Cross-post: Violent Rhetoric At The 2nd Amendment Rally

April 24, 2010 by Imagine 2050 Editors · Comment
Filed under: Economy, Politics 

Media Matters put together this video portraying some of the violent rhetoric uttered by speakers and members of the crowd at the DC Second Amendment rally on April 19.

Speakers at the DC Second Amendment rally on April 19, 2010 continued to spread the violent rhetoric that has lately become synonymous with the Tea Party movement and the far right. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) joined Sheriff Richard Mack (AZ) and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America in encouraging attendees to fight against the “socialists” in power.

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Give Thanks to the People who Process Turkeys

November 25, 2009 by Rev. David L. Ostendorf · Comment
Filed under: Food Justice, Immigration 

The original article was published in The Progressive on Nov. 22, 2009.

We should know where our turkeys come from, and who processes them for us.

The turkeys piled into supermarket freezers carry their own stories. Raised primarily in massive confinement buildings by low-paid growers under contract to corporate food giants, they are genetically designed for plentiful breast meat to grace our Thanksgiving platters. They are then trucked to a processing plant, where they meet their demise. Read more