All Further Articles for 2009-12-23

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Obama's Afghanistan Strategy? Simple.
Below is the military’s schematic, a map of the counter insurgency strategy, that shows what U.S. troops hope to accomplish in Afghanistan.
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Racism A Vital Tool
A great speech by Iraq veteran Mike Prysner, who helped found March Forward ! to fight the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and urge members of the military to refuse deployment there. Speech and video in More . "Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand. The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the insurance companies who deny us health care when it's profitable, the banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousand miles away. They are right here in front of us."
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Women's Work Never Done
How weird is this: After naming tennis star Serena Williams Female Athlete of the Year, members of the Associated Press declared the runner-up Zenyatta, who is, reportedly, a horse. Horses are way cool, don't get me wrong, but what, they couldn't find a biped?
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Obama Promised
Using his own words against him, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is airing an ad in which Obama gives a campaign speech insisting on a public option he has now abandoned. The group hopes to pressure Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to drop his support of the bill unless the option is added. "President Obama should frankly feel ashamed that he promised Americans a public option, got people to believe real change was possible, and then never truly fought for it." – Adam Green of PCCC.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
End Of A Song
The famed Boys Choir of Harlem, which for three decades gave New York's inner-city kids a chance to shape new lives through music, has ceased to exist. Beset by money problems, a sexual abuse case and a cover-up scandal, alumni announced the choir's end at a Christmas concert in Harlem. "Tell the people - let it be known," said alumnus Terrance Wright. "There is no Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem."
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