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Spurred by reports of an aggressive military buildup and failure to rein in corporate terrorists, Belgium is pressing for a preemptive strike against the regime of George W. Bush.
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What if the American people chose a different path? What if we chose not to assume the mantle of empire?
What if we could find a new kind of power, one that changes the rules, gives us new stories, and allows everyone to win?
The American Civil Liberties Union recently declared open, competitive Internet access to be “one of the key free speech issues of the early 21st century,” adding that “the Internet’s potential for free expression, civic involvement and economic innovation” are at stake.
With newspapers, television, radio, record labels, and Internet providers owned by a few giant corporations, only a narrow spectrum of voices get heard. Here's what Americans are doing to reclaim the power to speak out
Signs of a spreading voting revolution are sprouting up around the country in the most unlikely places—especially in George W. Bush's old stomping grounds, the state of Texas.