10 Good Things About the Year 2013

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 4:29 pm

It would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things—wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy health-care reform. But it’s also been a year of extraordinary activism: whistleblowers, DREAMers, Walmart workers, peacemakers, gay rights advocates, garment workers. As the year ends, let’s pay tribute to the good things their efforts have wrought.

Manning Solidarity at Austin’s Queerbomb

By: Monday June 3, 2013 4:35 pm

The action was a success, bringing increased awareness of Manning’s case. At the end of the night when I parked the Manning float and took a rest on a bench at a nearby coffee shop, it was fun to watch people stop to pose with him for photos as they left Queerbomb.

Global March Against Monsanto(#MAM) – Big Island Style

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Yesterday, in Kailua-Kona, over 500 people came together to support the Global March against Monsanto…! We had members of; Idle No More, GMO~Free Big Island, Occupy Hilo and Kona, Veterans For Peace, and, various other local community groups, all coming together…! We all enjoyed the live entertainment, free food(all organic and vegan), the excellent lecturers, the Seed Bank swaps(w/many starters), the Poi pounders, and, the Kava…!

Bush’s Legacy Ought to Be on Trial – Instead, It’s Put on Display

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:08 pm

George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted at a war crimes tribunal, the former president has been able to bank on his imperial privilege – and a network of rich corporate donors that he made richer while in office – to tell his version of history at a library in Texas being opened in his name.

Late Night: AIPAC, Barak, Hagel, Kerry, and Mattis

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Now, lest you thought the US Military was averse to starting a war with Iran…

Late Night: The Dogs That Didn’t Bark

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease. 

Buffalo First City to Bring Drone Ordinance to City Council

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 5:06 pm

At the last demonstration just prior to our chance to speak, we were greeted with our usual warm welcome of “you guys can’t be here” from the Building Superintendent (and constitutional scholar). We were able to speak to plenty of people about the issue outside, with the model drone drawing people’s attention.

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