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  • Trying to raise a family on a fast-food salary

    08/29/2013 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    Reuters (Opinion) ^ | August 29, 2013 | By Christine Owens-Wanker
    Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right to form a union — the biggest walkout to hit the industry. What can we do to address this low-wage jobs crisis? Exerting pressure on the fast-food and retail giants that rake in billions in profits is a good starting point. These companies can afford to share more of their wealth with their frontline workers and should be doing so. Boosting wages for America’s lowest-paid workers is a crucial step toward reducing economic inequality and rebuilding a strong economy. Perhaps 50 years from now,...
  • Humanity in ecological deficit for rest of 2013, group says

    08/20/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | By ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE
    As of Tuesday, the Earth's ecological budget for the year has maxed out. For the rest of the year the planet will operate on an ecological deficit. And it's only August. So claims the Global Footprint Network, which calls today "Earth Overshoot Day," its annual estimate of when human consumption exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate its resources for the year. "It's a bit of a gimmick, I admit," said the group's president Mathis Wankernagel,in a phone interview from Switzerland. "It's not that tomorrow I won't be able to eat potatoes anymore." But, he said, it's meant to make a...
  • US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)

    09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 23 replies
    Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff
    NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday. The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials. On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said. “President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US...
  • NYC activists differ on Occupy's direction

    03/18/2012 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK -- A day after police broke up a rally at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and arrested dozens, Occupy Wall Street protesters said Sunday that their movement for economic justice would pick up momentum with the spring. Activists listed issues including student debt, the environment and the November elections as priorities going forward. "I'm really grateful to be part of a generation that wants change, 'cause we should all want change," said Jennifer Campbell, a graduate student in documentary filmmaking at Hofstra University. "But I'm not sure what that change is, or if they know what that change is." Occupy...
  • Protesters link arms around the world to decry nuclear power

    03/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | March 11, 2012
    PARIS — Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters across the globe called for an end to nuclear power as they marked the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami at Japan's Fukushima power plant. In Japan, tens of thousands rallied near the crippled plant, demanding an end to nuclear power as the nation held memorial ceremonies for a disaaster that claimed almost 20,000 lives. Demonstrators in France's Rhone valley formed a human chain that organisers said stretched for 230 kilometres (140 miles) and consisted of about 60,000 people. The region has Europe's highest concentration of nuclear reactors, demonstrators said. France's...
  • Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza

    10/21/2011 12:37:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1+ views
    San Fran Chron ^ | 10/21/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent. A document titled "Notice to Vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza" was posted on the city's website at 8 p.m. by the office of City Administrator Deanna Santana. It said Oakland was committed to allowing free speech, but also had a responsibility to protect public safety. "We believe that after 10 days, the City can no longer...
  • LA Times: Moammar Kadafi's thinning human shield

    03/20/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi
    It was to be a human shield, a massive gathering of Moammar Kadafi's supporters at his Bab Azizia compound, and the Libyan leader was to give a late-night speech of defiance against the international forces arrayed against him. They would stand by their beloved Brother Leader at the same compound destroyed by President Reagan's airstrikes in 1986. Even if the bombs came sailing down. Even if the entire place went up in flames. "We are here," said medical student Salah Mohammad, 24, "to be with the leader of our revolution, even if we die." Cellphones began to ring. A hush...
  • Without George W. Bush, division tears apart the online left (DU)

    08/22/2010 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2010 | By: Charlie Spiering
    In the ‘old days’ of the Bush administration, life in a online liberal discussion forum was great. Everybody was having a great time bashing the president and marveling at each other’s brilliance. But in the age of Obama, these once fertile fields of partisan rancor have been tainted by ideological dissent. The latest news from Democratic Underground (DU) is a perfect example of what’s happening to the left online. Earlier this year, the moderators of DU angered users of the forum after they issued a lengthy “censored list” of online behavior that would be banned and deleted from the site....
  • 'Equipment not in shortage in Gaza'

