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PCInt 01.05.2009 15:01
For the Resumption of the Class Struggle!
The economic crisis which has crashed down on society has already had and for a long time will have disastrous consequences for the lives of the masses, as every worker can see in his daily life or her work. The bourgeois economists themselves admit it: they do not know what the causes of the crisis are - satisfying themselves by blaming the greed of the bankers or excessive financial deregulation - and they do not know when it will end and give way to the long-awaited "economic recovery". The current crisis is the crisis of the capitalist mode of production, incapable of stopping itself, forced to produce always more commodities, at a certain point it comes up against the limits of the market.

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theresa mitchell 01.05.2009 10:13
cyanosis in swine flu death
Indicators of 1918-style virulence so far: rapid death (further down in grafs), high transmissibility, new information on cyanosis at head. Cyanosis means 'turning blue from lack of oxygen,' a characteristic of 1918 flu

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PDX Workers Action 01.05.2009 08:38
Obama and the Crisis of the U.S. Auto Industry
Making sense of the recent developments in the automobile industry is a difficult process. If you look to the media or the government for answers, you'll receive a long-winded description of behind-the-scenes deals between Obama and his advisers, their Wall Street friends (the bond holders — big banks and hedge funds), and lastly the United Auto Workers (U.A.W.).

It seems odd hearing the U.S. President combing over the business details of Chrysler: whether or not a merger with the Italian automaker Fiat will happen; whether or not the banks and hedge funds will be willing to relinquish enough of Chrysler's debt; and whether or not labor will make major concessions.

To grasp this odd dynamic one must first understand the motive to "restructure" Chrysler. According to the Obama administration, because Chrysler has produced more cars than people are currently able to afford as a result of the recession, the company has to be turned "inside out."

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Raja 01.05.2009 07:19
MAY DAY UNITY RALLY & MARCH IN SALEM TODAY AT 11:00AM!
May Day Rally and March in at the on the State Capitol Steps in Salem today at 11:00am. Join US!

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J.K. Nask 01.05.2009 01:45
"Trapped in Salem" is an expression of the author's life.
A man's nature is always to seek out what is good. If a man is put in power that has no moral fiber, that man will use his position to accommodate his personal needs, rather than the needs of the people of whom he is sworn to serve. Remember, that not only is 'man by nature is a political animal', but Free Will unchecked is inherently evil.

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Lew Church, PSU Progressive Student Union 30.04.2009 14:42
TENANTS AND TRANSIT RIDERS
The sit-lie ordinance may be extended thru summer by city council next week, and bicycle lobbyists in Salem came up empty this session, after organizers were fired at local advocacy groups. Should tenants, transit riders, bike riders and homeless activists form a coalition to be more effective and win?

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no one 30.04.2009 14:19
Guess who came to a General Council Meeting in November of 2001
Wonder how it is that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe got it's recognition from the BIA in 2002? It had lots to do with this person, Jack Abramoff, that's who. If the DOJ was to check out Abramof's travel records they could place Abramoff in Toledo, Washington for November of 2001.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 30.04.2009 08:43
Iran Responds with Mixed Signals to Obama's Offer of a "New Beginning"
Iran Responds with Mixed Signals to Obama's Offer of a "New Beginning"

Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report, conducted by Scott Harris

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theresa mitchell 30.04.2009 05:35
rationallity and influenza
The latest news--that only seven are dead of flu in Mexico-- is deceptive. There are seven dead of swine flu, officially, because seven autopsies have been transmitted to the WHO. What other misapprehensions can we expect from a corporate-owned press corps? And what does the outbreak portend?

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tch 29.04.2009 22:31
The Plague
The Swine Flu epidemic exemplifies the insanity of our modern civilization, and achieving real change will require alternative strategies outside the realm of technology, ideology and force.

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William Lewis 29.04.2009 10:49
The Nail In Our Economic Coffin
We Americans commonly refer to our system of government as a "great experiment," but we rarely look at our economic system in the same light.

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not surprised 29.04.2009 10:30
the pigs coming home to roost
swine flu caused by factory farming

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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 29.04.2009 03:44
SEATTLE UNIV LAW SCHOOL ~ REPRESSION OF BLACK AMERICANS IN 2009 ~ OK ???
lawyers for poor americans again proposes that america formulate a federal task force designed to investigate every death row legal case in america !!! our inept and underfunded u.s. judicial system can no longer be trusted to execute the proper criminal !!!

