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Eulogy for Ronald Wilson Reagan

Criminal acts in the life and times of the 40th U.S. president.

video: Download the updated video (2.8 MB)

video: Download the first version (4.8 MB)

Video: Download the high resolution update (224 MB)
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This is a video eulogy for the Great Communicator.

The first video was the first, quick, emotional response that I had, based on what I KNEW would take place this week (6/8/04): corporate media lionizing Reagan and completely failing to examine his legacy critically.

Since then I put some more work into it, and made a version of the video that is much better because it includes an 'argument' rather than just an emotional response. I also worked on a feature that has links to in-depth information about how awful his policies were.

The updated video is here:
http://www.hubproject.org

There is also a high-res version available for download here:
http://www.rosenberginstitute.org/video/ReaganTribute.mov

And the feature is here:
http://www.indybay.org/government

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Remembering The Victims of Reagan's Policies

6/11/2004: On Friday at noon, there was a commemoration ceremony for the victims of Ronald Reagan's policies. Over one hundred people gathered at the 16th St BART and marched up Mision St to 24th St in San Francisco holding crosses and a coffin and reading the names of Reagan's victims.

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois in 1911 and died quietly in his California home on June 5th, 2004, after living for several years with Alzheimer's disease. Yet it seems that Reagan's Alzheimer's was contagious. While mainstream media fall over themselves in a rush to construct a public memory of the man as a hero, the truth about the life and times of the actor/governor/president is quite different.

Reagan's support for right-wing murderers, most famously in the Iran-Contra scandal; provision of weapons and military training for murderous dictatorships in Latin America (Argentina, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Grenada),Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; role in perpetuating apartheid in South Africa; unprecedented promotion of nuclear proliferation; his denial of funding for AIDS research; affront to women's rights; undercutting of environmental protections, perpetuation of racial segregation and discrimination; and gutting of social services are only a few of the events that mark the Reagan years as among the most corrupt and devastating in history. This is the Reagan that must not be forgotten.

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ronnie in his own words

"I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at the point of a bayonet, if necessary."
--Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1965

"I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
--Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1966

"If there has to be a bloodbath then let's get it over with."
--Ronald Reagan (Governor of California), quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 1969. (Reagan reveals how he intends to deal with student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley.)

"...the moral equal of our Founding Fathers."
--President Reagan, describing the Nicaraguan contras, March 1, 1985

"Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal."
--Ronald Reagan, quoted in Time, May 17, 1976

"Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders."
--California Governor Ronald Reagan, in the Sacramento Bee, April 28, 1966

"We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet."
--Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964

"We think there is a parallel between federal involvement in education and the decline in profit over recent years."
--President Reagan, quoted in USA Today, April 26, 1983
 
 


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Re: Eulogy for Ronald Wilson Reagan

he was one of the most fine examlpes of a fine american i have ever known
 

another link to the video

the updated version of the Tribute to Reagan can also be found here:
www.indybay.org/uploads/reagan-updated.mp4
 

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