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Generation We—the Millennials

A Degree in Citizenship by Catherine Crier
A Mature Democracy by Susan Sontag
Patriotism Is Nonpartisan Challenging a Mistaken War Can Take More Courage than Fighting One by George McGovern
First, Do No Harm (Nation building vs. globalization)
A Cry for Freedom in the U.S. Senate Remarks by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, March 10, 2005
Nuking Democracy by Paul Loeb
We are all socialists now by David Horton
God's Own Party by Kevin Phillips (excellent!)
A Culture of Corruption "65 lobbyists for every member of Congress" by Bill Moyers
Republicans on Bush's Policies (outragedmoderates.org)
The Frauds of the Clergy the alliance between Church and State by Thom Hartmann
Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics, March 31, 2011
4,444 US Soldiers Killed, 32,051 Seriously Wounded
FRONTLINE: THE DARK SIDE ("After 9/11, Vice President Richard Cheney seized the initiative.")
Conniving, Greedy, Lying, and Deceitful by Duncan E. Beaton ("a registered Republican since the early 1950s")
Bush’s NSA Hubris Matthew Rothschild
Will Truth Rise Again? by Danny Schechter
Curveball the Goofball by Maureen Dowd
New light on Bush's war plans By July '02, U.S. set on invasion, British intelligence reported (May 13, 2005)
Click for www.electoral-vote.com
Al Gore On the Limits of Executive Power Transcript: Monday, 16 January 2006
Not the People's Choice ("Bush lost the popular vote") and Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
The Silent Scream of Numbers The 2004 election was stolen — will someone please tell the media? by Robert C. Koehler
The know-nothing defense... ("is a public statement of incompetence") by David Lazarus
Al Gore 3.0 Rolling Stone
American Debacle by Zbigniew Brzezinski
A Real War on Terrorism by Robert Wright
Iraq, Upside Down by Thomas L. Friedman
Memo Says Bush Not Restricted by Torture Bans by Will Dunham, Reuters, 8 June 2004
Bush Didn't Order Any Breach of Torture Laws, Ashcroft Says by Neil A. Lewis, New York Times, June 2004
A Plunge From the Moral Heights by Richard Cohen, Washington Post, June 2004
Ashcroft and 'the memo' S.F. Chronicle Editorial
J. Edgar Mueller ("seizure of new powers of surveillance is a smokescreen to hide failure") by William Safire
Germ Boys and Yes Men by Jeremy Scahill
A Thin View of 'Life' by E. J. Dionne Jr.
Exposing Pro-Life Zealotry by Robert Kuttner
A Peach of A Scandal In Georgia (Ralph Reed, Jack Abramoff) by Garrison Keillor

Was the 2004 Election Stolen?
by Robert F. Kennedy Jr
NPR interview
by Paul Krugman, New York Times
Outraged, just outraged ("Bush's new anger over corporate fraud is less than sincere")
Springtime for Hitler ("repeated often enough, it will become true")
Matters of Emphasis ("Does it matter that we were misled into war?")
Little Black Lies (about Social Security)
What's Going On? (on religious extremists)
A Private Obsession (American health care)
What They Did Last Fall (on electoral malfeasance)
Dissent -- the American way
S.F. Chronicle Editorial, July 4th, 2002

Amy Goodman,
"Independent Media In A Time Of War"

Why Media Ownership Matters by Amy Goodman and David Goodman
Amy Goodman's 'Empire' by Lizzy Ratner
Watergate journalist says media losing public's trust "You can't serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line" - Carl Bernstein
Bill Moyers Fights Back by John Nichols (speech)
Let's Be Honest About Social Security by Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker
We're All Bunnies With These F-16s by Christopher Kremmer
Bush's Veil Over History by Kitty Kelley
Memo to Karen Hughes by John Brown

Time Rewrote History With "25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis" "... what really happened.", by David Fiderer, February 20, 2009
"When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation -- namely, life, liberty and justice for all. Dictatorships such as Musharraf's suppress individual rights and freedoms and empower the most extreme elements of society. Oppressed citizens, unable to represent themselves through other means, often turn to extremism and religious fundamentalism."
-- Benazir Bhutto, A False Choice for Pakistan
'Blowback' in Kashmir (India and Pakistan)
The 'War on Terror' Badly Needs a Total Rewrite by Larry Beinhart (Oct 1, 2004)
THE IRAQ WAR: Three years - S.F. Chronicle
Winning the Oil Endgame - TED Talk by Amory Lovins
Iraq's Oil CBS 60 Minutes by Steve Kroft
Peak Oil is Snake Oil! by Raymond J. Learsy
War Signals? (Iran), September 22, 2006
While You Were at War . . . by Richard A. Clarke, December 31, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth
A Planet on the Brink ecology and economy...
You've Come a Long Way, Maybe (Earth Day, 1970 vs. 2005)
The Kingdom and the Towers, by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Vanity Fair, August 2011
DARPA's LifeLog ("every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, indexed and searchable")
Fear Itself "our culture of dread"
Bush lobbying effort skirts law Administration has spent at least $2.2 million so far by Rex Nutting, MarketWatch
When 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Go Bad
"Out-there conspiracy theorizing serves the interests of the powers-that-be by making their real transgressions seem tame in comparison" - David Corn, AlterNet.org
A Democrat Knows That the Leaf Turns
by Garrison Keillor, July 2004
Not in Our Name S.F. Bay Area

A Radical in the White House Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Iraq Cannot Be Won by Rep. John Murtha
They Don't Know Jack (on Rep. Jack Murtha)

JFK Speech on Secret Societies and Freedom of the Press

9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out

PBS tells the truth about Bush & Company's LIES!