    06/01/2010 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 496+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 1, 2010 | By RON FRIEDMAN
    Twenty-four hours after the last ship of the Gaza aid flotilla entered the Ashdod Port under the watchful eye of the Israeli Navy, all of the equipment on board was examined Tuesday and the majority of it was loaded onto trucks headed to the Kerem Shalom border crossing. The flotilla’s flagship, the Marmara - had yet to be fully inspected. Colonel Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Strip Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said that none of the equipment found on board the three cargo ships was in shortage in Gaza. “We have been working non-stop for the last...
  • Marchers Gather in D.C. to Protest Guantanamo

    01/21/2010 6:07:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 348+ views
    WJLA-ABC TV ^ | January 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON - Activists plan to protest what they consider President Barack Obama's broken promise of closing the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. Organizers with Witness Against Torture say they will gather outside the White House Thursday morning and march to the U.S. Supreme Court for a vigil. The group says Obama has failed to live up to a pledge he made after taking office - that Guantanamo would shut down within a year. Members say they've been fasting for almost a dozen days to remember more than 200 detainees still being held...
  • Guantanamo conditions improve under scrutiny: ICRC

    08/11/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 545+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2009 | By Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has won improvements in conditions and treatment of U.S.-held terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay by dogged but confidential scrutiny, its president said Tuesday. Jakob Kellenberger-Wanker, also welcomed the Obama administration's stated support for the pact's laying down of rules for treatment of prisoners and civilians in armed conflict. The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which opened after the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, became a symbol of detainee abuse and detention without charge under the previous administration of George W. Bush. "If you take the...
  • What Politicians Say Versus What They Really Mean

    03/21/2008 8:50:25 AM PDT · by tang0r · 3 replies · 289+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 3/21/2008 | Eric Plourde
    Everybody knows politicians are full of, well, you know. For some reason though we keep eating up everything they tell us. Why do we do this? Well, politicians are smart people. They are masters of the English language and know how to manipulate words to make bad things sound good. So, to help the average voter make a better-informed decision, here is a guide to what politicians really mean when they make those campaign promises.
  • Dying pope didn't ask for euthanasia - doctor

    09/17/2007 8:02:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 269 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, 17 September 2007
    Doctors assisting Pope John Paul II in his final days never suspended medical treatment and the pontiff did not ask them to do so, his personal physician said. Pro-euthanasia activists in Italy have said the pope refused medical treatment such as artificial respiration and feeding because he wanted to be allowed to die. The Catholic Church forbids euthanasia, which has been at the centre of a heated debate in Italy in recent months. However, the church's Catechism says medical procedures that are "burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary or disproportionate to the expected outcome" can be discontinued with the permission of the patient...
  • Clemens booed off mound after giving up eight runs

    08/02/2007 6:29:54 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 44 replies · 511+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 2 Aug 07 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens was booed off the mound Thursday after he allowed eight runs and nine hits in the second inning of the Yankees' game against the Chicago White Sox. Only three of the runs were earned. Second baseman Robinson Cano mishandled Jerry Owens' grounder near the bag with one out, and Clemens threw out Darin Erstad at the plate on Alex Cintron's dribbler, but the next four batters all got hits off Clemens before manager Joe Torre replaced him.
  • AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY OPPOSES WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS

    07/05/2006 10:35:21 PM PDT · by ddstro · 4 replies · 359+ views
    American Independent Party | June 30, 2006 | Nancy Spirkoff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY OPPOSES WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS Lemon Grove, California, June 30, 2006 The increasing unwarranted surveillance of law abiding citizens by the Federal government is a grave infringement upon our rights to be secure in our persons, property and information. The deployment of intelligence gathering designed for use against foreign adversaries by the Nation Security Agency/Central Security Service on U.S. citizens violates the letter and spirit of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, co-operation of some telephone companies and internet service providers with these unreasonable searches and illegal collection of...
  • IN Defense of the new York Times ( Libertarian Argument Alert )

