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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.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 26, 2011 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.
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, May 4, 2012 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.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 16, 2012 "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.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 1, 2011 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.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2012 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
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, August 10, 2009 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.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 29, 2013 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.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2009 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
SHARE Saturday, October 8, 2011 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.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 19, 2020 Should Biden Be The One?
How did Joe Biden emerge the winner in the Democratic primary and should he be the Party's nominee for the presidency?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2009 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.
(20 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2016 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?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 2, 2011 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 16, 2014 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 25, 2013 "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.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2013 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.
SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 3, 2009 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.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2013 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2011 CHALLENGING CAPITALISM
This article describes the basic idea of capitalism and explains its flaws.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 3, 2016 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 14, 2013 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.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 1, 2012 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2016 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2015 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
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2013 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.
SHARE Friday, April 1, 2016 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."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 27, 2016 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 12, 2016 NHBlowOutForSanders/WeeklyUpdate
Results of the New Hampshire primary show the population groupings and whether they were won by Bernie or Hillary. And more.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 10, 2012 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.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2016 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 28, 2016 SandstormComing/BernieWeekluUpdate
This article describes Sanders' activities in the days leading up to the much-anticipated first vote of this election year.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 18, 2016 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Can the Media Stop Edwards?
An assessment of the strategy that the corporate-owned media has used to limit Edwards in his campaign for the presidency.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 22, 2016 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.
SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 17, 2006 The Nazis, Bush and Impeachment
The reason that the Nazis were found guilty forms the foundation for impeaching Bush for starting an illegal war.