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Women under siege

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009   11:22 am | Author: freethinker | Life, Politics/Government, Relationships, Work/Employment | Add Comment
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What has happened to women’s rights and equality these days?

 

Every day there seems to be a story about the infringement on women’s rights.

 

Several weeks ago Al Franken introduced an amendment to assure the victims of rape (predominately women) are afforded the right to take legal action against their defense contract employers. The Senate Republicans were outraged that these contractors could be held accountable. They were more interested in protecting these corporations instead of protecting women from sexual assault.

 

Then the health care reform raged in recent weeks with the right of women to have insurance coverage for abortions as one of the key obstacles. It was also the final obstacle from Senator Ben Nelson Democrat of Nebraska who had to be assured that the government would not provide funds for abortions.

 

And then to add insult to injury Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, the general in charge of 22,000 U.S. troops northern Iraq, announced this week that getting pregnant ..continue reading

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C street secrets

Saturday, July 18th, 2009   1:57 pm | Author: chris | Life, Money, Politics/Government, Religion | 4 Comments
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K street in Washington DC is primarily known for lobbyists. C street has now become known for its Christian Fundamentalist House.

 

Jeff Sharlett recently released a book called “The Family” that describes what has been going on in this House. The Family is comprised of Christian fundamentalists power-brokers running a cult like group. Sharlett’s book cover describes them as follows:

 

“They consider themselves the new chosen, congressmen, generals, and foreign dictators who meet in confidential cells, to pray and plan for a “leadership led by God,” to be won not by force but through “quiet diplomacy.” Their base is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac in Arlington, Virginia.”

 

“The Family is about the other half of American fundamentalist power—not its angry masses, but its sophisticated elites. Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide, an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism, fusing the Far Right ..continue reading

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