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An Obituary for the Free Press

A leading Los Angeles religious figure blasts media irresponsibility at a memorial service for one of the Los Angeles Times’ top editors, Anthony Day.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 READ MORE


Ken Ballard

Gold Star Mom Speaks Out

In honor of Gold Star Mothers Day, Truthdig brings you this letter from Gold Star mom and blogger Karen Meredith, whose son Ken died in Iraq two years ago.

Posted on Sep 24, 2006 READ MORE


International Peace Day

Did you know that Sept. 21 is International Peace Day as designated by the U.N.? Well, it is.
BBC bloggers on Peace Day, current conflicts, conflict map, peaceYour comments here.

Posted on Sep 21, 2006 READ MORE


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Overworked Laborers’ Day?

OK, we had to do it. Some snippets from a focus on the daily grind by the Washington Post:

  • The Pew Research Center: “Americans believe that workers ... are worse off now than a generation ago—toiling longer and harder for less in wages and benefits, for employers who aren’t as loyal ... in jobs that aren’t as secure.”
  • The Economic Policy Institute’s “State of Working America 2006/2007”: Productivity may have boomed in recent years, but family incomes have stalled.
  • Peter D. Hart Research for the AFL-CIO repeats this pessimistic drumbeat: Fifty-five percent of Americans said their incomes were not keeping up with inflation; 38% predicted that the economy would worsen in the coming year.


  • Also, the origins of Labor Day, My Bad Boss Contesta four-day workweek, labor statistics, quality of life, undocumented workers’ rights.  More labor links? Put ‘em here….

    Posted on Sep 4, 2006 READ MORE


    American Flags
    Left: From the Bergen County Record; right: AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez

    Waving the American Flag

    Phew!
    What a past few years it has been for the American flag ... embraced throughout the world after the Sept. 11 attacks; denounced throughout the world not long after; subject to a Republican attempt to make it fireproof during the last two national election cycles….
    So with flags waving high during this Fourth of July, Truthdig invites its readers to reflect in the comments box on the nature of patriotism and nationalism. Here are some primers from E.J. Dionne, Howard Zinn and John Kerry (more)

    Posted on Jul 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: King George, Dethroned

    As we celebrate our Independence Day, let us thank the Supreme Court for granting us deliverance from the tyranny of a president who tried to fashion himself king.

    Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day, 2006

    “We remember that many Americans have lost their limbs or their lives in on-the-job accidents that might have been prevented if overall media coverage had been anywhere near as transfixed with job safety as with, say, marital splits among Hollywood celebrities.”

    Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
    AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

    Snow Melts at Debut ‘Gaggle’

    New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stumbled a bit during his first briefing, but also came off as refreshingly candid. “I’m not even going to try to fake it,” he told one reporter.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Race Card Backfires on Republicans

    Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences.

    Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Immigration Protest Rally Photo
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    Robert Scheer: My Mother ‘the Illegal Alien’?

    “Like so many May Day protesters taking part in ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ I know about having an otherwise law-abiding family member who spends decades working long, hard hours for abysmally low wages.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Photo Immigration Protest

    Tom Hayden: Who Are You Calling an Immigrant?

    The fundamental issue underlying the attitudes of the May Day protestors is that “either the Mexicans (and other Latinos) are immigrants to a country called the United States or the U.S. is a Machiavellian power that denies occupying one-half of Mexico for 156 years.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Pink

    Songs of Protest

    The Nation magazine notes that just as Bob Dylan moved the Vietnam era, many modern-day acts are eloquently and forcefully calling for change in America.
    An audio/video sampling of protest:

  • Green Day
  • Neil Young
  • Pink
  • Pearl Jam
  • Kanye West
  • The Dixie Chicks

  • Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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