Monthly Archives: December 2010

Arizona\’s Racist Ethnic Studies Ban Starts Tomorrow | AlterNet

Effective January 1, 2010, the instruction of ethnic studies in public schools grades K-12 is illegal thanks to HB 2281, another racist bill signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Think of it as a companion piece to SB 1070. … Continue reading

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2010: The Year of the Fanatical Republican Extremist | AlterNet

“Obviously, Republican candidates had a tremendous year nationwide, but in several key contests, GOP primary voters went with radical, borderline-dangerous crazy people, which in turn gave Democrats a much-needed boost.” via 2010: The Year of the Fanatical Republican Extremist | … Continue reading

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News of the Weird: Tea Party Calls Department of Homeland Security a “Liberal Hate Group” | AlterNet

“In the Tea Party’s latest bit of revisionist history, founder Judson Phillips — you know, the guy who wants to rewrite the Constitution — has characterized the Department of Homeland Security as its number two “liberal hate group” of 2010, … Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann Calls Fox News “100% Bullshit,” Media Matters Proves He\’s Right | AlterNet

“Keith Olbermann ramped up his efforts to expose Fox’s misinformation campaign, tweeting to his over 170,000 followers that Fox is “bullshit” and pointing out specific stories to his followers who doubted him.” via Keith Olbermann Calls Fox News “100% Bullshit,” … Continue reading

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If the Justice Department Is Investigating Manning-Wikileaks, Why Isn’t It Investigating Lamo-Wired? | AlterNet

“If the U.S. Department of Justice is looking at a conspiracy charge involving WikiLeaks, why isn’t it looking at a conspiracy charge against Wired.com? In the case of Wired we have: 1) two people who actually know each other, 2) … Continue reading

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Vision: How We Can Mobilize the Unemployed for a Massive Economic Movement | | AlterNet

“So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? After all, the injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn’t the unemployed be … Continue reading

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8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media | | AlterNet

The corporate media\’s tendency to blare misinformation and outright fabrications has been particularly egregious in coverage of WikiLeaks. via 8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media | | AlterNet.

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The Economy Is In the Trash Can, While the Power Bankers Keep Raking It In | | AlterNet

“The U.S. government, promising to make the system safer, buckled under many of the financial industry’s protests. Lawmakers spurned changes that would wall off deposit-taking banks from riskier trading. They declined to limit the size of lenders or ban any … Continue reading

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The Year of the Big Lie: 6 Outrageous Falsehoods That Took Flight in 2010 | | AlterNet

“In the politics of 2010, the Big Lie, in both its gigantic and more attenuated forms, was almost always deployed in the service of corporations. It may not be so obvious at the surface, especially when the Lie dubs the … Continue reading

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New Guidelines: One Tip Could Put You on the Terrorist Watch List (And Good Luck Getting Off it) | AlterNet

“Per the Washington Post: Civil liberties groups argue that the government’s new criteria, which went into effect over the summer, have made it even more likely that individuals who pose no threat will be swept up in the nation’s security … Continue reading

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