Saturday, January 09, 2010

some links for a saturday afternoon

via jay taber-

An interview with Cindy Sheehan

Cindy: “The ones that upset me the most are the so-called leaders of the “progressive” movement like Tom Hayden, CODEPINK and Michael Moore who very enthusiastically endorsed, worked for, voted for, and raised money for Obama, and NOW are beginning to speak out against his carnage, when in fact, Obama has always been very pro-war. Once the horse is out of the barn, it’s hard to get him back in.”

Ian Welsh: Nice country you have there, be a shame if anything happened to it

FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy (2008) [video link 25:18 min]

from wikinews: Turkmenistan gains a new route to export its natural gas production to Iran with the opening of the Dauletabad–Sarakhs–Khangiran pipeline.

Avedon Carol:

I listened to yesterday's episode on Who’s Better Organized Post-Obama: the Left or the Right? - which only barely scratched the surface of why the right is so much better organized, but made the point I've been trying to stress that with nowhere to go on the left, an awful lot of people are connecting with the right because the right-wing is the only place they find disaffection with the obvious wrongness in the country being given any kind of voice. Meanwhile, the "organized left", by which we mean people who can still bring themselves to support Obama, thinks they are part of a grassroots movement because they get listened to on their ideas - as long as their ideas are about how to support Obama's agenda.

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At January 10, 2010 4:10 PM, Anonymous Jenny said...

For the record though, Code pink was one of the organizers of the Gaza Freedom March. You gotta give me that.

At January 10, 2010 4:30 PM, Anonymous Jenny said...

And you know that cyrano blog hosts a category entitled "Jews", right? And they also a-okayed pro mugabe posts. just sayin.

At January 10, 2010 6:08 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

hi Jenny,
I don't know that much about 'bestcyrano'; as I said I found the interview via Jay Taber's blog. (The interview is supposed to be also available at Counterpunch, but I couldn't find it there-- otherwise I would have provided that link.)

A stray thought: not that it matters much, but I wonder if Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin are Facebook friends.

At January 10, 2010 6:58 PM, Anonymous Jenny said...

okay, sorry for my nagging: it's my hormones.


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