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Ann Garrison 28.04.2009 22:43
The fate of the people, the planet, and the Outer Continental Shelf
If we created a real social safety net to sustain us, people, we would all be far more likely to sustain the environment, instead of behaving desperately and destructively, by chasing wealth, or working at environmentally destructive jobs, out of fear for our very survival and that of our families.

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The Break the Chains Alliance 28.04.2009 21:20
AN OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA: REPEAL THE MODERN-DAY SLAVE LAW
We call on you to provide the leadership necessary to repeal the modern-day slave law that has devastated the lives of so many working people in this country: the Employer Sanctions Provisions. We write on behalf of communities of citizen and immigrant workers who are organizing to improve our conditions. We have seen how even before the economic crisis came to a head, because of Employer Sanctions, conditions for working people in the U.S. had grown worse than ever.

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theresa mitchell 28.04.2009 10:52
definitely pandemic
translation excerpt from la jornada, and call for data

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Mike Whitney 27.04.2009 11:36
Smash the Mirror
An excellent article which explains Obama's real role in the larger scheme of things, and why he can't/won't deliver real change. A must read for anyone who still believes that Obama will save us/the world.

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DUDE 26.04.2009 19:53
recession good?
As unemployment ends the recession will deepin.
Energy use will reduce and so with the carbon foot print.
BUT HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

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Stewart A. Alexander 26.04.2009 06:07
Obama Draws Fire from Socialists and Conservatives
Socialists and conservatives alike believe bigger government and heavy spending is not the answer to restructuring the U.S. economy; and even though the ideas of socialists and conservatives are vastly different, both groups are opposing the president on his enormous spending proposals that are lacking any clear plans on how to revive the economy and limit an ocean of future debt for the nation.

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Juan Makabayan 25.04.2009 17:33
Photo Essay: 40 years of the Communist Party of the Philippines
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is the shining star of the Filipino people. For 40 years, the Party has engaged in fierce struggle and has led the people's revolution paving the way for a just society. The Party celebrates its 40th founding anniversary with far greater resolve to serve the Filipino people to the fullest of its capacity.

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Dana Gabriel 24.04.2009 05:57
The IMF: Raping The World, One Poor Nation at a Time
There exists a double standard which allows richer countries to use fiscal expansion in the face of recession while poorer nations are forced into stricter economic restraints. Under the guise of helping economic distraught countries, the IMF is really bailing out foreign investors and multinational corporations. They have further fueled chaos and instability in some of the poorest regions in the world.

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Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee 23.04.2009 13:57
Celebrate May Day in the streets! [SAIC leaflet]
Here is the text of the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee (SAIC)'s agitational leaflet being used to build for International Workers Day 2009. A Spanish-language translation will be available shortly. For more on SAIC, see:  http://www.seattleaic.org

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Lonevet 23.04.2009 08:14
#5 Open letter of Sen. wyden
Individuals for Justice Will he stand with us?

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PDX Workers Action 22.04.2009 23:53
Obama's Real Plan in Latin America
At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama's conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR's "Good Neighbor" Latin American policy.

It's important to remember, however, that FDR's vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc...

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 22.04.2009 13:04
Bush Torture Memos Reveal Premeditated Brutality
Bush Torture Memos Reveal Premeditated Brutality

Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

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sd 21.04.2009 21:35
Prosecute Obama for War Crimes
ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT - Whoever, knowing that an offense has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact; one who knowing a felony to have been committed by another, receives, relieves, comforts, or assists the felon in order to hinder the felon's apprehension, trial, or punishment. U.S.C. 18

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Professor Gabriel Sawma 21.04.2009 17:25
Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts
Many American men travel to foreign countries to obtain quick Islamic divorce. Most often the husband who goes to a foreign country leaves his wife,property and children in the United States. This type of divorce may be valid in the foreign country but it is not necessary valid in the United States.

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CAUSA 21.04.2009 08:04
May Day Unity March & Rally at the Oregon State Capitol
MAY DAY 2008 Join Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st!

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Henry Reed 20.04.2009 16:34
Between Orwell and McCarthy: The Crucifixion of Marie Mason
'Fifth Estate' contributor Marie Mason was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison on February 5 in a Lansing, Michigan federal courtroom, after pleading guilty to two acts of eco-sabotage. Mason is now serving the longest sentence of any environmental activist in the US; an appeal is currently underway. Her sentence was one of the latest in a string of recent arrests and convictions of environmental and animal liberation activists, which has been dubbed the Green Scare.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal 19.04.2009 01:42
The World To Come
New Book Mumia writes: "I'm always intrigued when talking heads rush to comfort their viewers with news that the economy is bouncing back because, for that day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average may be performing well."

