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farzana-versey's picture
May.16.2009
Yes, why? We are the largest democracy. 1,147,995,904 people. During these elections there were 8, 28,804 polling stations in the country. Over a million electronic voting machines. 1055 political parties. 3,150 independent candidates. 1055 political parties. We have actors as candidates,...
ugo-mattei's picture
Mar.25.2009
  I received this piece that I wish to share with my readers. Not only the piece isinteresting but it is also gives us the chance to explore an important electronic publication of resistance that well deserves a link. Lieberman is no abnormalityNimer Sultany, The Electronic Intifada, 24 March...
aberjhani's picture
Mar.17.2009
The following is the first in a three-part series of celebrated blogs on the 2008 presidential campaign.    Why I Cried When Barack Obama Received the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States    The writer Victor Sejour, who counted the great French author Alexandre Dumas among...
ugo-mattei's picture
Jan.30.2009
 First let me apologize for the long silence... I was just overwhelmend trying to close a book and I will be in such pathetic state for another week or so.  I hope I will not loose all my readers...I enjoyed the thoughts of John and the logical conclusion is that adversary institutions never are...
gayle-hansen's picture
Nov.06.2008
Yesterday I  heard from folk "on the ground" - regular folk like me and you, with many of the same problems and concerns - from all over the world.  I have email correspondents in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, Belarus, South America - and all over North America, and all are expressing...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.17.2008
I wouldn’t be as pat as Fidel Castro. The former Cuban President thinks it is a “pure miracle” that Barack Obama has not been assassinated as yet, despite the deep racism that exists in the US. “Millions of whites cannot reconcile in their minds with the idea that a black man with his wife and...
lisa-solod's picture
Jul.31.2008
            In the middle of the last century, stories were told of poets in the then USSR commanding audiences of tens of thousands for readings.  America was astounded.  Poetry?  Not rock and roll?  Granted, the Soviet Union backed those poets and rock stars were, of course, not allowed to tour...
darlene-arden's picture
Jul.31.2008
I suspect that I'm the only one here who is a true Independent. I've written about this before. I take pride in the fact that I am quite capable of weighing issues and thinking for myself. Right now we're in the middle of a political campaign that may or may not reshape America. As a taxpayer, as a...
tim-wise's picture
Jun.14.2008
This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama in November. You know who you are. I know that it's probably a bad time for this. Your...
laurel-anne-hill's picture
Apr.23.2008
In this season of politics and controversy, let me offer the following:  The framers of the U.S. Constitution forged their historic document during the late Eighteen Century, a time when many of the populace--some free and some not--tilled land.  Large families often provided a network of security...