The Wasilla High School yearbook archive now doubles as a veritable directory of...– Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes - NYTimes.com
Good news for Twinkies lovers: Buyout firm to help... →
“The maker of Hostess snacks and Wonder Bread ends a standoff over a new contract with the Teamsters, allowing it to reorganize with financial backing from Ripplewood Holdings. From Bloomberg News September 13, 2008 Interstate Bakeries Corp. and the Teamsters union ended their standoff over a new union contract, allowing the bankrupt maker of Hostess Twinkies to reorganize with financial...
NOISE FOR OBAMA →
“Political non-participation in my social sphere often stems from not wanting to ‘play the game.’ But I’m pretty sure that if you are standing in a city, driving a car down a public road, emailing whoever for whatever, or eating food not grown within walking distance (and even then) you Are playing the game. Earth (and beyond) is the board, and it needs your help to stay a cool...
Women Against Sarah Palin →
Women Against Sarah Palin On Wednesday, September 3, we sent out an email to 40 friends and colleagues asking them to respond to Sarah Palin’s candidacy as Vice President of the United States. They forwarded the letter to their friends across America. To date, we have received more than 70,000 responses from women of all ages and backgrounds. Below are their voices.
It’s called the American Dream,” he said, “because you have to...– ZNet - American Dream or Nightmare?
This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare...– A Lipsticked Pig and the Politics of Perception - The Fix
As US Announces Withdrawal of 8,000 Troops from... →
On the heels of President Bush’s announcement of the withdrawal of 8,000 US troops from Iraq by February of next year, we speak to Iraqi blogger and political analyst Raed Jarrar. He has translated a recently leaked draft of an Iraqi-US agreement that outlines the long-term status of US forces in Iraq. Jarrar says the agreement does not set a deadline for the withdrawal of non-combat US troops in...
Noose Left in Office of Black Student President at... →
Noose Left in Office of Black Student President at Va. School In Virginia, police have opened a probe into the discovery of a noose in the office of the African American student body president at Abilene Christian University in Fredericksburg. The student, Daniel Paul Watkins, found the noose on his office chair last week.
Teen: Blacks targeted by 2 men in N. Idaho →
POST FALLS, Idaho – The FBI is investigating an alleged hate crime in northern Idaho in which a teen says she was targeted by racial epithets and punched in the face. Related Stories & Links * http://www.krem.com/ (weblink) Rai Franklin, an African-American 15-year-old from Post Falls, said she woke up Monday morning to dogs barking outside her family’s home.
Mah only dissenter for new noise law - The... →
OLYMPIA – The City Council aimed to turn down the volume in downtown’s commercial area, voting Tuesday night to tighten the area’s noise law.
Nuclear-free law loses 5-2 vote -The Olympian →
OLYMPIA – The City Council moved Tuesday night to rescind the 3-year-old nuclear-free ordinance, despite impassioned pleas from many supporters to save it.
Al Jazeera English - CENTRAL/S. ASIA - Suspected... →
Suspected US raid in N Pakistan Haqqani was the apparent target of the attack in Miranshah on Monday [GALLO/GETTY] Suspected US drone aircrafts have killed at least six people in a Pakistani village near the Afghan border, witnesses and officials say.
Global Debts & Hegemony →
The US economy has pulled itself out of previous recessions because of access to easy credit. That won’t be possible in the present circumstances - and whoever is the incoming president will only be able to make marginal changes.
How will the rise in Sunni-Shia conflict, specifically in Iraq, reverberate...– Noam Chomsky Z Magazine - Wreck and Ruin
Recent surveys suggest that Palin, who opposes abortion even in cases of rape or...– Sarah Palin’s appeal to working-class women may be limited - Los Angeles Times
Don’t be fooled,” Obama told the crowd surrounding him in a large...– The Associated Press: Obama rebukes Palin on earmarks
I would argue that doing work in the community, to try to create jobs, to bring...– Obama Defends Community Organizing: “Who Are They Fighting For?”
US troops ‘should stay in Iraq’ Bush is expected to make a decision...– Al Jazeera English - Americas - US troops ‘should stay in Iraq’
Official American Sadism - The New York Review of... →
Since the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib was exposed, in April 2004, the Bush administration has maintained that any mistreatment was the work of a few “bad apples.” No action has been taken against any higher-up, military or civilian. But a steady accumulation of disclosures, capped in June by a Senate committee report and hearing, has made it clear that abusive treatment of...
The McCain campaign is literally going to try to sell Sarah Palin as a credible...– Palin Coward Clock Starts Ticking
Boeing workers walk out →
SEATTLE - Despite a 48-hour contract extension, negotiations between The Boeing Co. and Machinists union officials have failed and the union declared: “The strike is on!” The Machinists bargain for about 25,000 aircraft assembly workers in the Puget Sound area, 1,500 in the Portland area and about 750 in Wichita, Kan.
Democracy Now! | Nearly 400 Arrested on Last Day... →
AMY GOODMAN: As Senator John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination inside the Xcel Center last night, nearly 400 people were being arrested on the streets of St. Paul, bringing the total number of convention-related arrests to more than 800. On Thursday, afternoon several hundred antiwar protesters had rallied at the State Capitol. About 5:00 p.m., when their protest permit...
Here’s the reality: Palin is a rightwing-Christian anti-choice extremist...– Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job
Inside Palin’s Politics
Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.1% - NYTimes.com →
The unemployment rate jumped to 6.1 percent in August, its highest level in five years, pushing the job troubles of American workers onto the political stage as the presidential campaign enters its final eight weeks. Skip to next paragraph Multimedia The Labor Picture in AugustGraphic The Labor Picture in August Related Labor Department News Release So far, 605,000 jobs have disappeared since the...
Truthdig - Ear to the Ground - Fact Check: Palin’s... →
PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.” THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor,...
RNC Media Intimidation Condemned |... →
50,000 Demand Press Freedom “We condemn the arrest and harassment of journalists before and during the Republican National Convention,” said Free Press executive director Josh Silver. “We call on the mayor, district attorney, and police chief to rein in the overly aggressive — and even violent — tactics of law enforcement. Arresting and detaining journalists for doing...
The Right to be Here | Twin Cities Indymedia -... →
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 22:01.I’m not an anarchist. At least I wasn’t one of the kids running around the Xcel Energy Center in black handkerchiefs during the St Paul RNC. Nor did I store my urine in a bucket for a week to throw on delegates, and I didn’t break any windows either. But, I was one of the people detained by police on Monday. One of my co-workers...
Truthdig - Reports - Why We Were Falsely Arrested →
by Amy Goodman ST. PAUL, Minn.—Government crackdowns on journalists are a true threat to democracy. As the Republican National Convention meets in St. Paul, Minn., this week, police are systematically targeting journalists. I was arrested with my two colleagues, “Democracy Now!” producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, while reporting on the first day of the RNC. I have been wrongly...
TRANSCRIPT: Mike Murphy, former McCain advisor: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor work. Engler, Whitman, Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. And these guys, this is all like how you want to (inaudible) this race. You know, just run it up. And it’s not gonna work. Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter: It’s over. Murphy: Still, McCain can give a version of...