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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter, Special Passover 2011 Edition

    Passover is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Not only does it recognize the origins of Judaism, perhaps mythical perhaps at least partly real, but it becomes the symbol of freedom over slavery and oppression for people all over the world for much of history. It is an aspect of Judaism that became part of the culture of American slaves.

    Today I honor and discuss both Passover, and an event that took place on Passover 1943 that in many ways embodies the true meaning of Passover.

    For those who want to keep focusing on politics, the recall efforts are in full swing in Wisconsin. We have the chance to take several state senate seats from radical, recalled Republicans and have three seats to defend from their recall efforts. We also have a special election for Assembly to try and take. You can help with these efforts through my Retaking Wisconsin Act Blue Page. NOW is the time to fight back.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    Passover and Jewish Origins

    On Hitler's Birthday in 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    And given Republican attacks on unions, I think it is best to remember once more this little bit of Jewish-American-Labor history: A Turning Point in the American Labor Movement

    Some other recent diaries:

    Democrats Caught on Video: Some kick ass speeches

    Jessica King: New Leadership for Wisconsin

    The Afghan Koran Protest: A Question to Muslims

    10,000 motorcycles support WI Workers

    Fighting back in Wisconsin!


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