Monday, June 20, 2005

AlterNet: The Loneliness of a Lonestar Liberal

AlterNet: The Loneliness of a Lonestar Liberal: "'I'm a redneck. I was raised Pentecostal and listen to country music. So what?' says Diane Wilson, 51, a member of Code Pink and author of the forthcoming book, An Unreasonable Woman, about her battle to save her hometown from industrial chemicals. 'Redneck progressives are capable of a lot more than the media would have you think.'

The repetitive use of the term 'red state voter' makes it easy for the country at large, including progressives living in Democratic cities, to lose sight of the fact that Texas is a diverse state full of activists."


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