PORTLAND EVENT FOR MUMIA: Friday, April 24, 7:00pm, at the Bread & Roses Center , 819 N. Killingsworth St. , Portland.

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Bill Richardson 18.04.2009 11:34
Should Americans Be Charged With Terrorist-Activity that Sell Guns To NARCO-Terrorists?
Americans Storm Gun Stores Concerned Congress Will Change Gun Ownership Laws As Violence Escalates On U.S./Mexico Border.

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Stopit 18.04.2009 10:37
Earth day for Sea Lions, Cormorants, Terns, and other creatures
Today, as I was walking near a school in rural Colton, Oregon, I observed several volunteers, out planting trees, and improving the habitat near a stream that meanders through the school ground. Colton probably has more trees (albeit second, third, fourth, and even fifth growth) per capita than pernaps 90% of the country.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 18.04.2009 09:48
Health Care Group Battles Insurance Companies to Include Single-Payer Bill...
Health Care Group Battles Insurance Companies to Include Single-Payer Bill in National Debate

Interview with Katie Robbins, assistant national coordinator, Health-Care Now! conducted by Scott Harris

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PDX Workers Action 17.04.2009 17:36
The Anti-Tax Protests: Not Just for the Right-Wing
On tax day, April 15th, "Anti-tax" protests were held all over the nation, with some success. Thousands of people showed up in certain cities to vent their frustration with what was supposed to be a protest against taxation in general. The outcome was quite different.

If one looked at the signs that were carried by the majority of the participants, messages were being sent that were impossible to disagree with: tax money should not be given to banks and corporations. Of course. Ordinary people should not have their taxes raised through higher sales taxes, and additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, property, or gas. Right on.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 17.04.2009 09:51
Amnesty International Calls for Review of U.S. Arm Sales to Israel
Amnesty International Calls for Review of U.S. Arm Sales to Israel

Interview with Curt Goering, Amnesty International USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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By Tom Eley (reposted by anon) 16.04.2009 21:06
Obama pledges more bank bailouts, cuts in social programs
In what was billed as a major economic policy speech, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's multitrillion-dollar taxpayer bailout of Wall Street, claiming it was moving the economy toward recovery. At the same time, he outlined a policy of budget austerity that will hinge on containing health care costs and exacting funding cuts from basic social programs.

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Peace not war 16.04.2009 17:11
Boeing Co. is making unmanned drones near Hood River
These devices are being used in Afghanistan, Pakistan and most recently, in the Indian Ocean to assist in rescuing the Captain from Somali "pirates".

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 16.04.2009 12:24
BTL:Red Cross Report Documents Torture at Secret CIA Prisons
Red Cross Report Documents Torture at Secret CIA Prisons

Interview with Joanne Mariner, director of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism program, conducted by Scott Harris

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caught this one on T.V. 16.04.2009 03:35
unmanned spy drones made in NW Gorge
local company is fast cranking out these things

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CrimethInc. Republished 16.04.2009 00:02
DISPATCH FROM CRIMETHINC.: ALL TRAVELER KIDS PURGED FROM CRIMETHINC MEMBERSHIP
Quitting your job was about having more time to do what needs doing, not just isolating yourself from the rest of humanity—wasn't it?

If one makes propaganda extolling what is revolutionary about shoplifting, one is not necessarily trying to get would-be revolutionaries to shoplift so they can be "more revolutionary" [obviously a stupid approach if there ever was one]—one might instead be trying to identify for shoplifters what is already insurrectionary in their actions, so they can broaden their analysis of their own lives.

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Iris 15.04.2009 20:41
Why we don't condemn our piracy in Somalia
A different slant on the piracy story

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Che 15.04.2009 20:22
The Silent Majority Squeaks
It promised to be a revolution in the making.

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Lone Vet 14.04.2009 09:04
Ltr #4 to ss wyden-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice Death and more Death

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Mumia Abu-Jamal 14.04.2009 03:55
Summitry and Punditry
Book Party: Friday, April 24, 7:00pm, at the Bread & Roses Center. The truth is, none of the 20 leaders gathered in London has the slightest idea how to 'solve' the economic problems facing the globe....this is a crisis endemic to capitalism, where markets swallow markets and wealth is made by con games that would make the Mafia blush, by the biggest banks on earth. The latest economic summit was PR, amidst the flames of chaos.

