December

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London calling: a review of "London River"

Co-writer/director Bouchareb explores the unlikely cross-cultural friendship that evolves between the Christian woman and Muslim man.

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Cuban-style health care in America? Yes we can

Despite the valiant attempts by progressive Democrats to pass universal health care, we got the Affordable Care Act that still leaves several million uninsured.

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Universal health care: If Cuba can do it, why can’t we?

So how can we fix this mess while putting the insurance industry out of business and curbing pharmaceutical industries? I look to Cuba as a model.

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African American history through music

The film is a look back at the "Black Power" movement in the years referenced in the title.

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Muppets, Fox News and the Looney Tune right

The sheer wackiness of its anti-Muppets hysteria suggests that Fox News has become a parody of itself - but it represents a powerful political constituency.

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"The Sprit Level" and the dynamics between economic and social conditions

A study of dozens of surveys regarding wealth and, the things we associate with the quality of life, seems to come to the surprising conclusion.

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Obama in Osawatomie

The President's speech in Osawatomie was the true "pivot" towards jobs and away from the austerity debates of last summer for which workers, occupy protesters and tens of millions more have been waiting.

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Economic depressions increase the threat to democracy

There is a rising threat to democracy,  a direct result of the economic crisis and how the powers that be deal with it. We must change the failed austerity politics of our country to a politics of economic growth, beginning with massive job creation.

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No cheering for fiscal treaty in the streets of Europe

Cutbacks and layoffs have touched off huge street protests, general strikes, and the collapse of governments. 

Cuban Five prisoners are not alone

The end of the year is a fitting time to step up correspondence with Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labiñino and Antonio Guerrero, in jail now for 13 years.

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