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That's George Bush's infamous response to the ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 06:24 AM PST with 65 Recommends
It was January 11, 1944. FDR was giving his State of the Union Address. A Democratic president, but he wasn't talking about bipartisan compromise or "shared sacrifice". He was talking about a "...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 06:03 AM PST with 16 Recommends
I'm in DuPage County. And if you are familiar with Illinois, DuPage County is probably not what comes to mind when you think about progressive activism. There's a story my father tells. It might ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:57 AM PST with 13 Recommends
I was driving into Oak Park on Sunday. I was heading to a meeting of the New New Deal Project, a project dedicated to developing strategies for realizing FDR's "Second Bill of Rights" - the one no ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:23 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I went to lunch today with an activist friend in DuPage County. On the way there, I noted two things. First, I passed three "Don't tread on me" flags, the symbol adopted by many "Teapartiers". ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 02:00 PM PST with 12 Recommends
January 11, 1944. FDR was giving a state of the union address. In it, he called for a "second bill of rights", under which "a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all - ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 02:01 PM PST with 10 Recommends
 “I can do without your money,” she cried. “I’m making money out of Johnnie Gallegher’s mill, plenty of it, now that I don’t use free darkies and I have some money out on ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Apparently this is the philosophy behind the right in the US today. Housing market collapse? Unemployment skyrocketing? Impose "austerity" measures on working people while enshrining historically ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 01:51 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Like many of you, I've attended many a meeting with fellow activists. Anti-war, pro-single payer health care, economic justice, all good causes, all good people. And with few exceptions, it tends to ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 05:53 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Do you live in the Chicago Suburbs? There's a lot going on out here. Are you familiar with the DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition? The West Suburban Faith Based Peace Coalition? DuPage Immigrant ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 08:41 AM PST with 5 Recommends
From the earliest time, music has provided the spirit of the labor movement. One of the concerns of the most politicized of the 1960s anti-war activists was that the music they listened to was not ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 08:12 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I remember a news story about a man who had somehow gotten his leg pinned between some downed trees. He waited, but no one came. He had a saw within arms reach and eventually, made the decision ...
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 07:32 AM PST with 2 Recommends