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Encampment To Countdown the Beginning of the End of the Bush Regime

wcwheader.pngWorld Cant Wait Encampment Begins. Look out for pics and updates - encampment will be in the Washington D.C. Mall Sat. the 15th for Millions More Movement and then back in front of the White House Until Nov.2nd.

The World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime!
 

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LOCAL Commentary :: Government & Elections : Peace & War

911 for Undergraduates: based on sources from The Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey

The the long term polarization of the former British empire and its relationship to the rise of Taliban was much studied prior to 911. Unfortunately for the victims of 911, government experts had to find jobs in academia after the election of George W. Bush.

Karl F Inderfurth, formerly of the State department is an important example. The progress he achieved has been single-handedly dismantled by Bush himself.

“Having Ambassador Inderfurth on our faculty since August 2001 was extremely fortuitous,? said George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. “His first-hand knowledge of South Asia, particularly his experience with Afghanistan and the Taliban, and his dealings with Pakistan and India, has broadened our students’ grasp of the complexity of problems in that region of the world.?
 

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News :: Arts & Culture : Government & Elections : Peace & War

Peace Activist Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

In his politics a proponent of peace, and in his art a master of silence, Harold Pinter has received his just reward from the Swedish Academy with their announcement of the Nobel Prize in literature. It was Pinter's adaptation of "The French Lieutenant's Woman" in 1981 that helped launch the careers of Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Pinter also began his career as an actor, and in the 50 years since has become one of the world's most widely respected playwrights, winning accolades from Tom Stoppard and Vaclav Havel. The occassion was true to form, by his own account: "I was called 20 minutes before the official announcement. The chair of the Nobel committee phoned and said, 'You have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature'. I remained silent, and then said, 'I'm speechless.'"

In a report from ABC news, Nobel permanent secretary Horace Engdahl added to the academy's explanation for Pinter's win, saying the playwright "restored theatre to its basic elements - an enclosed space and unpredictable dialogue, where people are at the mercy of each other and pretence crumbles". His style even saw the word 'Pinteresque' added to the artistic lexicon, meaning "a work of drama full of atmospheric silences peppered with half-stated insights".
 

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LOCAL Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Labor & Economics

Santa Cruz Uses Reserve Funds to Spur Local Businesses

Santa Cruz hasn't gotten a Wal-Mart yet and I hope they never will. I would like to see more cooperatives. Who wants to start one?
 

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Commentary :: Environment & Food : Gender & Sexuality : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Health & Drugs

Banning ASPARTAME In New Mexico Advances From Food Products to Children's Pharmaceuticals and Vitamins

ASPARTAME, the artificial sweetener which is found in 6000 products in the USA, including diet drinks, chewing gum, coffee sweeteners, low fat yogurt, and childrens' vitamins and drugs, even though it turns to formaldehyde, is in a heap of trouble in New Mexico with effort to ban it in toto.
 

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