Giving thanks – and protesting.

Noel is coming down for Thanksgiving, and bringing his cat Linus, who will meet our new second cat Lulu for the first time. That should be interesting. I have jury duty on Thanksgiving week, and then will be in Washington DC for several days for a national safe schools roundtable meeting – and to see …

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Political Attention Deficit Disorder – New Psychiatric Condition

According to a report not yet released, the Council on Science and Public Health of the American Medical Association has recommended that a chronic and widespread affliction of Americans be officially declared a psychiatric disorder. It has been named the Political Attention Deficit Disorder (PADD). It is recommended that the disorder be included in a …

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several things of interest on independence day

Call Out The Instigator I’m not backing off. I tried to remove myself from the political realm of the US, what BushCo is turning into an Evil Empire, but the blatant audacity of George commuting Scooter’s sentence (he’s not ruling out a full pardon —and you know he will) has dragged me kicking and screaming …

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The Exit of Cindy Sheehan ~ Ron Jacobs anaylzes Cindy Sheehan’s declaration to leave public life.

First, read Good Riddance Attention Whoreby CindySheehan ~ May 28, 2007 Then: Don’t Go Too Far Away, Cindy I have to admit that I was quite surprised when I read that Cindy Sheehan is leaving the peace movement. After reading her explanation for the move, I was less surprised, but still a bit disappointed. After …

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Bill Moyers returns! “Buying the War” on Bill Moyers Journal

How did the mainstream press get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein to 9-11 continue to go largely unreported? “What the conservative media did was easy to fathom; they had been cheerleaders for the White House from the beginning and …

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Chomsky and Zinn on Patriotism in America

An interview with two of America’s leading dissidents on how the highest act of patriotism would be opposing the war in Iraq and calling for a withdrawal of our troops. Democracy Now! was broadcasted from Boston on April 16, Patriots Day in Massachusetts — a state holiday to mark the start of the Revolutionary War. …

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McCain & Lindsey’s stroll and what it hath wrought at the Shorja market in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The crack of shots fired by unseen snipers echoed on Monday through Baghdad’s wholesale Shorja market, a day after U.S. Senator John McCain held up his visit there as one sign of improving security in Baghdad. and “Who said there was security?” asked carpet salesman Abu Ammar, 55, who said he sold …

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Monday Februay 5: National Day of Action when Lt. Ehren Watada goes on trial at Ft. Lewis, Washington

On Monday, February 5, 2007, when Lt. Watada goes on trial, supporters will rally outside the gates of Fort Lewis, Washington for a peaceful, non-violent demonstration. Monday, February 5, 2007 9am –Lt. Watada’s Military Court Martial begins 11:30am –Student Rally with Iraq Veterans Against the War 1pm –Political Art Performance 3pm Rally and Vigil Fort …

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Four articles for today …

Impeachment by the People ~ by wonderful Howard Zinn Courage is in short supply in Washington, D.C. The realities of the Iraq War cry out for the overthrow of a government that is criminally responsible for death, mutilation, torture, humiliation, chaos. But all we hear in the nation’s capital, which is the source of those …

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