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|War Comes to America
As Kennedy said, and Martin quoted in his "Beyond Vietnam" speech: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. When have we waited long enough for justice?
|Don Siegelman in the Hole, in Solitary, in Judicial Limbo
Things have not been going well for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, his family, friends, and supporters. He's spent a month in legal limbo. In an update newsletter I received today from "...
|Don Siegelman's new Appeal
While police who murdered black youth go free, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman continues in prison, He goes to court on a new appeal, 12/15/14, on his bogus, Rove-engineered conviction for ...
|Barbara Lee questions $63.7 in contingency funds in the Defense Auithorization Act
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement on her concerns regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 conference bill: “While I am pleased to see bicameral and bipartisan ...
|Dennis Kuchinich Warns about War with Russia
I received a warning email from Dennis Kucinich yesterday. He wanted to call attention to H.R. 758, a Resolution currently in the House which is highly provocative, and quite dangerous:
|Veterans Appeal to National Guard in Ferguson
In Ferguson 1,000 police officers have been mobilized, the National Guard has been activated, more weapons have been added, and protesters have demanded rules of engagement be enforced. Veterans ...
|Kissinger Breaks Ranks with Neocons on Ukraine
I can't help but wonder what has come over Henry Kissinger. He seems to have found religion. As he grows older, does he want to make amends before it's too late? Robert Parry reports this amazing ...
|Armistice Day: Evolution or Extinction
The end of WWI, Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 was to mark the ending of the war which was fought to end all wars. That is how it was billed. Sadly, rather than ushering in peace, the Armistice ...
|2008 Deja vu!
These 2014 election results are no surprise. It was prefigured in Spring 2008. I first heard of Barack Obama when he was a keynote speaker at the Dem Convention in 2004. He was brilliant. He ...
|To Our Coy Leaders
I could not resist when I saw this post by Bad Kitties IAN diary from posting a "rewriting" of Marvell I did some 30 years ago. That was the decade of Reagan's great pursuit of nukes and space wars.
If you don't recognize this name, the blame is on the main stream media. Jacob George is a hero, a 3 tour Afghanistan combat veteran, a farmer, a musician, a warrior for peace. I used the ...
|Meanwhile: The War to End All Wars Rages On...
Why should I care? I have no living relatives or family. I have no love who would be distraught if I disappeared. Why should I care whether the world ends through nuclear annihilation, climate ...
|Don't Worry about Your Social Security...
Because you won't be alive to collect it Americans, worked into a lather about Washington’s unfunded liabilities and the viability of their future Social Security pension, won’t be alive to ...
|Don't Rush to Judgement, Ray McGovern Warns
The introduction to Ray McGovern's article in "Consortium News," states that -- As usual, the mainstream U.S. media is rushing to judgment over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in war-torn eastern ...
|Are you Hurting over the Gaza Dead and Wounded
Then please read on. There is an excellent organization for helping Gaza right here in Berkeley. Quotes printed with permission from website articles and the newsletter of The Middle East Children'...
|OMG -- I just watched FRONTLINE
..."The Battle for Ukraine," and I am very confused. I'm an American, and I want to love my country. I'm supposed to love my country. I want to love all of humanity. But this terrible thing ...
|Ray McGovern Discusses Sergei Lavrov
The situation in Ukraine is a looming catastrophe. It has already become a catastrophe for the citizens of Ukraine. It threatens to rekindle the Cold War, and that brings all of us closer to a Hot ...
|Berkeley CC to Act on Fracked Oil Transport through City
On Tuesday, March 25 the Berkeley City Council will consider legislation to stop the transport of Fracked Crude Oil through Berkeley. My Council member for district #3, Darryl Moore sent this ...
|Many Pipes. Which to trust?
I used to be opposed to the Keystone XL, then I found this: PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT AUTHORIZING KINDER MORGAN COCHIN, LLC TO CONNECT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN PIPELINE FACILITIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL ...
|David McReynolds, 1st openly gay candidate for POTUS ...
...says "We do not want to live like this"...not anymore, not any longer. I am happy to post, with permission, an essay by David McReynolds, the first openly gay candidate to run for President of ...
|Manning: "He broke the law..."
Thus spake Barack Obama: On April 22, 2011, President Obama, Commander in Chief, declared Bradley Manning "Guilty." I guess, if one is Supreme Commander and Constitutional Law scholar, one has ...
I wrote this poem almost 30 years ago as part of a book which used atomic fire as the metaphor for the evolution of consciousness. The book has a rather long, snobbish, unwieldy title:
|Occupy Oakland GA to debate non-violence, provocateurs tonight
UPDATE: 5:30 pm. Local news is reporting a confrontation this afternoon between Oakland City Council and OOs. CC demanded an immediate disbanding of the camp. OOs, of course said no. Police have ...
|A day at Occupy Oakland/Wall Street/Everywhere
A Day at Occupy Oakland …feels like everything I have hoped, worked, waited, and prayed for all my life… Feels like evolution into the future has arrived. Follow more in the under-realms...
|Late OWS, but still try...
The imminent attempt to crush the Occupy Wall St protest in NYC (and around the country) must be fought. I send blessings for strength and courage to the brave occupiers. They are walking point ...
|Obama! This dog can't hunt & refuses to learn!
Woke up, rolled out of bed, a little groggy in my head from watching all those election returns. Splashed some water on my face, went to my computer and turned it on, shook my head in great dismay ...
|General Strike Called for 9/11/08
More and more people are calling for a General Strike, for a way to withdraw our support from a system which seems heedless to the will of the people. Our governmental representatives treat us as ...
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