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      Tuesday
      Oct052010

      Peace and the November Ballot

      Congressional Peace Leaders Feingold and McGovern Are in Trouble

      The threat to Sen. Russ Feingold [D-Wisc.] and Rep. Jim McGovern [D-Mass.] is due to the conservative surge across America, not their positions on Afghanistan. McGovern's district, for example, overlaps with the former Senate seat of Scott Brown, who replaced Ted Kennedy in the US Senate. But losing either of these seats would be a huge blow to the leadership of peace forces in Congress.

      Califronia as Focal Point Against Big Oil

      The "long war" must be opposed with an alternative energy scenario. Jerry Brown has been far ahead of any national political leader in forging an economy based on conservation and renewables. Barbara Boxer is better than anyone in the Senate on those issues. California's trend-setting emissions standards are threatened by Proposition 23, funded by Big Oil.

      Legalizing Marijuana to Lessen Drug War Violence

      Proposition 19 will legalize, regulate and tax marijuana production in California, dramatically lessening repression and the US-supported "war on drugs" which has claimed 30,000 lives in Mexico since 2006.

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