Sunday, April 18, 2010

AND NOW THE LATEST IN THE NEWS

Peace Activists Extend an Olive Branch to the Tea Party to Talk about War
Medea Benjamin, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/story/146441/
Tea Partiers who are furious at government spending and soaring deficits should take a hard look at what is the biggest sinkhole of our tax dollars … Pentagon spending.

Wall Street’s Stranglehold on Our Democracy Must be Broken
Zach Carter and Simon Johnson, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/story/146470/simon_johnson%3A_wall_street%27s_stranglehold_on_our_democracy_must_be_broken
The progressive economist talks about the fight to reform Wall Street, what Robert Rubin should do with his money, and why Jamie Dimon is the most dangerous man in America.

Obama’s Bad Gamble on Afghanistan – 100,000 Soldiers Used as Chips for a Bet the US Can’t Win
Bill Moyers, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/story/146406/obama%27s_bad_gamble_on_afghanistan_--_100%2C000_soldiers_used_as_chips_for_a_bet_the_us_can%27t_win
We are losing lives for no purpose. The perpetuation of this unnecessary war exacerbates the problems in the Islamic world.

Terrorism: The Nuclear Summit’s ‘Straw Man’
Shibil Siddiqi, Asia Times
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LD16Ak02.html
'Nuclear' terrorism? In actuality, the threat of terrorists acquiring a working nuclear device are relatively remote. Building nuclear weapons is a complex and resource intensive business; if it were not, more countries would already possess them.

Mind Blowing American Wealth Disparity – The Bottom 50% Have Comparatively Nothing
Grant Lawrence Blog, AlterNet
http://blogs.alternet.org/grantlawrence/2010/04/10/mind-blowing-american-wealth-disparity-the-bottom-50-have-comparatively-nothing/

Small-City Mayor Takes on the Pentagon – War Spending Should be Spent on Americans, Not on Killing Afghans
Jo Comerford, Tomdispatch.com
http://www.alternet.org/story/146408/small-city_mayor_takes_on_the_pentagon_--_war_spending_should_be_spent_on_americans%2C_not_on_killing_afghans_
We don’t just have a revenue problem in this country, we have a values and priorities problem.

US Accuses Goldman Sachs of Fraud
http://act.commondreams.org/go/263?akid=28.19616.wc-F5b&t=5

Green Manifesto in UK Adds 'Radical Change' to Message of 'Hope'
http://act.commondreams.org/go/264?akid=28.19616.wc-F5b&t=7

Kucinich: White House Assassination Policy Is Extrajudicial
http://act.commondreams.org/go/265?akid=28.19616.wc-F5b&t=9

Frida Berrigan: The New Anti-Nuclear Movement
http://act.commondreams.org/go/272?akid=28.19616.wc-F5b&t=24

Tom Turnipseed: A Coal Miner's Catastrophe: Big Coal--Big Lies
http://act.commondreams.org/go/273?akid=28.19616.wc-F5b&t=25

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