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Tidbits - March 20, 2014

Reader Comments - Tony Benn; Labor organizing; BDS and American Jews; Seniors; Mayor de Blasio; Education - Charters, Testing, Children's Literature, Adjuncts; Real Irish American history; Keystone XL; Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos; Announcements: GLobal Protests Against Racism and Fascism - this Saturday; Cecily McMillan Trial Update; New books/resources - New Labor in New York; Living Wage Calculator; Getting Back to Full Employment; Truth About Three Mile Island

Remembering Tony Benn and His Five Little Questions

Michael Winship Common Dreams
Benn stood by his principles, even when they were damaging to his career and his party’s electoral ambitions. “Charming, persuasive and sometimes deeply frustrating,” is how former British Home Secretary David Blunkett described him to The Independent newspaper. “[But] what you would learn from Tony Benn was to think for yourself.”

REWIND - A Week of Quotes and Cartoons

Ending Poverty vs. Paul Ryan's Budget; Military Spending; Immigrant Workers; CIA Detentions, Guantanamo and now Spying on Congress; Beyond Capitalism; GM Recall; Tony Benn; Social Media and Drones...

Tony Benn, Veteran Labour Politician, Dies Aged 88

Patrick Wintour and Rowena Mason The Guardian
Tony Benn served in the House of Commons and in Labor cabinets, but he was perhaps most influential after he resigned from Parliament. He wrote and campaigned in favor of genuine democracy tirelessly, and on other issues including against the invasion of Iraq.

10 Minutes of History from Tony Benn

Tony Benn, a leading figure of the Labour Party for two generations, gives an impassioned 10 minute history lesson. An obituary for Benn, who died on Mar 14, is here

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