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In the News (Tue 19 Mar 19)

Laura Flanders cuts through the news and blather of the week and talks directly to the activists, newsmakers and artists making change, live weeknights, with the Air Americans.
RadioNation with Laura Flanders features Nation writers, editors and authors discussing the most pressing political, social and cultural issues of our time.
RadioNation with Laura Flanders is a co-production of
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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Flanders
At this time, for most, the term Flanders is normally taken to refer to either the political, social, cultural and linguistic community (and the corresponding official institution, the Flemish Community), or the geographical area, one of the three regions in Belgium, namely the Flemish region.
Flanders was one of the first continental European areas to undergo the Industrial Revolution, in the early 1800s.
Mirroring the historical political conflicts between the freethought and Catholic segments of the population, the Flemish educational system is split into a laïque branch controlled by the communities, the provinces, or the municipalities, and a subsidised religious—mostly Catholic—branch controlled by both the communities and the religious authorities—usually the dioceses.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Flanders   (4042 words)

Flanders is an unpicturesque lowland, whose level is scarcely above that of the sea, which accounts for the fact that a great part of it was for a long time flooded at high water.
Flanders then received a French governor, but the tyranny of the French soon brought about an insurrection, in the course of which some 3000 French were slaughtered in Bruges, and at the call of the two patriots, de Coninck and Breydel, the whole country rose in arms.
Philip sent into Flanders a powerful army, which met with a crushing defeat at Courtrai (1302); after another battle, which remained undecided, the King of France resorted to diplomacy, but in vain, and peace was restored only in 1320, after Pope John XXII had induced the Flemings to accept it.
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 Flanders, Brittany, Burgundy, Anjou, Normandy, Blois, Champagne, Toulouse, etc.
Another reason for the significance of Flanders, of less significance in the long run but rather spectacular (if sordid) at the time, was that a Count of Flanders, Baldwin IX, was installed by the Fourth Crusade as the Roman Emperor in Constantinople.
Marrying Margaret, the heiress of Flanders, Philip began a process of adding, by marriage and conquest, to the Burgundian domain, expanding it into a rival to the throne of France itself.
Flanders was one of the most prosperous places in Europe, giving the Duke a major source of revenue, and the Free County gave him a foothold in the Empire and in the old Kingdom of Burgundy.
www.friesian.com /flanders.htm   (10740 words)

 Politics of Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This article is about the politics of Flanders.
Flanders is a region within Belgium, but has some major power to decide on itself.
Since 19 july 2004, the prime minister of Flanders is Yves Leterme (CD&V;), leading a coalition of CD&V;-NV-A, VLD-Vivant, and SP.A-Spirit.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/p/po/politics_of_flanders.html   (116 words)

 Richard III Society - Cely Papers, 1
Though England and Flanders in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were not quite on a level with the Niger territory and New Guinea, yet they were probably rather nearer to the former in social conditions than they were to the England and Belgium of to-day.
Baldwin IV of Flanders, overlord of Boulogne and Guines, had begun the port in the early part of the eleventh century, when the decay of the harbour of Wissant, the Roman Portus Itius, the ancient harbour of that coast, had become serious, from the encroachments of the sand.
Flanders itself was an ancient appanage of the Crown of France.
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 Politics of Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flanders is a part of the Belgian federal parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, which itself is part of the European Union.
Politics is influenced by lobby groups, such as trade unions; mutual health insurrance organizations and business interests in the form of the VOKA, UNIZO and a few other employer's federations.
Political campaigns are relatively short, and there are restrictions on the use of billboards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Flanders   (2101 words)

 Laura Flanders to speak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Flanders is the host of "The Laura Flanders Show," heard weekends on the new Air America radio network.
She is the author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species, about female members of George W. Bush's cabinet, and The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush, an essay collection.
Flanders' book is the first one to examine the careers of Bush's top women aides, and to see how they rose to power in the administration.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/04/9.30.04/Flanders_lect.html   (262 words)

 Amazon.com: Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species: Books: Laura Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Flanders provides extensive background information on these and other women and holds the actual events of their lives up to comparison against how their stories have been told for political purposes.
Flanders' biographies reveal women who may appear more genteel and unthreatening than, say, Donald Rumsfeld, but who are actually much less moderate and centrist than one would expect.
While Flanders' writing style is brisk and often witty, the tone is never overly glib or sardonic and, regardless of political stripe, her research into her subjects is fascinating in that it digs deep into the lives of public figures who, until now, have managed to stay quite private.
www.amazon.com /Bushwomen-Cynical-Species-Laura-Flanders/dp/1859845878   (1710 words)

