Mark DUnlea | The Hunger Action Network of NYS criticized the Governor and the State Legislature today for failing for the 16th year in a row to raise the general welfare grant for poor children and their parents. The welfare grant today is only half of the federal poverty level, guaranteeing that welfare participants will not have enough funds to provide even the basic necessities for their families.
Hoipolloi Cassidy | Today, 3/31, in the evening, President Chirac is expected to announce his plans to go ahead with a widely unpopular law. French high-school and university protestors seem to be meeting him with new tactics. more... 0 Comments
By Bill Van Auken | The following is a statement issued by Socialist Equality Party candidate for US Senate from New York, Bill Van Auken.
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peptide | Mainstream media has largely ignored two recent events that would have attracted sustained media attention in the past. Half a million Hispanics and other protesters flooded the streets of LA while in France a staggering three million protesters confronted the authorities. These protests occurred in quick succession but barely rated a mention in the popular press. Activists and analysts have been aware for some time that the independence and impartiality of the mass media has been compromised. Regardless of the magnitude and impact of a specific event, if it is considered to be incompatible with certain interests, it is disregarded. more... 0 Comments
populist | Whatever happened to empathy? How did the world suddenly become inhabited by good, red-blooded Americans and a bunch of gooks, slopes, ragheads, hadjis and any other pejorative which makes them seem less than human? How did the world suddenly become us and them? How is it that no one's beliefs and concerns have validity except ours? How has it come about that the world is now divided between us, our few allies, and a world of terrorists? more... 1 Comments
INDIACHINIA INSTITUTE | “We created the India China Institute because we wanted to include Asia in the university’s involvement in global issues,” New School President Bob Kerrey said. “India and China are key players in this era of globalization. The ICI Fellows Program and this conference give us the opportunity to join in the greater international debate. The New School has always promoted social change. And using this kind of collaborative process, I hope the ideas discussed here can be converted into a political agenda—that, ultimately, is where success lies.”
By Joan Walsh | Today Salon presents an archive of 279 photos and 19 videos of Abu Ghraib abuse first gathered by the CID, along with information drawn from the CID's own timeline of the events depicted. more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Sen. Feingold, with the help of Sen. Arlen Specter, is about to put the Democrats in the House in an uncomfortable spot. Enjoy the show. more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Bush is stealing power from Congress and the Courts using two bogus arguments. more... 0 Comments
Hoipolloi Cassidy | ...against neo-globalism, the United Resistance has decided on April 4 for its next day of strikes, occupations, and so forth. Of course, individual initiative is encouraged in the French workplace, and in schools and universities. more... 2 Comments
Barbara Jentzsche | We are a republic; we don't want a king. Laws govern ournation, not men.. America doesn't want a president who believes "I am the law." A coalition of the unwilling is underway who see a breach of the constitution in the monitoring practices. more... 0 Comments
cleaves | The people’s movement in LA, France, Thailand, China, Philippines, the South Americas etc., verifies a power dynamic outlined in an earlier paper:
small WORLD Podcast | Interview with Matthew Cuffe of the Blair Witch Conviction Project. more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | The U.S. has been asked by Iraqi officials to quit running security operations. If that’s not an open invitation to go home, I don’t know what is. So why aren’t US forces packing up? Because Bush doesn’t really want a stable Iraqi government run by Shi’ias. more... 0 Comments
Jessica Partnow | Aki Ra met Chet during a trip to Phnom Penh and invited him to live in the safety of the landmine museum on the condition that he stop sniffing glue and enroll in school. Chet agreed right away.
Sarah Stuteville | We’re in a known minefield in the forest, perhaps one Aki Ra laid himself, and he’s scratching intently at the hardened clay earth with a hatchet. It takes him 20 minutes to locate the first mine, laying casually on the forest floor roughly 200 feet from Chrun’s only source of water. It looks like a small green plastic toy, and it’s hard to imagine that it’s powerful enough to kill or maim. [Also See Common Language Project || Landmine Orphan Gets Second Chance] more... 2 Comments
Kim Gandy | But not every conservative wants an immediate challenge to Roe in the Supreme Court. Some want to continue pursuing the strategy that has been successful so far – and has made access more and more difficult. more... 0 Comments
Amanda Vender | After distributing more than 3,000 copies of the second issue of IndyKids to all 63 branch libraries, the Queens Public Library now refuses to distribute the paper. The library says the reason for its decision is that IndyKids is not balanced. more... 0 Comments
Ann Schneider | How could the administration insist it needed legal authorization from the PATRIOT Act to fight terrorism when it had authority under the FISA it wasn’t bothering to invoke? more... 0 CommentsPage 50 | Page 48
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