My dear friend Rita B. was a real stalwart activist. She was 70 something, had emphysema , and still came out each and every week to stand with us. We stood ( and still stand ) each Tuesday at rush hour on a busy corner of our town. We hold signs opposing the occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan, and we call for peace. We have been out there going on 6 years now, forced to take a slight hiatus before and after the ‘ 08 elections . Why? Well, ask the many Democrats who made up our ranks. It seems they simply would not stand against policies that their party was condoning. Now that Mr. Obama has shown everyone just where he stands on foreign policy, some Democrats have returned to our corner… Not yet enough ! Continue reading
Last night Iattended the Bob Dylan Concert at Clemson University is South Carolina. If you were to look at the reviews of his concerts at the various ticket outlets, you may have noticed that the reviews weren’t exactly “stunning”, and if by going with these reviews you decided that maybe it wasn’t worth the price of admission, well, I feel sorry for you. I have only this to say about the concert: OMG!
For many years Americans have justified voting for candidates they were not especially thrilled with by convincing themselves that the lesser evil deserved to win office. The fraction of people totally committed to one of the two major parties is small. Most Americans see themselves as independents, liberals, conservatives, progressives or libertarians, but not as loyal Democrats or Republicans. Most Americans are fed up with both major parties, not just incumbents.
But this year’s midterm elections will once again result in only Democratic or Republican candidates winning. Other than staying home and not voting, nearly all voters will employ the lesser-evil justification. Just one problem: That lesser-evil strategy has resulted in the dismal state of the nation that angers most Americans.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2010
New Sri Lankan civil war photos threaten to overshadow Britain visit
By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor
18 Oct 2010
The campaign for a war-crimes tribunal to investigate alleged atrocities in the Sri Lankan civil war has intensified following the release of photographs which appeared to show a massacre of Tamils.
The photographs, which showed blood stained bodies of young men and women who had been blindfolded and had their hands tied behind their backs, were released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a group which includes former supporters of the Tamil Tiger rebels.
This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the full scale currency war launched by the “tomb maker” and at hiring hair stylists as scabs to cross the bankers’ picket line. He also talks to Ellen Brown about Foreclosure-gate.