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Book Review: Demystifying Shariah

We moved to the Southeast side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1985 to be closer to my work. My daily commute was still long and it took me past a number of churches and the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Time Is Now

If one needs a palate cleansing after the bitter taste of the Trump years, Stacey Abrams’ Our Time is Now is just the book to read. I didn’t know what to expect going in. I knew of her close Georgia … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of American Oligarchy

In The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class, Thom Hartmann recounts three periods of increased hegemony of oligarchs in American society. He posits that with the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on Jan. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of Monopolies

In The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream, Thom Hartmann takes the reader from the founders’ fight against the monopoly of the British East India Company to the borking of the country by President Donald … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The Supreme Court

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want to review the history of the Supreme Court. At 168 pages, the book takes readers … Continue reading

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'Sixteen Tons' Captures Coal Field Life

Sixteen Tons by Kevin Corley Hardball Press Reviewed by Mike Matejka Grand Prairie Union News, Bloomington, Illinois Posted with permission Coal miners were once referred to as the “shock troops of labor,” hardened union members who were often shot at … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez's Unfinished Legacy- Organizing Farm Workers

Trampling Out the Vintage by Frank Bardacke (Verso) A Union of Their Dreams by Miriam Pawel (Bloomsbury Press) A Book Review by Mike Matejka, Grand Prairie Union News, Bloomington, Ill. Across the U.S. are schools and parks named for Latino … Continue reading

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