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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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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 21, 2009
"We Can't Find Mary Jo" - Kennedy at Chappaquiddick The drowning of a young woman in Senator Ted Kennedy's car in 1969 still haunts the national psyche. This article gives an account of what really happened.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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
From http://www.flickr.com/photos/39887688@N02/8592204865/: Anonymes 14 - Destruction du quartier autour du fort de HAM (France) - Prise de Ham, 19/03/1917 - plaque de verre stereo positive, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2009
WHO'S THE BOSS? A Postscript on Crowley vs. Gates By reviewing Cambridge police documents, this article shows the violations of the law by the police that paved the way for Professor Gates being falsely arrested.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Day 4 - Paying off debt, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 29, 2012
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.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Why Michele Bachmann? An assessment of why Bachmann may become popular with voters.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
WHY "PRO-LIFERS" GET IT WRONG (a few words in honor of Dr. George Tiller) An explanation that is rarely made regarding the real agenda of the anti-abortion/pro-life movement in regard to women.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2006
Women vs. Men, Male Culture, and Patriarchy Male cultures throughout the world are dominated by patriarchal values. How does this affect women?
Andersons Named Maryland's Best Warriors, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
The Well-Entertained Moviegoer, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Bernie & Jane Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2016
Chipping Away At The Gap / Sanders Weekly Update A review of the week's events in the Democratic Party's contest for the nomination.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Tuesday, October 11, 2011
CHALLENGING CAPITALISM This article describes the basic idea of capitalism and explains its flaws.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
From flickr.com/photos/80038275@N00/22719812802/: Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2012
US and Israel Prepare for War The different pieces that will be necessary to wage war on Iran are being put in place.
SHARE More Sharing        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."
Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
01092016_BernieSanders_074_3x2_1080, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Friday, February 22, 2008
Anti-Castro Propaganda Gets Cranked Up This column counters the characterization of Castro and Cuba set forth by the mainstream media.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 22, 2013
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.
AFGE Participates in #StopFastTrack Rallies, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Bernie Sanders at Roosevelt High School, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2016
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2008
The US in Pakistan: Relying on a Familiar Playbook Bush is employing tactics used in the past by other adminstrations to retain control over a country that is experiencing turmoil. The Philippines provides a good example.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 18, 2006
LOSING THE FIGHT TO CONTROL THE AGENDA FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY This op-ed suggests how grassroots Democrats have lost the power to assert an action agenda.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 29, 2006
Lt. Watada Points The Way for the Anti-War Movement (Sadly) This article points up the weaknesses in the US anti-war movement.

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