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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 6:06pm

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I would like to announce a new project to raise NATIONAL awareness of the poverty on our reservations. My friend Aaron Huey is launching an ambitious billboard campaign using his images of Pine Ridge reservation. Aaron is donating his time and talent to organize this project. more
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:12am

The crowds that attend demonstrations on behalf of alleged Wikileaks-contributor Bradley Manning seemed to grow in their numbers with each new report from outside the military brig at Quantico, in Virginia.

The video taken over the weekend (below) is of controntation between what appeared to be as many Virginia State Police as protestors. The conflict culminated in arrests after sit-ins by members of the crowd led to police removal of famed Pentagon Papers leaker, Daneil Ellsberg, and Colonel Ann Wright.

The sit-in was staged after the protestors were denied access to more

Connecticut Man1
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:45am

Please share this with your politicians IF they have ever used the words "austerity" or "entitlements":

Connecticut Man1
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 4:29pm

Michael Whitney at FDL is running the twitter feed from Jane Hamsher, right now, who was being harrased by the military at Quantico along with David House, They were there with the required visitor's pass to meet with the the alleged leaker of #cablegate, Bradley Manning, to Wikileaks in order to deliver a petition concerning Manning's treatment:

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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:01pm

Remember when Frank Schaeffer sounded the alarm with a campaign to ?

I do. And I remember composing my thoughts for the story that forced me to question whether my rhetorical approach was too strong: - Murdered MDs? Presidential assassination? Hangings? Military coups? What's next?

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:33am
Connecticut Man1
Monday, December 20, 2010 - 2:03pm

Because, I am certain they will tell you, it'll be good for you if they slash Social Security and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid::

House GOP: Cut Gov't Spending By 20 Percent Despite Economic Impact

The GOP plan to cut federal spending to 2008 levels appeals to the conservative base, because it predates big more

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 6:12pm
Connecticut Man1
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:48pm

For now...

It is sad that they don't even have enough of a spine to talk about this. Not rationally nor irrationally, as is their tendency these days, they would rather just muzzle any debates on the world that has long since passed them by.

"With the failed cloture vote to end the filibuster of the Defense Authorization bill -- which in essence killed a vote on repealing "don't ask, don't tell," Joe Lieberman has more

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 11:24pm

Re-Posted from Dailykos with permission from StrandedWind

I don't even recall who it was, but someone tweeted about the Knight Foundation News Challenge, and I favorited it for later inspection.

I finally got around to looking at it a few days before it ended and I was kicking myself - last year they gave grants between $75,000 and $400,000 for people who had more