Sunday, October 22, 2006

Heck of a Job, Maliki!

Is George Bush's vote of confidence the kiss of death for Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki? Read Tom Engelhardt's new Notion post for some revealing facts about the Iraqi "government" of Nouri al-Maliki.

The creator of TomDispatch, Engelhardt is also the author of Mission Unaccomplished, a collection of remarkably fresh and provocative interviews with some of the most iconoclastic thinkers and activists of our time. These candid conversations -- with people like Howard Zinn, Chalmers Johnson, Cindy Sheehan, Mike Davis, Ann Wright, who retired from the State Department to protest the Iraqi invasion and became "a felon for peace," and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll -- focus on the Bush administration's imperial dreams and brutal realities. It's a great read and makes a great gift. Click here to order online.

And don't miss other new Nation online pieces.

Kevin Tillman, still grieving the combat death of his brother Pat, asks how the most respected country in the world has become so irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted?

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains why this moment exposes the deep cynicism of multinational corporations operating in China.

Kate Michelam says that the initiative that seeks to overturn South Dakota's draconian ban on abortion will have implications in states across the country.


Fight Extremists in South Dakota this Election Day!

The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families is a coalition of concerned citizens and groups fighting the abortion ban in South Dakota. The ban is a ban on all abortions unless to prevent the death of a woman, and if South Dakota does not repeal it on November 7, it will become law. The extremists will be emboldened and ready to take this effort to every state.

In the next few days, we need to put a new ad on TV to educate undecided voters and tell them that the ban has no exception for women who face dangerous health situations.

Please contribute $10, $25 or $50 to support a woman's right to choose.

David Corn on CSPAN
Watch The Nation's Washington editor tomorrow night, Saturday, at 8:00pm on CSPAN's Book TV discussing his new book, Hubris, with his co-author Michael Isikoff. Click here for info on what Tom Brokaw says is "a bold and provocative book that will quickly become an explosive part of the national debate on how we got involved in Iraq."

We've re-launched StudentNation with new features and we're hoping you'll help us spread the word.

We're highlighting six student articles each day. Today, we're featuring pieces from The Daily Princetonian, The Rebel Yell, The Pitt News, The Daily Beacon, The Daily Reveille and The Diamonback Online. Click here to submit suggested articles. The only rule is that it has to be written by a student.

We're looking for student photos to publish. Click here for info on how to submit shots. We'll even send a free Nation shirt to the photographer of any photo we use.

Paper Ballots, Please
Tell your elected officials to make paper ballots an option in your state.
In order for elections to be efficient, effective and reliable, polling stations should have a hard copy record of every vote. Click here.

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