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Rally to ban fracking in New York state

Rally to Ban Fracking at Cuomo’s State of the State!

Green Party goes to Albany! Join the Green Party and thousands of other activists in Albany to tell Governor Cuomo and other state legislators to BAN FRACKING. The rally begins at 11:30 AM on the middle of the concourse at the Empire State Plaza. It will be before the Governor delivers his official State of the State address.

Readers, if any of you are able to go to this, please post about your experiences. Read below the fold...

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Chris Hoeppner

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Visible lefties: Solidarity rallies


Workers Defend Their Rights in Wisconsin & Ohio

No on SB-5 Rally, Medina, Ohio

SN5 Rally Youngstown Ohio

SB5 Rally Youngstown Ohio 3/30/2011

Senate Bill 5 Rally

Anti-SB5 Anthem: Come on Kasich, Don't sell us out!

AFSCME Ohio United We Stand

Mike Williams Ellet Town Hall Meeting Pt 2of2

Ohio Statehouse SB5 final protest/vote Read below the fold...

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Help bring “Medicare for All” to New York State.

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NY NARAL fraud

If you live in NY and donated to NARAL, this is where your money went. Read below the fold...

Open Letter to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo from Green Party's Howie Hawkins


An Open Letter to Andrew Cuomo from Howie Hawkins via email:

December 30, 2010

Dear Governor Cuomo,

Congratulations on your election.

During our recent Gubernatorial contest, we emphasized different approaches as to how best restore the state's fiscal health and to reduce the onerous impact of local property taxes. But as you prepare to start your administration, it is critical that the long term needs of our state take priority over the political rhetoric that dominates election campaigns.

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The Horror of War on Stage

By David Swanson

"Prophecy" is the title of a new play by Karen Malpede, and I'm here to attempt the unamerican task of telling you to see it without telling you it's a comedy. In fact, I'm going to confess that I had to take a break from it and recover before I could write about it. I felt like I'd taken a blow with an enormous sledge hammer, even though I knew that a whole orchestra of smaller instruments had produced what I was feeling.

It was not a bad feeling, not an undesirable feeling. The play is a thing of beauty, and not all beauty fits into that Hollywood sensation of wouldn't-such-a-thing-be-sweet-but-I-bet-they're-divorced-in-a-year-and-I-shouldn't-have-had-that-last-gallon-of-coke. Read below the fold...

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Tasini's problem and opportunity

UPDATE: Letter to the Rochester City Paper: Tasini's a better option for the Senate

Undecided Beats Gillibrand, Ford

A potential Democratic primary to replace Hillary Clinton still looks wide open, with 40% of voters saying in today’s Quinnipiac poll they have no idea who to back among Kirsten Gillibrand, Jonathan Tasini and Harold Ford.

Gillibrand is maintaining a big lead on Ford and the liberal Tasini, topping them 36% to 18% to 4% for Tasini.

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Tasini's chances

New York Times

Last time around, pitted against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he was the 17 percent man, gathering that percentage of the vote in the 2006 Democratic primary.

Winning 17% of the vote against a Democratic icon like Hillary Clinton is actually a huge achievement. Remember, the Democratic Primary would have been held in September of 2006, back in the days when we thought more Democrats would solve our problems.

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Today in Tasini

Remember Tasini for Senate

Tasini, president of the Labor Research Association and former president of the National Writers Union, stands clearly for progressive principles. His Web site - - outlines his long-standing commitment to equal rights for all, single-payer health care and against funding ongoing foreign occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His issues section is far more thoughtful, forthright and well-written than the cautious, hesitant statements on the Web site of our current junior Senator.

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Jonathan Tasini is the only Democrat who can win New York in 2010

Currently polling at 5% it may sound strange to say that Tasini is the only Democratic candidate for US Senate with a prayer of winning, but it is so. If we are to motivate the Rochelle Sivian's of this world to give their time and energy to delivering the Democratic vote, then we must nominate candidates who refuse to be sucked into Versailles' conventional wisdom.

If we nominate Gillibrand we will just have a rerun of the Massachusetts senate race. I am increasingly of the view that Ford is in it to make Gillibrand look like a liberal. Read below the fold...

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Inland Z writes a letter to the Buffalo News

Buffalo News Editorialist, Douglas Turner, is unaware Kirsten Gillibrand already has a primary challenger in Jonathan Tasini.

In today's Buffalo News, Douglas Turner wrote an opinion piece totled: "Let's hope Gillibrand faces a primary Challenge."

So I sent him an email.


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