Cholene has just been back down in the post-Katrina tent city in Pass Christian, Mississippi. If the world weren’t so screwed up, the situation of the people she was visiting with would be front page news. Met a grandmother living in a car with her autistic grandson. His parents and her husband are dead. She […]Read More..
Frances Moore Lappé [thanks to Derrick for telling me how to do accents in html] has an article on AlterNet on worker-collective businesses that have been established by survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Of course, it shouldn’t take a catastrophe to prepare the ground for success stories like those she profiles (and as […]Read More..
This is what they call news–unexpected and meaningful. * Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll shows just one in five troops want to heed Bush call to stay “as long as they are needed” * While 58% say mission is clear, 42% say U.S. role is hazy * Plurality believes Iraqi insurgents are mostly homegrown * Almost […]Read More..
See the short movie here. The Mouse Rogue Elephants Fear by Aldo Vidali Monday, February 27, 2006 Someone sent me a striking cartoon symbolizing the suicidal blindness of liberals. It shows a medieval army about to go into battle, with archers, cavalry, and infantry ready for the pompous commander’s orders. Across the field stands a […]Read More..
There’s a magazine on just about every conceivable topic, so it seems. Yesterday I was heading home to Vermont from a weekend with relatives in NYC and stopped at Rinaldi’s for dinner in Enfield CT (I-91 exit 49, at the Massachusetts border). The spinach manicotti was superior and Wendy reports that the beef barley soup […]Read More..
This just in from John Harrington: As things change, everything stays the same. Remember apartheid South Africa? Remember the voluntary corporate code of conduct called the Sullivan Principles? Remember Reagan’s “constructive engagement?” The Sullivan Principles and constructive engagement were a cover for “business as usual” in an effort to dispel criticism of the brutal suppression […]Read More..
I thought the article on the Feds eliminating label requirements on food would be the only story on imposed-ignorance for the day, and what a boring day that would be. Fortunately, the hexavalent chromium industry has come to the rescue by hiding its studies into the carcinogenic nature of its product. Thanks guys!Read More..