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In this fight for our future, we must all rise together

Needed: Nation-Building in Worcester, Mass.

Abby Zimet

Thanks be to the way-too-few, brave voices of those in Congress who
persist in calling out the insanity of funding the carnage in
Afghanistan, but not our own needs at home. On a call with bloggers,
Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Maine's own Chellie Pingree cited the
surreal discrepancies of spending $7 billion a month in Afghanistan, but
turning down money to create jobs or extend unemployment benefits.

"We're going bankrupt, we can't extend
unemployment insurance, but when it comes to Karzai, we're a bottomless
pit." - McGovern

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.

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