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Act Tonight to Stop a Destructive Deficit Deal

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st August, 2011 | No Comments

Raising-the-Debt-CeilingAfter weeks of wearied debate, hand-wringing and general confusion over the debt ceiling, a deal has finally been announced by President Obama and legislative leaders, and the “no-new-taxes/shrink-government” folks have won. While the wealthy and corporations benefit from this deal, the people risk losing what remains of our most important safety benefits that we have worked so hard to secure and what tens of thousands who have been disadvantaged from corporate greed and bad policy rely on. We must take the stand our President can’t or won’t take – Tell your representative to vote NO!

Obama Should Follow His Own Advice on the ‘Moral Force’ of Non-Violence

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

us_empire-blood_history_0-325x248Given that President Obama daily authorizes the firing of hellfire missiles and the dropping of cluster bombs in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, it was awful odd seeing him wax eloquent this week about the “moral force of non-violence” in places like Egypt and Tunisia. But there he was, the commander-in-chief of the largest empire in history, praising the power of peaceful protest in countries with repressive leaders backed by his own administration.

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesHis lines may be better delivered, but Barack Obama is sounding – and acting – more like the heir to George W. Bush than the change-maker sold to the public in his award-winning ad campaign. Indeed, when not sending billions of dollars to repressive governments across the globe, the great liberal hope is authorizing deadly drone strikes and military campaigns in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and now, in his most pseudo-righteous war yet, Libya.

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