Independence Day…

The 4th of July… Tis’ a holiday of conflict. Maybe it’s twenty plus years of social work that has done this to me. Or perhaps it’s simply a matter of giving a damn about people I’ve never met in towns I’ve never been to, concerns about whether they have enough to eat, a place to live, a sense of safety and hoping these random strangers … Continue reading Independence Day…

Obama, Coast Guard Criminalize Free Access to the Gulf Spill, Reporters Must Now Get Permission

Ed. Note: Since this story broke, the Coast Guard has been trying to deny the evidence, then admitting the rule is in effect, then producing false photographs to show vandalism of boom as reasons why, then saying the photographs were a mistake…many of these corrections done by a woman named Rachel Polish who works PR for a company that has BP as a client, while … Continue reading Obama, Coast Guard Criminalize Free Access to the Gulf Spill, Reporters Must Now Get Permission

Hillary Clinton is concerned about activists everywhere, except America.

So Hillary goes to Poland and worries that “the walls are closing in” on organizations like unions, advocacy groups and activist groups that are an essential part of forming democracies and she expresses surprise that the countries where suppression occurs still claim to be “democracies.” She goes on to say “We must be wary of the steel vise in which governments around the world are … Continue reading Hillary Clinton is concerned about activists everywhere, except America.