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Needed: Nation-Building in Worcester, Mass.

Needed: Nation-Building in Worcester, Mass.

by
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

THE LAST FIREWALL AGAINST THE LIES

Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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