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Dale Pendell

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To a Tea Partier From an Occupier

(3) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 5:45 PM

Hey neighbor! I like that tri-cornered hat. And I like having you for a neighbor. Also, I like the Tea Party -- the Boston Tea Party -- that was an anti-corporate action. The citizens of Boston tossed 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. All that tea belonged to the...

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The World Fire

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 3:10 PM

Some say Coyote did it. Cocky, he was. He'd stolen fire from the sky. He'd stolen fire from a magnet. He'd learned to steal fire from water. He'd rubbed two sticks together until the fire had come out from its hiding place. He'd found fire in a black stone. He...

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An Economy Not Worth Saving

(21) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 4:38 PM

An economy that is dependent on people buying things they don't need, ever new gewgaws and gadgets, with money they don't have, is not worth saving. An economy that has to grow just to cover its own debts is not worth saving. An economy dependent on the energy of fossil...

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The Disaster Twin-Pak, Plus Zeitoun

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 4:44 PM

Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell, The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, 2009, Viking. $17.95
Dave Eggers: Zeitoun, 2009, McSweeney's Books. $24.00
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 2007, Metropolitan Books. $28.00
Reviewed by Dale Pendell

Reading Rebecca Solnit's...

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Hot Air

(27) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 1:14 PM

Hot Air: Three New Books on Global Warming

Bill McKibben: Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, 2010, Times Books. $24.00
James Hansen: Storms of my Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, Bloomsbury USA, 2009. $25.00

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The Magic of Corporate Personhood

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2010 | 5:10 PM

The legal history of corporate personhood, stretching over a hundred and fifty years, is an interesting story itself, marked by the dogged persistence of the Central Pacific Railroad and other corporations in bringing cases to the Supreme Court year after year that corporations were entitled to the protection of the...

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Bail Out The People: A Wild Idea Worth Taking Seriously

(34) Comments | Posted December 4, 2008 | 3:25 PM

A recent article on reports that the bailout of the financial sector will be over 7.7 trillion dollars. That's $55,000 for every US taxpayer. Since, as conservatives like to remind us, the taxpayer knows better how to use money than the government, if we want a truly effective...

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Obama Wins Third Manassas

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 12:23 AM

Obama wins Third Manassas,
takes Virginia;
Pennsylvania key--
McCain's concession
From the Goldwater Room
echoes Lee
On the third day
at Gettysburg: "My fault."
And who but Obama
could quote
and pull it off?


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News: Anarchist to Vote!

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 2:26 PM

This morning I awoke before dawn. I had been dreaming politics. The sky was pink and red in the east, and an owl was hooting -- a great horned, but young, with a high pitched voice. I had been dreaming politics -- action committees, meetings, proposals. I too have succumbed...

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