Saturday, October 31, 2009

Senator Sanders Unfiltered: Environment + Economy = Harmony

America's Senator Bernie Sanders speaks out on energy efficiency and the environment -- The latest weekly Sanders Unfiltered can be delivered to you on Facebook, email, Twitter, or podcast -- or seen on YouTube if you subscribe there. Go to " for more info.

MSNBC's Maddow and Prof. Jonathan Turley - Legality of drone strikes

The return of Professor Jonathan Turley -- hurrah! -- and he and Rachel Maddow take on a serious discussion of US drone strikes on Pakistan. War and more war -- but wait, are we at war with Pakistan? Oh, the War on Terror. So that allows us to terrorize people in another country with whom we are not at war? OMG. What are we doing? And how can it be considered legal?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

State Dept Diplomat Quits! Afghanis Fighting Because We're Occupying Their Country!

Video Thanks to
October 28, 2009 CNN

Blessings to you

"May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being."
~Apache Blessing♥ (via Valerie Ann Tuttle)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Senate Healthcare Bill still too Weak

If you watched Rachel Maddow last night you may be feeling as uneasy about this as I. The opt out feature is not good (though Medicare had this same feature and no state opted out), but that individuals who have crappy insurance can't opt in to a better public plan is worse. And 2013 is too long to wait. As Senator Ron Wyden said, we progressives have to stay at this and demand to get more. Keep calling, writing. It's not over.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Senator Sanders Unfiltered: Return to the Gilded Age

"One of things that we have got to place on the table as progressives is to say, 'There is something profoundly and morally wrong when the top 1% earns more income than the bottom 50%, when the top 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 90%, when CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. This is not what America is supposed to be.'" -- Senator Bernie Sanders, October, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GRITtv: Interview with Chris Hedges (1/2)

Laura Flanders interviews author Chris Hedges whose book Empire of Illusion is a riveting eye-opener. His message is a dire and important one for America and Americans. Watch this (and segment 2 of the interview) and buy his book. (And maybe I will see if I can at least get Barbara Ehrenreich's book Bright-Sided from the library and give it a change -- see other posting.)

GRITtv: Barbara Ehrenreich: "Bright-Sided" (1/2)

Interesting topic, it was also covered in Chris Hedges' Empire of Illusion. I think it is a question of degrees. Positive outlook can be a wonderful tool -- seeing the silver lining -- but taken to an extreme can be detrimental illusion. I believe in being positive but also recognize the right to grieve and to work out problems. That said, Barbara Ehrenreich's new book looks like a downer. She's done great stuff, please watch this and and segment two, but I think I'll give the book a pass. Anger doesn't feed my spirit to action. Vision and being positive in moderation does. Full title: "Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Peace to Liberty

Peace to Liberty
Originally uploaded by Kate Anne
Fellowship of Reconciliation holds its Peace on the River Cruise today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Democracy Now: 61 Arrested Protesting War, Torture Outside White House

Eight years of a war with no meaning, much torture, too much blood shed for no noble cause. Elizabeth McAlistar, mother of another activist Frida Berrigan and widow of Phil, speaks up. Let President Obama know by phone and at bring them home NOW -- and end torture and rendition. Thanks!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Senator Sanders and Michael Moore

Love Senator Bernie Sanders -- he's in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story opening nationwide today. Here, Michael asks him a questions as part of the series. Watch this, and be sure to see Michael Moore's film. (Living in NYC has early-viewing benefits :-)