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June 2006

You can’t fool all the people all the time

but sometimes all you want to do is fool them for a little while. David Rose | How US Hid the Suicide Secrets of Guantanamo http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/061906M.shtml “Closing Guantanamo to the media meant there were no reporters there as the Naval Criminal Investigative Service team went about its work; none when pathologists conducted post mortem examinations; […]

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Pesticides and Parkinson’s

My brother reports… http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/ParkinsonsDisease/dh/3559 I’m not sure if this link will work for you, you may have to subscribe but I think the story is being reported (a little less in depth) on MSNBC. Its a study in Minnesota linking pesticide exposure to Parkinson’s. It has some limitations… data set size, no quantification of exposure, […]

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More fun than an NPR fundraiser!

That’s right, I’m talking about the Flaming Grasshopper contest. Entries still encouraged.

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World Wide Local Web

It’s a great irony when something place-less like the web is used to help people in some particular locale organize themselves. You got your dating websites, you got your Meetups, and now you got something very cool we learned about from the Growers & Grocer’s blog: a website that helps farmers link up with local […]

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Food for Thought – How buying local food contributes to sustainability

An Econ-Atrocity, brought to you by the Center for Popular Economics. If you would like to automatically receive CPE’s Econ-Atrocities and Econ-Utopias by email, subscribe by going to the following link: http://www.populareconomics.org/site_files/subscribe.html To see our archive of Econ-Atrocities please visit www.fguide.org. Food for Thought – How buying local food contributes to sustainability By Heidi Garrett-Peltier, […]

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Sierra Club’s blue collar; Steelworkers’ green thumb

Cool beans… fingers are crossed. A green union After years of courting, organized labor and environmentalists partner in the Blue/Green Alliance. By Amanda Griscom Little Jun. 19, 2006 | NewsOrganized labor and environmentalists — engaged in an on-again-off-again flirtation for years — may finally be getting to third base….

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On the big screen

Over at Vermont Commons, there’s a film review… FILM REVIEW: Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient (Half) Truth” Submitted by Rob Williams on Fri, 06/16/2006 – 10:35am. An Inconvenient (Half) Truth: Peeking Over The Hedge At Our Future By Rob Williams I just took my two kids to see the most important film of the summer. I […]

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Duking it out in Nation-land

On the one hand you’ve got Kos, celebrating the democratization of media technology. On the other hand you’ve got Cockburn, curmudgeoning that the establishment Left has made a boogey man out of Rove and a mountain out of a molehill in the political power of blogs (read: Kos). First of all, credit goes to The […]

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When Will the Dems Learn to Frame?

As my colleague Jonathan Teller-Elsberg would say: How many times do I have to tell you: Don’t Think of an Elephant. The Democrats must learn to do some framing of their own, and learn it quickly. GOP wants `cut and run’ label to stick Analysts: Branding of Democrats’ war policy could pay off The Boston […]

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CGP author one of most influential lawyers in Ameirca

Michael Ratner, author of Guantanamo: What the World Should Know has been selected as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal. The National Law Journal Michael Ratner 63, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York A human rights advocate, Ratner is president of this liberal public interest group, which […]

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