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Philip Munger

About Me:
musician, composer, educator, environmental and community planning activist
 
Website:
http://progressivealaska.blogspot.com/
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About Me:
musician, composer, educator, environmental and community planning activist

Firedoglake Book Salon Preview: After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy, by Jon Walker

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 9:10 am

Jon Walker’s After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy combines detailed knowledge of the past and present stories and issues surrounding cannabis in the United States with a solidly based set of predictions about what the stories and issues will be like in 2030.

New Presbyterian Study Guide: Zionism Is a “false theology”

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 6:40 pm

In mid-January, the Presbyterian Church (USA) announced publication and distribution of a new package titled Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. The 74-page booklet with accompanying CD-ROM is intended to be a “how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues, and all classroom settings.”

Scarlett Johansson Breaks Up With Oxfam, Leaves Note on Pillow

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 12:28 pm

Wednesday evening, actress Scarlett Johansson brought the nine-day dilemma over the conflict between her seven-year relationship with the global relief organization, Oxfam, and her new commercial relationship with the Israeli company, SodaStream, to a conclusion.

Late Night: The Cannabis Bowl

By: Monday January 20, 2014 8:00 pm

This football game will bring more attention to the fight against destructive Federal and lower government policies than any event yet. It wasn’t planned. We’ll see soon where the MSM takes this.

“Singing in Tongues” Youtube in Steambath by GOP AK Senate Primary Candidate May Complicate Race

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 7:00 am

Alaska blogger, journalist and writer Amanda Coyne has posted a Youtube of one of the four GOP Alaska U.S. Senate Primary candidates. In it, the longshot entry in the four-way race may have inadvertently helped her low budget campaign more than anything she intentionally produced might have done. In places, candidate Kathleen Tonn sings in tongues. She sings in a steam bath, joined at the end of the video by her friend, Suzie:

Thank You, Ariel Sharon

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 4:38 pm

Thanks for turning me from a Zionist into a post-Zionist.

It was late November, 1982. I had been at sea on one tug boat or another since early July. As we pulled into Puget Sound, headed toward Elliot Bay, towing our barge and its stacked and lashed down cargo of auxiliary C-130 fuel tanks, which we were bringing south from the air force base on Shemya Island, I called my closest friend in Seattle on the radiotelephone. He agreed to pick me up in a few hours at the Crowley dock on Harbor Island. I was more than ready for my first beer in three months.

Saturday Art: Will 2014 Be the Watershed Year for Cultural Boycotts of Israel?

By: Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm

On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.

Saturday Art: David Rovics’ Song for Chelsea Manning

By: Saturday January 4, 2014 7:52 am

Two and a half years ago, minstrel and progressive activist David Rovics composed and recorded his Song for Bradley Manning. The song and its official video were among the first credible works of art created in acknowledgement of the service Manning performed as whistleblower and patriot.

Since its creation, Rovics performed the song hundreds of times, in eastern, western, northern and southern hemispheres. In an essay and iPhone video posted at his site Friday, he described how he came around to changing the song to reflect the reality of Chelsea Manning.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Roz Savage, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

By: Sunday December 29, 2013 1:59 pm

Roz Savage’s Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific, chronicles the Pacific Ocean-crossing phase of the author’s record-setting single-handed row around much of the world. It was not one journey, but a series of them, beginning with what might easily have turned out to be a tragedy, when, after two capsizes, she was all but forced to abandon her tiny vessel off the coast of northern California, and leap overboard into fifteen-foot breaking waves.

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