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By Jack A. Smith, editor, Activist Newsletter There are important differences, of course, between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, but the long conservative trend in American politics will continue regardless of who wins the presidential election Nov. 6. Either candidate will move it right along. From a left point of view, [...]

Fukushima Radioactive Release Should Serve as Warning Greens Urge Obama to Withdraw Loan Guarantees for Nukes

“We are horrified, but not at all surprised by this latest nuclear accident,” said Denice Traina, a health-care worker residing in Augusta Georgia and former co-chair of the Georgia Green Party. “Fukushima has now joined Chernobyl and Three Mile Islan…

A Candidate Takes an Unlikely Green Path


Obama vs. Obama

[From Mark Fiore]


[From The Progressive Review] Sam Smith As inevitable disillusionment grows with Barack Obama, thanks to his lackluster performance, unfulfilled promises and often indistinguishable variation from his predecessor, it is perhaps time to put our toys away and return to real life. The Obama campaign was in many ways just a misleading trailer hyping what’s turned [...]

Cynthia McKinney: Ruminations on President Obama’s Tenure Thus Far and “Acceptable Punditry”

I have played around with this idea for hours now, on whether or not to write this piece.  But the events of the last few hours, I believe, mandate that I raise my voice once again. I have read and re-read President Obama’s Joint Congressional Address.  All of the “acceptable punditry” have spoken and given [...]

CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names On the Rocks By ALEXANDER COCKBURN I write these words at the end of a week in which: A new Democratic president, Barack Obama, via his Attorney General, has explicitly endorsed Bush’s policy on renditions and Bush’s refusal to recognize the jurisdiction of US courts in any legal [...]