In doing research for I came across a pretty incredible news source News From Babylon, another tool for gathering information to help lead folks into critical thinking about current events. Democracy without accurate information to inform the thoughts of the citizenry is, well , look around, it is only a Democracy in name. I'm also adding The Rational Enquirer and News Alternative to the sidebar information resource list. Read , consider, get the information out there.
The media is in collusion with the moneyed interests that presently run America. Look at the Iraq war lies we have been uncritically fed. The fact of Mr Bush having been AWOL. The continued false 9/11 Iraq connection in this Administrations speeches. Out and out lies from the most secretive administration in America's history.
"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." - John F. Kennedy
quote gleaned at President Moron
Here is a tool from The Public I (The Center for Public Integrity), take a look the interweave of Government and Business.
Borders Book Strike
There is a strike going on against giant book retailer Borders in Ann Arbor Michigan. I found out about it through an unmentioning e-mail, I just chanced to explore the URL of the writer and then was led to look into it more deeply.
Some resources: Goodspeed Update will give you area newspaper background links and also gives links to Borders Union as well as an online petition in support of the workers.
I'm guessing you read a lot and, like many of us, have seen your local booksellers go the way of the Dodo after these
mega-retailers moved in. In many places they are the only game in town. After reading about the Ann Arbor Workers reasonable demands I was moved to support their Petition. Let Borders/Walden Books/Amazon.Com know that these workers deserve better.