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Swift Boat Vet Got $40M Contract From Bush

31 August 2004 | Misleader.org The Bush White House has denied any connection to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth1 – the group that has been airing factually unsupportable smear ads against Sen. John Kerry’s war record. But a new

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500,000 March Against Bush in Largest Convention Protest Ever

30 August 2004 | DemocracyNow! Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration ever at a political convention. Organizers with United For Peace and Justice estimated more than a half million protesters marched past

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Justice Dept. Opens Investigation Into NYC Indymedia

30 August 2004 | DemocracyNow! In news from the Republican convention, the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the New York City Indymedia center. The Justice Department is demanding Indymedia’s internet service provider hand over records regarding posts

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Ex-Texas Politician Admits He Helped Bush Get Nat. Guard Duty

30 August 2004 | DemocracyNow! The former speaker of the Texas House, Ben Barnes, has revealed that he helped President George W. Bush and the sons of other rich families to get into the Texas National Guard so they could

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Gandhi’s ‘March Home’ Cry: Allow Israeli Army’s Murders to Shock the World

[ Although Michael Moore called on the Palestinians to engage in massive nonviolent action to shame Israel before the world in his Stupid White Men (2002), Palestinian cynicism is understandable: As the International Herald Tribune’s Jonathan Cook points out, for

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In the name of God: George Bush really is doing God’s work – according to the Rev Evans’ best-selling book, that is

August 30, 2004 | The Guardian by John Sutherland One of the surest ways of testing a country’s political temperature is to look at the national bestseller list. The current No 1 on Amazon’s chart, Unfit for Command, in which

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The FBI’s Pre-Emptive Interrogations Of “Possible” Demonstrators: Chilling Political Speech

[ Conservative Bob Barr was a Republican Representative from Georgia until 2003, supported Pat Buchanan for president, and has been accused of being tied to white supremacist groups. But, as a traditional conservative sympathizer with privacy (apart from his support

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Just Deserters?: Soldiers are singing ‘O Canada.’ Is it the beginning of a Vietnam-like trend?

[ From one conscientious objector, Camilo Mejia: ?I cannot say that I [went to war] to help the Iraqi people. I cannot say that it was to make America and the world safer. I cannot say that it was for

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‘The Oil We Eat’: Following the Food Chain back to Iraq

[ Manning insightfully connects meat protein output to fossil fuel input, wheat to imperialism. The underlining is mine. Thanks to Matt Miller for forwarding the article. –BL ] February 1, 2003 | Harper’s Magazine by Richard Manning The secret of great

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Garrison Keillor vs. Bush: We?re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore

[ From the article: This year, as in the past, Republicans will portray us Democrats as embittered academics, desiccated Unitarians, whacked-out hippies and communards, people who talk to telephone poles, the party of the Deadheads. They will wave enormous flags

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