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Conservatives and Chavez

Hugo Chavezby Jacob G. Hornberger

Conservatives are on the warpath over the reelection of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. They’re saying that Venezuelans have made a huge mistake in extending Chavez’s term as president, pointing out that Chavez’s socialism is destroying Venezuela’s economy. They’re also pointing out how unfair it is that Chavez used the powers of incumbency to buy votes with federal money in the run-up to the election.

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Incursion Day?

photo: Bob BoldtI would like to make a few reality resets to the long-celebrated character of Christopher Columbus and the so-called glory of his accomplishments. Anyone who reads the unredacted account of Columbus’ landing on an outlying island in the Caribbean and subsequent events, might want to consider reestablishing the holiday in the name of some relatively more moral and decent historical or fictional Italian-American like Alphonse Capone or Anthony Soprano.

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Romney unfit to be President

RomneyThe neo-liberal agenda of the Republicans  – maximum freedom for the advantaged to exploit the disadvantaged - means that over 1 million Americans die preventably each year due to deadly policy perversions that promote militarism, war, violence and dangerously unregulated capitalism. While President Obama backs regulation and preventive medicine, his opponent Mitt Romney’s fanatical Republican neo-liberalism will make this appalling situation much worse.

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No More Israel in 10 Years

Henry KissingerOn September 17, the New York Post quoted Henry Kissinger saying:

"In 10 years, there will be no more Israel. I repeat: In 10 years, there will be no more Israel."

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Abunimah Did It Again

Greta BerlinIs it really possible that not a single Palestinian or Palestinian solidarity activist would stand for Greta Berlin, one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement and its spokesperson for the last several years? Is it possible that not a single peace activist would rush to defend the person who was directly and physically involved in every naval attempt to break the siege on Gaza? Apparently, yes.

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