Real News: A senior Palestinian official demands that Israel show the world its borders; if it does so, and the West Bank and East Jerusalem are not included, then the Palestinians will recognize Israel any which way it wants.
|By: fairleft Wednesday October 13, 2010 12:44 pm|
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday September 4, 2010 7:00 am|
The tattered remains are barely enough – and all too often not enough – to support those of us whose forefathers fled a long time ago from other sinking economies and social systems that rejected them. Learning that the U.S. is also on hard times, the numbers are sinking.
|By: Wade Rathke Friday July 16, 2010 1:26 pm|
My streak started in Canada in the fall, had my family sitting on floors in Houston coming back from Costa Rica for an hour, and pretty much became predictable when I was held up 8 of 9 times for “secondary security,” as I reentered the country.
|By: Luis Heredia Friday June 18, 2010 7:09 am|
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seems to be replacing Sarah Palin as Fox News’ right-wing darling du jour. Brewer was just interviewed — again — for Fox News, making this at least the 5th time Fox has pitched softball questions at Brewer since she signed SB1070.
|By: cassiodorus Thursday May 6, 2010 10:13 am|
Every once in awhile the media mouthpieces attempt to explain to the public that the immigration issue is “complex.” Would anyone here like to explain to me in real terms how this is so? I am not going to name names or point fingers here.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday May 5, 2010 7:00 am|
One of the canards we hear about immigration reform is that before we can work on the issues of the 12 million or so informal immigrants inside the United States we have to secure the border. This seems imminently reasonable, as long as one does not dig too deeply into what that means. It is a nice, simple and clearly intelligible idea, “Secure Our Borders”. Let’s talk a little bit about what that would actually mean.
The southern border of the United States is 1,969 miles long. The northern border is 1,538 miles long. These are just the land borders of course, the shoreline on the East and West coasts are bigger still. If we are to “secure the border!” then we have to guard, just on land more than 3,400 miles. These miles, both North and South snake through some very rough country, but they also cut through ranches and Native American nation reservations. The line includes cities and towns which have grown up on the border to take advantage of the fact of the line between nations.
"Originally posted at Squarestate.net"
|By: knowbuddhau Tuesday May 4, 2010 9:14 am|
Jon Stewart, in the May 3, 2010 clip titled Beyond Awful, vividly demonstrates the political myth-making of the drill, baby, drillers that helped create the regulatory environment in which the BP oil spill was able to poison the real environment. Want to save the planet? Change the myths we use to create our human world.
|By: knowbuddhau Sunday May 2, 2010 9:32 am|
Commenting on ThingsComeUndone’s diary, How much worse will the Oil Spill be if we have a Hurricane?, geoschmoe raises an interesting point: are we seeing a ‘life’ vs. ‘anti-life’ war, in the way we relate with nature? Oh yeah! I combine two of my own recent diaries in reply.
|By: knowbuddhau Saturday May 1, 2010 8:48 am|
Rachel Maddow, following-up the Thursday (April 29) interview with FAIR President Dan Stein, goes to the heart of what ails Arizona today. As is true of every cell in our bodies, some degree of separation from others, of course, is necessary. Far too often, malicious divides result deliberately from the type of malevolent myth-making undertaken by FAIR.
|By: knowbuddhau Friday April 30, 2010 9:35 am|
Absolute divisions, of the type imagined by proponents of the Arizona law, simply do not exist in nature. You’re asking for trouble by trying to achieve an impossibility. Just as all cells have semi-permeable membranes, we share our borders with our neighbors. implying a relationship based on compassionate cooperation, not belligerent competition. What is this, some kind of nationalist tantrum?