Monthly Archives: September 2016

A volunteer template for the cause…

We have an opportunity too big to squander. Never before has public financing of elections had such a politically savvy, charismatic champion as Zephyr Teachout. With a tight race and clear choice of a textbook corrupt candidate against a leading

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We need to counter this nonsensical deluge…

…with a quickly crowd and social media funded "pro ‘Big D’ Democracy in America" response entity with the goal of not just training activists in a general sense of the term but specifically to train and place on the ballot-

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David Korten’s article…

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/22/want-national-security-dismantle-war-machine A couple quotes: …we need a deep rethinking of how we prioritize and respond to security threats. The greatest threat to national and global security is climate destabilization. That threatens our long-term survival as a species; in the short

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On the donald…

…lower case intended…http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/23/unbearable-whiteness-being-donald-trump http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/22/when-will-black-lives-finally-matter-donald-trump http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/23/trump-fossil-fuel-execs-you-will-me-so-much

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For the major topic of US Foreign Policy since WW2, the MIC, and the Neocon Nutjobs…

…whose direct lineage is to The Truman Doctrine, although it’s perversely more corrupted and indefensible now than 70 years ago…http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/22/want-national-security-dismantle-war-machine Many more links in today’s commondreams… http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/23/how-pentagon-sank-us-russia-deal-syria-and-ceasefire A quote from http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/23/talking-strangers-journey-heart-right There are many theories and explanations for the rise

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Snowden

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Reading and reacting…

…is still partly what I do…An excellent piece Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/15/empires-religion-arundhati-roy-confronts-tyranny-free-market By: Jake Johnson, an independent writer. Follow him on Twitter: @wordsofdissent Arhundati Roy links: The End of Imagination, her collection of essays

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Patriotism… and more…

http://www.alternet.org/story/19146/the_progressive_case_for_patriotism From Bill Moyers: http://www.alternet.org/culture/bill-moyers-money-and-power-america “The fact that liberty depended on honest elections was of the utmost importance to the patriots who founded our nation and wrote the Constitution. They knew that corruption destroyed the prime requisite of constitutional liberty:

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