    07/03/2006 11:54:14 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 83 replies · 1,143+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 07/03/2006 | Vox Day
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50883 Monday, July 3, 2006 In defense of the New York Times Posted: July 3, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern By Vox Day © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com I am no fan of the New York Times. It is a pompous, outdated media organization that combines a dedication to poisonous ideology with a predilection for mediocre art and faux eurostylism. Its reporters are columnists who write opinion columns that pass for news stories, while its columnists are talentless divas whose ignorance of politics and economics is only exceeded...
  • Human Shields: Liberal Style

    06/20/2006 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 915+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | 21 June 2006 | Gabriel Garnica
    Who has not seen images of terrorists, criminals, guerilla warfare soldiers, and others using civilians as human shields? There is an ironic mix of bravado and cowardice at the spectacle of some arrogant, boastful fool hiding behind the innocent, clueless, and defenseless. Usually that human shield is silent, terrified, and uninvolved in the coward’s cause. Only an imbecile, for example, would think that the toddler being held by a bank robber attempting escape was somehow a willing accomplice. Well, as I have often stated, liberals are not without imagination or creativity. Leave it to our leftist friends to come up...
  • Sox show gusto against Yankees(Yanks lose 2 of 3 in homestand)

    05/11/2006 11:04:15 PM PDT · by demlosers · 8 replies · 216+ views
    MLB.com ^ | 11 May 2006 | Ian Browne
    Loretta raps out four hits as Boston rallies late in Bronx NEW YORK -- For six innings on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox were left flustered and stranded, and certainly not contemplating the latest classic contest that was unfolding against their long-time rivals from the Bronx. They left 13 runners on base over those first six and seemed in danger of letting another strong effort by knuckleballer Tim Wakefield go to waste. But then came a gust of wind that just might have changed everything in the rubber match of this three-game series, which wound up an...
  • Red Sox v Yankees--The Holy War Continues

    05/09/2006 4:03:54 PM PDT · by misterrob · 473 replies · 28,079+ views
    05/09/06 | misterrob
    The saga continues in the Bronx this week. The Sox send out Beckett, Wakefield and Schilling. The Yankees counter with Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina and Shawn Chacon. The New York Post ran a back cover story questioning why anyone has not dared to throw at David Ortiz.. (maybe because he is 6' 4" and weighs 250 lbs) Sox offseason pickup Josh Beckett returns to Yankee Stadium for the first time since Game 6 of the 2003 World Series. Series returns to NY after an abbreviated series last week in Boston where Boston fans expressed their true feelings about Johnny Damon.
  • Yankee fans unite

    04/24/2006 10:08:10 PM PDT · by iltc · 65 replies · 598+ views
    Who here is a Yankee fan? Yankees have gotten off to somewhat of a rocky start but the starting pitching has been generally fantastic and once the offense stops coming in spurs, they will do some solid damage. This is the year that they finally break through and win the World Series.
  • Brownback: 'Fruits' comment not gay joke

    01/30/2006 4:25:27 PM PST · by DBeers · 69 replies · 1,528+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | January 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a potential presidential candidate, said Monday he meant no offense to homosexuals when he used the word "fruits" in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In a lengthy profile titled "God's Senator," the magazine quotes the Kansas Republican as criticizing countries like Sweden that allow civil unions between same-sex couples. "You'll know them by their fruits," Brownback said, quoting a biblical passage from Matthew 7:19. Rolling Stone writer Jeff Sharlet said in the story, appearing in the magazine's current issue, that Brownback appeared to be calling gay Swedes "fruits," a derogatory term for...
  • Angels beat Yankees

    10/10/2005 8:47:36 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 22 replies · 1,272+ views
    Angels beat Yankees 5-3
  • *LIVE* C-Span "Anti War Rally" Saturday 9-24 @ 11:30am

