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Friday, May 1, 2009

News from the Network, Vol. 2, No. 18

After the full schedules occasioned by having the annual demonstration outside the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, and CESJ's Silver Jubilee in the space of a week, it might seem as if nothing is going on. Very much to the contrary, the number of events is fewer, but their significance is just as great, as the following list of news items should make clear.
• Guy Stevenson, a regular reader of this blog, posted the entire "God is the State" series on the natural law on the America's Independent Party National Committee website, and added videos illustrating some of the points. We also learned that Mr. Stevenson recently subscribed to Social Justice Review, the official journal of the Central Bureau, Catholic Central Union of America in St. Louis, in which many articles that first appeared as postings on this blog are scheduled to appear.

• On reading an article by Dr. Charles Rice of the University of Notre Dame Law School on the selection of President Obama as the annual commencement speaker, we sent an e-mail to Dr. Rice regarding his suggestion that people, instead of attending commencement, go to the famed Notre Dame Grotto at the other end of campus and pray during the ceremony. Dr. Rice responded, saying he was intrigued by our suggestion that others be invited to the Grotto instead of just students, and that people hold "LIFE Parties" on May 17, 2009, analogous to the "TEA Parties" that sprang up spontaneously across the country on April 15. "LIFE," of course, is an acronym for "Life Is For Everybody." We also suggested that if people insisted on hearing a speech, they might invite Dr. Norman G. Kurland, president of CESJ, to speak on the Just Third Way and Capital Homesteading as a "Pro Life Economic Agenda."

• We would like to direct your attention to the reader comment posted under "The OTHER Irish Disaster" by Dr. Max Weismann of the Center for the Study of the Great Ideas in Chicago, an institute founded by Dr. Weismann and Dr. Mortimer J. Adler.

• The Online Edition of the Wall Street Journal of April 29, 2009 carried an article by Alex P. Kellogg on "Chrysler Workers Urge Obama to Support Ownership Push." The article highlighted an interview with Michelle Mauder, who has been spearheading the AAWOC effort to gain 100% of the direct ownership of a reorganized Chrysler for the workers and retirees, instead of a 55% beneficial ownership stake through the UAW. The effort is backed by civil rights icon Walter Fauntroy, a former congressman and ESOP advocate.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 32 different countries and 45 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, the UK, with Canada, Brazil, and Australia. People in Egypt and Venezuela spent the most time on the blog. The most popular postings are the series on "Easter Economics," with the "State is God" natural law postings coming up rapidly.
Those are the happenings for this week, at least that we know about. If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we'll see that it gets into the next "issue." If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you. All comments are moderated anyway, so we'll see it before it goes up.