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Alan Haber on the origins of SDS, similarities to the Occupy movement, Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, and why he never built that second bomb

I spent yesterday morning with my friend Jeff, at the home of Alan Haber, the first president of Students for Democratic Society (SDS). We talked about Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, the circumstances which gave rise to SDS, the drafting of the Port Huron Statement 50 years ago, and the opportunity that may […]

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Glenn Beck says Obama is “poking” teabaggers, hoping that they’ll commit acts of violence

That’s right, if there’s violence, it’s all Obama’s fault… He might as well have been throwing those bricks, yelling the n-word, and making those pipe bombs himself. Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a brilliant little piece of Glenn Beck parody served up by Jon Stewart.

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Breaking: FBI anti-terrorism raids in SE Michigan

There don’t seem to be many details at this point, but WXYZ is reporting that a number of coordinated raids took place last night in the area. Here’s a clip: The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan. Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force […]

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