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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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Bernie Bird Friday, April 1, 2016      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
WinningTheWest/SandersUpdate#38 This is a review of the past week in the Bernie Sanders campaign for the presidency. Many in the "Establishment" has called for him to drop out. We might remember that Bernie said at the beginning of his campaign, "Do not underestimate me."

Bernie & Jane Sanders Friday, March 25, 2016 (4 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
Chipping Away At The Gap / Sanders Weekly Update A review of the week's events in the Democratic Party's contest for the nomination.

Bernie Sanders Thursday, March 3, 2016 (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
15Down 35ToGo:Sanders Weekly Update This latest Update reports on the results of the SuperTuesday voting. It also questions whether Hillary Clinton can win the general election, especially if it is against Trump.

Bernie Sanders Saturday, February 27, 2016 (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
Sanders Weekly Update What has happened in this Thursday to Wednesday week in Bernie Sanders campaign for the US presidency. SuperTuesday on March 1st will be a huge day for both candidates.

AFGE Participates in #StopFastTrack Rallies Thursday, February 18, 2016 (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
StillGoingStrong/SandersWeeklyUpdate This week Sanders is looking at the caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and then the South Carolina primary the following Saturday. The question is whether Bernie can appeal to Latinos and African-Americans to such an extent that he can win over Hillary Clinton in these states and go on to do well in the southern SuperTuesday states on March 1st.

Bernie Sanders Friday, February 12, 2016 (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
NHBlowOutForSanders/WeeklyUpdate Results of the New Hampshire primary show the population groupings and whether they were won by Bernie or Hillary. And more.

Bernie Sanders at Roosevelt High School Thursday, February 4, 2016 (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
WasBernieTheWinner/SandersWeeklyUpdate A review of the week's events in the Sanders campaign for the presidency and a look forward to what is coming up.

01092016_BernieSanders_074_3x2_1080 Thursday, January 28, 2016 (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
SandstormComing/BernieWeekluUpdate This article describes Sanders' activities in the days leading up to the much-anticipated first vote of this election year.

Friday, January 22, 2016 (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
WinningTheDebate/AnotherBernie Update Bernie Sanders has not only set the issue agenda for this campaign, but, thanks to 2.5-million-dollar contributions from ordinary Americans, he also has the funding to go deep into the campaign season. It is great fun to watch this well-run campaign unfold.

Saturday, January 9, 2016 (4 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
Coming From Behind--Bernie's/Weekly/Update Bernie Sanders may surprise the Washington establishment, the pundits and the Democratic Party bigwigs (not to mention Hillary Clinton) when the votes begin to be counted -- starting in Iowa on February 1st.

Bernie Sanders Friday, January 1, 2016 (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
Closing the Gap/SandersWeeklyUpdate Bernie Sanders is getting closing in on Hillary Clinton's lead. A win in Iowa or New Hampshire (and it is not unthinkable that he can win in both states) will give him a huge advantage going into South Caroline, Nevada, and the SuperTuesday states.

Bernie Sanders Friday, December 25, 2015      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
"Datagate" and A Big Week for Bernie Sanders Review of the past week in Sanders presidential campaign. Will Bernie have the last word on the breach? It seems to have blowback consequences for Wasserman-Schultz and the Clinton campaign.

Bernie Sanders Thursday, December 17, 2015 (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
An Update On Bernie Sanders Campaign Many people who support Bernie Sanders are nervous about voting for him because they think he can't win. This article is one way of showing that he has a solid campaign and can win not only the Democratic nomination but can win against any of the Republicans

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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/22077905@N00/4084734655/ 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/99879598@N00/578252290/: Day 4 - Paying off debt 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/39528550@N02/8672561111/: Andersons Named Maryland's Best Warriors 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/39887688@N02/8592204865/: Anonymes 14 - Destruction du quartier autour du fort de HAM 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/16133272@N00/8508407634/: 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.