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Sep
29

16 Arrested at Aetna for Demanding Healthcare

Tag: Health Care

By David Swanson

Sixteen people were arrested this morning at 99 Park Ave in New York City for entering the lobby of the health insurance company Aetna and demanding that Aetna stop denying healthcare approved by doctors. This was the beginning of a campaign in which over 300 people have committed to nonviolently risking arrest:

On September 29th in New York City, October 8th in Chicago, and in cities across the country on October 15th, over 100 people who have signed this pledge will put our bodies on the line to challenge the real death panels.

Sep
28

Peace and Justice Radio All Evening

Tag: Media

Tonight I'll be on...

6:10-6:40 pm ET Paul Berenson Show.

7:00-8:00 pm ET Truth Hurts.

9:00-9:30 pm ET Between the Lines.

Sep
28

Bush Torture Indictment 2.0

Tag: Prosecution

By David Swanson

Following a joint blogosphere drafting effort, here's a revised draft indictment of Bush for torture. As before, this does not attempt to include the vast majority of Bush's crimes or any of Bush's worst crimes. Nor does it attempt to indict the vast majority of those probably guilty of conspiracy to torture. This is just Bush and just torture.

Sep
28

US Army Now Says Gaza Rockets No Threat to Israel (Even If Good Excuse for Wars)

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Stephanie Westbrook pointed out to me a very curious PDF, a journal of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in Europe. It includes an article that begins:

"Uncle Sam wants you to see the home of Judaism and Christianity. He wants you to earn good pay in a sunny climate doing work you are proficient in and enjoy - work that is personally and professionally rewarding and that you know will help an important ally. What could be better than that? Yes, Uncle Sam wants you. He wants you to bring your talent and expertise to Israel."

A U.S. contractor already working there has this to say in this promo article:

Sep
28

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Sep
28

ACORN Is Iran

Tag: Political Ideas

ACORN turns in and flags reports of fraudulent voter registration. Those who want to destroy it "discover" and "reveal" ACORN's sins.

Iran turns in report on its nuclear facilities. Those who want to destroy it "discover" and "reveal" Iran's sins.

ACORN concerns itself with the well-being of people without the resources of wealthy white Americans.

Iran concerns itself with the well-being of people without the resources of wealthy white Americans.

ACORN is exposed as massive secret conspiracy to destroy the way of life of wealthy white Americans.

Iran is exposed as massive secret conspiracy to destroy the way of life of wealthy white Americans.

Let's face it: ACORN is Iran.

Sep
28

Howard Dean Flips a Whopper of a Flop

Tag: Health Care

Howard Dean, who campaigned for president opposing single-payer and ran the DNC opposing single-payer, and launched an activist campaign opposing single-payer, now says that it was "a terrible mistake" for Obama not to begin by proposing single-payer. But is Democracy for America duty bound to push for whatever terrible mistake Obama proposes? Shouldn't a so-called grassroots group make fewer such mistakes than an elected official. Shouldn't such groups push the elected officials to better positions rather than dutifully obeying the official and rallying for whatever halfway step has already been approved?

Sep
28

ACORN Versus Serious Criminals: Defund Lockheed

Tag: Public Policy

By David Swanson

First let's put the crusade to defund ACORN in context:

Among recipients of government money already convicted of serious misconduct, ACORN (had it been so convicted) wouldn't make it onto the list of the top 100. In fact, ACORN could receive 100 times the funding it does and still not make it onto the list.

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