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Obama Honors the Coiner of a Slogan Heard Round the World


An employee of German car manufacturer Opel holds a placard reading "Yes we can better without GM" as he arrives for a demonstration at the Opel headquarters in Ruesselsheim, February 26, 2009. Thousands of Opel workers from around Germany took part in a mass rally on Thursday at the company's headquarters, demanding parent General Motors scrap plans for plant closures in Europe. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

By Garance Franke-Ruta
"Yes We Can!"

Before it was a song or a political slogan, it was the Spanish-language rallying cry of the United Farm Workers under the leadership of Cesar Chavez. Today, President Obama issued a statement commemorating Chavez's birth.

"Today, on what would have been his 82nd birthday, Cesar Chavez's legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and as a civil rights leader who struggled for fair treatment and fair wages for America's workers is important for every American to remember," said the president, who took Chavez's slogan as his own.

"Chavez's rallying cry, 'Sí Se Puede' -- 'Yes We Can,' was more than a slogan, it was an expression of hope and a rejection of those who said farmworkers could not organize, and could not take on the growers. Through his courage, Cesar Chavez taught us that a single voice could change our country, and that together, we could make America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation," he said.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 31, 2009; 1:58 PM ET
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Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

POYNTER SISTERS FANS, UNITE!

(live link):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qHAZ25HYqU

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

TEAM OBAMA: POYNTER SISTERS DEMAND EQUAL TIME


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qHAZ25HYqU


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URGENT TO: Attorney General Eric Holder (staff, please forward)

cc: Rahm Emanuel; David Axelrod; Jay Carney; White House staff


WHILE THE GENERATED, MANUFACTURED ECONOMIC CRISIS CAPTURES THE HEADLINES...

...DEMOCRACY AND PERSONAL LIBERTY ARE POISONED AT THE GRASSROOTS.

WHERE IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISON PROBE?


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INNOCENT BUT TARGETED.


Google it.


YOU -- or someone close to you -- could be the next victim.


Unless Team Obama -- especially AG Holder, SecDef Gates, SecDHS Napolitano, SecTreas Geithner -- take down the draconian Bush-Cheney extrajudicial punishment network...


...an array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" and a government-funded network of vigilante "community stalking"... using the GPS satellite system to hunt and harass human prey (with the full knowledge of law enforcement)...


...coupled with the proliferation of mind- and body-degrading "directed energy" microwave radiation weapons -- the Zyklon-B of a grassroots, government-enabled American Gestapo.


Attorney General Holder, you must act NOW to restore human and civil rights in America.


Before the naivete of liberals empowers the saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves who say "No!" to change.


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Where is the civil rights division investigation that victims have demanded?

Or is there "nothing to investigate" -- because the government already knows all about this?


http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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