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Friday, June 26, 2009

Support Open Left and Thank You Andy Stern

ITEM: If you just sign up to support the SEIU's effort at a public health care option, they will donate one dollar to Open Left. I signed up even though I already get the SEIU's mailings.

I also left this comment::

Thank You Andy Stern and the SEIU (4.00 / 1)
I know there are people who are upset with the SEIU ads that are running over at the Daily Kos but I think those people couldn't be more wrong. Look, we've had a business press and business press only for years now. If the SEIU wants to create a proxy labor press by investing in liberal blogs then let them do so. I suppose that might affect influence but you know what I agree with the SEIU on most issues anyway!

This would create the situation that they have in Europe where different factions have their own papers. That's a good thing. Right now, we have an allegedly "objective" business press that reflects wealth and power on all the important issues, and certainly never gets tired of their half hour infomercial documentaries or their GEICO ads--another reason you will never see real criticism of the insurance industry in the business press. We have a business press and, not surprisingly on a number of issues, one business party. Those facts are related. That has to change and creating a labor press is one way to do it.

What Andy Stern is doing is a good thing. I just wish the rest of the labor movement would wake up and realize that they need to support their liberal blogger friends as well!

Philip Shropshire
www.threeriversonline.com

PS: My site could use some ads too!

PPS: Labor needs its own party! You have the resources. You should run my old ACT co worker Tom Huffman or Braddock's John Fetterman or even Chris Bowers for that PA. Senate seat. If you want access, then elect one of your own...! You have the power to do it...!

PPPS: And start your own labor press...but it looks like you're already moving there. Hell, if you pay me one hundred bucks a week I'll write about labor issues fulltime here....!
by: Steelydan3 @ Fri May 29, 2009 at 15:23
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cool Art and Smart Political Art

May 28 (originally published)

ITEM: Paul Pope's Adam Strange. I'm not sure if this is a new online comic or something that will appear on the stands. It looks great though. Related: Legendary 80s comic (Kaluta and Lee) Starstruck is also making a return. Below: Controversial Memorial Day toon by Mr. Fish.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Talented Pittsburgh Arts Festival Artists

June 14th PST

ITEM: I'll be featuring the best artists (IMHO) I saw at the Three Rivers Arts Festival all this week. This is Mr. Hooper. He's from Nashville. Looks like he's ready for the cover of Juxtapoz.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

List of Comics

HTML clipboard HTML clipboard Lalo Alcaraz
Don Asmussen
Scott Bateman
Alison Bechdel
Jennifer Berman
Eric Bezdek
Ruben Bolling


The Boondocks
Bill HTML clipboard The Boondocks
Bill Brown
Clay Butler

Max Cannon
Jack Chick Publications
Lloyd Dangle
Derf
Barry Deutsch
Doonesbury
Tim Eagan
Emily S. Flake

Marian Henley
Keith Knight
Tim Kreider

Peter Kuper
Aaron McGruder
Stephanie McMillan

Kevin Moore
Stephen Notley

Eric Orner
Greg Peters
David Rees
Mikhaela Blake Reid

Brian Sendelbach
Joe Sharpnack
Jim Siergey
Andy Singer
Jen Sorensen
Ward Sutton
Neil Swaab
Tom Tomorrow

Tak Toyoshima
Shannon Wheele

Matt Wuerkerr
Matt Wuerker
Jason Yungbluth
Zippy the Pinhead Brown
Clay Butler

Max Cannon
Jack Chick Publications
Lloyd Dangle
Derf
Barry Deutsch
Doonesbury
Tim Eagan
Emily S. Flake

Marian Henley
Keith Knight
Tim Kreider

Peter Kuper
Aaron McGruder
Stephanie McMillan

Kevin Moore
Stephen Notley

Eric Orner
Greg Peters
David Rees
Mikhaela Blake Reid

Brian Sendelbach
Joe Sharpnack
Jim Siergey
Andy Singer
Jen Sorensen
Ward Sutton
Neil Swaab
Tom Tomorrow

Tak Toyoshima
Shannon Wheele

Matt Wuerkerr
Matt Wuerker
Jason Yungbluth
Zippy the Pinhead

Peace and Anti War Groups



Interesting Online Video Experiments

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AIR America
(Air America Archive of Past Shows)

Changesurfer Radio
Democracy Now
Doug Henwood (left economics)
Infidel Guy
Left Online Video Site

Media Matters
Mondo Globo
Pacifica Radio

Rustbelt News
Undercurrents

Monday, June 01, 2009

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania plans vigil tonight for murdered Dr. George Tiller.

I just received this from Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania.

Dear PHILIP,

All of us at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania are outraged and deeply saddened at the murder of Dr. George Tiller by an abortion protester on Sunday morning. Our most sincere sympathies go out to Dr. Tiller's family, to his dedicated and brave staff, and to the thousands of women who have benefited from Dr. Tiller's courage, compassion, and unwavering dedication to women's health care.

Please join the pro-choice community this evening, June 1st, from 7:30 to 8:30 for a candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Tiller. The vigil will be held at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church on the corner of Highland Avenue and Penn Avenue. We urge you to show your support and join us in mourning and solidarity.

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"Make no mistake, this battle is about self-determination by women of the direction and course of their lives and their family's lives. Abortion is about women's hopes and dreams. Abortion is a matter of survival for women." - Dr. George Tiller, physician and advocate