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We discuss the problem of solidarity and atheism. For example we need advices for people who lost their beliefs and want something new. We must strengthened the idea of social solidarity and discuss the ancient faults of the Left

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 15, 2010 at 3:42pm
A very eloquent letter by Mr. Kovic. We can only hope that it has some effect.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on December 15, 2010 at 10:04am


author of Born on the Fourth of July
http://www.answercoalition.org/march-forward/statements/a-letter-fr...

A Letter from Ron Kovic to Young Veterans and GI's
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
By: Ron Kovic
"Raise Your Voices, Protest, Stop These Wars"

"Those of us lucky enough to have survived combat yearn for life now, for beauty, for all that is decent and good, for in war we saw the worst in the human being. We saw poverty and death, killing and savagery, the darkest sides of the human soul, the most hated parts of our humanity."

http://tinyurl.com/2bqq9nq

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on December 1, 2010 at 9:20am
Agnostic Dad Loses Custody of Kids

An Indiana judge pointed to a man's agnosticism when divesting him of joint custody.

READ MORE

http://www.alternet.org/story/149037/
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 30, 2010 at 12:18pm
OPINIONS on OBAMA


Real Socialist Calls Obama a Capitalist
by Berry Craig posted on Tuesday, 30 November 20102

2008 Socialist presidential hopeful says Obama is a capitalist .
Republicans, especially Tea Party types, still claim President Obama has a "socialist agenda." Democrats keep on denying it. Journalists dutifully report the dissing and the disavowals, claiming that's giving the public both sides of the story. Seldom do scribes ask Real McCoy Socialists like Brian Moore if the President is one of them. Moore says no way. "Obama's actions and policies are capitalist to the core."

Read the full story >
http://www.laprogressive.com/election-reform-campaigns/real-sociali...

Cowards vs. Hypocrites: Why Democratic Politicians Despise the “Professional Left”
by Randy Shaw posted on Friday, 13 August 20102

Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused the biggest blogosphere firestorm of 2010 by publicly condemning the "professional left" during an August 10 interview. Many observed that while Republican politicians fear their base, Democrats "hate" theirs, a statement certainly borne out both by Gibbs' comments and those previously made by Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel. I wrote a January 20, 2010 piece titled Blaming the Left on this dynamic, which gets worse as Obama's list of legislative accomplishments grows along with progressive disenchantment over the lack of transformational change. Republican and Democratic politicians treat their bases differently because the former is accused of lacking political courage while the latter is charged with hypocrisy; progressive criticism is more deeply felt because it challenges politicians' personal identities. ...

http://www.laprogressive.com/election-reform-campaigns/professional...
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 25, 2010 at 9:59am
Permanent War

Obama's Massive Power Struggle with the American War Machine

Even if Barack Obama is seriously betting on his exit strategy, the Pentagon wants infinite war.

Pepe Escobar / Asia Times

READ MORE:
http://www.alternet.org/story/148297/
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 24, 2010 at 2:31pm
MILLENNIUM GOALS

1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2: Achieve universal primary education
3: Promote gender equality and empower women
4: Reduce child mortality
5: Improve maternal health
6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7: Ensure environmental sustainability
8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Source: United Nations
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
International UN Summit
http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/

See also:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

[Note: There is some international progress and cooperation on the Millennium Goals. This international movement launched by the United Nations has received close to zero publicity in the USA mainstream press.]
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 15, 2010 at 2:09pm
Here is a concept for liberal free thinkers.
This is organization is in rural a county in California, USA. I've found that most activists are not divided by God belief. In fact in my experience, the subject almost never comes up. The topic at hand is getting liberals and progressives to vote; electing progressives to office; equal access to universal health care; fair and living wages; equality of justice; economic justice; ending racism, sexism and homophobia; putting a stop to unnecessary US Military intervention, etc. ...
-- Gary


A NEW PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE

Realizing that our shared commitment to human rights, religious freedom, and peace and social justice, significantly outweighs our differences; we the undersigned, comprised of both secular and religious progressives, declare an alliance between progressive, rational-minded people regardless of one’s spiritual, religious, or secular perspective.

While our beliefs about the existence of God may differ, progressive Americans share a common tradition of humanism dating back to at least the Renaissance. Many spiritual and religious thinkers have significantly contributed to the advancement of doubt, free thinking, and the sciences, laying the ground work for the Enlightenment and modernity. There is no "cultural war" dividing us.

MORE on line:

http://www.newprogressivealliance.com/
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 19, 2010 at 12:18pm
Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 by CommonDreams.org

Dear Mr. President...

by Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/17-8
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 27, 2010 at 12:46pm
Immigration Check Point in Santa Monica, CA

profiling illegal immigrants on a Santa Monica, Calif. mall.

IMMIGRATION CHECK POINT

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gkBP2RCbo4&feature=player_embed...!

READ more:

http://www.laprogressive.com/immigration-reform/anti-immigrant-netr...
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 27, 2010 at 9:37am
Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project

Analysis

For the first time in nearly nine years of what the government has called a "war on terrorism," the Supreme Court on June 21 [2010] ruled decisively in the government's favor — but still stopped short of providing an unqualified victory. The Court ruled, by a 6-3 vote, that IT DOES NOT VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BLOCK SPEECH AND OTHER FORMS OF ADVOCACY SUPPORTING A FOREIGN ORGANIZATION that has been officially labeled as terrorist, EVEN if the aim is to support such a group’s peaceful or humanitarian actions.


Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project - ScotusWiki
Brief of the Carter Center, Christian Peacemakers, Human Rights Watch, et al. in Support of Humanitarian Law Project, et al. ...
http://www.scotuswiki.com/index.php?...Humanitarian_Law_Project

Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project | Center for Constitutional Rights
Jun 21, 2010 ... CCR's plaintiffs include the Humanitarian Law Project, a human rights organization that seeks to provide training in human rights ...
http://ccrjustice.org/holder-v-humanitarian-law-project
 

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