Archive for the 'Politics' Category

YOU’RE NOT PARANOID IF THEY ARE AFTER YOU…

May 4th, 2016

Bill McKibben writes: Late last week, I got the interesting news that right wing operatives from the fossil fuel industry are mounting an impressive campaign against me (as well as a handful of other high-profile climate activists). Apparently I’ll now have video trackers following me wherever I go; hired researchers are digging through fifty cartons […]

BERNIE TAKES INDIANA…

May 4th, 2016

Bernie writes: Moments ago [2133 on 3 May, JH] the news networks declared us the winner of yet another state – our 18th of the primary season: Indiana. For the past several weeks, the corporate media has counted us out of this election. The political and financial establishment of this country have been vocal in […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 4th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

JUST SAY NO TO THE CLINTON/TRUMP DUOPOLY…

May 3rd, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: What are you going to do about it? Throw in the towel? Or organize to take charge as befits “We the People”? Join me, Phil Donahue, Jim Hightower and Patti Smith. Plus scores of the top public interest organizers in America. We’re organizing a Left/Right Coalition to fight back against the corporate […]

BERNIE NEEDS US ALL FOR THE FINAL PUSH…

May 3rd, 2016

Team Bernie writes: Indiana votes tomorrow. Then comes West Virginia next week, and Oregon and Kentucky the week after that. We believe we can perform quite strongly in each of those states. We’re fighting hard for every vote and every delegate in every remaining contest, because every state should have their chance to weigh in […]

BERNIE VOWS A CONTESTED CONVENTION IN JULY…

May 2nd, 2016

On Saturday I donated another $100 to Bernie’s campaign, bringing my total to $800. I can live on that for a month, hell, I have lived on that for a month in the not distant past. I’ve never given a fraction of that to any politician and I’ve never donated a penny for any presidential […]

RALPH TELLS BERNIE TO SEIZE THE MOMENT

April 30th, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: Senator Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls nationally as the preferred candidate to defeat Donald Trump—ahead of Hillary in that matchup. Now, however, Bernie Sanders is facing the verdict of closed primaries in many states which bar […]

DISOBEY, BREAK FREE, NOW… NO, REALLY, NOW…!

April 30th, 2016

Take an ax to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now. — Rumi, Quietness Learn more about Break Free… And where Civil Disobedience began…

SERIAL CHILD MOLESTER GETS 15 MONTHS…?!?!

April 29th, 2016

This is some righteous bull shit…

CLEVELAND IS A CITY UNDER THE THUMB

April 26th, 2016

It’s been going on for years now. Public decisions privately made. It’s so ordinary that it seems natural. Private interests create the public agenda. For private advantage. Insuring it’s paid for with mostly public dollars. Making sure the dollars weigh most heavily upon common people. Regressive taxes are favorites. Meaning ordinary people pay greater shares […]

RALPH NADER ON BREAKING THROUGH POWER

April 22nd, 2016

Ralph Nader writes: Ever wonder why Presidential and Congressional election campaigns fail to meaningfully connect with civil society? Candidate rhetoric is designed to attract voters and campaign contributions. Candidates go out of their way to ingratiate themselves to their corporate paymasters, whose monetized minds want nothing to do with the civil society. Civil society leaders […]

OK, THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT…!

April 21st, 2016

Good news: Harriet Tubman will be on the new $20 bill; bad news, Andrew Jackson will continue to be on the back of the bill. Good news, a group of women representing the suffrage movement (full disclosure, my grandmother was a suffragette) will be on the $10 bill; bad news, they will be on the […]

$11-MILLION RESTAURANT DISPUTED BY COUNTY

April 19th, 2016

Jeff Appelbaum, a lawyer and principal for Cuyahoga County on the new county-owned Hilton Hotel, strongly disputes the figures used by me to calculate the cost of restaurant/bar facilities at the new hotel. I totaled figures at $11 million. He diminishes the cost outlines he provided me by substantial numbers. I can see his complaint […]

THE LOONY RIGHT ENDORSES HILLARY…!

April 19th, 2016

Two mentions of a presidential candidate endorsement crossed my desk this morning that, while I sure she is glad to have the nod, Hillary most likely wishes the leg-up stayed under the radar. The first comes from the far-right propaganda machine, The Reason Foundation. Headlined Hooray for Hillary Clinton’s Ties to Walmart, reasonista and editor […]

WASHINGTON WAKES UP TO DEMOCRACY…

April 18th, 2016

Today is the mid-point of the action in Washington and Democracy Awakening has ask for the support of those of us who can’t make the trip to our nation’s capital. They’ve distributed a Solidarity Toolkit for our use. You can watch the live stream here. This post will remain stuck to the top of the […]

HILLARY’S LOBBYIST PROBLEM PERSISTS…

April 18th, 2016

This week New York’s primary is epicenter of political news and New York City, the epicenter of all that is money in the United States, if not the world, looms large for both Bernie Sanders, who wants to break up the banks and tax Wall Street, and Hillary Clinton, who never met a cash bundle […]

PUTTING TRUMP BACK IN THE SCHOOLYARD…

April 17th, 2016

Wiley Miller offers his on take on The Donald this morning…

HILLARY EMBRACES CITIZENS UNITED CORE…

April 17th, 2016

Getting the Democracy-perverting cash from corporations and the billionaire class out of politics is vital to preserving We The People, unless, that is, your election depends upon cash from corporations and the billionaire class. Glenn Greenwald, in To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument for The_Intercept, writes: For […]

WATCH: WHEN SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT

April 17th, 2016

From Field_Of_Vision, the documentary film division of The Intercept_ comes When Speaking Is Difficult, a documentary by AJ Schnack, that explores the subject of mass shootings in a way only cinema can do. This film is similar to The Guardian’s The Counted, in that documentary is an ever growing work in progress. John Thomason, in […]

BLAH, BLAH, RECORD TEMPERATURES, BLAH, BLAH…

April 16th, 2016

That’s the way the drumbeat of record temperatures has come to feel, but the drummer can be made to stumble and, in time, Sarah Palin and her ilk notwithstanding, fall silent. Damian Carrington, reporting in March temperature smashes 100-year global record for The Guardian, writes:The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and […]

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