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OT: Social Media Advocacy Does Work, Just Ask the Susan G. Komen Foundation

February 4, 2012

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Every once in a while I get cynical and depressed and think Twitter, Blogging etc. serve as little more than a pointless exercise- an echo chamber for people who already agree (or not) about certain things. Sometimes it seems that no matter what one does or how loud one yells, so long as the monied […]

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Elizabeth Warren Interview with Rachel Maddow

September 15, 2011


This is from last night. It’s from YouTube and was divided up into two parts, both of which are below. I do think that Warren will generate a lot of national buzz and that she will be able to raise money from states outside of MA. On the flip side, with Warren in the race […]

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Yes She Is!

September 14, 2011


Elizabeth Warren is running for the Senate in Massachusetts. Here is her website. I will volunteer and knock on doors and make phone calls- whatever it takes- to make Massachusetts blue again. It’s time to elect a Democrat that is true to progressive, democratic principles and who stands up for the working/middle class.

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Woo Hoo! Elizabeth Warren May Run for the Senate!

August 11, 2011


If she runs, I will gladly volunteer for her campaign as she will be challenging Tea Party dunce Scott Brown of Massachusetts (where I live). It would be so nice to have faith in a politician again. From Huffington Post: ormer Obama adviser and longtime consumer protection advocate Elizabeth Warren is moving toward a Senate […]

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Planned Parenthood in Texas Attacked with Molotov Cocktail & No One Seems to Care

July 31, 2011

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Just another day in the War Against Women. A Planned Parenthood health facility in Texas was targeted for attack last week and no one really seems to have taken much notice. Luckily no one was at the clinic at the time because the attack happened at night: McKinney police are investigating a case of arson […]

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FoPo Link Dump: Or News the MSM is Ignoring

July 15, 2011


I’ve run across a few stories over the last few days that I’ve noticed have received very little coverage in the U.S. mainstream media. Here they are: ~Violence against Palestinians by Settlers is up 152% while violence against Israelis via terrorist attacks [by Palestinians] is down 96%. That number does NOT include the increasing violence […]

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Women in Military More Likely to Be Raped By Fellow Soldiers Than Killed by Enemy

July 5, 2011


This just says it all, really (from Mother Jones): Where’s the outrage?

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U.S. Militarism and Women’s Rights

July 4, 2011

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This is a subject that I’ve been interested in for a long time. I’ve always had a hard time rationalizing certain feminist principles with the United States’ hawkish foreign policy. How can we as a country proclaim our unyielding support for women around the world while at the same time advocating military solutions to almost […]

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Is the US Response to Mass Rapes and War Crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo Driven by Politics?

July 2, 2011


NY Times columnist Nick Kristoff is right- the crimes taking place in the DRC are among the most under-reported in the world. It’s almost as though the DRC doesn’t exist. When was the last time you heard a story about the never-ending conflict there? Probably the last time was when Secretary Clinton bravely went to […]

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