Tuesday, August 08, 2006

THE COMING ATTACK ON PUBLIC PENSIONS
by Jonathan Tasini, Daily KOS
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/8/8/9406/30608

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE OF THE DAY ... MY VALUES? FREE SPEECH. EQUALITY. LIBERTY. EDUCATION. TOLERANCE

Message From Democracy Now
http://www.democracynow.org
NY Senate Candidate Barred From TV Debate. Meanwhile in New York, a controversy is emerging in the race between Senator Hillary Clinton and Democratic challenger Jonathan Tasini. The local news station New York One has refused to set up a debate between the two candidates because Tasini hasn’t spent enough money on the race. The channel, which is owned by Time Warner, requires that candidates poll at least 5 percent and have spent or raised $500,000. Tasini is polling at 13 percent but his campaign has only raised $150,000.

[DUCHESS NOTE: Wake up people! This is serious what the rightwing, corporate, mainstream media is doing to OUR rights and those of grassroot candidates. Not only is this happening in big cities thoughtout the US for many years, but all over in towns and villages in the US. This is not democracy, far from it, but the rise of fascism. Yes, thats right, you heard me. The American Heritage dictionary defines "fascism" as "totalitarianism marked by right-wing dictatorship and bellicose nationalism". Well, we've got that in the US of A in aces. We The People still have some rights and we should exercise them. First of all, call or email NY1 and Robert Hardt to demand that Jonathan Tasini be allowed to debate Hillary Clinton before the NY primary. Secondly, come out and vote on Sept 12th in the NY primary.]

NOAM CHOMSKY ON ISRAEL, LEBANON AND PALESTINE
Fars News Agency / Tehran
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8505170208

[DUCHESS NOTE: Thanks to Linda Z in providing the above article/interview with Noam Chomsky. Whom I regard, along with certain other individuals, as a brilliant thinker and public speaker.]

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