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Cynthia McKinney to join Cindy Sheehan on radio program at 2 PM today, West Coast time

In a post at her Facebook page, Cindy Sheehan wrote

…listen to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox today at 2 (Pacific) at www.CindySheehansSoapbox.com…this week’s guest is courageous shero, Cynthia McKinney and we have a listener rant from FB friend, Bro Mugwa!

Her Internet radio show webpage, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox carries this, more detailed, announcement

This Sunday (August 16th), Cindy welcomes former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, “kidnapped” and imprisoned by the Istraelis for seven days. Maybe she was considered dangerous for her “crime”: She actually brought CRAYONS to the children of Gaza! A heinous crime indeed! Everybody knows that we should look forward and not back when it comes to trivial crimes (like sytematic torture) but intolerable evils such as distributing CRAYONS to CHILDREN (evidently) deserve the full force of (someone’s) law! What a danger to humanity! Check it out!
By the way, President Obama: Can we have some spare change – even if we’re only commoners? Where did all that promised change go, anyway? Did it get lost in all the wonderful changiness we’ve seen in everything? And what’s with all this “indefinite detention” anyway? Now we’re starting it within the USA itself? (Well, I guess that is a change.) The show will be ready this Sunday.

Click here to listen or download, beginning at 2:00 PM San Francisco time. Please note: The link will NOT work until the appointed time.

Cynthia McKinney and Cindy Sheehan

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International Green Party news update

Spiegel Online reports on the growth of the Green Party in Germany at the expense of the Social Democrats. According to Spiegel, the Greens and Social Democrats are struggling for the “New Center” in German politics. In a quote that could apply to some US cities, Spiegel writes

In many major cities, it has already risen to become the second-biggest political party.

The article also covers the German Green Party’s efforts to connect with voters via their own Internet radio station.

In what may be the most telling quote, a German voter addresses the current financial problems, and the traditional party approach.

“There’s not so much money left, so it needs to be spent intelligently,” says Katharina Blumenstock, a gynecologist in Cologne. “The development of electric cars is more important to me than the Opel bailout. We need to invest in the future.” She says she trust the Greens most to find the right path out of the current financial and economic crisis.

Much more, from New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Belgium, Scotland, Palestine, and many more can be found by clicking this article’s headline.
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