Archive for August, 2007

Ann Wright in Canada, Haleh Esfandiari in Iran

August 22, 2007

Below is a link to an interview with Ann Wright who was detained by the Canadian authorities. 

Marc Ash
Interviews Ann Wright

And another about Iranian American Haleh Esfandiari who had an even more harrowing experience, not yet over, in Iran.

http://www.thewip.net/ 

Let us demand that peaceful persons be free from harrassment, detention, and imprisonment. 

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One concrete way to help today

August 19, 2007

I don’t know if you are aware that the Nation, a great progressive magazine, is being squeezed by large media Corporations.  The FTC is raising postage for small publications and giving discounted rates to large publications. Yes, that is the same FTC who wants to give Clear Channel exclusive ownership of the Nation’s Radio Stations.

With too little money and located in Seattle, at least until the 9/22 Encampment, there is little I can do, except contact you to put this message on your New York
blog and urge recipients to pass it forward.

Despite the efforts of the Bush Administration, the Constitution still says WE THE PEOPLE. Congress aside, I think it is time we start showing them that we are not going to allow a wording change to “We the Large Corporations.” To be honest with you, in spite of their overwhelming control in this country, they don’t know anything
about FORMING A PERFECT UNION. Even an adequate Union requires real people who are interested in more that the corporate requirement of making money at all costs.

Thanks and Peace
Jack Smith
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