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murdering trade agreement down our throats, “we,…” said No to NAFTA, CAFTA, and all that will come afta, so, say no to “TPP“, now! The Dems new caving to the rems comes on the heels of the rems latest boast, “a Nuk attack is the next they’ll purposely not prevent”, like they purposely didn’t Prevent the attacks on 9-11-2001, we can‘t allow the dems to cave to the rems, Destroying Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, rich African-American and White Supremacists, “…ebony and ivory…”, mugging elderly Caucasian women (the Largest recipient demographic) for their Social Security checks, “…in perfect Harmony…”! Last week, supreme leaders, supposed Christian Al-queda, Pope Francis, supposed Christian Taliban, Obama, met to seal global plans for the Future re-increasing the speed of their blitzkrieg. I told you that Abu Ghraib was The signal to the world that the crusade was in it’s intelligence operation Gathering phase of their global blitzkrieg, everyone now knows its true, defend Yourselves before you can’t! Close the unnecessary NSA and NASA, that’ll Save trillions as well! By the by, if Pope Francis were as good a Christian as Everybody is projecting, he would have turned down the ‘TIME’ Magazine’s “Most Important Person Of The Year Award”, for the idolatry that has plagued the Roman Catholic Imperial Church , and its teachings, forever, is only worsened by The award. Now he’s a celebrity, things are probably only going to get worst, Remember Thoreau said, “power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, So how can him being a popularity supreme leader also, help him be less of a Patriarchal supposed christian supremacist leader? Anyway, Snowden should Have won the award, i.m.h.o.. Why hasn’t the supposed anti-war movement Done anything About Barack‘s not “removing troops from Afghanistan by 2014”, As promised, now they’ll be there “indefinitely”? Saddam Barack Osama Hussein Obama Binladen, as the rems call him, is supreme leader of the most Supreme of supremacies, “The President’s Club”, as he calls it, and a leader of Twelve supremacies, the “twelve headed monster” of the apocalypse, in The Book Of Revelations, he has over two years left in his Presidency, demand he do Something besides blaming 5 to 10 clukkaz in the House for everything not Getting done! “Jackhammering infants for baby Jesus”, supposed Christian Al-Queda’s ‘mantra of the month’, to genocide his competition before his second Coming, is still a cornerstone of the nazification of all to dictate the extermination To extinction of humanity, large mammals, through unending war, Earth-murder, Their ‘final solution’. Stop the destroying of newborns testicles by delivery Nurses in Roman Catholic Imperial hospitals, the infanticide, the rems, psychic Terrorism, “sucking” to death infants in the crib, the pedicide, raping, etc., of Kids, teens, by the global supposed Christian conspiracy. Don’t let him just Organize his doin’ nuthin’, like most bureaucrats, demand real: immigration Reform with amnesty, at least gun magazine and automatic weapon control, National voting “inalienable” right re-enfranchisement, etc., now! Gandhi, “Be The change you want to see in the world”. Viva la evolution, viva green party! Thanx/Mourning Day Natives' compassion taught Pilgrims at Plymouth How to live within, give to, Natures' abundance. That providence sowed Reaped graces' harvest, Fraternity, bearing Fruits to this day. We gave Native-America Genocide, Earthocide. Chief Seattle said, No one can own the land. Bowing to Above and Below, For gifts bestowed, Giving, may we again, Walk that way! Advocacy to stop Dems caving to Rems fake “Budget compromise”, etc.: D.F.A.: The worst kind of "compromise": http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/budget?akid=4266.1156621.m3gMpr&rd=1&source=dfa_e.4266.20131211&t=1 Against further cuts to food stamps: http://youpower.democracyforamerica.com/petitions/stand-strong-against-cuts-to-food-stamps Americans for Tax Fairness: corporations to pay their fair share of taxes: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/november-18-online-federal-budget-day-of-action?referrer=americans-for-tax-fairness&source=direct_link Credo: Don't go on vacation without extending unemployment benefits: http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/don-t-go-on-vacation-without-extending-unemployment-benefits?akid=9612.584153.h8MDIy&rd=1&suppress_one_click=true&t=4 http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/healthcare-not-warfare-for-the-people-of-afghanistan Universal Living Wage: Happening Now: War on the Poor: http://www.housethehomeless.org/happening-now-war-on-the-poor/ P.C.C.C.: Social Security expansion: http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_ss_begich_harkin/?source=bp-campaigns Social Security Works: http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/third_way_petition/?source=ssw-1204-don Bread for the World: Congress Must Pass a Responsible Budget: https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=171 Preserve Funding for Hungry People: https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=179 Bernie Sander’s Poll: What should budget look like?: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/priorities?utm_source=target&utm_medium=email&utm_content=What+are+the+most+important+things+the+government+can+do+to+help+the+economy+prompt_url&utm_campaign=Target:+Budget+Pact+Protects+Social+Security+and+Medicare+12-12 F.C.N.L.: A Year Since Newtown: support of gun violence prevention: http://www.faithscalling.org/?utm_content=Link+308870&utm_campaign=Legislative+Action+Message&utm_source=A+Year+Since+Newtown&utm_medium=Email Any problem has a solution, being that solution is a choice, as we are, Freud's sub and unconscious, Jung'  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n‘l Women‘s Days to All, create for All, write on December 11, 2013 9:16 PM

Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n‘l Women‘s Days to All, create for All, write on :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Unhacked version: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9177 Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n’l Womens Days to All, create for All, write on: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9175 This petition on change . Art: Act: http://www.change.org/petitions/art-act-7 Some twigs of related poetree :) “Ebony, Ivory”, Stealing Elderly White Women’s Social Security Checks, “In Perfect Harmony” Obama signaled last week that the ‘fix’ is back in, it’s the 90’s again, the real left And evolution have been destroyed to mitigated to the point where they can‘t Stop the duopoly, white and African-American supremacies, republican Conspiracy, the S.S. Tea Party, rems, and dinos from warring on the middle-Class to poor as they want, with his supposed “fix of ACA”, which actually made The healthscare industry bailout act less cost saving, more probable to fail, and Opened the door for the S.S. Tea Party to further “fix it“, to its end, in the future. Barack has called the Congress “do nothing” dozens of times, lying for the white Supremacy, for it’s only the rems who are extremely obstructing, like they did When they closed the Gov’t, costing taxpayers $ 35 billion, for nothing. Why Hasn‘t the “do nuthin’” dino-in-chief appointed the 93 Judges he can, what’s he Waiting for his term to be up so the rems get to appoint them instead of the Dems? As well, the supposed “bipartisan budget bill” supported by rems and Dinos alike is just the second act in the latest economic, political, etc., terrorizing The populace of the united suck of assassins into caving to the demands of the White supremacy’s war on the lower middle-class to poor’s increasing it’s Blitzkrieging speed, by threatening to close down the Gov’t again in 2 months, Costing taxpayers another $ 35 billion, for nothing! They cut SNAP by 5 billion, 3 Months ago, then cut it by another 39 billion a month ago, and that’s above and Beyond the original sequestration cuts to it, and now they want to cut it even More? Don’t allow the dems to cave to the rems terrorism of the lower-middle-Class to poor, tell Congress no on the fake compromise budget ‘deal’! 0 Tolerance for sexual harassment, violence in schools has long been attacked by The African-American supremacy, most recently by Tavis, etc., and just today CNN reported a case of a first-grader being suspended for kissing a girl on the Head, as he should have been, there’s a reason for rules, they’re necessary, as Is this one, especially, we can’t allow our kids to be continually raped, sexually Harassed under the supervision of those paid by our tax $. The Only reason it’s A national story is because the rems and dinos official news channel, Propagating ebony and ivory supremacies working together in perfect harmony To rape and pillage the Earth, CNN, is working to do away with the 0 tolerance Rule, so all the supremacies can get back to mass-raping more kids tomorrow Than they did today for the white supremacy, like in the 50’s through 90’s, before The evolution started reportage on their pedicide programs. This ebony and Ivory conspiracy is also propagated by CNN through their promotion of the Supposed Christian conspiracy’s voucherizing, charterizing, privatizing and Corporatizing the public education system, under the guise of the “kid First” Banner. By the by, it’s not “kid first” to do away with the 0 tolerance rule, it’s Pedophile and criminal first, instead. They want to do away with the last 70 Years of educational evolution, backslide the nation’s education system to a pre-Plessey vs. Ferguson, education system, where there is separate and unequal Education. That segregationist and classist crime movement is being paid for by Your tax $, whites have their supposed christian voucher schools, and Corporatized prep schools and African-Americans have their supposed christian And corporatized charter schools, all getting your tax $ as well as special funds And corporate $, making them almost doubly funded and staffed, etc.. Creating A future populace of have gone to special supposed christian schools kids, and Those who have not. This and the removal of voting rights, etc., is the beginning Of the defacto-reconstituting of defacto-slavery in the united suck of assassins, During the first African-American President’s 2 terms. For, as the rounding-up of Predominantly lower-middle class to poor innocents, because the police don’t Have to bother to do their jobs, they just have to arrest people, dictates that the Injustice system is providing defacto-slaves who must work at .25 cents an hour For the corporate structure, as well as non-violent, self-medicating, alcohol and Drug users, so, too the separate and unequal education systems will in the Future. We see this in the dino-in-chief’s allowing the “inalienable right” of voting To be stripped from 25 % of the African-American population, so far, and the White supremacy plans to take the vote away from another 25 % of African-Americans and poor voters before his 2nd term is up, why is the supremacist-in-Chief allowing this, and not stopping it with an executive order codifying that “Inalienable right‘s” re-enfranchisement across the nation? Nearing this Anniversary of the “Sandy Hook” terrorist attack (Blacks continue to insist is just Another “shootin’”, for the white supremacy), so chosen in retaliation to my Informing the world that uber-storm “Sandy” was engineered by HAARP, weather Machines, etc., of the united suck of assassins Gov’t to decrease voter turnout in The dems stronghold, the Eastern Seaboard, have we comprehensive gun Control, no, why not  [ send green star]
 
