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January 13, 2009

Open letter to Obama

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

If you're a teacher, please sign this Open letter to Obama to oppose Israel's war on Gaza. ...

January 8, 2009

A Dark Past in East Timor for Obama's National Intelligence Nominee

read Citizen journalists from East Timor have been busily tweeting about the nomination of Admiral Denis C. Blair for the post of US director of National Intelligence. The nominee faces serious accusations of backing the Indonesian occupation of East Timor in the 1990's, an invasion which led to the killing of approximately 1,400 Timorese and the displacement of 300,000 people.

December 9, 2008

Ugly Betty Really Wants Clinton in Obama White House

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Ugly Betty's America Ferrara, a longtime supporter of Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton, is putting her money where her mouth is. The Latina actress is hosting a "conversation" with the one time presidential candidate on December 15th, with the goal of getting rid of the $7.5 million debt ...

December 4, 2008

An Open Letter to Obama on Racism in DenmarkThis is a Video post

Two popular Danish writers and provocateurs, Jakob Holdt and Rune Engelbreth Larsen, have created a video letter to president-elect Barack Obama asking him to do something about the growing amount of racism against Muslims in Danish politics and media.

Back for seconds

Aggregated from: SixFifty

Oh, look.  It’s election night again.  Brilliant.  Cold turkey maybe the norm in the days after Thanksgiving, but there’s no way I can go cold turkey over elections.  My resolve for sleep and normal UK hours may be about to weaken.  Run-offs may not be the best way o...

November 19, 2008

My DC political pilgrimage

Aggregated from: SixFifty

It was has become something of a post-election tradition of mine, I spend a day walking along the Washington Mall: visiting monuments to past presidents and the current seats of political power; reflecting on the election results and what it means.        This year was no exception...

November 18, 2008

Thousands of Pro-Marriage Rallies Across the Country

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Tens of thousands of people, gay and straight, young and old, of different races and religions held rallies in American cities (and even a few European and Canadian cities) in support of marriage equality for Gays and Lesbians, and in rejection of the anti-marriage amendments that have passed in thr...

November 16, 2008

Obama wins and everyone goes crazy

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

The following video -- which I first posted last week -- is titled "The greatest day." Now that I have finished adding subtitles to the video, I wanted you to know that the greatest day just got better....

The Obama’s Campaign Internet Outreach Continued

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

At the conservative activist blog The Next Right, Jonathan Klingler takes a closer look at the website created by Team Barack Obama this week, arguing that it is once again a smart initiative from the campaign that had the best Internet infrastructure in history. The main strength of the ...

The Dream is Real

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, is a date that will live in fame (the opposite of infamy) forever. If the election of our first African-American president didn’t stir you, if it didn’t leave you teary-eyed and proud of your country, there’s something wrong with you.- Paul Krugman, NY Tim...