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How White People Elected Ray Nagin (The Indypendent)

Lance Hill | Back in September, it was hard to find an African American who had anything good to say about New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Local hip-hop artist Juvenile’s song “Get Ya Hustle On” castigated the mayor as someone black people couldn’t trust. But things began to change in the following months.

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No Room For Renters (The Indypendent)

Steven Wishnia | If homeowners are having a hard time coming back to New Orleans because of the lack of infrastructure, from potable water to public schools, the city’s renters have it worse: They have virtually no legal claim on their old apartments. The hurricane and floods destroyed or caused major damage to more than half the city’s 188,000 homes and apartments, according to federal Department of Housing and Urban Development figures.


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PROTEST HLS CEO ANDREW BAKER

Win Animal Rights | Where: Central Park West and 88th Street (look by benches)
Date and Time: Saturday June 17th 2006 at 2:00 pm more...  0 Comments

The U.S. Military is in DU (uranium weapons) Denial

US Army Gulf War 1 Veteran | Thursday 13 April, 2006
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Sign Petition to save First Amendment Rights on the internet

Internet User | Sign the Petition -- Don't Let Congress Ruin the Internet.

The petition is very well designed and easy to use. more...  0 Comments

COMMENTS ON GREG PALAST'S NEW BOOK ARMED MADHOUSE

Stephen Lendman | PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE more...  0 Comments

Long Island Banner Drop at Northrop Grumman

none | Long Island Banner Drop at Northrop Grumman Facility spotted. more...  4 Comments

NY Governor candidate condemns SOA

Kimberly Wilder | Author and activist Malachy McCourt is the Green Party candidate for the Governor of New York. McCourt offers his thoughts on the SOA/WHINSEC. more...  0 Comments

Activist Judges and the Will of the People

Joseph I. Andriano | An oft-repeated phrase in the gay marriage debate is that activist judges are overruling the will of the people. Here, Joseph Andriano argues that they're just doing their job. more...  0 Comments

Weekend of Resistance: New Website - GreenScare.org

GreenScare.org | A new website has been launched to help kick off the Weekend of Resistance against the Green Scare. Resist the Green Scare! more...  1 Comments

Philippines: Anti-Arroyo Groups Brace for Bigger Fights Ahead

Laban ng Masa | In a gathering of around 100 leaders from labor, peasant, urban poor, women and youth groups, the umbrella coalition Laban ng Masa is bracing for bigger fights in its bid to oust the Arroyo regime and initiate reforms under a transitional revolutionary government.

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Major Victory in The People vs. Corporate Rule

POCLAD | Friends:

Something to truly celebrate! Not one of those "sort-of" victories, but a solid measure, presented to the public in a campaign, and solidly approved.

Congratulations to all involved in the campaign in Humboldt County.

Details are below.

1) Vote totals
2) Text of the measure
3) Article explaining the victory

Go and do likewise!

POCLAD
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The Ultimate Impeachable Crime: Fiddling While We All Burn

Dave Lindorff | This president’s attitude towards global warming is about the same as his attitude was towards the advance of Hurricane Katrina towards the Louisiana coast. And we saw what that accomplished. more...  0 Comments

Columbian and Peruvian Elections Prove Stalin Was Right

Stephen Lendman | US arranged sham "demonstration elections" in Columbia and Peru more...  5 Comments

Brasil: Lula is tense with new revelations against his friend Pablo Okamotto

Jorge Serrão | The "cabinet of crisis" of the Palácio do Planalto entered in panic state. After dissimulating "tranquillity", classifying of "political gossips" the notitia-criminis the OAB against his government, president Lula was very worried yesterday that the revelations against his personal friend Pablo Okamotto, in the CPI of the Bingos, can make his re-election difficult, "in the format of lipstick in the underwear". more...  0 Comments

Who's Following the Money?

Dave Lindorff | So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.

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Movie Review: An Inconvenient Truth

Hoipolloi Cassidy | The high peak drama in Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" comes when Professor Gore explains how a frog dumped in hot water will jump right out, but if you gradually heat the water - at which point a collective gasp goes through the many sub-teen girls in the audience - and then Uncle Al seems to smile out at the kids and tells them, but we don't want the frog to be hurt do we, and the movie cuts to a giant cartoon hand pulling the cartoon frog from the jar and placing it on a lawn chair. Somehow that half-wit frog on his lawn chair, too dumb to thank us, reminds me of George Bush. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Paul Krugman-Medicare for All

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program.
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IS THERE A CULTURE OF CORRUPTION TODAY? FREE Wednesday, June 21, Society for Ethical Culture and NY Salon Present

Alan Miller | From Abramoff to DeLay, Washington is riddled with corrupt practices. Meanwhile, Enron and Adelphia cast shadows over Corporate America. This has led some to wonder if our political and business institutions face a deep-rooted problem of illegal and unethical behavior. On June 21st, 2006, the NY Salon and the New York Society for Ethical Culture will present “Is There a ‘Culture of Corruption’ in Politics and Business?” a discussion with four leading writers: Robert Pollock (WSJ), David Callahan (Cheating Culture), Matthew Continetti (Weekly Standard), Daniel Ben-Ami (Cowardly Capitalism) more...  0 Comments

Hawkins US Senate: Supports Same Sex Marriage; Clinton, Bush Oppose

Howie Hawkins | “It saddens me that politicians like Bush and Clinton feel the need to attack the rights of individuals to affirm their life commitment to one another. Our political leaders should be helping to build families, not tear them apart. The provision of full legal rights for all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation is long overdue in our country,” said Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for US Senate in NY. In his weekly radio address, Bush urged the Senate to support a constiutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.
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