Drawing the color line by Howard Zinn

by Howard Zinn
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March 21, 2011

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Chapter 2 from A People’s History of the United States.

A black American writer, J. Saunders Redding, describes the arrival of a ship in North America in the year 1619:

Sails furled, flag drooping at her rounded stern, she rode the tide in from the sea. She was a strange ship, indeed, by all accounts, a frightening ship, a ship of mystery. Whether she was trader, privateer, or man-of-war no one knows. Through her bulwarks black-mouthed cannon yawned. The flag she flew was Dutch; her crew a motley. Her port of call, an English settlement, Jamestown, in the colony of Virginia. She came, she traded, and shortly afterwards was gone. Probably no ship in modern history has carried a more portentous freight. Her cargo? Twenty slaves.

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Haiti Earthship Project: Overview

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on Mar 21, 2011

An overview of the Haiti Earthship Project: Disaster Relief efforts by Earthship Biotecture. Funded by small donations from people all over the world. People’s lives were affected in very positive, uplifting ways. Knowledge of sustainable design and construction has been transferred to the people of Haiti…. and we have only just begun… http://earthship.com/haiti

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Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright and others arrested at Free Bradley Manning Protest

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on Mar 20, 2011

Police brutality at Free Bradley Manning protest as Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and Daniel Ellsberg become victims of targeted assault

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Ralph Nader: ObamaBush, a seamless transition

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Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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on Mar 21, 2011

17 Mar 2011 In Wisconsin, hundreds of thousands of people are protesting against a controversial bill that would take away state workers” rights to collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions.

Supporters of workers” unions accuse conservatives of trying to break labour unions because they are viewed as the most powerful counterweight to corporate politics. But critics say unions have too much political power and restrain competition.

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Libya: Obama’s Latest, AFRICOM’s First, NATO’s African War by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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March 21, 2011

Following similar developments in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, anti-government protests began in Libya on February 15. On March 19 the U.S., France and Britain delivered air and cruise missile attacks against targets in Libya: 112 Tomahawk missile strikes from U.S. and British submarines and warships in the Mediterranean Sea and attacks by French warplanes on what were identified as government military vehicles on the ground.

Twenty French Rafale and Mirage jet fighters took to the country’s skies and U.S. stealth bombers delivered 40 payloads to its main airfield.

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The Body Baggers of Iraq by Chris Hedges

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This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Chris Hedges
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March 21, 2011

Bodies returning to Dover Air Force Base's Cha...

Bodies returning to Dover Air Force Base’s Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marines immediately after she graduated from high school in 2001. She volunteered three years later to serve in the Marine Corps’ first officially declared Mortuary Affairs unit, at Camp Al Taqaddum in Iraq. Her job, for eight months, was to collect and catalog the bodies and personal effects of dead Marines. She put the remains of young Marines in body bags and placed the bags in metal boxes. Before being shipped to Dover Air Force Base, the boxes were stored, often for days, in a refrigerated unit known as a “reefer”. The work she did was called “processing.”

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