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PDX Workers Action 13.04.2009 17:45
The Debate Over Nationalization: The Establishment Divided
"... the word "nationalization" scares the hell out of people. And so the debate has been opened up now, and that's good. Let's talk about it." Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California)


As Wall Street deludes itself into thinking that the economy has finally "turned the corner," the more intelligent economists continue sounding the alarm bells, pleading for a fundamental change in government policy to avoid a devastating, systemic collapse.

These "radical" economists are not what you might expect. They are well connected members of the political establishment, having worked in some cases for the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.), Harvard, The New York Times, the Federal Reserve, etc.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 13.04.2009 14:28
Iraqi Unions Form New Labor Confederation Interview with Michael Zweig, professor of econ
Iraqi Unions Form New Labor Confederation

Interview with Michael Zweig, professor of economics and director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, conducted by Scott Harris

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Sudhama Ranganathan 12.04.2009 18:27
Can't Let It Slide
focus The responsibility of bringing change is always challenging. Today a foreman considers decisions with regards to balancing layoffs versus making cutbacks for their crew. A small business owner weighs cutting back on his own pay and benefits versus those of his employees. A parent is calculating out how to bring home enough food to feed the family without sacrificing bills.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 11.04.2009 18:40
GreenPeace Targets and Collaborates with Corporations to Combat Global Warming Except of
GreenPeace Targets and Collaborates with Corporations to Combat Global Warming

Except of speech by Gerd Leipold, international director of Greenpeace, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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M20 11.04.2009 06:59
About 6 years ago...
fascism -- it's here Does anyone remember seeing this sign back in 2003 at the M20 demonstration against the invasion of Iraq? How right that person was.

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rising 11.04.2009 05:26
"they can protest all they want so long as they pay their taxes"
It was nice to see another peace demo in Portland recently... "they can protest all they want so long as they pay their taxes"

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Raja 10.04.2009 11:26
Break up the banks on 4/11: A NEW WAY FORWARD PROTEST & RALLY
12 million unemployed. Foreclosures up 81%. Wall Street has taken over. We must break up the banks and never again let them get so big that they distort our politics and take down the economy. To stop the banks, Americans are planning forceful, creative actions all over the country for April 11. We'll make our voices resound in those closed-door meetings with the bankers. Spread the word!

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 10.04.2009 08:29
Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention
Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention

Interview with Tina Foster, executive director of the International Justice Network, conducted by Scott Harris

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The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign 10.04.2009 00:47
Fighting Foreclosure in South Africa: An Open Letter to US Activists
As the worldwide economic meltdown continues, it's becoming clear that the fight against foreclosures is not simply an American issue. As US activists come to terms with the human consequences of the crisis, there is much to be learned from activists elsewhere. This is a letter of support and solidarity from a group of South African activists with considerable experience fighting evictions.

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#?# 09.04.2009 16:23
A note to the far right.
A note to the far right.

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Gary Sudborough 09.04.2009 15:24
The Secret, Ignored Value of Labor
For centuries the means of production have been owned by only a few individuals. This has led to spectacular robberies like are apparent at the present time, but also to a quiet, ignored theft of the real value of labor.

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Jeremy Scahill 09.04.2009 12:22
How many Democrats will stand up to Obama's wars for the empire??
A must read article from the Common Dreams website. My question is: How many peace activists will stand up to Obama's military funding and wars for empire? Why is he getting away with this?? Where's the "spine" in the "peace movement" (if there is one)?

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Ross Wolf 08.04.2009 14:53
Will The Recession Force Police To Shift To Forfeiting Intellectual Property?
The U.S. Patriot Act's mention of "Commerce" permits U.S. federal agencies to read with little or no probable cause, business and other electronic communications.

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Jeff Luers 08.04.2009 14:07
Strike for Climate Action - prison dispatch from Jeffrey Free Luers
Twenty years ago governments of the world met for the first ever climate talks.
The talks, then, focused largely on the growing hole in the world's ozone
layer (a hole that still exists today) and the need to eliminate CFC emissions
(which also still exist today though in much smaller amounts). The other
climate item on the agenda was global warming. Scientists warned that there was
growing evidence that the world was warming, possibly due to human activity
much like the root cause of the ozone hole.

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Lone Vet 08.04.2009 10:47
Open Letter #3 to wyden
Letter #3 No response yet!

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Dana Gabriel 08.04.2009 05:18
Jekyll & Hyde Obama: Protectionist or Free Trader?
Obama has taken money that could have been used to stimulate the real economy and instead has given it to the bankers. He is not looking out for the best interests of American workers, the poor or the middle class. This is a Wall Street takeover. Through all the bailouts and corporate looting, the only path being set forth by which the U.S. economy can recover is through more globalization.

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