When Republicans Loved a Filibuster( Collapse )
By Robert Parry
Supporters of George W. Bush are lambasting Sen. John Kerry for a threatened filibuster against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. But 15 years ago, their attitude was different as backers of George H.W. Bush wielded the filibuster to block a probe into Republican secret dealings with Iran that could have doomed the Bush Dynasty.
Harry Belafonte on Bush, Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and Having His Conversations with Martin Luther King Wiretapped by the FBI
Monday, January 30th, 2006http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/30/157217
We spend the hour with the legendary musician, actor and humanitarian, Harry Belafonte. He joins us in our firehouse studio to talk about why he recently called President Bush "the world's greatest terrorist;" racism and Hurricane Katrina; Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement and wars of imperialism and resistance.
( Collapse )
Headlines for January 30, 2006
Monday, January 30th, 2006http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/30/157208
- Hamas Asks World Community Not to Cut Off Aid
- Momentum Grows for Filibuster to Block Alito Confirmation
- ABC News Anchor Seriously Injured by Bomb in Iraq
- Haitian Priest Gerard Jean-Juste Released From Prison
- Vet Who Spoke Out About War's Psychological Affects Commits Suicide
- 50,000 Soldiers Forced to Stay in Military Under Stop-Loss Program
- NASA Attempts to Silence Agency's Top Climate Scientist
- 2005: Halliburton's Most Profitable Year Ever
- Pentagon Admits U.S. Public Exposed to Military Propaganda
- Abramoff Tied to South African Apartheid-Era Assassin
- NYT Exposes U.S. Role in Coup of Haiti's Aristide
( Collapse )
The mission church is scarcely more than a shed with open sides. Rusty beams support a roof of corrugated metal, and a wooden lectern, unadorned, serves as the pulpit. No cross rises from the roof or hangs behind the lectern on the blue-painted cement wall; there is no cross anywhere. The house of worship is almost nothing. But it is too much for the missionary Rick Maples. "I want this to be the last church," he said. "This should be the last church built in this section of the valley."( Collapse )
"Lord," Carrie said, offering grace over lunch one afternoon, before the family set out for a manyatta, where they would deliver jerrycans of water and hold church in the open air, "we pray that the people today thirst not only for water but for your word, Lord."
It was Carrie who first came to Africa, who was shown the first signs that they were meant to be full-time missionaries. She and Rick grew up in California churches. As teenagers, they went on brief foreign missions: Carrie to Mexico, Rick to Mexico and New Guinea. After they met, dated for about three years of sexual abstinence and married, they talked sometimes about becoming missionaries when they retired - talk that was safe, Carrie recounted; the prospect was too far in the future to be real. Then, in 1996, a colleague in nursing invited her along on a three-week mission to a hospital that AIM runs just outside Nairobi. Right away, she wanted badly to go, but worried that neither her husband nor her boss would allow her. "I thought it could never happen," she said. That was when she received two early signs: Rick told her that he would take care of Meghan, and the head nurse agreed to adjust her schedule.( Collapse )