 Belgian politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Flanders has the ambition to build the Flemish society according to Flemish political consensusses and not having to comply with the Walloons all the time.
They are the only political party in Flanders that benefits directly from the excistence of Belgium, because they're allways used to form the Flemish counterwait of the PS (Socialist Party in Wallonia), wich is historically the biggest party in Wallonia and thus are allways needed to govern Belgium.
The political leaders of Flanders agreed with this and together with the Walloons they changed the Belgian constitution once and altered laws six times in order to be able to condamn the Vlaams Blok as a rascist party.
www.belgianpolitics.be /index.html   (11221 words)

 VH's Fleyeing Circus: Free speech fined in Flanders
The decision is apparently politically inspired and motivated by content, although formal reasons like non-compliancy with Flanders’ media regulation have been put forward in the motivation of the decision to fine.
By this the VB is provocing the muslim community in Flanders and creating hate and mistrust between muslims and jews, instead of trying to bring them closer together.
Flanders, with it's growing multiculturallity, is a perfect place to show how different etnical and religious groups can live together, with dialog instead of conflict.
vhfc.blogspot.com /2005/12/free-speech-fined-in-flanders.html   (5705 words)

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Hurlbut's chief complaint with Banks in his report to Canby, however, was that he seemed to have used military personnel to assist in political activities, as bands for rallies or soldier escorts for officials.
Flanders had engaged in a tirade about Banks and sang a vilifying song when he met with him.
Flanders allegedly also told Conway that Banks had done more harm than anyone in the country.
www.members.cox.net /rayhbanks/Pages1162-1166   (2179 words)

 Flanders, New York NY, profile (Suffolk County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Flanders is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Flanders was $19,484, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Flanders, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $785.
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 Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the social, cultural and linguistical, scientific and educational, economical and political community of the Flemings; some prefer to call this the "Flemish community" (others refer to this as the "Flemish nation") which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians;
This usage started to find its modern usage in a "disambiguation" of the northern part of Belgium (la partie septentrionale), from 1831, the establishment of the Belgian monarchy, on.
It was the iconoclasm of 1566 (the Beeldenstorm) – the demolition of statues and paintings depicting saints – that led to religious war between Catholics and Protestants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flanders   (4060 words)

 Biographies | The Laura Flanders Show | Air America Radio
Laura Flanders is the host of RadioNation with Laura Flanders heard weekends, 7-10 pm on the Air America Radio network.
Flanders is also the author of Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (Common Courage Press, 1997) about which Susan Faludi wrote, "If only there were a hundred of her." Katha Pollitt called it "Funny, angry, factfilled and brilliant."
In 2000, Flanders was the host of CRASHING THE PARTY, a series of independent television broadcasts from the Democratic and Republican Conventions, produced by the independent media movement and distributed by FreeSpeech TV.
www.airamerica.com /lauraflanders/bio   (651 words)

 Laura Flanders - Politics on The Huffington Post
Laura Flanders is the host of "RadioNation" heard live, weekends, 7-10 pm ET on the national Air America Radio network.
Publisher's Weekly called Flanders' New York Times best-seller, "fierce, funny and intelligent." She is also the editor of The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush.
Flanders was founding director of the Women's Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR's nationally-syndicated radio program.
www.huffingtonpost.com /laura-flanders   (905 words)

 Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the social, political and cultural community of the Flemings, through its social and political organizations, its media, universities, etc.; some prefer to call this the 'Flemish community' (others refer to this as the 'Flemish nation') which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians;
Many new political parties during the last half century were founded in Flanders: Volksunie (now SPIRIT and NVA), moderate nationalism; Groen!
During the late Middle Ages Flanders' trading towns (notably Ghent and Bruges) made it one of the most urbanised parts of Europe, weaving the wool of neighbouring lands into cloth for both domestic use and export.
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-Flanders   (3682 words)

 The revenge of Ned Flanders
You may know Flanders is a cheerful cartoon character in The Simpsons.
These blue dog congressmen were able to get the ned flanders types because they were different on the only thing that mattered, their stance on iraq.
The Politics at ATS Discussion Community Web site is a wholly owned social content community of The Above Network, LLC.
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 Amazon.com: The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond: Books: Laura Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Journalist and broadcaster Laura Flanders was the founder of the Women's Desk at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), where, for 10 years, she hosted the syndicated radio program CounterSpin.
While she is an outsider who has never voted Republican, Flander's work benefits from the timeliness and 'pop' format unavailable in Melich's public confession.
What Laura Flanders provides is a good deal of detail for people who are already concerned at the way the nation is increasingly being run by "greedy, frightened, violent bullies." What it won't provide is a balanced, objective report for those who are open-minded, but not yet convinced.
www.amazon.com /Effect-Sexual-Politics-Years-Beyond/dp/1558614710   (1889 words)

