In the Shadow of Power by Ralph Nader + Q&A with Kike Arnal

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 5, 2010

Our just published In the Shadow of Power is a penetrating collection of 92 black and white photographs about life in Washington, DC, by Venezuelan photographer Kike Arnal.

After scores of books and reports by our groups over forty-five years, where the premise was that “a thousand words is worth one picture,” I am reminded of the impact of the reverse saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Continue reading

A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers by James Corbett

by James Corbett
Guest Writer
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The Corbett Report
5 March, 2010

9-11 was an inside job

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When losing a discussion on the facts of 9/11, a so-called 9/11 “debunker” will often rely on an old canard to “prove” that 9/11 could not have been an inside job: “So many people want their quarter hour of fame that even the Men in Black couldn’t squelch the squealers from spilling the beans,” write self-satisfied defenders of the government story. According to the logic of this argument, if there are no 9/11 whistleblowers then 9/11 was not an inside job.

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Chris Hedges: Are the two main US parties just proto-fascist misfits?

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 5, 2010

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March 04, 2010

Is it time to walk out on the Democrats? It is time to back alternative third-party candidates and grass-roots movements, no matter how marginal such support may be. The more the party fails the more likely we will see more green parties, tea parties and other parties springing up.

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A Fine and Timely Book – Carl Oglesby’s Ravens in the Storm, Part II by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad

Part II

As good a wordsmith as Oglesby is, the best, deepest, and truest words in this book of his don’t come from him.  Instead, they come from several Vietnamese intellectuals he met and talked with in South Vietnam in a trip he took there in August 1965, shortly after his election to SDS’ presidency.  I do not know that their words are timeless, in fact I pray that they are not, but they certainly are the wisest, finest words ever said about the United States intervening in other countries’ affairs.  In light of our current wars, they require a close and careful reading, followed by ingestion, digestion, and incorporation into all of our minds and hearts.

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Toni Brown and Ed Munson: Just Say No

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Sent to DS from Ed Munson, thank you.

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January 29, 2010

Just Say No was recorded on the Cafe Show, recorded in Orlando, Florida in January 2010. Just Say No is one of the tunes from Toni Brown and Ed Munson’s new CD State of Mind. Toni Brown is the former owner/publisher of Relix magazine (1979-2001). She and Ed Munson tour nationally in support of their music and new book, “Relix: The Book – The Grateful Dead Experience”. http://www.tonibrownband.com

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Olympic dream vs. Vancouver reality

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With the close of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, much of the media was quick to declare them a total success. This goes against the mounds of journalism produced before and during the games by the Vancouver Media Co-op, the city’s newly launched independent media center. Believing that their might be more than one answer regarding the success of the games, and one of those should come from the host communities, The Real News spoke to Franklin López, Video Producer with the Co-op, to find out more about the legacy of the 2010 Olympics for the people of Vancouver.

Produced by Jesse Freeston for the Real News

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Live from the day of action + Students Take To The Streets Across America!

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March 4, 2010

Today, students, teachers, faculty, campus workers and community members are making their voices heard–in California and around the country. They’re taking a stand against the ongoing attack on public education at every level, from pre-K through to colleges and universities.

Tens of thousands gathered outside San Francisco's Civic Center at  the end of the Day of Action (Josh On | SW)

Tens of thousands gathered outside San Francisco’s Civic Center at the end of the Day of Action (Josh On | SW)

SocialistWorker.org readers will contribute their reports, views, pictures and more throughout the day, and will post them here (times are all Pacific time). At 5 p.m. (PST, 8 p.m. on the East Coast and 7 p.m. in the Midwest), we’ll have a live video stream from the San Francisco regional rally against the cuts.

6:10 p.m.: In San Francisco, some 20,000 people–and counting!–were pouring into the Civic Center, reported Ragina Johnson and David Russitano.

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How Western anti-Muslim bigotry became respectable

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Updated: added Pts 2-4

TheRealNews
March 04, 2010

The historic roots of a newly resilient ideology

Sener Akturk is a political scientist and fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, lectures at the Department of Government, both at Harvard University. .

Mujeeb Khan is affiliated with the doctoral program in political science at the University of California Berkeley. He wrote a chapter in the book The New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy.

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Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?: A Debate on BDS

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Democracy Now!
March 4, 2010

Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?: A Debate on BDS with Omar Barghouti and Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In 2005, a coalition of Palestinian civil society groups called for people all over the world to engage in a nonviolent campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel until it complies with international law. The call was inspired by the international boycott and divestment initiatives applied to South Africa in the struggle to abolish apartheid. We host a debate between Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the BDS campaign and a Palestinian human rights activist and commentator, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a longtime antiwar and civil rights activist who is the founder and director of the Shalom Center. [includes rush transcript]

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