This, about conservatives on Obama, is a cartoon by Mikhaela from the USA.
A Response to the Extreme Anti-Gay Comments by My Brother, Newt Gingrich; by Candace Gingrich, Human Rights Campaign: here.
George Galloway on Obama: here.
Obama and the environment: here.
CPI (ML) Liberation on `Obamania’
By CPI (ML) Liberation
November 11, 2008 –The emphatic victory of Barack Obama in the US
presidential election has generated a great deal of interest and
enthusiasm, a veritable “Obamania”, across the world. There are indeed
several special aspects to this remarkable victory. That he is the first
black person to be elected to the highest political office in the US;
that his campaign emphasised “hope” and “change” at a time when the
US is passing through an extremely gloomy period in its history, and,
above all, that his arrival marks the much-awaited end of the hated Bush
presidency, and a decisive popular rejection of its hallmarks, have all
added up to make this probably the most memorable election in recent US
history. For political observers watching this election from afar, the
most encouraging aspect perhaps has been the passionate popular
participation that made this election an energised extension of not only
the fight against racism but also the wider anti-globalisation, anti-war
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Can Africa survive Obama’s advisers?
By Patrick Bond
November 12, 2008 — One of Barack Obama’s leading advisers has done
more damage to Africa, its economies and its people than anyone I can
think of in world history, including even Cecil John Rhodes. That charge
may surprise readers, but hear me out.
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Obama and the clash of hopes
By Peter Boyle
November 12, 2008 — There can be no doubt that the great majority of
the 55 million US citizens whose votes made Barack Obama president want
change. They want a change from the system in which trillions of dollars
are spent to bail out Wall Street while ordinary people on “Main Street”
lose their homes, their jobs and can’t even get basic health care. They
want an end to the endless wars abroad that George W. Bush launched in
the wake of 9/11 — wars that are returning thousands of young Americans
home in body bags and many times more seriously wounded. They want the
US to be welcomed by the rest of the world as a peacemaker rather than
hated as the biggest war-maker.
So around the world, everyone with a shred humanity cheered on that wave
of hope for change that gave the US its first black president on November 4.
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Barack Obama’s dual mandate
By Solidarity (US)
November 10, 2008 — Millions of Americans see the election of Barack
Obama as a referendum on white supremacy and today we join in their
celebration. The racist campaigns launched against Obama, conducted
sometimes in coded language and other times in inflammatory accusations,
turned out to be amazingly unsuccessful. Yet the 2008 election also
represents a dual reality that is important for socialists and activists
for peace and social justice to grasp. For tens of millions of Black
Americans, seeing a United States president-elect who’s Black – and even
more important, for their children to see a Black president – is a huge
symbolic stride towards full citizenship and liberation. Perhaps no
event since that legendary night in 1938, when Joe Louis knocked out Max
Schmeling, has there been such a magic moment of celebration for the
Black community; only in this case they weren’t simply spectators but
participants in the victory.
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Sat Dec 6, 2008 12:13 pm (PST)
Mike Huckabee Exposes Real
Hate in America: Christophobes
December 6, 2008.
Mike Huckabee is a jackass.
At a book signing this week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee once again spoke truth to power and rejected two lies spread by the gay liberal media: 1) that the gay movement is a civil rights movement and 2) that violence against “homosexuals” is a big deal. Huckabee then shed light on the issue that nobody else will touch with a 10-foot pole: the gay violence perpetrated against Christians. It turns out that far from being the victims of hate crimes, the gays are the real haters and the true criminals.
Hucakabee explained, “there is a difference between the civil rights movement of African-Americans who were essentially hosed down in the streets by Bull Connor in Birmingham and beaten with their skulls crashed in on the bridges of Selma for being black, not for their behavior, not for anything other than their race.”
Duh! Good point. Are gays really that persecuted? Show me a gay who had his skull cracked. Name one! 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was robbed, pistol-whipped, tortured, tied to a fence in a remote area, and left to die, which he did. He had brain damage and a fractured skull, but it wasn’t cracked. Besides, Shepard was in Wyoming, and nowhere near Selma, so it’s so not comparable. And Shepard, like the other homosexuals he represents, aren’t attacked for their race, they are attacked for their behavior. So, if they don’t want to get attacked, they can just choose to be straight.
But it gets worse. Not only are the attacks against gay people not that big a deal, but it turns out the gays are the ones attacking Christians, the real victims. We all know that the persecution of Christians in the United States is at an all time high, rivaled only by the pre-Constantine Roman Empire. As if Christians aren’t already disenfranchised in this country, they also are violently assaulted by homosexual christophobes. Again, Huckabee is dead on: “And so do the Christians [get violently attacked]. It was in Michigan that people barged into a church and were rather violent….
Well, it was certainly disruptive.” The disruptions suffered by Christians really puts things like the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Lawrence King by his 14-year-old classmate into perspective, doesn’t it?
The Christian persecution is not an isolated incident, but endemic. Huckabee points yet another example:
In California, when some peaceful protesters, including a 79-year-old lady by the name of Phyllis, was out holding a cross, it was violently taken from her and stomped.” When people stomp on a Christian’s cross, they are basically nailing them to a cross, like Jesus. My heart goes out to Phyllis Burgess and all the people like Phyllis who have rallied against gay rights, screamed and elbowed their way through crowds, pushed over disabled people, and had their styrofoam crosses taken and stomped. Though they are no longer with us, they will certainly be missed. And their legacy lives on every time someone uses religion to attack gay people.
The other victims of hate crimes, who are ignored the media, are straight men. We must remember that even Matthew Shepard’s killers were victims. In fact, the defendants tried to claim a “gay panic” defense, since they had acted under “temporary insanity,” caused by Shepard hitting on them. It turns out, according to the killers’ girlfriends, Shepard did not, in fact, come on to them. But I will have to write another piece to explore this particular hate crime: heterophobic attacks on homosexuals.
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