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January 28, 2006

For the past six years, I’ve devoted myself to the struggle against facism in this country, and the prospect of Sam Alito being confirmed to the Supreme Court chills my spine. There’s little I can say that I haven’t already about Alito, except perhaps to sum up the future history: at the moment of [...]
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Friends, the Progressive Blog is happy to have celebrated its one year birthday and is even happier to announce that Charlie Gallo’s conversation with John Bonifaz has been published in full at John Bonifaz is the first ever, and so far only, candidate to be endorsed by the Progressive [...]
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January 27, 2006

Chicago Tribune - January 26, 2006 - By Tim Jones , Tribune national correspondent LA CROSSE, Wis. — At 79, Al Knorr could fill his days in the recliner with televised junk food, watching Oprah Winfrey and Judge Judy and yelling “big money, big money!” when “Wheel of Fortune” comes on. But twice every weekday, [...]
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Today, I am announcing my opposition to the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States. According to Article II of the Constitution, justices of the Supreme Court may not be appointed by the president without the advice and consent of the United States Senate. So it is our solemn duty to [...]
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January 26, 2006

By Michael Shelby, PDA Activist Just when you thought the Bush administration power grab had reached its zenith in violating the Constitution and breaking the law with impunity, they go and insult us one more time. The Pentagon has made a written request of the Arizona Secretary of State, Jan Brewer, to allow her sole determination [...]
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It feels good and important that we have gathered here today to honor Martin Luther King and to think about what he might say to us were he to suddenly appear in our midst with all his marvelous faculties still intact. I find it worthwhile when thinking about Martin to remember that when he died, he [...]
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Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote on a Supreme Court nominee.   This is a vote of a generation and a test of conscience. Judge Alito does not share the values of equality and justice that make this country [...]
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One day after Clean Money activists from all around the state packed the Appropriations Committee hearing room to testify in support of our Clean Money bill (AB 583), the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed the bill out of committee. This is the first time in California history that a bill for full public campaign financing has [...]
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Cindy Sheehan, PDA Board Member And necessary! This is the theme for the World Social Forum that I (and tens of thousands of people from all over the world) am attending in Caracas this week. I know the idea of a world where everyone lives in peace and with justice is very “subversive” but the theme [...]
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January 25, 2006

The blogshpere has been buzzing with news out of the Cegelis for Congress campaign. Recently over at MyDD, a blog post appeared with a great viewpoint of the campaign. It tells the tail of the campaign from the most important vantage point… the volunteers on the ground. Read here: Driving Christine.
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January 24, 2006

Dear PDA: Please help me spread the word about a blog I’ve created in response to William Rivers Pitt’s latest article urging a walk out on the State of the Union. Kind Regards, John Hoffman
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From Democratic Underground… Dear Members of the PDA, Friday the 13th is my lucky day! Good things always happen to me on the 13th of the month. Both my sons were born on the 13th, and one was even on Friday the 13th. The PDA’s Friday the 13th endorsement of my candidacy could not have come on [...]
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January 23, 2006

Join us at our first NYC meeting of Progressive Democrats of America. PDAers from surrounding areas are all invited. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH 6:00 to 8:00 PM SEIU (1199) Union Headquarters 310 West 43rd St. , A floor, Auditorium (between 8th and 9th Avenues) Come meet people planning for action for an immediate end to the war in Iraq and learn about new [...]
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The Orange County, California chapter of Progressive Democrats of America joined forces with an entire community of progressives supporting reproductive rights to honor the anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe versus Wade decision in a peaceful but at times loud march and rally in the historic old downtown section of the city of [...]
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Doha Round GENEVA–The World Trade Organization enters 2006 with many doubting the trade body’s ability to meet its goal of successfully wrapping up the Doha Round of trade talks by the end of the year. A less-than-stellar outcome at the WTO’s Dec. 13-18 ministerial conference in Hong Kong has trade diplomats wondering what will inspire the organization’s [...]
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By Norman Solomon Ever since the disclosure of Valerie Plame’s identity as an undercover CIA operative in July 2003, prominent Democrats have denounced that leak — often with some kind of rhetoric about the sanctity of classified information. But reverence for keeping such information secret is dangerous. And so is the claim that sometimes the government [...]
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January 22, 2006

By William Rivers Pitt t r u t h o u t Sunday 22 January 2005 MEMO To: Congressional Democrats From: William Rivers Pitt RE: A bold maneuver - - - - I have a wild and crazy idea. George W. Bush’s delivery of the State of the Union address will take place on Tuesday, January 31, a little more than a week from [...]
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January 19, 2006

URGENT ACTION ALERT! B y Sheila Parks Contact Sen. Kennedy to thank him for his work on the Judiciary Committee last week and ask him to filibuster Alito confirmation whether he has the votes or not and whether Frist threatens the nuclear option or not . Tell him to forget the Gang of 14. If this is not [...]
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January 18, 2006

By Norman Solomon Legalized killing requires official justifications. The execution of Clarence Ray Allen was no exception. A prosecutor explained that “he masterminded the murders of three innocent young people and conspired to attack the heart of our criminal justice system.” And California’s governor was stern when he denied a clemency request for the 76-year-old prisoner. “The passage [...]
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by Deborah James Published on January 14, 2006 by Last week, 11 of the 14 last detainees from the December protests in Hong Kong against the World Trade Organization were ruled innocent. Three Koreans still face trial for unlawful assembly. Over 1,000 people were arrested in Hong Kong during the 6th Ministerial meeting of the WTO, even [...]
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