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News :: Social Welfare
Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance
24 Jun 2005
I read the first bit of this very, very scary article in the globe when it came out. Massachusets medicaid/free care system, inadequate though it may be, is one of the ONLY even half-way decent safety nets in the ENTIRE country. Romney's plan is punitive to uninsured people(read: people who don't have enough money to buy outrageously priced insurance) on an unprecedented scale. Yet another neo-con attempt to gut a good social welfare program and transform it into a punishment for not being rich.

"Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance
Costs are key in health plan

By Scott S. Greenberger, Globe Staff | June 22, 2005

Massachusetts residents who choose not to obtain health insurance would face tax penalties and even the garnishing of their wages under a proposal Governor Mitt Romney unveiled yesterday.. .
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News :: Environment
24 Jun 2005
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News :: Environment
Monsanto's Bt corn Disaster: Burden not Boon to Agriculture
24 Jun 2005
The Greenpeace report challenges Monsanto's claim that Bt corn is the answer to poverty.
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News :: Environment
The Peace Wheels Project
24 Jun 2005
Ultralight ground vehicles can contribute to a more peaceful planet. So can you, if interested.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
BTL:Shortage of Nurses in U.S. Connected to Cost-Cutting, Restructuring and...
24 Jun 2005
...Disrespect ~ Interview with Suzanne Gordon, author and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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Commentary :: International
Ann Wright on the Follies of Bush’s War
23 Jun 2005
One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.
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News :: Media
23 Jun 2005
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, Spain, and Russia.
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Commentary :: Politics
Scoundrel Time: The Flag Amendment
23 Jun 2005
Modified: 07:20:13 PM
With the public increasingly opposed to continued war and occupation in Iraq, the worthies in Congress who put American troops there in the first place and who can't figure out how to get them out now are resorting to a tried and true diversionary tactic: The Flag Protection Amendment. What's next? An amendment banning pie throwing?
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Announcement :: Organizing
26,000 dead, wounded, deserted -TIME FOR ACTION NOW
23 Jun 2005
with the total number of soldiers dead, wounded and who deserted standing at over 26,000... and with over 150,000 iraqis dead... and with wars appraoching in Iran, Syria and North Korea, we can no longer afford to go on with life as "normal" and must now collectively and peacefully intervene into history. DROP WHATEVER THE HELL YOU’RE DOING!
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LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing
Pentagon Creating Student Database, Using Company Based in Wakefield, MA
23 Jun 2005
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