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J.A. Myerson is a reporter for Truthout and Citizen Radio.
Hundreds of Medical Marijuana Supporters Protest Obama in Oakland as Feds Escalate War on Pot
Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Demanding answers for unjustified federal raids and threats, patients challenged the DEA's claim that marijuana has no medical use.
America Witnesses Turning Point for Pot Politics: But Will New York Legalize Medical Weed?
Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A New York Supreme Court justice, former NYPD cop and public opinion say medical pot should be legal -- but will the state risk federal intervention?
Beyond Joseph Kony: 4 Other People Helping Ruin Uganda
Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Pope Benedict XVI, US military officers and a member of Parliament inflict harm on the people of Uganda.
OWS, Without a Space to Occupy, Faces Organizational Challenges
Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: The Nation
The division between activists and occupiers, who operate in such separate spheres, is a problem that will have to be reconciled.
Obama Administration Has Many Ties to Big Banks--And Protesters Occupying Wall Street Know It
Posted on: Oct 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The president has been left behind by a fast-growing movement that considers the Democratic Party closer to the banks than to the 99 percent.
Inside the Wall Street Protests: An Eyewitness Account of Police Crackdown on Peaceful Demonstrators
Posted on: Sep 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Protesters from the week-old "occupation" in New York's financial district were arrested, penned up, and Maced on Saturday when the NYPD showed up to their march.
Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Other Right Wingers Want to Turn Back the Clock to 1900 -- What Was Life Like Back Then?
Posted on: Sep 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Thank goodness for the progressive era, the New Deal and the Great Society, and heaven (or the founders) help us if we allow the demolition of their gains.
Why Does the Right Adore Herman Cain?
Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Cain is the most interesting candidate the GOP has yet fielded, and his rise to prominence is an important sign of the times.
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