“Radicalized capitalists are the terrorists,” Iron Eyes said in a Facebook post on Friday. “The unnatural outlier, the disease of all pursuits of life, liberty, happiness and spirit. Here they stand before God, criminalizing water protectors, privatizing water, preying on the impoverished, forcing a form of indentured servitude for capital exchange, committing genocide, and forcing people to kill each other for their own profits. Not in defense of land, water, people or even ‘country.’ We, sentient beings, are committing unforgivable murder on the innocent for their endless war machine, their death march.” article
Insanely humane. Leonard Bernstein and Felicia stood up for the Black Panthers. Article
National Lawyers Guild Sues Morton County Sheriff, Police for Excessive Force. Link
Our experience so far more and more indicates that Native land is government land. I remember grandma Regina, and Grandma Dorothy, both Ogallala, indicating that the reservation is a concentration camp. All indications.....
### Our experience so far more and more indicates that Native land is government land. I remember grandma Regina, and Grandma Dorothy, both Ogallala, indicating that the reservation is a concentration camp. All indications are that they are correct. Government agents just hover over all thee camps we have visited. Within half a day of being at each Camp if not before a government agent was on the camp doing one thing or another. It was eerie. The first Camp, Eagle Butte, we were told that government agents had indicated they did not want another camp set up, as I recall. The second camp, Cherry Creek, out in the middle of nowhere, a government agent somehow was instantly aware of a toilet that was being dug and redirected where it would be dug. The third Camp, Prairie, last night after it was dark a Bia agent truck drove in off the Prairie with its lights off through the camp just like it owned it. Which it probably does.
Sorry conservatives, new research from Harvard shows a profound amount of racism by police…not less of it
Sunday’s police riot in Baton Rouge: Anti-brutality protests met with brutality
### Part of an article I submitted to a local paper: 2008 was just a mere symptom, the tip of the iceberg, to a much more immense problem that began in the eighties if not before. For 30 plus years now America, by every objective measure, has become a country that supports the dreams and needs of a smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller elite group. Our region, our City, our country is no longer for all of us, just for the few, and fewer every month. We.......
### Part of an article I submitted to a local paper: 2008 was just a mere symptom, the tip of the iceberg, to a much more immense problem that began in the eighties if not before. For 30 plus years now America, by every objective measure, has become a country that supports the dreams and needs of a smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller elite group.
Our region, our City, our country is no longer for all of us, just for the few, and fewer every month. We in the DC region have little if any time left to decide if we are going to let that stand or if we are going to immediately, aggressively, make our region with liberty and justice for all of our sisters and brothers, not just the fewer and fewer. All.
Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas brought a terrifying Clarity to me Sunday, and to many many leading thinkers as well I see from their articles on Monday, that we have all but become a country that by policy, politics, economy and policing is a country of, by, and for the 20%, and functioning to pacify, control, defend against and contain the 80% of us. “Miniature police States,” Chris Hedges said many of our cities have become. When we allow ever dwindling living wage jobs, dwindling affordable housing, and dwindling environmental decency what else could they be or become?
I think this is by design of the wealthiest Among Us who lack the compassion to care for the majority, just for themselves and the few around them. But more than that I think it is due to the triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism Dr. King warned us 50 years ago were already destroying us. He said our “thing oriented Society” would not last. We have not repented, we have accelerated.
Whatever the cause, neither America nor our region are for many of us anymore but for an ever and ever smaller elite few.
Washington DC is the heart of our country. If we stand with courage and compassion and face this now, we might still be in time for the rest of the country to follow our lead.
Will we in Washington DC and the region any longer accept an America that is no longer of, by, and for all of the people? Will we individually and collectively find and live the Revolutionary courage to make it what it should be and to turn from, the ultimate disaster we are otherwise headed to?
***** Gaza's children forced to work for a pittance amid war-torn ruins After three wars in six years, Gaza has the world’s highest unemployment rate, and children from families in dire poverty are sent out to work in the rubble
Israeli left faces domestic ‘witch hunt.’ Group that exposes illegal military practices against Palestinians is the main target
Immigrant Detainees Accuse US of Using Sleep Deprivation During Hunger Strike
Force-Feeding Authorized for Detainees on Hunger Strike
The Right is furious over the alleged use of torture against the suspects in the murder of a Palestinian family. But is it any surprise that the tools used against Palestinians would eventually be used against Jews too?
Injuries as IOF violently disbands anti-occupation march in Qalqiliya
Maybe there's just no room for human rights in Israel Those trying to delegitimize rights groups because their funds come from overseas are sending a very clear message: human and civil rights are not values that exist naturally in Israel.
Israel, using torture and secret information jails Palestinian female MP, elected government official, human rights activist, feminist... For a year and a half.
Israeli rights group urges Netanyahu to stop extrajudicial killings of Palestinians
Israel preventing Gaza woman from attending her own wedding According to the Israeli army, Palestinians from Gaza can attend a relative’s wedding — just not their own.
***** SPDF Day52-6: David Simon: we've descended into what can only be described as greed. This is just.....
David Simon: we've descended into what can only be described as greed. This is just greed. This is an inability to see that we're all connected, that the idea of two Americas is implausible, or two Australias, or two Spains or two Frances.......
You're seeing the underclass hunted through an alleged war on dangerous drugs that is in fact merely a war on the poor and has turned us into the most incarcerative state in the history of mankind