All Further Articles for 2009-09-28

Monday, September 28, 2009
Another Day in Houston
A travesty. Over 2,000 people without insurance turned up this weekend for a free health clinic in Houston, Texas - home to the highest rate of uninsured people in the country - thus breaking a sorry record for a free clinic. Dr. Mehmet Oz: "The part that you have to understand about Saturday is that it wasn't in response to a disaster - it was just another day in Houston."
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Operation Hey Mackey! – Whole Foods, Oakland
It was a beautiful Friday night in Oakland. California that is. Things were going swimmingly at the Oakland Whole Foods. And then...
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Power To The People
Happy Birthday to Confucius, Asia's most important and enduring thinker , who turns 2,560 today. While he is often viewed as a conservative, he was also an independent, self-made man who believed that politics must serve morality, which he defined as the good of the people. "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it."
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Stop the Funding
With Congress about to pass a bloated defense budget and Gen. McChrystal calling for more troops and years in Afghanistan, progressive groups have declared Wednesday Sept. 30 a National Call-In Day. CODEPINK, Peace Action, Just Foreign Policy, Voters for Peace et al urge people to tell their representatives to vote against the defense appropriations bill and to co-sponsor the McGovern bill, which calls for an exit plan. Call 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121. Put it on the calendar.
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