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Poverty in a Small Town

Poverty Will the United States ever rise above the evils of classism and racism? Is 'poverty' the new black?

The Vermont Council on Rural Development recently held community wide meetings to explore ways of improving life in small town Bennington. Most of the focus is usually on economic development. This time there was also a meeting focused on the issue of poverty. Meetings such as this are held every year or so. They usually result in discussions about having more meetings to decide when to have more meetings about having meetings. Then someone is appointed to write a report about the meetings.

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Heading for Inevitable Disaster

Fidel CastroIn 1959, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz liberated Cuba from imperial America, police state rule, and mafia bosses who turned the nation into a casino and brothel.

Cubans may want change, but won't tolerate recolonization under puppets serving Washington's interests.

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Death in Gaza, death in Toulouse

air-strikeby Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

Is there a connection between the al-Qaida attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse in southern France and the recurrent murder of Palestinian civilians by Israel in the occupied territories?

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Gaza Siege Harshness Continues

Gaza SiegeIsrael's claimed easing is false. Besieged Gazans remain isolated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) assessed conditions in January.

Except for limited amounts of agricultural products, Gaza's export economy's suffering. In addition, imports of basic needs and raw materials fall well below minimal needs.

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Gold versus Paper

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Benankeby Jacob G. Hornberger

In a recent lecture to an undergraduate class at George Washington University, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Benanke, not surprisingly, blasted the gold standard and praised paper money and the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve. He said that it would be impractical to return to the gold standard and that the Federal Reserve is necessary to address economic crises.

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