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  • Secession Campaigns

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    The recent San Francisco Chronicle article on a new state for the Oregon California border region reminded me of what happened in Puget Sound fifteen years ago. Secession campaigns — forming new counties or states — have, since the Reagan era, been used as organizing drives to obtain lists of names and funds for right-wing… more

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  • Sex Slavery in Malaysia

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    Inter Press Service looks at how tribal girls in Southeast Asia are forced into prostitution by human traffickers promising normal jobs in Malaysia for the poverty-stricken children and young women. more

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  • Christian Fascism

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    Sarah Palin’s propulsion into politics was fueled by religious intolerance, organized through malicious harassment, and targeted at democracy. Her use of the power of the state to deny equal protection under the law and to thwart the civil rights of her ideological opponents is consistent with the bigotry promoted and organized by the churches that… more

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  • Always a Good Day

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    My friend Darryl, a Sto:lo storyteller and retired seafarer living in Spain, once told me of growing up in a logging camp on the Olympic Peninsula where his grandmother was camp cook. Keeping him company as a young boy were the bears and birds and people of Elwha, a tribe of the S’Kllalam nation near… more

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  • Promoting Murder in America

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    Contrary to public opinion, promoting murder is not protected by the U.S. Constitution. Nor is it protected by tax exempt status, as in the case of charitable trusts and organized religions. The only place we find some degree of protection for individuals engaged in promoting murder is in the limited liability of corporations and in… more

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