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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Wednesday July 22, 1903 West Hoboken, ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Because Obama is in Africa, the pundits on MSNBC were saying this morning that China has invested far more in Africa than the U.S., and that we should "catch up" (as in, a race to the bottom ). They ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In a capitalist society such as the United States, the economic principle of "free markets" and "supply-and demand" compliments the theory that consumers are "job creators", just as jobs that pay a ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
With smoking rates leveling off in the U.S. and much of Europe, multi-national cigarette makers are focusing their lobbying efforts and political work on developing nations and emerging markets. ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:49 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In 1980, a 25-year old graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin wrote a master’s thesis called “Human rights, a case study of Egypt.” In it, he argued that the aim of achieving ...
by WhoWhatWhy
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:26 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The Act of Killing , a unique documentary I saw this weekend at South by Southwest, exposes the gangsters and paramilitary organizations used by the Indonesian government to kill perhaps a million ...
by joemarkowitz
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
As many of you may know, I have agreed to write on a schedule for two different blogs. I call those efforts "columns." I write what is loosely called Friday Philosophy , which publishes at 6pm ...
by rserven
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends
I hope you can wade through to the end. This is important. And I think it is even more important to share the first three stories in order to highlight the last one. So I'll start in India, then ...
by rserven
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Moving forward, our agenda is clear: young people must be meaningfully involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of international development policies. Written by Lindsay Menard-Freeman ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:27 AM PST with 1 Recommend
As the freedom-seekers are so desperately trying to free themselves from our horrible Government, from taxes, and above all from government imposed healthcare, I have created a petition on WhiteHouse.
by DefendOurConstitution
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:18 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I had this dream. A man appeared to me in my dream and told me he wanted to tell me a story. I said go on. I did not know who it was. Below is what he said as best as I can recall. I am a ...
by qz9
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM PST with 0 Recommends
In 24 cities across the country, millions have walked off the job and taken to the streets. They're demanding an increase in the country's barely livable minimum wage of $170. Although the minimum ...
by Johnnythebandit
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:02 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth “Rip down all hate,” I screamed Lies that life is black and white Spoke from my skull. I dreamed Romantic facts of musketeers Foundationed deep, somehow Ah, ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 10:08 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Recently, I went to see a concert featuring "Royal Flush: Music By, For and About Royalty", sung by the Master Chorale of South Florida ; I esp. enjoyed the following pieces: Vaughan Williams' "...
by Independent Musings
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 12:27 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
A massive earthquake, Magnitude 8.7, has been reported off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. CNN is reporting that tremors have been felt as far away as Thailand and Southern India.
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 02:24 AM PDT with 128 Recommends
The AP has run an interview by Niniek Karmini of Barack Obama's former nanny in Jakarta and it is popping up everywhere…because his nanny was waria, the Indonesian term for transgender. Evie, ...
by rserven
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM PST with 67 Recommends
by Vorkosigan
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 06:58 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN ) presents journalist Allan Nairn on 20 years of organizing for justice for East Timor and Indonesia. ...
by jmmiller
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 07:41 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Reject Honoring Henry Kissinger by New-York Historical Society On Monday, November 7 , we will gather outside the Waldorf Astoria ...
by jmmiller
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 06:11 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Normally, I do not cross-post my articles ...
by Jill Richardson
Comment Count 84 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM PDT with 230 Recommends