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Mar 14, 2013 - Issue 508
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In This Issue Cover Story: Hugo Chavez, Brazil and the History of Social Exclusion - Left Margin By Carl Bloice, BC Editorial Board

Right now it behooves the people in charge in Washington to recognize just who is out of step in the Americas. Instead of cooking up new measures of unnecessary austerity and threatening the welfare of seniors, children and the poor they should be heeding the examples of those in the region trying really hard - and for the most part successfully - to do some good. Women's History Month Quote to Ponder:  "I am passionate about everything in my life - first and foremost, passionate about ideas….” -bell hooks Political Cartoon - Adios, Comandante! By Carlos Latuff, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Reflections On the Work of President Chavez - African World By Bill Fletcher, Jr., BC Editorial Board

One of the most important contributions of President Chavez and the Bolivarian process has been to help to put race on the table for discussions and action. The Drone Factor: U.S. Citizens Can’t Be Silent About These Stealth Killers - A View from the Battlefield - By Jamala Rogers - BC Editorial Board

The foxes that are guarding the hen house are well financed by the drone industry they’re supposed to be monitoring. Political Cartoon - Hugo Chavez By Mark Hurwitt, Brooklyn NY Problem of Immigrant High Tech Workers Similar to Farmworkers - Solidarity America - By John Funiciello - BC Columnist

You would have been able to experience the same kind of treatment if you had decided to pick tomatoes. Making the Bad Good: Oz the Great and Powerful - Nafsi ya Jamii - By Wilson Riles - BC Columnist

Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln opposed these villainous bankers and showed us what to do – if we have the courage to take action. Was Marco Mcmillian Killed in Mississippi Because He was Black or Gay? – Inclusion - By The Reverend Irene Monroe - BC Editorial Board

An assault on an LGBTQ Mississippian might very well be ignored as a “personal matter”. Jose Mujica - Political Cartoon By Eric Garcia, Chicago IL Internalizing Our Own Oppression - Keeping It Real By Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

The physical and psychological oppression of everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people is based in systemic economic, social, and political exploitation. ASCAC - A Major Intellectual Force - Worrill’s World - By Dr. Conrad W. Worrill, PhD - BC Columnist

ASCAC is one of the leading African-centered research and scholarly organizations in the African World and has become the foundation for the collective work of our African-centered students, activists, artists, and scholars. Blinded By the Right - The Other Side of the Tracks - By Perry Redd - BC Columnist

Every adult American has the right to vote and participate in the political process - even if they’re homeless. Political Cartoon - Scalia By Chuck Siler, Carrollton TX Iran Sanctions = Silent War - Havaar Launches Campaign to Help Iranians Access Life Saving Medicine

Sanctions against Iran are often presented as a humane alternative to war, but in fact they have caused massive economic hardship and a social crisis in Iranian society that has reached life-threatening proportions. Creation of the World - Art By Larry Richardson, Valencia CA Love and War By Greg King, BC Guest Commentator

Review of a book about an American veteran of the Soviet Red Army during World War II.

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