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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Obama Provokes War Against Iran and China
02 Feb 2010
The possibility of yet another U.S. war became more real last week, when the Obama administration sharply confronted both China and Iran. The first aggressive act was performed by Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who “warned” China that it must support serious economic sanctions against Iran (an act of war).

Clinton said: “China will be under a lot of pressure to recognize the destabilizing effect that a nuclear-armed Iran would have, from which they receive a significant percentage of their oil supply.”

The implication here is that China will be cut off from a major energy source if they do not support U.S. foreign policy — this, too, would equal an act of war.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics
PHILIPPINES: Palace happy Villar is not hitting Arroyo
02 Feb 2010
Loren-Legarda-Manny-Villar-Satur-Ocampo-Liza-Maza-Gabriela-Women-Bayan.jpgMANILA, Philippines—The rumored “hidden candidate” of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) got a boost Tuesday from Malacañang.

Gary Olivar, Ms Arroyo’s deputy spokesperson, heaped praise on Sen. Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party for purportedly shunning a “negative campaigning style.”
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Commentary :: Labor
Debt to the rescue
02 Feb 2010
Elite democracy leads to corruption of wealth distribution, language and community. We must be wounded to be healed (Dorothee Soelle).
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Announcement :: War and Militarism
Call to Action: Funk the War 9: Bad Romance
02 Feb 2010
Modified: 03:37:02 PM
Come to Washington DC on March 19th for Funk the War to protest 7 years of war and occupation!
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Israeli Supportive Occupation Companies to Boycott
02 Feb 2010
Supporting BDS essential
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News :: International : Labor : Politics
Zhibin Gu: China outsourcing, stock market, insurance and finance strategies: history, trends and challenges
02 Feb 2010
Watch out on exploding China and Asia century! Discover what is really inside Chinese and Asian stock market, multinationals, banking, yuan, insurance, management, and politics. Get great info and analysis from veteran researcher George Zhibin Gu on the ground inside China.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
Remembering Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010)
01 Feb 2010
He'll be sorely missed.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights : Social Welfare
A call for solidarity from Boston ABC, your local legal defense organization
01 Feb 2010
Dear friends and comrades,

Boston ABC needs your help! We've had an event-filled year of activities and actions, but, like always, the costs of our solidarity work and legal defense have caught up with us. Please help us sustain and expand our vital efforts by contributing to the Boston ABC Defense Fund.
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Commentary :: Labor
The President's Leadership Challenge: A Call to Bold Action
01 Feb 2010
"Mr. President, there has never been any doubt you are a brilliant orator. And it is also clear that nothing you have said will cause the Republicans in the Senate to break their stranglehold on progress, using threats of filibusters to destroy the majority rule that is the hallmark of every other democracy in the world. People are asking for results they can understand."
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Taxing the Rich Wins in Oregon
31 Jan 2010
Victory! Thousands of Oregon workers fought valiantly over the past weeks to ensure that corporations and the rich will see their taxes raised, so that social services, health care, and education could be saved. Massive phone banking operations, door-to-door canvassing, and rallies were used by union and community members to educate the public about a progressive tax measure used to offset the state’s dire budget situation.
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