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News :: International : Media
25 May 2006
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, Spain, and Cuba.
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News :: Politics
5.5 Ton Drug Bust connected to John Negroponte's Dept.Homeland Security,9/11
25 May 2006
The DC-9 busted in Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico on April 11 by the Mexican army is clearly connected to Republican business owners,the Titan Corp of San Diego,and penny stock fraud.It is also connected to Huffmann Aviation of Venice, Florida that played a role in 9/11. And Howard Dean used it in his 2004 presidential campaign !
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Democrats ensure confirmation of NSA spy chief to head CIA
25 May 2006
The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its support to General Michael Hayden, the principle architect of recently exposed domestic spying programs, to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
Leading Democrats joined Republicans in approving Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the current principal deputy director of national intelligence. Hayden is expected to easily win confirmation by the full Senate before the end of the week.
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News :: Human Rights
Barbery Paz Denuncia Publica
25 May 2006
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News :: Human Rights
Segunda carta abierta al compañero Presidente Evo Morales Ayma
25 May 2006
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Commentary :: Globalization
25 May 2006
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International
Why They Hate Us: Reason #1003 and Counting...
25 May 2006
Modified: 11:35:26 AM
How is nighttime bombing of a village (when all the kids are sure to be home and tucked in bed) supposed to be “bringing democracy” to anybody? And what are these villagers supposed to do when armed Taliban fighters demand refuge in their houses? Turn them out and tell them to go away?
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Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Join the Summer of Struggle to Bring New Orleans Home
25 May 2006
Modified: 10:46:49 AM
Come to New Orleans this summer to support efforts and take back the city. Help build a political fight that calls for making the rich pay to rebuild New Orleans, the U.S. and the world through a tax on the wealthy, oil companies, and an immediate withdraw from Iraq.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
Rep. Meehan co-sponsors Medicare for All bill
25 May 2006
Rep. Martin Meehan is the eighth member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to co-sponsor H.R. 676, the "Medicare for All" approach to health care reform written by Rep. John Conyers.
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Commentary :: Politics
The line between useful and puritanical
25 May 2006
The voluntary simplicity movement might be personally beneficial for individuals to relearn how to enjoy life without being completely sucked into the consumerist culture, it’s no substitute for effective change. It’s far too limited in scope to make much difference, in no small part because of the class privilege of people involved in it. She argues that it should be seen for what it is, an exercise in improving your own personal life, and should in no way make the people doing it feel self-satisfied about doing their part when what really needs to happen is massive social change to halt the degradation of our environment.

In other words, it’s not a movement. It’s a lifestyle choice.

Then I read these other two posts by Ezra and Echidne about the relationship between prevention and pleasure, or the strain between the two, particularly pronounced in American culture. Ezra points out that a lot of preventive care is downright pleasant now, and while he’s somewhat right, it does well to remember a lot of the examples he selects are weighted down with class privilege. By the standards of American puritanism, the well-off have proven they are deserving of minor pleasures, so it’s within our puritanical attitudes to allow the privileged to have Whole Foods
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