All Further Articles for 2010-02-12

Friday, February 12, 2010
AFL-CIO to Obama: Enough is Enough
We've just learned that the Senate and the White House cut a last-minute deal with obstructionist Republicans to approve some of President Obama's nominees. But guess who was left out of the deal? Yup, that's right: working people.
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The Na'vi Descend on Bilin to Decry Israeli Apartheid
Perhaps in response to this (mind-boggling) post in Haaretz, today's protest outside Bilin in the West Bank included some familiar, other-worldly representatives :
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One (Inappropriate) Way to Awaken the Community
Anti-abortion activists in Georgia have begun a billboard campaign charging that abortion in black communities is having a "holocaustic impact." Choice advocates say the no-doubt-mostly-white right-to-lifers, as usual, got it wrong. "The enemy is not black women. The enemy is poverty," says Heidi Williamson of SisterSong, a reproductive health group for women of color.
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Thanks Now Get Lost
Informants in drug busts say federal officials often cut them loose or deport them, rather than help them get U.S. residency as promised when they risked their necks in the first place, an investigation by the L.A. Times finds. Though some of those thousands of snitches get sent back to areas run by the same cartels they've ratted out, U.S. officials say they're just watching out for us. "Law enforcement can't operate without them, but does that mean you want them to be citizens?"
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
No Return
A group of American Jews has launched a campaign on Facebook to break the law of return, whereby any Jew can move to Israel, while so many Palestinians remain unable to return to their ancestral villages. More here . "We renounce this "right" to "return" offered to us by Israeli law. It is not right that we may "return" to a state that is not ours while Palestinians are excluded and continuously dispossessed."
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The Opposite of Heavy
Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away his fortune - the luxury villa, stone farmhouse, six gliders and furnishings business that bought it all - because it just made him guilty and unhappy. His millions will go to a microcredit charity he has set up that offers small loans to Latin Americans. On luxury vacations to Hawaii, South America and Africa, "I increasingly got the sensation that there is a connection between our wealth and their poverty."
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