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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n34 (08/22/2013) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

UB Kicked Out its Frackedemics, Obama Should Get Rid of His: Fire Energy Secretary Moniz

This Thursday, there is bound to be a soaring speech, complete with canned sounding applause, that makes huge promises that will never come true. Given the experience of the last five years, where President Obama pacifies the people with nice speeches while ensuring the continued absolute power of Wall Street over our democracy with all his real actions, a meaningless, glowing speech is about all we can realistically expect when the president comes to UB this week. What that speech certainly won’t include is any acknowledgement of how UB students, faculty, and their community supporters successfully exposed and shut down a key corporate propaganda machine that helped con the public into accepting the climate-killing disaster that is the president’s “all of the above” energy strategy.

Iskalo Hyatt: Amherst Has Gone Too Far

The Town of Amherst has allowed the pendulum to swing too far.

Lynne Dixon Disingenuous to Criticize Poloncarz on Road Repairs

The Buffalo News article titled “Legislature Republicans urge Poloncarz to release funds to fix roads” on August 13 has important implications for the 9th Legislative District, which includes Hamburg, Lackawanna, and parts of South Buffalo. Unfortunately, the Republican caucus proposal to deplete the transfer tax surplus fund would do little to solve the long-term issues surrounding our community’s aging infrastructure.

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