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Rumors about the secretive Blackwater company
Have gotten louder and have long persisted


Regarding Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Proposal: “CROWLEY: No sale on the Republican side. Rudy Giuliani called it ‘a scheme that includes more government mandates and more big bureaucracy.’ Mitt Romney said ‘it was Washington health care born and bred. In her plan, we have a government insurance, instead of private insurance. In her plan, it's crafted by Washington.’” To anyone who thinks privatization is a better, more efficient way to provide services to the consumer, take a long hard look at what privatization did for health care in these United States! Heath care has become a behemoth that only the rich can afford. And the Repuglican Party that owes their souls to the lobbyists on K Street, the Repuglican Party that represents corporations, conglomerates, and the almighty dollar, want to keep it that way!

by Michael Winship

Last Tuesday, the 6th anniversary of 9/11, was actually the first since the tragedy that I spent the day at home, not going to Ground Zero or attending other memorial services. Instead, I tuned the TV to Channel 11, so that even as I went about my business, the annual naming of the 2,750 victims unfolded within easy earshot.


On mainstream political reporting: "... the entire way the arc of the story is told ... it never ever looks into the merits of anybody's claim on either side. ... You never, ever, ever assess the merits. You describe them. You compare them to other things. And then you bring in an expert. And every single story has that same formula. ... It's up to citizen journalism and populist journalism, like we're doing online and in progressive radio, to do basic, basic, basic reporting. It's embarrassing."



Another lying Republican on a local level in Seattle. Again, finding a Republican today, who can run on truth, honesty, and justice . . . well, awards should be given for such finds, because it seems they are becoming extinct. Even those who might be considered honest, still support this criminal and treasonous Bush administration, and that makes them an accomplice to all of the high crimes and misdemeanors.

by Greg Palast

A special investigative report from inside Iraq

Monday, September 17, 2007 -- Did you see George all choked up? In his surreal TV talk on Thursday, he got all emotional over the killing by Al Qaeda of Sheik Abu Risha, the leader of the new Sunni alliance with the U.S. against the insurgents in Anbar Province, Iraq.

Monday, 17 September 2007 07:40

Mike Ferner: New Day in the Anti-war Movement?

by Mike Ferner

Other demonstrations against the war in Iraq have been larger, but the one in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday was significant in another way because of a very different feel about it.

Monday, 17 September 2007 06:09

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 17, 2007


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Subject: Request to revoke Bush's diploma

by Chad Rubel

Michael Moore has a new movie out in 2007. Yes, you say, "I've seen SiCKO." Well, good. But there's a new movie from Moore in 2007 that you probably haven't seen -- unless you were in Toronto earlier this month for the Toronto International Film Festival.

This film is called "Captain Mike Across America," and it's more of a highlights package from his concert tour of colleges leading up to the 2004 election. The theme throughout the film is the drive to get young people to register to vote, a theme that will also be necessary in 2008. Moore offers Ramen noodles and underwear to get young people to register to vote.

At the Saturday showing of the movie, Moore did say this movie is more about preaching to the choir, but sometimes the choir needs to be preached to. So don't expect it to be in the linear plane of "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and, of course, "SiCKO." You see a lot more of Moore in this film as opposed to "SiCKO." This is one for the fans.

There are musical performances from a number of artists, including Eddie Vedder, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.

C'mon, cut the guy some slack!
This happened way back in 2005

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