Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Friday, January 13, 2006

In local news . . .

We don't usually have a state and metro section here, but I do want to draw attention to a bill in the Massachusetts House to get foodlike toxins out of the public schools. In Connecticut, the Coca Cola company managed to convince the (Republican) Governor to veto a similar bill. This is what we're up against folks -- rapacious corporations that want to poison your kids in order to line the pockets of their executives and investors, who are perfectly willing to bribe politicians (through "campaign contributions") and lie to the public in the service of their greed. There's only one thing to do: fight back.

If you vote in Massachusetts, call your representative. If you don't, find out what's happening in your own state and get involved.

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