Letter of Condolence I Never Wrote, and Should Have by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
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Dandelion Salad
April 3, 2010

Clif Grubbs was an economics professor of mine out at UT in my days there, more than two decades ago now. I took an intermediate economics course from him, don’t remember if it was micro or macro, those details are now lost to memory. What isn’t lost to my memory is what an outstanding teacher Clif was, how he kept the class somewhere between mesmerized and spellbound the entire hour, lecturing on economics, and how skilfully he brought the fairly dry and technical material to animated and useful life with his lectures. I wasn’t his only fan–Bill Moyers, who was a student of his in the late 50’s, did one of his Bill Moyers Reports shows on Clif in the early ’80’s on him entitled “The Volcanic Professor”, and in it treated Clif with a mixture of admiration and affection, attitudes that most all his students had towards him.

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Tavis Smiley on Rev. Martin Luther King and His Opposition to the Vietnam War + MLK: A Call to Conscience

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Democracy Now!
March 29, 2010

As Obama Visits Afghanistan, Tavis Smiley on Rev. Martin Luther King and His Opposition to the Vietnam War

As the President renews his commitment to expand the American military presence in Afghanistan, we turn to a man he is sometimes compared to: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A new special on PBS from TV host and author Tavis Smiley delves into this comparison and looks at a speech that has a particular resonance today with the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Dr. King’s famous antiwar speech of April 4, 1967 titled “Beyond Vietnam.” [includes rush transcript]

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Israeli forces violent action on Good Friday By Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD + Land Day Event in Al-Ma’sara

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By Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD, A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home
Axis of Logic
Saturday, Apr 3, 2010

They finally released our 10 friends yesterday from Israeli jails on bail pending “trial”.  Those kidnapped from the peaceful march in Bethlehem area on Palm Sunday attended a press conference in Ramallah and passed by Beit Sahour late last night.   Each is to appear in front of a military judge later this month.  Yet, the Friday regular demonstration in Al-Ma’sara was large and daring.  Speeches were given at the site where soldiers had stretched barbed wire blocking the road.   Internationals (including Israelis) participated with Palestinians.

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Obama: All the evidence indicates that the Iranians are trying to develop nuclear weapons capability

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3 April 2010



1)  US President Obama: All the evidence indicates that the Iranians are trying to develop nuclear weapons capability (1 April 2009)

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Bill Moyers Journal: Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander + Inequality

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Bill Moyers Journal
April 02, 2010

Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander

In the months before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. On this week’s 42nd anniversary of King’s assassination, Bill Moyers sits down with attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to discuss how far we’ve really come as a country, how poor and working class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King’s vision.

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Did US aid fund mass graves in Colombia?

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April 02, 2010 — The mass graves in Colombia raise serious questions for both Colombia and the United States. Why is the United States in Colombia? In addition, United States President Barack Obama and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe agree that the United States will have access to seven military bases in Colombia.

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On the Edge with Max Keiser: Michael Hudson: Obamacare is a give away to Wall Street

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