Monthly Archives: November 2011

William Rivers Pitt: S1867 and Obama’s moment of truth. Will he veto? “If he gets it right this time, a portion of faith will be restored.”

A Gut-Check Moment for Mr. Obama November 30, 2011 by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed   When George W. Bush left office, and John McCain went down to defeat, there was a sense among a great many Americans that … Continue reading

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Democracy Now: last night’s raids on Occupy LA and Occupy Philly

Here’s Amy Goodman’s unsanitized report on last night’s massive, military-style Blitzkrieg police actions; as usual, under cover of darkness. Occupy Wall Street Camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Dismantled in Massive Police Raids NERMEEN SHAIKH: Overnight, more than 1,000 police raided … Continue reading

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Occupy Police starts to strut its stuff

The new website, occupypolice.org, shows the way for what Chris Hedges calls “the foot soldiers of the 1%.” TAKING A STAND! Sheriff REFUSES to Evict a 103 Year Old Woman From Her Home #OWS #OcPo November 30, 2011 An Atlanta … Continue reading

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Veteran War Correspondent and Occupy bard Chris Hedges resurfaces — at Occupy Harvard!

Hedges says his “yard pass” into Harvard Yard (for a lecture) will let him camp with the students “all night long.” (Big cheers at this news.) And, that he’ll be with Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Park this Friday night. … Continue reading

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Occupy Bloomington occupies the IU Kelly School of Business during a J.P. Morgan recruiting event

An extraordinary photo accompanies this short article in today’s Indiana Daily Student (IDS) newspaper. The local Herald-Times also made this action the top story on its front page, written in a neutral tone (congratulations!). The story was also picked up … Continue reading

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Let’s dream big! — imagine our cities as webs of interconnected ecovillages

  This article is so affirming! Exactly what our little team envisaged in our permaculture design course in 2005, which then led to our Green Acres Neighborhood sustainability plan filed with the city of Bloomington in 2007, then to the … Continue reading

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Kucinich: “The Fed takes our freedom and gives it to the banks. Let’s take our freedom back.”

See yesterday’s re-post of a Bernie Sanders article on what the audit of the Fed revealed. The Sanders article says $16 trillion. Kucinich says $8 trillion. I throw up my hands. What difference does it make? It’s all fiat money, … Continue reading

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Two big stories from Bernie Sanders

Here are two pieces on Bernie Sanders website from July, this year. Both are unusually illuminating. The first shows that the audit of the Fed, which Bernie ordered, revealed that a total of 16 trillion dollars went secretly to bail … Continue reading

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Here’s why I don’t spread ketchup on my butterball turkey . . .

Following the news that ketchup is now considered a “vegetable” and butterball turkeys are all the rage, frugaldad puts out another infographic, this one on agri”food” (here’s the first one) that makes so much sense it’s nauseating. Deliberately so, I … Continue reading

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Here’s why I, for one, make an end run around “The Media”

One year ago I threw out a longstanding habit of subscribing to, and then reading between the lines, of the New York Times. Groping about for another way to absorb and integrate the passing show, I came up with what … Continue reading

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