CBC The Lies That Led To War

Taxi To The Darkside

Olbermann: "Rumsfeld Gave North Korea Nukes"

An Ann Richards classic -- It's Time To Resist
and Ann Richards: Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

"The End of America" - Naomi Wolf

Neil Young on CNN - April 18th 2006
Listen to Living With War
listen to the album

web site - blog

Iraqi Girl tells of
US Attack in Haditha

Karl Rove, Valerie Plame
by David Shuster

Dick Cheney
"Just A Big Bowl of Bad"
(on Letterman)

The Timeline of
a Corrupt Budget

Are Bobbleheads"

Pink- Dear Mr President

Dixie Chicks
"Not Ready To Make Nice"
(on Letterman)

Al Gore and Jon Stewart
(Daily Show)

Who Killed The Electric Car?
Final Jeopardy: Asking the Right Question...
by Elizabeth de la Vega (former federal prosecutor)
Is a President, on the eve of his reelection campaign, legally entitled to ward off political embarrassment and conceal past failures in the exercise of his office by unilaterally and informally declassifying selected -- as well as false and misleading -- portions of a classified National Intelligence Estimate that he has previously refused to declassify, in order to cause such information to be secretly disclosed under false pretenses in the name of a "former Hill staffer" to a single reporter, intending that reporter to publish such false and misleading information in a prominent national newspaper?
Iraq Uncensored: Photographs

by Pat Oliphant

Purple America Map: Election 2004 Results
How different is the blue from the red from the purple?

Also: cartograms (and here), maps in which the sizes of states have been rescaled according to their population:

Doonesbury, October 18th, 2002, © Copyright Garry Trudeau

Beginning October 11, 2004, Doonesbury featured a series of links in the context of an "Honest Voices Reading List"

John Eisenhower: Why I will vote for John Kerry for President
WSJ reporter Fassihi's e-mail to friends
Why conservatives must not vote for Bush (A Reaganite argues that Bush is a dangerous, profligate, moralizing radical -- and that his reelection would be catastrophic both for the right and for America.)
LOCAL VIEW: Going to war in Iraq was a mistake
Kerry Will Restore American Dignity - 2004 Iconoclast Presidential Endorsement (Crawford, TX weekly newspaper)
A Questionable Kind Of Conservatism by George Will, July 23, 2003

The Art of Worldly Wisdom
"The world is in chaos. Honorable dealing is deteriorating, good friends are few, truth is held in disrepute, good service is underpaid, poor service is overpaid. Whole nations are committed to evil dealings: With one you fear insecurity, with another, inconsistency, with a third, betrayal. This being what it is, let the bad faith of others serve not as an example, but as warning. The real danger of the situation lies in the unhinging of your own integrity: accepting less than your best, being overly tolerant of stupidity, forgiving incompetence, fraternizing with the nonspiritual. The man of principle never forgets what he is, because he clearly sees what the others are."
Baltasar Gracian, Spanish Jesuit scholar, 1601-1658
Of the Religions in Utopia
"so God help me, I can perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of the commonwealth. They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely, without fear of losing, that they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labour of the poor for as little money as may be."
Sir/Saint Thomas More, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, 1478–1535
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News,
have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news.

War is Just a Racket by General Smedley Butler, USMC (more)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president,
or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile,
but is morally treasonable to the American public." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought,
by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
-- Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

A cloud over civilisation Corporate power is the driving force behind
US foreign policy - and the slaughter in Iraq by JK Galbraith, July 2004

"Which is more troubling to you as a citizen: Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky
or George Bush's relationship with Ken Lay [of Enron]?" - Paul Begala

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

"Has anyone seen Bush speak when Cheney's drinking water?" - Robin Williams

Watch out for the backswing, kid
"Watch out for the backswing, kid" by Oliphant, September 19, 2001

QUITTING THE PAINT FACTORY: On the virtues of idleness
by Mark Slouka - Harper's Magazine

The death of empires by Jon Carroll

"All we are saying is give peace a chance"
-- John Lennon

Discourses and Poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi

"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching." -- Satchel Paige

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
War cannot be humanized, it can only be abolished.
   -- Albert Einstein

Marla Ruzicka - Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC)

killed in Baghdad, 16 April 2005 - age: 28
One (Especially) Sad Death in Iraq by David Corn
Lakeport mourns its loss S.F. Chronicle
LAKEPORT More than 600 mourn peace activist at service S.F. Chronicle
The Agony of War by Bob Herbert

George W. Bush quotations
"The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made up.
You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of time.
You tend to govern by assertion and attacks."
Bill Clinton, October 18, 2006

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." -- Bertrand Russell

Electronic Frontier Foundation Free Speech

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