What a distraction an election is from serious pursuit of our human responsibilities and sensitivities.
As an Election Boycott Movement activist, when I saw the headline, "Refusing the Elections War," my first thought was that somebody was calling for an election boycott.
Israel has begun an intense attack on Palestinians living in besieged Gaza,
secure in the knowledge that they have the support of the United States and
We've just formed a new Election Boycott mailing list:
These were made in response to various articles--I'll include a link to the article I'm responding to.
Obamapologist Robert Scheer has just written an article for TruthDig entltled, "Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama's Second Term Is Our Responsibility."
This was the day before the election and I did the whole hour and a half.
It was fun. Mary Lou and Libby are delightful to talk with.
So Americans have voted for more of the same, not because they reelected Obama, but because they went to the polls at all. As expected, the two corporate and eternal war candidates got nearly all of the votes, with the Libertarian’s, not even 1%, and the Green Party’s, less than a quarter of 1%.
I've just started reading the most remarkable book. It is called Chernobyl: Crimes Without Punishment, by Alla A. Yaroshinskaya, and I'm on page 75, but what I've learned so far is so important that I can't wait until I've finished the book to post about it.
The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. The CIA and the State Department alone could take credit for engineering coups at least once in each of the years 1958, 1959 and 1960.
You have to scroll to the halfway point--there are two shows and I'm
on the second one.
This diary got me banned from Daily Kos. They called it trolling. Judge for yourself.
God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred.
I’ve seen and heard an election dogma that can only be described as pure, unadulterated nihilism. A complete void of being. It goes as follows: “it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the only important thing is that you vote.” Another version plays with words a bit: “the only wrong choice is not to vote.”
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