Tuesday, June 13, 2006

LOTS OF LIBERAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ET AL

WHY PRETEND THAT HILLARY IS PROGRESSIVE?
Norman Solomon, AlterNet
I'm befuddled by Clinton's speaking engagement at tomorrow's Take Back America conference; she has stood against the progressive agenda for more than a decade.
http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/37479/

[DUCHESS NOTE – Mr. Solomon speaks the truth about Hillary not being a progressive. She’s so far from it! When listening recently to Air America radio, I couldn’t believe the ads stating Clinton would be at the “Take Back America” conference. That didn’t make sense to me and apparently to others. I hope those that attend her speaking at this conference either walk out, turn their backs OR give her a loud hissing. If you want a real progressive Democrat, who is also running for NY State Senate, then check out Jonathan Tasini and his campaign. You will not be disappointed. Go to: http://www.tasinifornewyork.com]

CONGRESS SNIVELS WHILE BUSH BREAKS LAWS
Stephen Pizzo, News for Real
Bush's propensity for wishy-washy 'signing statements' makes congressional legislation look disposable. Why aren't Congress members crying foul?
http://www.alternet.org/story/37263/

[DUCHESS NOTE - When the majority of Congress is Republicans who firmly support the Bush Regime, well duh, that's why you'll never see them "crying foul". Many of the Democrats are crying foul, but their still in the minority. We The People of this country can change ALL that this November by voting Republicans OUT of House & Senate. We need representatives in the House and Senate who will listen and support their constituents.]

WHY GLOBAL WARMING MATTERS
Blair Golson, Truthdig
The producer of Al Gore's hit documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' explains why Americans need to start getting serious about the ways that we're destroying the planet -- before it's too late.
http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/37215/

Painting Captures US Arrogance, Artist Says
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0608-04.htm

No Majority for Discrimination
John Nichols
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0608-30.htm

Confronted with Disclosure Demands, Fake News Moguls Cry "Censorship!"
Diane Farsetta
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0608-21.htm

CHRISTIANS-ONLY BASEBALL?
Dave Zirin, TheNation.com
The Colorado Rockies recruit Christian players and claim God is at work on their game. Something's gone rotten on the diamond.
http://www.alternet.org/story/37193/

RFK JR: TAKING THE STOLEN ELECTION SERIOUSLY
Thom Hartmann, AlterNet
In his Rolling Stone article, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. reveals how the Republican Party engaged in a criminal conspiracy to both steal the 2004 election, and to cover up evidence of the theft.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/37153/

Don't Forget Those Other 27,000 Nukes
Hans Blix
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0608-29.htm

It's Time to Get Serious About US Troop Withdrawal
Helena Cobban
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0608-25.htm

AN ABOUT-FACE ON IRAN
Molly Ivins, AlterNet
Why is Bush now full of reason, offering to have diplomatic talks with the very people he's been denouncing as beyond vile?
http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/37303/

I JUST DON'T GET IT
Sean Gonsalves, AlterNet
How do we have pundits rationalizing the 'need' for unprecedented presidential powers in this 'new kind of war' with no end in sight?
http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/37305/

House Shoots Down Amendment Protecting Net Neutrality
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0609-06.htm

[DUCHESS NOTE - Damn Republicans will do whatever it takes to give Bush Regime total control over Americans and turn our country into Orwellian or Fascist society. Net neutrality is extremely vital and without it we're screwed. Now before you start packing your bags and moving to Canada or Europe, let’s contact our Congress people and save "net neutrality", amongst other important issues. I'm talking real issues, not this crap about flag burning. Issues that is important to all Americans. What’s important to us? How about universal healthcare, better education system, lowering costs to colleges/universities, freedom of speech, keeping jobs in the US and bringing our entire troops home from the Middle East. In my humble opinion, I think that’s a darn good place to start.]

Repeal of Estate Tax Is Latest GOP Initiative to Die in Senate
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0609-04.htm

Korean Farmers Protest U.S. Base Expansion, Free Trade Agreement
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0609-07.htm

New in VIDEO - Zarqawi's Death 'Not Changing Much'
In this clip, CNN's Octavia Nasr states that Zarqawi's death, while a blow to Al Qaeda, will not be "a big deal" to other insurgency groups.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/37302/

MORE TERRIFIC NEWS FROM THE US DEPT OF PEACE CAMPAIGN & PEACE ALLIANCE (Dot Maver)
In the past 24 hours we have gained momentum significantly, and this is a direct result of our Mother's Day campaign, ongoing media efforts, a push by Congressman Kucinich on the floor of the House, Marianne Williamson's speaking engagements, and all of your various campaigning activities. And lest we forget, our Student Peace Alliance is beginning to rock. Mary Alice and the CA team just informed us that Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (CD10) stated yesterday at a Town Hall meeting in Walnut Creek that she will co-sponsor HR 3760 the bill for a Department of Peace and Non-violence tomorrow June 12. Michael Barnett (MtDPJC) and Janet Thomas (Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group) participated on a lively panel with the Congresswoman on Iran and nuclear weapons. Please call her to thank her at 925-932-8899 or in Washington at (202) 225-1880. And, as you know from our most recent alert, the following representatives signed on recently:

Rep Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] -- (202) 225-6501
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] -- (202) 225-1313
Rep Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] -- (202) 225-2265
Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] -- (202) 225-7924
Rep Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] -- (202) 225-4376
Rep Green, Al [D-TX-9] -- (202) 225-7508
Rep Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] -- (202) 225-3315

Let's make a united effort over the next 24 - 48 hours to send a ripple effect throughout our network - call our reps and senators, send postcards, do the Father's Day outreach, call a friend, write a letter...we are very close to one of our major goals for 2006 - to be part of the election year dialogue...let's ride this wave to the shore! By the way, we are talking with Flea, bass player with the Red Hot Chili Peppers - about tabling their upcoming North American tour - stay tuned...and check this out: http://www.thepeacealliance.org/content/view/165/1/

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