Sunday, August 16, 2009

LATEST IN PROGRESSIVE NEWS

Why You Should Boycott Whole Foods
Russell Mokhiber, CounterPunch
The company’s CEO has just launched a major campaign to defeat a single payer national health insurance system
http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/141961/why_you_should_boycott_whole_foods/

15 Horrifying Reasons to Never Let Anyone You Love Near a McDonalds
Sarah Irani, EcoSalon
http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/141959/15_horrifying_reasons_to_never_let_anyone_you_love_near_a_mcdonald%27s/

The Sky Isn’t Falling: It Turns Out Gay Marriage Has Not Destroyed the Institution for Heteros
M.V. Lee Badgett, NYU Press
http://www.alternet.org/sex/141968/the_sky_isn%27t_falling%3A_it_turns_out_gay_marriage_has_not_destroyed_the_institution_for_heteros/

7 Ways We Can Fight Back Against the Rising Fascist Treat
Sara Robinson, Campaign for America’s Future
http://www.alternet.org/politics/141929/7_ways_we_can_fight_back_against_the_rising_fascist_threat/

Rape Victims Charged Up to $1,200 for Rape Kits
Ben Protess & Emily Witt, Huffington Post Investigative Fund
http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/141721/rape_victims_charged_up_to_%241%2C200_for_rape_kits/

The Health Insurers Have Already Won
How UnitedHealth and rival carriers, maneuvering behind the scenes in Washington, shaped health-care reform for their own benefit
Chad Terhune & Keith Epstein, Business Week
http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/09_33/b4143034820260.htm

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways in White House Deal with Big Pharma
Ryan Grim, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/13/internal-memo-confirms-bi_n_258285.html

Poll: Canadians 'Flat Out Reject' American-Style Health System
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/08/12-10

Out Now! The Guns of August and Afghanistan
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/08/12-11

Wake-Up Wal-Mart: WakeUpWalmart.com Calls on Walmart to Pull Ads, Stop Supporting Hate Speech
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/08/12-11

[Duchess Note - Many thanks to Carol and Judith for their contributions.]

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