    09/23/2005 9:27:49 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 21 replies · 823+ views
    http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/cspan.csp?command=dprogram&record=546705734 Rally Anti-War Rally Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) Washington, District of Columbia (United States) ID: 189011 - 09/24/2005 - 2:30 - $39.95 Clark, Ramsey, Attorney General (1967-1969), Department of Justice Lange, Jessica, Actress Sheehan, Cindy, Founder, Gold Star Families for Peace McKinney, Cynthia, U.S. Representative, D, Georgia (State)
  • Images to use for the "For The You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy" (warning ~ lots of graphics)

    08/26/2005 4:12:01 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 59 replies · 4,137+ views
    the internet | August 27, 2005
    Below are a bunch of images I've put together to share with y'all as our hearts and prayers go with those traveling to Crawford in support of our troops and our President ~ these images, I think, really do say it all ~ I hope you enjoy them!
  • Protesting mother back at Crawford - Sheehan returns as opposing camp gains momentum

    08/25/2005 1:01:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 168 replies · 3,194+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 25, 2005 | Julie Mason
    CRAWFORD - With singing and tears, protest mom Cindy Sheehan returned to her vigil near President Bush's ranch Wednesday, less than a week after leaving to care for her ailing mother. Alighting with an armful of flowers from a van that brought her from the airport, Sheehan's first act on returning was to find the cross with her son's name on it amid dozens set in the ground at her new campsite. "Does anybody know where Casey's cross is?" Sheehan said. She placed the flowers, then joined other mothers of fallen service members for a group hug. Rick Burnley, a...
  • Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital

    08/25/2005 2:28:39 AM PDT · by South40 · 119 replies · 3,394+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8/25/05 | Marc Morano
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton." The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are...
  • OPINION: San Francisco Declares Itself a Military-Free Zone

    08/24/2005 5:47:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 84 replies · 1,639+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/24/5 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Everyone knows that San Francisco is a focal point for anti-war sentiment. Protests, civil disobedience and other acts designed to show opposition to the war in Iraq are standard fare in these parts. But now it seems that San Francisco anti-war activists have taken their opposition to the war in Iraq a step further. Not content with simply protesting the war, they've trained their sights on all things military. In an apparent effort to rid the city of any semblance of its military history, various leftist groups, and even some city officials, are trying to erase the military's presence altogether....
  • Largest Union Decides to Bolt AFL-CIO

    07/24/2005 5:27:37 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 65 replies · 2,009+ views
    AP ^ | July 24, 2005 | RON FOURNIER
    The AFL-CIO succumbed to division Sunday, with its largest union deciding to bolt the 50-year-old federation and three others poised to do so in a dispute over how to reverse organized labor's long slide. The four unions, representing nearly one-third of the AFL-CIO's 13 million members, announced they were boycotting the federation's convention that begins Monday, a step that was widely considered to be a precursor to leaving the federation. They are part of the Coalition to Win, a group of seven unions vowing to reform and modernize the labor movement — outside the AFL-CIO if necessary. But many union...
  • "Skirt Cam" Found Under Subway Grate On Upper East Side

    05/18/2005 5:34:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 97 replies · 2,686+ views
    NY1 ^ | 5/18/05 | staff
    Police found a so-called "skirt cam" under a subway grate at 88th Street and Lexington Avenue Tuesday afternoon after a woman called police saying she had noticed suspicious wires protruding from the grate as she passed by. Police closed off the street, fearing the device was a bomb, but soon realized that it was a four-inch multi-media video camera that was pointing upward and recording passers-by. The camera was attached to an external hard-drive, making it possible for the video to be saved and then uploaded onto the Internet. Investigators do not consider the camera to be a threat to...
  • Microsoft to add 'black box' to Windows

    04/26/2005 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 40 replies · 1,508+ views
    CNet.News.com ^ | 4/26/2005 | Ina Fried
    SEATTLE--In a move that could rankle privacy advocates, Microsoft said Monday that it is adding the PC equivalent of a flight data recorder to the next version of Windows, in an effort to better understand and prevent computer crashes. The tool will build on the existing Watson error-reporting tool in Windows but will provide Microsoft with much deeper information, including what programs were running at the time of the error and even the contents of documents that were being created. Businesses will also choose whether they want their own technology managers to receive such data when an employee's machine crashes....
  • Confederate Flag (Prom Dress) UPDATE

