Peter Rothberg

Peter Rothberg writes the ActNow column for the The Nation. ActNow aims to put readers in touch with creative ways to register informed dissent. Whether it's a grassroots political campaign, a progressive film festival, an antiwar candidate, a street march, a Congressional bill needing popular support or a global petition, ActNow will highlight the outpouring of cultural, political and anti-corporate activism sweeping the planet.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 3:32pm
Bush v. Children
The State Children's Health Insurance Program was created by the federal government in 1997 to provide medical insurance coverage for children of families with annual incomes too large to qualify for Medicaid but too small to afford private insurance. The legislation currently insures more than six million children who would otherwise lack coverage.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 3:05pm
Kenneth Foster's Fate: Death Penalty Craziness In Texas
In less than three weeks Kenneth Foster, an African American man sentenced to death in 1997 for the murder of Michael LaHood, is scheduled to be executed in Texas.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 11:14am
Save Internet Radio
The future of Internet radio is in doubt. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will be bankrupt and immediately forced silent.
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Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:46pm
The Kids are Alright (Part 2)
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Friday, April 13, 2007 - 2:40pm
The Green Festival
Step It Up! takes place tomorrow, Saturday. Check out an event near you .
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:06pm
Exxon's Shame
Alaskan wood carver Mike Webber unveiled his "Shame Pole" this past Friday in Cordova to mark the 18th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill , which devastated the area and ruined lucrative herring and salmon fisheries.
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