Heroines and Heroes
Steve Horn of Truth-Out recently interviewed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. I have compiled below some compelling excerpts from it.
But first, some biographical background on Jill Stein:
Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.Read below the fold...
There was a little meet and greet session with her in DC while she was in town supporting the various Occupy actions this week in DC.
And I have to say, she was pretty awesome. The event was open to anyone, no guest list or anything. She reminded me a little of Elizabeth Warren; very likable and energetic with this really sincere warmth about her. No ego AT ALL. There were no handlers, security personnel, etc. You could literally just reach over, tap her on the shoulder and introduce yourself. By far the most open and approachable politico I’ve ever met. Read below the fold...
I've come to loathe MLK day.
Erased from our memory of the 1963 March on Washington is the fact that it was really called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"; something that our beloved Job Creators™ have successfully have thrown down the memory hole.
Ohio voters last night voted overwhelmingly against both Republican and Democrat corporate-favoring policies in a referendum. Senate Bill 5, passed by the Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law by Republican governor John Kasich, was shot down by sixty-one percent, too large a margin for the GOP to rig the vote count in its favor. Read below the fold...
2 protesters does not make much of an occupation, does it?
Plus, this take down won't make as much exciting video compared to tear gas & pepper spraying; though effective nonetheless.
When I try to tell people how sleazy, subtle, underhanded, sly, smart, and dangerous the Dems from Maryland are, they never understand. This is the kind of stuff they pull.
Report, #ows: My Midnight Run to Zuccotti Park (to the REAL Sons & Daughters of Liberty) [Part 2 of 2]
Report, #ows: My Midnight Run to Zuccotti Park (to the REAL Sons & Daughters of Liberty) [Part 1 of 2]
Less than 24 hours ago, sitting in a NYC Barnes & Noble cafe, a message popped up on my laptop from one of my brothers in California alerting me that there was a crisis with the Occupy Wall Street protest. Mayor Bloomberg was demanding the park be evacuated at 7am Friday morning for cleaning and some “NEW RULES” to be applied to the occupiers thereafter.
My mailbox began to fill up with alerts from a number of political organizations whose mailing lists I had somehow made it onto.
I checked the correntewire website and a headline urged anyone who could to get to Zuccotti Park by midnight. One of its links warned about possible arrest and advised bringing something to help recover from pepper spraying. Read below the fold...
Check this out from FDL:
Last year, Mark Miller ran for state representative with the Green Party in Massachusetts. In a two way race with a Democrat, he got 45% of the vote. Now, after that same Democrat got appointed to another job, he’s running again. The election is October 18, and Mark has already received the endorsement of the nurses’ union, the UAW, and Planned Parenthood, among other people and groups. He’s also raised more money than anyone else in the race (there are four candidate this time).Read below the fold...
Here are some pics from Friday. I'm tired, so I don't have much to say.
Saturday will be a big day.
Nader is supposed to give a speech around noon-ish.
Glenn Beck will be in town on Sunday, so it'll be a good day to piss him off.
Barack Obama does not care about black people
They're here too. Read below the fold...
For several days I have been meaning to update you on what's happening in Austin, TX. Between RL and pre-event GA activities I've just been too damm busy.
Tomorrow Today is the big day for Occupy Austin. Starting at 10am the 99% is occupying the City Hall block, with a General Assembly planned for 3pm CST. The Assembly will be live streamed at a link you can find on the OA web site. The AFL-CIO is showing up in support. Most people attending seem to be under 30, but the number from all walks of life in terms of age, gender, class, and vocation has grown with every GA. Read below the fold...
h/t David Swanson
On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.
Ending capital punishment is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more wealth than half of the country's population.
Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.
Ending police intimidation is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.Read below the fold...
Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.