Rwanda Genocide: Honoring the Dead Without Honoring the Lies

April 08, 2010 | 10 Comments

On April 7 the United Nations began its annual commemoration of the anniversary of what we know as the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, in which as many as a million Rwandans may have died.

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“Climategate” Researchers Largely Cleared

April 05, 2010 | 1 Comment

The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they’d seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.

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Saturday Voting Initiative Intended to Increase Voter Participation

Saturday Voting Initiative
Intended to Increase Voter Participation

April 05, 2010 | 4 Comments

In the previous ten elections San Francisco has averaged between 42 and 47 percent turnout, said Ground Floor Public Affairs political consultant Alex Tourk during a signature gathering kickoff campaign held Saturday at Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. “It’s shameful,” he said, adding that the US ranks 132 out of 179 developed nations in eligible voter turnout.

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Capitalism’s Self-inflicted Apocalypse

Capitalism’s Self-inflicted Apocalypse

April 04, 2010 | 4 Comments

In the United States we hear that capitalism is wedded to democracy, hence the phrase, “capitalist democracies.” In fact, throughout our history there has been a largely antagonistic relationship between democracy and capital concentration. Some eighty years ago Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis commented, “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Moneyed interests have been opponents not proponents of democracy.

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Dr. King’s Economic Dream Deferred

April 04, 2010 | No Comments

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship April 4, 2010 Forty-two years ago, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. To those of us who were alive…

Thank You Mr. LeMunyon for Constitutional Truth

April 04, 2010 | 1 Comment

The baseless harangues by anti-convention screamers only act to maintain the political status quo and perpetuate the fiction that elections can succeed in sending enough radically different people to Congress and the White House to really reform and fix our nation. These people want to preserve their own organizations as means to oppose and fix the political and government system. They want to protect and retain their own perceived power and influence. They have had enough time and failed. Now it is time to use the Article V convention option.

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The Next Civil War

The Next Civil War

April 04, 2010 | 6 Comments

The Civil War ranks as the most costly of US wars, with 625,000 deaths and a comparable number of injuries. Now the Republican Party is stoking the fires of insurrection and for thousands of right-wing zealots a new civil war seems a political necessity. As increasing numbers of Democratic politicians are threatened, how long will it be before domestic terrorists use their weapons?

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