Monday, August 14, 2006

WEEKEND NEWS IN LIBERAL SPHERES

BUSH'S POLITICAL SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON TERROR THREATS
William Greider, TheNation.com
The president is trying for the third time to make terrorism his big campaign issue -- are Americans going to finally snap out of it?
http://www.alternet.org/story/40280/

[DUCHESS NOTE: I too often wonder when many Americans are going to "snap out of it" and finally realize that Bush & Co are also terrorists. As well as bullies, liars & murderers of thousands of American soldiers & innocent Iraqi. When things don't quite go their way these little code red, terrorist alerts pop up. Hum, interesting, don't you think. Remember during 2004, leading up to the November election, lots of code red & orange alerts. And then mysteriously went away after Bush & Co stole yet another election. Don't let this sick, demented regime scare you. Become informed, be active, become empowered and join organizations to help bring back Democracy to this country. Volunteer and help out progressive, grassroot campaigns in your state. Get others to vote in primaries and in the election in November. We can make a difference towards a more peaceful, democratic nation.]

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS ECO-TOURISM
Anneli Rufus, AlterNet
Tourism in the post-9/11, post-colonial era remains a minefield of moral issues -- and living as a sin-free travel writer is damn near impossible.
http://www.alternet.org/story/40174/

DON'T LET HILLARY'S DEMS CASH IN ON IRAQ
Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.com
Hillary Clinton's carefully scripted display of canned anger at Donald Rumsfeld was for his screwing up the 'execution' of the Iraq war, not because he thought invading Iraq was a good idea.
http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/40185/

CLARKE: WHY IS AL QAEDA STILL ACTIVE?
Former counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke points out the failure of the Bush administration -- five years after 9/11 and the advent of the War on Terror, Al Qaeda is still active and plotting attacks.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/40202/

Greenland's Ice Cap is Melting at a Frighteningly Fast Rate
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0811-06.htm

Joe Lieberman Sensible? Nonsense
By Paul Krugman
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0811-23.htm

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE OF THE DAY ... IF YOU SUPPORT BUSH'S WAR, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE? SHUT UP AND SHIP OUT

US and France Clash over Ceasefire Plan Facing Collapse
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0810-08.htm

Neo-Conservatives' "Favorite Democrat" Falls
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0810-02.htm

The Lamont Victory - Next Steps for Citizens
By Paul Rogat Loeb
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0810-21.htm

How to Talk to Your Jewish Friends About Israel
By Ira Chernus
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0810-22.htm

COMEDY, LIKE REALITY, HAS A LIBERAL BIAS
Jessica Clark, In These Times
As Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have shown, Americans are now turning to comedy to find the real story.
http://www.alternet.org/story/40051/

OLIVER STONE REWRITES 9/11
Anthony Kaufman, AlterNet
In his new film, 'World Trade Center,' the director turns the events of 9/11 into an easily digestible myth of American heroism, with an almost happy ending. Huh?
http://www.alternet.org/movies/40004/

OCEAN POWER CAN BE A GLOBAL WARMING CURE
Neil Peirce, Stateline.org
Why is the government still looking to spend billions on new coal-fired power plants when clean energy sources are at our fingertips?
http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/39755/

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