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Rachel Maddow on Air America

Rachel Maddow
The Rachel Maddow Show – Airs Live 6-8 P.M. Eastern

Rachel Maddow is the host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Air America Radio. It airs Monday-Friday 6-8PM Eastern on Air America affiliates coast-to-coast, online at airamericaradio.com, and on XM Satellite Radio.

Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism, prison reform, and other lefty rabblerousing. She shakes a mean cocktail, drives a bright red pickup, hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives, spends a lot of money on AMTRAK tickets, and dresses like a first-grader.

She is 33 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.

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Is this the America you want?

Get mad and get active…
Things you can do:
1. write a letter to the editor
2. call your congressman(woman) and/or senator
3. Join local organization(s) working for change
4. give money to non-profit groups trying to change things
5. Don’t rely on mainstream media…READ books and articles and websites
6. Don’t think it’s not going touch your world if you ignore it
7. Help wake up America talk to your friends and family
8. Read and understand the Constitution then fight anybody that tries to change it.

Cops Break Door, Nab Alleged Pizza Thief
Police Use Battering Ram to Break Down Door and Arrest Woman Accused of Snatching Pizza

Pregnant Woman’s Tasering Probed
FBI, Ohio Cops Investigate Nov. 18 Incident After Complaint Filed

November 28th, 2007
Blogger Fights for Free Speech in New Jersey
EFF Defends Critic from Local Government’s Heavy-Handed Tactics

TSA plan to gather more data protested

Global Warming: The Rich Opt Out

11-29-07: MOONSHINE AMERICA – Collapse of the “Trust Me” model
Election fraud (Tennessee included in this article)
Are they counting your vote in secret? Do you trust them?

Bombs Away?
Arms expert Scott Ritter says the U.S. plans to attack Iran. Metro Times asks why he’s so sure.
by Curt Guyette and W. Kim Heron

America’s Gulag Goes Before the Court
by Marie Cocco
Did you ever think that we would toture, lock people away forever without charges or trials, never know who, how many, where they were sent or what ever happened to them? We do that now. Some are even U.S. citizens. Welcome to the new America folks…

Black Friday Die Die Die
America’s most obscene shopping day meets its doom in an oily nightmare hell. All true!
by Mark Morford
and meanwhile we fight and claw each other in walmart to buy the next new electronic gadget

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I thought this was great…

A great idea!!!
When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this
Address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many
cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

A Great Idea!!! When you are making out your Christmas card list this
year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

If you approve, please pass it on.

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Fascism…are we there yet?

To paraphrase Paul Krugman in his book Conscience of a Liberal, I too grew up taking the America I knew then for granted. I also protested the bombing in Cambodia. I attended my first “sit-in” at the JFK center in Boston. I was sixteen at the time and skipped school to do it. Through the years, I protested injustices directed toward women, gays & lesbians, blacks & immigrants. I refused to eat lettuce because of Caesar Chavis. I believed that we were going to wrestle “it” away from the corrupted politicians and put America back on the road to Peace, Justice and the pursuit of happiness for ALL.

Now, I’m 51 years old and after living the last seven years under the neo-con’s wet dream called the Bush Administration, I am concerned for the health of this democracy. These days I ask things like “is fascism just around the corner? Or are we already in it?” Everybody throws around Hitler and the nazi link when they talk about fascism but really Mussolini was a much better example.

Fascism is when the government and corporations merge. It’s when everything is privatized. Like schools (New Orleans) and and there’s private armies (Blackwater) and secret prisons or “gulags” (Guantanamo & Abbu Garab) and the government spies on it’s own people (The Patriot Act) and the media is controlled. (5 US corporations now own all US media)

It’s when the government scares the hell out of it’s own people by telling them of threats inside and outside of the country. (The “War on Terror”) It’s like when Government officials start acting like thugs or the mob (Blackwater roamed the streets of New Orleans with guns after Katrina and they are building facilities now all around the country) It when a country harasses it’s citizens that speak out against it’s policies (200-300 people were on the “terrorist watch list before 9/11 today 850,000+ are on the list now including Sen. Ted Kennedy, anti-war activists, liberals and others)

It’s also when the government singles out individuals who speak out (purging of 8 U.S. Attorneys, CIA worker denied secret clearence after saying waterboarding is torture on her blog) and Dissent is unpatriotic (The Dixie Chicks) or treason (Editor of the NY Times attacked by Republicans in Congress for publishing what Bush called secret documents) Fascism is also when the rule of law is suspended. (The Posse Comitatus Act – Bush is violating it by saying he can now use the army for domestic law enforcement)

Well, I guess I better try to get some sleep. It’s late. I had a few things on my mind. Better go hit the sack because soon it will be time to WAKE UP!

Peace and love,
Val

Naomi Wolf’s 10 steps to Fascism
http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329789179-110878,00.html

The Conscience of a Liberal
Paul Krugman

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