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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.
Voting for Hillary? Not a Morally-Responsible Vote
Hillary Clinton has already made it clear that if she is elected president, she will increase the level of the conflict in Syria and she is willing to provoke a confrontation with Russia that could easily lead to war. If we have a conscience, how can we vote for this candidate?
Friday, April 1, 2016
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."
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.
Saturday, February 27, 2016(1 comments)
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.
Thursday, February 18, 2016(1 comments)
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 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)
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.
Friday, January 1, 2016(1 comments)
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.
Friday, December 25, 2015
"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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015(1 comments)
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)
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)
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.
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)
"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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009(3 comments)
And the US Mission in Afghanistan is ???
Many people including opinion-makers as well as military personnel are confused about our government's objectives in Afghanistan. Almost no one, inside or outside Washington, has targeted the real reason we are there. This article demonstrates very clearly what the mission is.
Monday, August 10, 2009(8 comments)
How Would Single Payer Work For You?
Many Americans, including single payer advocates, do not understand how single payer would work if Congress passed HR 676. This article fills that information gap.
Honduras: The Ham in the Sandwich
In the 1980s, the United States made Honduras into a military outpost. This is an account of what a group of American citizens found on a trip there in 1983. Today we can see that the attempt to oust President Zelaya from Honduras follows a pattern. One asks if through this move the US is attempting to re-establish its dominance in Latin America.
Sunday, June 28, 2009(12 comments)
DO YOU DRINK BOTTLED WATER?
The struggle against corporate control of water supplies is worldwide. The fight against the highly profitable, but environmentally-disatrous, bottled water industry is one aspect of the larger picture