 Political activist addresses importance of voting
This was the key message delivered by Laura Flanders, a political activist and author, who spoke Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, to a packed lecture hall filled with University of Delaware students and members of the greater Newark community.
Flanders, who lives 10 blocks from Ground Zero in New York City, said she remembers the events of 9/11 with chilling clarity.
Flanders followed her talk, which was sponsored by UD’s Women's Studies Program, by fielding questions and concerns from the audience and offering to sign copies of her books, Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting; The W Effect: Bush's War on Women; and Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species.
www.udel.edu /PR/NewsReleases/2005/oct/10-11-04/flanders.html   (892 words)

 From Flanders Fields - Half Of The Adoptions In Flanders Are By Gay Couples
A total of 577 adoption requests were filed and 294 of those were by lesbians and gays.
Your news is being reported in the US on blogs as pertaining to all of Belgium and that Flanders = Belgium.
But, to answer your question: the figures are for Flanders (the name of the NGO "Kind en Gezin" should have been a clue).
www.fromflandersfields.com /politics/flemish_politics/half_of_the_adoptions_in_flanders_are_by_gay_couples.html   (475 words)

 Conventions 2000: Gwen Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gwen Flanders is USA TODAY's politics editor, responsible for directing the work of reporters covering the 2000 elections.
She is a founding staff member of USA TODAY, joining the newspaper six weeks before the first issue rolled off the presses in Washington and Baltimore on Sept. 15, 1982.
Gwen Flanders: The single biggest thing is to present Colin Powell in a televised, prime-time speech tonight.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat/0731flanders.htm   (1710 words)

 George Lakoff - SourceWatch
Lakoff collaborated with Mark Johnson on the theory of conceptual metaphor, and is also a pioneer in the theory of moral politics, propaganda and the cognitive science of mathematics.
During the election campaign, it became clear to me that liberals and conservatives have very different moral systems, and that much of the political discourse of conservatives and liberals derives from their moral systems.
I found that, using analytic techniques from cognitive linguistics, I could describe the moral systems of both conservatives and liberals in considerable detail, and could list the metaphors for morality that conservatives and liberals seemed to prefer.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=George_Lakoff   (855 words)

 A fact sheet about Belgium
This city is also the capital of the European Community and of Flanders, one of the country's Regions.
Flanders has historically been among the richest regions of Europe (and it still is).
During the first World War (1914-1918), a part of Flanders was the main battle field of Europe, around the city of Ypres (Oh, Flanders Fields, where the poppies grow...).
users.telenet.be /merlevede/belgfact.htm   (1040 words)

 News4Neighbors: Portland, Oregon
Candidates Gone Wild, the most exciting political event in the history of Western Civilization, is back, and it promises once again to take your dull preconceptions of what a “debate” can be, smash them to tiny pieces and reassemble them into a night of improbably entertaining civics.
Politics Moderator writes "The fifth and final debate question comes from Heather Drake of Portland.
Jeff is running on the Pacific Green Party ticket and while in other districts a Green candidate would have difficulties getting elected the high number of independents and progressive voters in the 42nd makes it one of the few places in Oregon and the US in which a Green Party candidate is a viable option.
www.news4neighbors.net /index.pl?section=Politics   (1985 words)

 Moll Flanders Style
Moll Flanders is considered an example of a picaresque novel.
These novels usually employ a first-person narrator recounting the adventures of a scoundrel or low-class adventurer who moves from place to place and from one social environment to another in an effort to survive.
The construction of these novels, like that of Moll Flanders, is typically episodic, and the hero or heroine is a cynical and amoral rascal who lives by his or her wits.
www.enotes.com /moll-flanders/7805   (213 words)

 Politics of Flanders | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
This article is about the politics of Flanders.
Flanders is both a community and region within Belgium, and has significant autonomy.
Today, the Flemish community has a large political automony.
www.babylon.com /definition/Politics_of_Flanders   (89 words)

 AlterNet: Author: Laura Flanders
Laura Flanders is author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species.
This week on RadioNation with Laura Flanders: Reporting live from the Hip Hop Political Convention in Chicago -- Robert 'Biko' Baker and Khari Mosely on youth successes; women in Hip Hop; neo-soul musician Anasa Troutman.
This week on RadioNation with Laura Flanders: Iraqi women on the war, Bush's bungled nuclear ambitions, the Supreme Court's election case, and the Smithsonian's new hip-hop collection.
www.alternet.org /authors/922   (1042 words)

 VH's Fleyeing Circus: July 2005
She entered politics as a Senator, where she filed over 400 bills and authored or sponsored 55 laws of economic importance during her tenure as senator.
Economics and politics are boring: not a single political magazine in the newsstand, but a plethora of showbiz, lifestyle, and automobile mags.
We had In Flanders Fields already as a selection of entries from existing blogs, and of course Belgiantransfers (which is not a proper blog), and now we will have The Brussels Journal.
vhfc.blogspot.com /2005_07_01_vhfc_archive.html   (7989 words)

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