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The Political Notebook: The Prospects for Women in Politics in 2012: From the US to Afghanistan

thepoliticalnotebook:

United States: 2012 is a general election year in the United States, and it’s a fairly certain bet that no woman will head the country come next January, but what are the prospects for the Congressional seats and governor’s positions across the country, and where exactly do women stand in the…

thesmithian:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican, Virginia), on #OccupyWallStreet

“…If you read the newspapers  today, I,  for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs  occupying Wall  Street and the other cities across the country. And  believe it or not,  some in this town, have actually condoned the  pitting of Americans  against Americans….

Eric Cantor on the Tea Party:

“[they are] fighting on the fighting lines of what we know is a battle  for our democracy…People are beginning to wake up and see a country they don’t really recognize…”

more, plus video, here.
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art: photo by Lee Ranaldo, at #occupywallstreet

thesmithian:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican, Virginia), on #OccupyWallStreet

“…If you read the newspapers today, I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country. And believe it or not, some in this town, have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans….

Eric Cantor on the Tea Party:

“[they are] fighting on the fighting lines of what we know is a battle for our democracy…People are beginning to wake up and see a country they don’t really recognize…”

more, plus video, here.

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art: photo by Lee Ranaldo, at #occupywallstreet

(Source: thesmithian)

VIDEO OF MARK BOSWORTH'S WIFE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!!

MARK BOSWORTH HAS BEEN MISSING FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.  HE MAY HAVE BRAIN CANCER THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE CARE!! PLEASE WATCH

nationalpost:

The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

nationalpost:

The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

oldflorida:

Key West, 1938.

oldflorida:

Key West, 1938.

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lejosenberlin:

Portada del Washington Post al día siguiente del golpe de Estado.

lejosenberlin:

Portada del Washington Post al día siguiente del golpe de Estado.

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fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Salvador Allende on the cover of the September 24, 1973 issue of Time magazine.

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Salvador Allende on the cover of the September 24, 1973 issue of Time magazine.

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interesante. 

oldflorida:

Mariel boat lift flyer (1980)
“To the Cuban refugees: This great nation is offering you the opportunity of a new life, ample and full liberty, security and the guarantee of a peaceful orderly life, and is also offering you the opportunity of a rebirth and consideration as a person. With all inalienable human rights before God and the people.
“President Jimmy Carter has opened the arms of our nation, respect the laws and obey the authorities. Patience, faith and optimism, with the help of God and your personal sacrifices you will obtain in the United States the liberty and prosperity that you yearn for. Other Cuban refugees who preceded you have already reached those goals, establishing indestructible friendship bonds with the United States and her people.”

interesante. 

oldflorida:

Mariel boat lift flyer (1980)

“To the Cuban refugees: This great nation is offering you the opportunity of a new life, ample and full liberty, security and the guarantee of a peaceful orderly life, and is also offering you the opportunity of a rebirth and consideration as a person. With all inalienable human rights before God and the people.

“President Jimmy Carter has opened the arms of our nation, respect the laws and obey the authorities. Patience, faith and optimism, with the help of God and your personal sacrifices you will obtain in the United States the liberty and prosperity that you yearn for. Other Cuban refugees who preceded you have already reached those goals, establishing indestructible friendship bonds with the United States and her people.”

(via fylatinamericanhistory)

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