    12/20/2004 3:09:38 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 107 replies · 28,403+ views
    SCV supports Jaqueline Duty Confederate Prom Dress Lawsuit to be filed in Federal court in Lexington, KY Press Release - December 17, 2004 - For Immediate Release This past May Jacqueline Duty, an attractive honor student in Russell, Kentucky, prepared to attend prom night wearing a special dress she had designed herself. It was a classically cut strapless sheath, ankle-length with a shallow slit on one side, and sewn completely out of beaded sequins. And it tastefully incorporated a symbol of her Southern heritage; a Confederate Battle Flag turned upwards so that the starry blue arms of the St. Andrew’s...
  • New dissent tactics will mark Bush inaugural

    01/18/2005 8:42:42 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies · 1,192+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/18/05 | Michaelanne Levenson
    While Republicans in Washington will be busy hanging bunting and straightening the final touches on the president's second inauguration Thursday, Jesse Gordon of Cambridge will be taking another, less festive action. Gordon will turn the pockets on his pants inside out. No, the 44-year-old Internet marketing manager for a chemistry company is not flat broke. Nor is he attempting to advance a new hobo chic. Gordon will be taking part in what he and other activists hope will be a day of protests across the nation designed to dampen the spirit of the quadrennial ritual and register a broad, if...
  • **Caption Time** The usual collection of leftwing parasites protest in Ottawa, Canada

    11/30/2004 1:55:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 2,115+ views
    Tue Nov 30, 3:30 PM ET A demonstrator yells as he protests the visit by U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) to Ottawa, November 30, 2004. Bush is on a two-day official visit to Canada. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
  • Early anti-Bush demos fizzle in Canada

    11/30/2004 6:56:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies · 2,549+ views
    OTTAWA (AFP) - Hopes for early mass protests in the streets of Ottawa on the eve of Tuesday's visit by US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) fizzled out, as journalists outnumbered demonstrators. A loose coalition of groups opposed to just about everything Bush supports had promised two demonstrations hours before Bush was due to jet into Ottawa Tuesday aboard Air Force One. The first demonstration -- of Palestinians and sympathisers of the Palestinian cause opposed to Washington's support of Israel -- attracted less than 40 demonstrators. According to a quick head count by journalists, the protest attracted...
  • Canada: Demonstrators board buses

    11/30/2004 7:42:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 492+ views
    CNews (Canada) ^ | 11-30-04
    TORONTO (CP) - About 400 Toronto peace activists boarded buses at the crack of dawn Tuesday, heading to Ottawa to join the thousands expected to demonstrate during U.S. President George W. Bush's first official visit to Canada. The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, one of many city-based groups heading to the capital, planned to roll out a so-called "unwelcome mat" for Bush - a giant carpet-turned-protest-sign. Organizer Dylan Penner called Bush a "war criminal" and said the protesters oppose what they consider Canada's complicity in the U.S. president's policies. "Over 100,000 people have been killed so far by the...
  • Why do the Appease-o-crats like to talk about Vietnam?

    05/19/2004 12:24:35 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 4 replies · 282+ views
    5/18/04 | Greg C
    Why do the Democrats like to talk about Vietnam so much? Because it's the only war they ever won.
  • Air America Show Shuts LA, Chicago Sales Offices; On last legs?

