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The tremendous popular opposition to an attack on Syria is one of the more remarkable political events of the year: JOHN NICHOLS will comment on the latest news about the Obama adminsitration and the significance of its inability to win support. John is Washington correspondent for The Nation and blogs at TheNation.com.
Plus: The AFL-CIO turns toward the community: At their convention in LA this week, everyone was talking coalition building with like-minded organizations to forge real change for workers. HAROLD MEYERSON was there; he writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page, and he’s editor-at-large of the American Prospect.
Also: The Other 9/11: Chile 40 years after the coup: today is the 40th anniversary of the American-sponsored overthrow of Latin America’s oldest democracy. HEIDI TINSMAN will comment – she teaches Latin American history at UC Irvine; her new book, Buying into the Regime: Grapes and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States, will be published by Duke this winter. UCLA Conference on “The Other 9/11”: Nov. 8-9 info HERE