Monthly Archives: April 2015

Half of the Truth, Half of the Time. How the New York Times Discredited A Baltimore Demonstration.

The Page A1 story shows a burning building, attributes only violence and property destruction to “thugs” and “outsiders” and speaks only of rioters and of a police department ‘stretched thin’ by community violence. (The burning building is across town from … Continue reading

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“I don’t see them pulling back.”

There has to be an END to police violence. “I don’t see them pulling back,” he said of the state and its security forces. “They have no problem killing people. They have no problem shooting gas at babies, pregnant people, … Continue reading

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Earthship Employment: 1 million personnel needed to serve as Fair Witnesses in North America.

Job Title: Fair Witness.  Description: Applicants will have the ability to report accurately what they see and hear without extrapolation or making interpretations based upon external or internal influences. Applicants will have received clearance for seeing and hearing accurately without … Continue reading

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Moral Injury.

The massacre at Nissour Square (Sept. 2007) was done by Blackwater mercenaries who thought that they heard gunshot and said that they were returning fire. When I was approached by one of their employees and told that my painting about … Continue reading

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While No One Was Looking, Lawmakers Changed Medicare Into Managed Care.

According to the New York Times, Medicare payment has been shifted to paying doctors for the overall quality of their care, and away from reimbursement for specific services and in proportion to numbers of services provided. This is a counter-revolution … Continue reading

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I Really Think That What You Cats Need Is More Stuff./S

You might like to read this: http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-burden-of-denial.html This one of my favorites:    Yanomami, a representative of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon in Brazil, wrote an autobiography. His perspective on western society questions many of our taken for granted habits … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan. Chelsea Manning.

The Good Samaritan. Who was the good Samaritan? Chelsea Manning was and is the Good Samaritan. She saw her brothers being slaughtered in war crimes and she risked her life to report these to the world. One of the most … Continue reading

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To Honor Edward Snowden. A Monument.

    The story is at AnimalNewYork. http://animalnewyork.com/2015/theres-a-massive-illicit-bust-of-edward-snowden-stuck-to-a-war-monument-in-brooklyn/ More: Statues of Snowden, Assange, and Manning in Berlin: http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/01/snowden-assange-and-manning-statues-unveiled-in-berlin/

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Equal Societies Are Sustained By Democracy With A Small “d”.

Highly equal societies have a high level of personal trust, an expectation that community members will look out for each other. With more equal levels of material wealth, there is less frustration, less resentment, less humiliation and more opportunities to … Continue reading

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CISA Will Undermine Privacy and Civil Liberties.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act-2015 (CISA) is described as a total surveillance bill. CISA gives immunity to private actors such as corporations to share customers’ personal data with government, and immunity to government to share personal data we share with … Continue reading

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