Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 7:39pm
Marian Wright Edelman just posted an inspiring article on Huffpo entitled, “How ChildrenTransformed America” about MLK and the ferocious courage of a huge group of children and youth freedom fighters from the early 60s who demonstrated in Birmingham, Alabama, faced down ruthless agents of segregation and won a very significant civil rights battle there. Read below the fold...
Submitted by JuliaWilliams on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 5:56pm
"What’s setting Penrose apart from other urban agriculture efforts going on in Detroit is the combination of having residents, a nonprofit and the developer all working together to rebuild a neighborhood using the growing of food as part of the foundation.
“I haven’t heard of anything else quite like that going on,” says Malik Yakini, chairman of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. “I think it is unique.”
Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:32pm
Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”
According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”
Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:30am
Naomi Spencer in “Iraq war resister, a pregnant mother of four, sentenced to 10 months in prison” spells out the compelling tale of Army Pfc. Kimberly Rivera.
Kimberly and Mario Rivera, both natives of Mesquite, TX, met as fellow workers at Walmart. They had their first child when Kimberly was 19 and then a second baby three years later. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Rainbow Girl on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:21pm
This article chronicling a solid string of victories in trials where OWS brothers and sisters refused to plead guilty to B.S. charges (in exchange for the police state dropping charges accusing them basically of exercising their First Amendment rights to express all of our sentiments and views) made me really happy. I hope it does the same for you. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 3:24am
Chris Hedges’ eloquent, heart-breaking account entitled “The Crucifixion of Tomas Young” is worth a full reading.
Hedges recently traveled to Kansas City to visit the disabled 33-year old Army veteran, Tomas Young, who had been the subject of a movie documentary entitled “Body of War” and whose paraplegic body since then has deteriorated to such a degree Young has decided to put an end to its horrifying regression.
Hedges writes: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 1:39am
After Obama’s SOTU message on February 12, 2013, Jill Stein, Green Party 2012 presidential candidate, addressed a national video audience with "Our Green State of the Union" assessment -- what Jill Stein herself called the “REAL state of our nation.”
We need a real discussion of where we are, so we can set our priorities right and secure the future for our imperiled families, communities, country and planet. Read below the fold...
Submitted by stuartbramhall on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 2:55pm
“When all who are honestly mistaken hear the truth, they will either quit being mistaken or cease being honest.” ~Anonymous~ Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:18pm
Last night superstorm Sandy’s ferocious winds found Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at Boston City Hall plaza making remarks at a 350.org vigil during a campaign stop in her own state. How relevant was that! 350.org an organization dedicated to find global climate solutions. Today Dr. Stein is scheduled to go to Texas to support the Keystone XL pipeline Tars Sands Blockade. Another pro-environment activist movement. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 9:39am
From Jill Stein’s website:
Last week Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein was arrested, along with VP candidate Cheri Honkala, attempting to get into the presidential debates in Hempstead, New York. This week her fight continues with a lawsuit filed today [October 22] against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), claiming that the CPD, Democratic National Committee, and Republican National Committee, together with the Federal Election Commission and Lynn University, had deprived her of her constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech, as well as her statutorily protected civil rights.
snip Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:54am
Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.
Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.
She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.
Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.
Jill Stein is a Boston physician (Harvard educated) and veteran activist and candidate with the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 8:22pm
There is a corporate media blackout on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
Of course there is. Jill Stein is the true voice of us 99%ers!
Stein needs donations from the 99%ers to help run her first ad linked below. It's a good one!!!!
This would be chump change for the two legacy corporate-captured political parties but for the Green Party, that has made an oath not to sell out the needs and rights of American citizens to corporations, it is about collecting precious pennies from citizens of conscience. This is particularly challenging for all “concerned” in our economically strapped and terrorized nation. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 10:10am
Friday’s New York Times has a substantial story on the Green Party’s presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. FINALLY corporate mainstream media is giving some serious print attention if not air time to the Green Party candidate for President of the United States as a viable alternative. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 8:44pm
(crossposted to http://www.oldelmtree.com/)
The convention is in my neck of the woods this year, so I went.
I doubt it's going to get much coverage, so I thought some Firedogs here would be interested. The only outlets that were providing quarter-way decent coverage were Indecision2012 (which scares me, honestly), and C-Span. Today was the big formal day of the convention where everyone nominated our candidates. A lot happened, so I'll do what I can to break it down... Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 3:39am