OCCUPYING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

September 17, 2013
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Constitution Day – September 17th After spending 17 days in the Orange County Jail for violating Orlando’s Large Group Feeding Law I returned to my swamped email account to discover Ad-busters net me an announcement to “Occupy Wall Street.” on September 17th. Before the city started their arrests of our volunteers at Lake Eola...

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OUR NINE ELEVEN

September 12, 2013
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A local Taos man suffering a heart attack on May 21st could not be saved. According to the Taos News when volunteer fire fighters dialed  911  “The call went unanswered. Dispatchers in Taos heard only a faint rasp. The man died.” We have money for war but when it comes to real National Security...

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Santa Cruz Eleven, the Lessons of Food Not Bombs and The Broader Austerity Crisis

September 9, 2013
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September 9, 2013 by Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs Eleven people in Santa Cruz were charged with felonies after being accused of the temporary “occupation” in November 2011 of an abandoned bank building at 75 River Street that was owned by Wells Fargo. District Attorney Rebekah Young targeted eleven local community organizers...

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Movie Review – Informant

September 3, 2013
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Movie Review – Informant

Brandon Darby is a subject near and dear to many activists’ hearts. He’s the ultimate Benedict Arnold of the 21st century American left;  like if Fred Phelps and Leni Riefenstahl had a baby. So it may interest some for the record, and some for the closure, that the documentary “Informant” comes out this September....

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TAKING DIRECT ACTION TO MAKE KING’S DREAM A REALITY

August 28, 2013
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On August 28, 1963 over 250,000 people participated in the “Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” where eighteen luminaries spoke for an end to racism and support for policies that would provide economic security for all Americans.  The program for the march ended with the text “WE SHALL OVERCOME.” The speech by Southern...

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August 6th – Remembering the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima

August 6, 2013
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August 6th has always haunted me. My mother’s father John Vanderpool Phelan was proud of his participation in the bombing of Japan. Lt. Phelan was and Intelligence Officer with the 468th  Bombardment Squadron in 1944 and 45. When he returned from Asia and decorated the den at his home in Needham, Massachusetts with the...

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Food Not Bombs thrives even as it faces repression

July 26, 2013
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Food Not Bombs thrives even as it faces repression

The San Francisco Police Department made history on August 15, 1988 when they made the first arrests ever for sharing food with the hungry. Nine volunteers arrived at the entrance to Golden Gate Park with organic vegan food prepared to share with the several hundred souls that were making the dense wooded park their...

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