    05/12/2004 6:58:39 PM PDT · by nwrep · 179 replies · 1,044+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 12, 2004 | Sue Zeidler
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Air America has shut its sales offices in Los Angeles and Chicago and is recasting its business plan, the network's president said on Wednesday as troubles beset the liberal talk show network. With Air America not broadcasting in those two cities after a financial dispute in April, network president Jon Sinton said, "There's not much sense in having sales offices in cities where you don't control a station." About 15 to 20 people were laid off in the closing of the sales offices, the latest sign of problems for Air America, launched on March 31...
  • Kerry faces battle for antiwar bloc's vote

    04/23/2004 4:08:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 113+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4-23-04 | By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff
    Senator John F. Kerry may have won the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he still faces a fight for the hearts and minds of the party's antiwar wing. With violence surging in Iraq, voters who want a quick end to the US-led occupation are shaping up as a potentially critical constituency, and Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is making a direct pitch for their support in November. Meanwhile, Representative Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, a vocal war critic, continues to campaign in the hope of exerting influence at the Democratic convention in July. Leaders of progressive groups who...
  • Al-Sadr Denies Link to Iraq Kidnapping ...[Something's fishy about Japanese 'hostages']

    04/09/2004 6:11:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 149+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)--A senior aide to radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denied on Friday that the religious leader's militia was involved in the kidnapping of three Japanese and threats to burn them alive. On Thursday, a video was released showing the three--two aid workers and a photojournalist--surrounded by gunmen in the black garb typical of al-Sadr's militiamen. The three were seized in southern Iraq, where the Shiite cleric's militia, the al-Mahdi Army, has been fighting coalition forces. The captors said the three would be burned alive if Japan did not agree to pull its 530 non-combat troops out of...
  • Anti-Bush demonstrators act out in Boston. (Photos)

    03/26/2004 10:07:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies · 102+ views
    yahoo | 3 26 2004 | yahoo
    Thu Mar 25, 8:40 PM ET A demonstrator leaps into the air as he pummels an effigy of President Bush (news - web sites), below, during a protest against Bush's policies during a visit by the president to Boston, Thursday, March 25, 2004. On rival John Kerry (news - web sites)'s home turf, President Bush defended his record on both the jobs and terrorism fronts on Thursday and prodded the Massachusetts senator against taking his own state for granted at a $1.2 million fund-raising dinner in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Thu Mar 25, 8:06 PM ET Demonstrators draped in,...
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in S.F. rush hour face fast arrest, police warn

    03/18/2004 4:10:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 158+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 3-18-04 | Rachel Gordon
    <p>The San Francisco Police Department will take a zero-tolerance approach to anti-war demonstrators who may block traffic during a protest planned for Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the U.S. war against Iraq.</p> <p>"We're not going to let them shut down the Financial District or other parts of San Francisco and prevent people from going to work,'' said Deputy Chief Greg Suhr, who is coordinating police response to the demonstrations.</p>
  • SF CHRONICLE EDITORIAL - War sowing global hostility

    03/18/2004 4:03:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 149+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 3-18-04 | Editorial Board
    <p>PRESIDENT BUSH'S advisers believe his re-election will hinge on his role as a wartime leader in the global war on terrorism. But given the political fallout from the terrorist bombings in Madrid, it's a strategy to increase hostility toward American foreign policy.</p>
  • Teacher busted in pupil sex rap (married Teacher,Lesbian relationship)

    03/17/2004 5:33:45 PM PST · by mylife · 58 replies · 1,974+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/17/03 | By SCOTT SHIFREL, WARREN WOODBERRY Jr. and BILL HUTCHINSON
    Teacher busted in pupil sex rap By SCOTT SHIFREL, WARREN WOODBERRY Jr. and BILL HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 A married teacher at a Queens religious school has been busted for carrying on a seven-month lesbian romance with a teenage student, cops said yesterday. Cheryl Reyna, 31, a Spanish teacher at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, was arraigned yesterday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Reyna, who has taught at the Lutheran school for seven years, was suspended with pay on Friday after the...
  • TV News Runs Hot for Kerry, Cold for Bush

