Lauren Booth is speaking at “Stop The Gaza Massacre” Demonstration in London on January 10, 2009. This video clip is also planned to be included into an upcoming Gaza documentary by Joshua Smith. Lauren Booth Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Booth
Talk by 27-year Veteran of the CIA Ray McGovern on “Why Accountability for Torture Is Crucial for Human Rights, Our Security and Our Souls” given November 12, 2009 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Talk sponsored by Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture http://www.wsrcat.org
Parenti speaks about lies, dissent, and how we arrive at the truth of our situation and still retain our sanity. He raises the question whether the Iraq war was not a failure but a success for some parts of the empire – and why.”Lies, War, and Empire” given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle.
Martin Sanchez, Consul General of Venezuela in San Francisco and Debra Evenson author of “Law and Society in Contemporary Cuba” speaking at the workshop “What Difference Does a Revolution Make in a Global Economic Meltdown?” held October 16, 2009 at the National Lawyers Guild Law of the People 2009 Convention in Seattle.
The Senate Finance Committee is set to vote Tuesday on a health care bill that has gained preeminence over four other health care bills that have emerged from House and Senate committees. The Senate Finance bill does not include a public insurance option to compete with private insurers. Nor does it allow Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate lower drug prices.
Under the Finance Committee bill, Americans would be required to buy corporate health insurance or pay an “excise tax” of $1,900. If you don’t pay that tax, the IRS could punish you with a $25,000 fine or up to one year in jail, or both. Read that again.