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Commentary :: Politics
Bush and Cheney wore the flag to appear patriotic.
23 Nov 2008
Obama does not need to follow.
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Announcement :: Media
22 Nov 2008
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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8
22 Nov 2008
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won.

We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Offe's Paradox
22 Nov 2008
Klaus Offe, a left thinker, once proposed Offe's paradox, the idea that "while capitalism cannot coexist with, neither can it exist without the welfare state." Canada has done better than some countries in protecting social welfare. The welfare state is not dead; what is dead is people's economic security.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
22 Nov 2008
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Commentary :: Globalization : International : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
The global crisis is a crisis of capitalism
21 Nov 2008
Partido-Manggagawa-PM-Workers-Party-Philippines.jpgIt is time for the workers and the poor in the Philippines to prepare for the worse the moment its government keeps on repeating the mantra that the economic fundamentals remain good and thus there is little to worry about effects of the global recessionary trend. The world found itself in the present mess precisely because of such blind faith in neoliberal fundamentalism.
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Commentary :: Politics
Turning the Corner
21 Nov 2008
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
Fate of Lakotahs Hghlights America's Failed Native American policies
21 Nov 2008
continued genocide against our Native peoples.
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 11/21/08 Listen Globally!
20 Nov 2008
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing
7th Assemly of the Northeast Anarcist Network
19 Nov 2008
*Forward widely, tell your friends, bring your comrades*

Calling all anarchists and anti-authoritarians in the Northeast,
Join us at the Northeast Anarchist Network general assembly

Saturday November 29th , Sunday November 30th, 2008
Gather in assembly in Providence Rhode Island
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