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Carolina Peace Resource Center member Tom Turnipseed works on a sign to take to Washington, D.C. for an anti-war protest in this file photo. Turnipseed died Friday at the age of 83. (Photo: C. Aluka Berry) News
Progressive Activist and Longtime Common Dreams Contributor Tom Turnipseed Dead at 83
A self-identified "reformed racist' who spent decades fighting for progressive causes has died.
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Homeless Plan Has Good Ideas — And Scary Ones
Homelessness is finally catching the attention of the media, everyday people and even politicians in the Midlands of South Carolina. We’ve heard much about compassion, humanity, respect and some sensible approaches to ending homelessness. A community approach to homelessness has challenged the...
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Honoring King: Creating a Coalition for Social Justice
The 12th annual King Day at the Dome march and rally at the South Carolina State House on January 17 brought together a coalition of organizations and individuals who are working to fulfill the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They advocated cooperative activism for more jobs, affordable...
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Struggling for Peace in the Season of Christmas
Santa Claus is the icon for the marketing madness that dominates the season named for Jesus Christ, who taught us to love everyone everywhere. Jesus was an activist for peace and poor people who drove the money changing marketers out of the Temple, and became a martyr for social justice. Our ever...
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The Rich Get Rich and the Poor Get Poorer
Hunger and Homelessness in America
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Tea Partiers Prefer Secession Rather Than Health Care for the Poor
Tea Party oriented Republicans who will control the US House of Representatives want to repeal "Obama Care". Southern Republicans like Governor Rick Perry of Texas and US Representative Zack Wamp of Tennessee have threatened Secession from the Union because of federal mandates in "Obama Care". In...
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Money Talks: Corporations Become Humans and Curse Their Creator
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, gave corporations, unions and individuals First Amendment rights to donate unlimited amounts of money to buy political ads for candidates without disclosure. Meanwhile, corporate fat-cats, whose corporations are...
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War Steals From the Poor and Unemployed
Military spending is causing huge deficits and wasting money needed for education, housing, healthcare, infrastructure, and developing clean, renewable energy. 14.9 million Americans are unemployed. 50.7 million Americans did not have health insurance and 43.6 million or 14.3% lived beneath the...
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A Tea Partier, A Green Partier, and the Action Figure
Will Jim DeMint, Alvin Greene or Tom Clements win the SC Senate Seat?
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Secrecy Sucks: Spooky, Snoopy Spies Run Amuck
Since 9/11, a collection of secret intelligence groups called the United States Intelligence Community (IC) has become a monstrous, overlapping hodge-podge of spooks with some 850,000 people having top secret clearances, according to the Washington Post. The clandestine tangle of CIA spooks and...
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