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Now retired and a writer, I am a feminist and political activist, a radical Democrat (have come to dislike the term “progressive”), and a blogger. Have done political tours of Cuba, Nicaragua, Honduras, West and East (way back when)Germany, China, etc. Learned a lot about the US through other people’s eyes. Wrote about my life in “Discovering America: A Political Journey.” And was one of six winners of an international essay contest sponsored by Cuban ministeries.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
You Wanna Have Uncle Sam's Back? Pay The Price! Not many people know that Russia is applying some sanctions of its own to western European countries, the United States, Canada and Australia in response to their latest round of punishing Putin for not doing as he was told.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Could Moms of America Get Football Banned? Football is a popular sport, but is it a safe sport? Looking at the condition of former players, we have to conclude that it is not. Many players get caught in the system at a young age when maybe even their parents do not realize the dangers.

Thursday, August 22, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is The Way Way Back Really Funny Funny Funny? Sometimes what is supposed to be humorous for everybody turns out to be funny for only one group of people. Here's my take on this film.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Food Aid Impacted Haiti Haiti is not the only country that has been negatively impacted by aid. This article tells how the system works to favor big corporations.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"America's Dirty Little Secret" Rape in the military as well as among civilians is part of a worldwide system known as patriarchy. We have to begin to challenge its presence here in the US and around the world.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Connection Between War & Violence Against Women Unending war and the ongoing violence against women are not two separate phenomena. They are both part of our patriarchal culture. This article explains how and why.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What's This About ARGO? This film has a potent political message that many movie-goers may not be conscious of -- until the US/Israel tandem puts on the warpath.

Monday, January 28, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Downton Abbey Redux American audiences may need some background on the events that take place in this English soap opera. This article provides some of that information.

Monday, January 14, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Socialized into Subservience What is the role that religions have played, and still play, in support of the patriarchy's subordination of women? This article reports on how a Hasidic sect in NYC does it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US as World-Class Bully Description of examples of how the US relates to other countries using standard bullying techniques. What does it mean for achieving success in foreign policies

Thursday, November 1, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Casting Your Vote On Tuesday What would the election of EITHER Romney or Obama mean for our future? Why the best thing to do is to vote for the Green Party and not one of the War Parties.

Friday, September 14, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Searching For A Way Forward The two candidates offered by the major parties are unacceptable. People of conscience should think about voting for the Green Party. After the election we can work to bring together the Greens, the Labor and Justice Parties to form a viable third.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Greens: A Party Whose Time Has Come? Given that the two major parties are now controlled by the rich, isn't it time to look for an alternative? Let"s look at the Greens.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Hath Capitalism Wrought? Capitalism is not only not working now, but it has also been a disaster because it does not meet people's needs. With the present crisis growing worse, we need to think of what a better world would look like. FDR showed us how to begin that process.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"War Is A Racket" by Marine Major General Smedley Butler In assessing his function as a member of the military, General Butler makes it clear that he was acting in the interests of Big Business. This article uses the war in Afghanistan to show that nothing has changed.

Friday, May 4, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Plea To The Occupy Movement Stopping global warming is the greatest challenge that we face today. The Occupy Movement can play a vital role in helping us meet it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US and Israel Prepare for War The different pieces that will be necessary to wage war on Iran are being put in place.

Friday, December 2, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Truth About Pearl Harbor It is important that we know the truth about our country's past. This tells the truth about the event that caused the US to go to war against Japan, Germany and Italy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
CHALLENGING CAPITALISM This article describes the basic idea of capitalism and explains its flaws.

Saturday, October 8, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Longtime Police Strategy: Instigate A Brawl This article shows that what the OccupyWallStreet demonstrators are going through with the NYPD is standard practice. The police want to disrupt, intimidate, beat peaceful people to show they are in control of what the media will portray as an unruly crowd bent on violence.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
TROY DAVIS WAS FRAMED This article delves into the attitude of police when one of their number is killed and shows that Savannah police "made" a case against Davis.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Michele Bachmann? An assessment of why Bachmann may become popular with voters.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Elizabeth Warren: Can She Beat Scott Brown? This article assesses the chances of winning an election by a newcomer to politics, using the situation in Massachusetts that faces Elizabeth Warren as she contemplates a challenge to Senator Scott Brown, a Republican who gained the seat when Ted Kennedy died.