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Free Abbas Khalili Dermanaki (tx, RS)

January 23, 2010

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This is the statement of some Iranian writers and artists who are declaring their support for freedom of Iranian critic and essayist Abbas Khalil Dermanaki. Free Abbas Khalili Dermanaki “With emphasis on unity, concurrence, and solidarity of the Iranian literary society, intellectuals and literary figures inside and outside of Iran, this petition aims to direct […]

A Constitutional Amendment to Wrench Control Away from the Corporations

January 23, 2010

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Congresswoman Donna Edwards and constitutional law professor Jamie Raskin speak out against the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and call for a mass movement of people to support a constitutional amendment. Visit FreeSpeechforPeople.org to learn more and get involved!

Geithner, Summers Eclipsed As White House Changes Posture (tx, JL)

January 21, 2010

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New White House Posture Shakes Up Staff Rolling out his new, more aggressive approach to Wall Street, President Obama turned to some advisers who hadn’t been seen much in the past year. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Obama were former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker and Vice President Joe Biden. Council of Economic Advisers member Austan […]

Time to Cowboy Up – Opinionator Blog (tx, JG)

January 21, 2010

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Timothy Egan on American politics and life, as seen from the West. Tags: health care reform, martha coakley, massachusetts, Scott Brown, the senate The polls had barely opened in Massachusetts on election day, a winter dawn that showed Democrats really were going to lose the seat of the lion Teddy Kennedy, when the stocks of […]

The astonishingly deep effect of primary metaphors in our lives By Jody Radzik | Institute For The Future

January 21, 2010

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In 1980, cognitive linguist George Lakoff and philosopher Mark Johnson described the notion of the embodied metaphor in their landmark book, Metaphors We Live By, mapping out the brain’s amazing exaptation of its motor functions into the fundamental units of human cognition. In 1999, they wrote another landmark book, Philosophy In The Flesh, in which […]

Bashing Israel for saving Haitians – Haaretz – Israel News (tx, RI)

January 21, 2010

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Bashing Israel for saving Haitians By Bradley Burston Tags: Haiti Earthquake, Gaza    Click here for more articles by Bradley Burston ____________________ I’d like to say a word of honor and thanks and, yes, pride for the Israelis, paramedics, physicians, nurses, midwives, and medical imaging technicians, who went to Haiti to save lives. That’s it. […]

Art 101: art sale to help Haiti earthquake relief

January 21, 2010

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via examiner.com My January 13th article and my January 20th article discussed ways to donate money to earthquake relief in Haiti. Here’s a way to write a check for earthquake relief and take home a work of art…click here to read the article

Nepal charter to grant gay rights- Hindustan Times

January 20, 2010

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via hindustantimes.com Nepal charter to grant gay rights Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times Kathmandu, January 19, 2010 First Published: 01:11 IST(19/1/2010) Last Updated: 01:13 IST(19/1/2010) Like most people in love Tripti Shah and Darshana Thapa (names changed) want to get married and start a family. But unlike most they will have to wait some more time […]

NY Jewish cultural events this week: Haiti fundraiser, drum circle, ASL museum tour, lecture, jazz,

January 20, 2010

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via examiner.com To read the article click here

better late than never…

January 19, 2010

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Steel rising at SE corner of WTC site