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Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane was rerouted to Austria after France and Portugal barred it from crossing their airspace due to concerns it may be ferrying NSA leaker, Edward Snowden. Read more...
Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune on austerity. Read more...
From this Monday's Democracy Now, economist Richard Wolff is asked about Bill O'Reilly's remarks last week where he told his audience on Fox that Cyprus and other European countries are facing economic hardships because they’re so-called "nanny states." Wolff responded with a lesson in economics 101 for Bill-O. Read more...
Protests... some violent... have been raging for a full week now across Europe in response to new austerity measures being imposed on a half dozen nations in the Eurozone. (I joined two news clips, one a short mention of the protests in Athens Read more...
So now the previously well-behaved and compliant Portugese are protesting in the streets over their government's austerity plans: The turning point came in September when Mr. Passos Coelho offered a plan to redistribute social security funds Read more...

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Paul Krugman is doing the rounds on his book tour (I saw him here in Philadelphia Tuesday night—yeah, I'm a dork, I got him to autograph my copy) and here he is on Democracy Now! to pound the drum for government spending. Oddly enough, Read more...
April 25, 1941 - Rumors About Athens.
April 25, 1941. Rumored fall of Athens to Axis forces. No German raids over London for second night running. RAF attacks German targets. Free-French Island of Tahiti pledges support to De-Gaulle. Concerns about Germans making move on Spain with 2,500 operatives posing as German tourists in Madrid. German brewers working on Light Beer. Secretary of State Cordell Hull pledges renewed support for Convoys to Britain. Please donate to Newstalgia to keep this service up and running. Read more...
April 11, 1983 - Another Peace Plan Bites The Dust.
April 11, 1983 - The Middle East Peace Settlement falls apart. King Hussein drops out, citing PLO unwillingness to come to terms. PLO Moderate leader Issam Sartawi assassinated. MX Missile program. Star Wars Defense initiative gets promoted by Caspar Weinberger. Nuclear Freeze Initiative introduced. Kenneth Adelman confirmation battle. Shuttle Challenger heads back to Cape Canaveral after successful landing. London streets blocked and traffic snarled while WW2 era bomb is defused. Read more...
April 6, 1976 - Teamsters, Terrorists And Primaries.
April 6, 1976 - News on settlement of the Teamsters Strike. Gerald Ford campaigns in Wisconsin ahead of the Tuesday Primaries. Morris Udall quietly campaigns. UAW says not less government, but better run government is most important during this election season. Right Wing Death Squads murder 15 young people as part of Military Junta crackdown in Argentina. More bombs in Northern Ireland and Northern Portugal. Women march by the thousands in Rome protesting Vatican ban on contraception. France Nuclear tests in South Pacific. Read more...
For those of you not familiar Women on Waves, it's an international organization based in the Netherlands that helps women in countries where abortion is criminalized. They literally have a ship and dock in countries like Chile where women get Read more...