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June 24, 2013
On Thursday, the House of Representatives rejected the farm bill 195 to 234. The bill, backed by the Republican party, called for a 20.5 billion dollar cut in food stamp programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which would have left 2 million men, women, and children without assistance.
The bill also included controversial amendments, calling for states to authorize drug testing for anyone applying for food stamp programs, as well as an amendment banning those convicted of violent rape, murder, or pedophilia from being eligible to receive aid. What these amendments ignore are the families, especially the children, who are effected by these exclusions and left without food in their stomachs. Denying families food stamps and barring them from programs such as SNAP also limits what other assistance programs they may qualify for, including free or reduced lunch in public schools. Despite the fact that there is no evidence to show criminals or drug users are more likely to use food stamps than non-criminals and non-drug users, there is a constant effort by the supporters of these major cuts to equate criminality with the need for food stamps, ignoring the rest of the population who work full time—or more— and are unable to provide food for their families.
November 9, 2010This clip from Anti-American Manifesto author Ted Rall speaks for itself: Already upon release, the right wing blogosphere has been erupting over Rall's ideas. A representative quote: "Why do you think we’ve been so concerned about 2nd Amendment rights, Mr. Rall? I don’t know any nutball liberals who own firearms, but I know quite a few conservatives who are well-armed and practiced in their use. Your lefty insurrection might just be the fastest way to purge the country’s cancer." — PD Quig, commenting at Verum Serum Interested in the controversy? Check out this sample of the book — then, whether you like what Rall is saying, or whether you disagree, please feel free to join the conversation in the blogosphere.
November 4, 2010Anti-American Manifesto author Ted Rall will appear on the Dylan Ratigan Show on Monday, November 8 at 4 PM ET. Make sure to mark your calendars, and check out clips from the show on Ratigan's site and from Seven Stories Press in the coming week!
May 26, 2009John R. Talbott is no longer the only oracle in the Seven Stories authorial stable. Ralph Nader, author of the upcoming fictional utopia, "Only the Superrich Can Save Us", successfully predicted the secret meeting of the superrich that took place at Rockefeller University in New York City on May 5th—which eerily resembles the plot of Nader's first work of fiction.
Tags: bill gates, clandestine meeting, life imitates art, msnbc, new york city, only the superrich can save us, oprah winfrey, philanthrophy, ralph nader, rockefeller university, ted turner, warren buffett