Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.
The recent arrest and torture of 43 medical-health professionals in the Philippines by Arroyo's military-police aims to overshadow the ongoing Ampatuan-Arroyo trial for the Maguindanao massacre. Public anger needs to be displaced toward alarm and panic at alleged communist terrorists. It also seeks to sidetrack inquiries into Arroyo corruption cases. Above all, it functions as a rehearsal for emergency/martial law schemes to prolong the Arroyo regime's corrupt and brutal despotism. US citizens: will you allow millions of your tax dollars to fund fascist military abuses ad barbaric violence inflicted on civilians?
Is weak Chinese yuan to blame for causing global financial crisis? What is really behind China's stock market, trade, outsourcing and politics in light of the next stage world wealth, employment and investment? Get challenging ideas.
On Monday March 1 at 2 pm, The Coolidge Corner Theatre will host a special benefit screening of Jonathan Demme’s moving documentary The Agronomist. The internationally acclaimed director, recipient of this year’s 2010 Coolidge Award, will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening. Proceeds from this event will go to support Haiti earthquake relief through the on-the-ground nonprofit organization, Partners in Health.