dec 2007
Official says, "[I]f people had known how close we came to world war three that day there'd have been mass panic."
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News :: War and Militarism
Third World Warriors fight US wars - for dollars a day
02 Dec 2007
With US forces stretched thin in Iraq, private security companies have swept in to fill the void.But abuses of third-world security forces abound. And in many cases, those helping to fight our wars can't even cross our borders.
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LOCAL News :: Environment : Politics : Race : Technology
Action Alert - Vote Solar
02 Dec 2007
Don’t Let Congress Pull the Plug on Solar Energy, Jobs and Economic Growth.

Local Renewable Energy creates three times more jobs than fossil fuel or energy imported from other regions.

Keep Our Country strong Like a Rock.
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