    03/12/2004 3:35:51 PM PST · by Howlin · 83 replies · 603+ views
    NEW YORK, March 11, 2004 - Mainstream news organizations may "filter" the news, as President George W. Bush claimed late last year, but not to omit good stories from their Iraq coverage, but to broadcast more negative news about the president himself, according to a report released today by MediaChannel.org and Media Tenor. The report reveals a strong negative cast to ABC, CBS and NBC news coverage of the president thus far in 2004. Meanwhile, Senator John Kerry, Bush's certain opponent for November, has received more positive coverage by the same three networks. According to data compiled for MediaChannel.org by...
  • CA: Rigid conservatives not the only Republicans

    02/29/2004 9:51:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 179+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/29/04 | Lawrence M. Higby - New Majority
    <p>From reading Steven Greenhut's last column ["RINOplasty," Commentary, Feb. 22], I could only surmise that he enjoys the minority status that Republicans are currently confronted with in both houses of the state Legislature. He must also like knowing that San Francisco liberals can put just about any silly piece of legislation on the governor's desk, where, up until a few months ago, there was a Democrat there to sign it.</p>
  • Does the New York Times Wish the President Dead?

    11/30/2003 5:56:01 PM PST · by mrustow · 179 replies · 1,066+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 1 December 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    The New York Times is outraged that President Bush failed to breach his own heavy security, and inform its reporters and editors in advance of his secret Thanksgiving trip to visit with American G.I.s in Baghdad. The President also failed to inform the al Qaeda and Baathist leaderships, respectively, of his trip. Security was so tight for the trip, since otherwise Saddam-loyalists and terrorists active in Iraq would surely have attempted to assassinate the President. On November 22, enemy fighters armed with shoulder-fired missiles hit an A-300 DHL Express freight plane in the left wing, as it took off from...
  • Helen Thomas: "Only dictators ban television news"

    11/30/2003 1:19:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 457+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligence ^ | 11-30-03 | Helen Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The raid by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi officials on an Arab television network bureau in Baghdad and the ban on its broadcasts hardly fits my idea of how to spread democracy in the Middle East.Isn't that the first thing dictators do -- shut down broadcast outlets and newspapers? For those in power, tolerating a free press is difficult, even in a democracy. As a foreign occupier in Iraq, we are proving it is intolerable.The terrible irony here is that we pride ourselves on offering a model to the rest of the world on how to design -- and live...
  • Soros son hawkish about Bush warfare

    11/28/2003 11:52:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 288+ views
    Business Report (South Africa) ^ | Saturday 29th November
    US President George W Bush may be the darling of big business, but not necessarily of big business's children. Which is why Jonathan Soros, the son of billionaire George Soros, has joined electronic pop star Moby in launching an internet competition for a TV commercial attacking Bush. AFP reports that the contest, called Bush in 30 Seconds, is open to the general public and will be judged by a celebrity panel including actors Jack Black and Janeane Garafalo, REM frontman Michael Stipe and documentary film maker Michael Moore. "Bush's policies have ransacked the environment, put our national security at risk,...
  • Iraqis Ask Why Bush Didn't See More on Surprise Trip to Baghdad

    11/29/2003 4:16:34 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 43 replies · 153+ views
    Detroit News/AP ^ | November 29, 2003 | Niko Price
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq -- President Bush's surprise visit to Iraq was the talk of Baghdad's teahouses, kebab shops and mosques Friday, with many Iraqis asking why he didn't take advantage of his trip to see firsthand how his rule has treated them.</p>
  • **Photo Essay** The EuroVermin anarchist left greets President Bush in London - Day 3

    11/20/2003 2:55:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies · 260+ views
    Thu Nov 20, 3:50 PM ET Demonstrators display the US flag upside down and declare US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) a war criminal near Trafalgar Square in London(AFP/Eric Feferberg Protesters topple a statue of US President George W. Bush during a 'STOP BUSH' protest organized by the Demonstrators prepare anti-Bush placards in Trafalgar Square, London to protest the state visit of US President George W. Bush to Britain(AFP/Eric Feferberg)AFP - Nov 20 3:50 PM Demonstrators dressed as a secret service agent (L), two Guantanamo Bay detainees (C kneeling), Tony Blair (3rd R), a US soldier (2nd R)...