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Friday, 01 July 2011

Three links, July 1, 2011

From Yes! Magazine, The Progressive and War In Context.
Yes! Magazine: What's the True Price of Gas?

With gas above $4 a gallon in many places, the Obama administration last week announced that it would tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to increase supply and ease prices. But the price we pay for gas already hides the real cost of of oil— costs we pay, not at the pump, but with our own health.

 In this video, the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the "external costs" of gasoline use in the U.S. to show us the true price of cheap gas.

The Progressive: GOP Not Walking the Walk

We all know the 2010 conservative tsunami was bad for progressives all around the country, including in Wisconsin. In their first six full months in office, Wisconsin’s conservative Republicans have already passed a budget adjustment bill and a biennial budget. During their campaigns, they were really good at talking the talk, but once elected, did they walk the walk? Let’s take a look at their fiscal policy in action.

War In Context: The Blockade on Gaza Began Long Before Hamas Came to Power
The second Freedom Flotilla is slated to set sail by the end of the month in an attempt to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The act will call attention to the closure that the United Nations and human rights organizations have decried as a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the collective punishment of civilians.
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