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How can WA Dems pressure Senator Murray to stand firm?

I’ve heard from several activists that their efforts to talk to Senator Murray and her staff are having little success I’m a member of the Healthy WA Coalition, along with about 100 groups, and so far, even though our efforts have made the news and rated a (negative) op-ed in the Seattle Times, we haven’t […]

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Quickie: Bush barred from Canada

Last week, Bush was forced to cancel a fundraising appearance in Toronto, Canada at Tyndale University College and Seminary, an evangelical Christian school. Students and faculty members protested and petitioned to keep him away from their school. Their petition said: “We believe that no amount of new money can justify profiting from a former figurehead […]

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Quickie from Democracy Now

The bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting concludes that between $31 billion and $60 billion spent on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years has been lost to waste and fraud. A new investigative report from the Center for Public Integrity says no-bid spending has ballooned from $50 billion in 2003 to $140 […]

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Quickie: Occupy Wall Street Day 9 – 200+ Arrested – MSM Finally Wake-up

Occupy Wall Street: Day 9 – 200+ Arrested – MSM Finally Wake-up Yesterday between 121 and 200 protesters were arrested when a peaceful march of approximately 2,000 headed to Union Square to spread the word about their occupation for emancipation from a corrupt economic and financial system. The events made news in many national MSM […]

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Come to Olympia if the Economy has Put You on the Street

What better place than Olympia to gather if the Washington State economy has put you on the street? Come to Olympia to assemble and petition for redress of grievance. Come and sit on the streets of Olympia as a demonstration and act of free speech. Come to Olympia and greet the legislators and the policy […]

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An Inside Job: how Wall Street caused the subprime crash

Last Sunday afternoon I joined twenty or so others at the Renton library to watch the muckraking documentary An Inside Job. The two hour video tells how deregulation and a revolving door between regulators and industry fueled risky practices and huge profits on Wall Street. The two hour video is filled with interviews with knowledgeable […]

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Quickie: Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

Hope this is true. Hope something comes of it. Unlikely given the preference of the President to coddle the GOP. Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney Wilkerson also said: George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’ Those bastards need, like the rest of the GOP, to be held accountable. […]

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A Cautionary Tale from New Orleans (pronounce Nawlins, please)

I got email from DOJ – civil rights division that two NO police officers were sentenced in the killing of Raymond Robair: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2011 Two Former New Orleans Police Officers Sentenced in Connection with the Death of Raymond Robair WASHINGTON – Two former […]

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On Obama's fear of a coup

According to a scary and eye-popping article, Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes, President-Elect Obama’s advisers feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of […]