Act/Art: Good Independence Mth All, create for liberty, write on :) July 31, 2013 7:02 AM

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Act/Art: Good Independence Mth All, create for liberty, write on: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9168 This petition on change . org: Act: Independent: http://www.change.org/petitions/act-independent Some twigs of related poetree :) "All The News That's Fit (Not) To Print", But, Doesn't Fit Because Adv., Etc., Has Dibs   The real left is being exterminated at a greater rate Than ever in the united suck of assassins, there are So many ways to know, one, the media 5 ring circus Is in def con 3 mode, with the supposed progressive Dems, like MSNBC, leading the corporate structure's Convolution's devolutionary directions coning charge Against the people for the first time, usually that's fox + friends job- providing excellent cover to keep reality, Etc., out of the news. A closer look at a few rings, Chris and Rachel keep talking about how they can't Get enough of the part of the tea party who are for Solar power, supposedly, on their shows, so I guess If Hitler was for solar power they would have joined The majority of homosexuals at that time, in Nazi Germany, in support of his genociding the Jews, like They‘re genociding non-rem, hetero, Caucasian Infants to men now, here? Next, the Trayvon Martin Ring, it surpassing the civil wrongs movement's Sherrod charade, where they legitimized the Tea Party for the republiconspiracy, already. I didn't think Acquittal of zimmerman was a possibility because The evidence supported a 1st degree murder con- Viction possibly, 2nd degree murder one definitely, And, knowing the state of the State of FL, and our Criminal, injustice system, I thought, he would’ve Received the last minute manslaughter charge Conviction, at least, by the all female jury, which Prosecution may have not met all the prosecutorial Requirements for a conviction on. Yes, it's a tragic Travesty, one which the Justice Dept. is looking into Rectifying, yet, it doesn't mean that, as Shaka bs, A respected radio host, said on MSNBC, "racially, Things are 8 times worse now than during Jim Crow". Apparently, he hasn't bothered to Google Jim Crow Yet, so, to give a hand to the brother, I'll explain here How that's not true, for e.g., then, there was a few Actual 'lynchings' of African-Americans a week, at Minimum, now there aren't. Every million $ spent Now for show protests across the nation is a million We won’t have 6 months from now when we need to Protect and get out the vote, to change the legislators, Who can then change legislation, like, 'stand your Ground', which is devolving our streets into a paradise For premeditated murderers. MHP is doing an ad for MSNBC which basically says, while we're struggling With it, of course, 'we like us some inequality'. A highly respected Professor at Brown Univ., whose Name escapes me, so we'll just call her Professor Crakomias, also extolling on the lack of progress And the surrendering to it in apathy by her and her Fellow African-American supremacists. Just one line Of her con will be addressed here, as she's a pro Academia supremacist, and we haven’t the space Or time. She said, "the fantasmagorically successful African-Americans are discriminated against by their Inclusion". Which immediately reminded me of Sir Charles Barkley's whining for a decade about how, After he spent his 50 million $ on alcohol, whores, etc., "African-Americans aren't getting the right amount of Team management, ownership opportunities", which Was accurate to a degree, though, there was nothing About Latinos not getting them in baseball, etc., yet, He came across as detached from reality, in a have-a- Lot bubble, for, most multi-millionaires are smart Enough to not whine about how they don't have it like That, when they actually do. Her realism was that the Poor world famous, young, healthy, multi-millionaires, Moguls of the celebrity supremacy, “can't lead on, or Even publicly talk about, issues that are of import to African-Americans, because they will lose something, Possibly”. For the last half a century, if a non-rem Caucasian, heterosexual man said this he would be Called a sellout, yet, since the genocide of non-rem Caucasian infants to men is a cornerstone of u.s.a.'s Entire notsee global empire and war machine, the Rules that apply to non-rem males don't apply to any Other demographic, therefore, when "a N.... can't be Separated from a nickel", as Chris Rock relates, to Evolve, save society, he's, an exceptional exception, A “victim of inclusion discrimination“, regardless of Him being a billionaire, etc.. This would be similar to The top 1 % crying, during king george and his dick, Cheney's, reign on the American way of life, that if we Just give them more they could turn the trickle-down Economics (which is really vacuum-up) pissing on the Middle-class to poor into a shower. Yes, African- American supremacists “Loves them some inequality“, MHP, don't they? That's one reason they’re 'all in' on Backsliding against civil rights, called “kids first”, Which will turn out to be worse than king george and His dick, Cheney's 'leave no kids behind alone' prog., Taking place in engineering of numerous education Systems for special, their, kids, which they want to be Paid for with your tax $, taking more $ then their share From the public one, and having the corp. $ also. This Societal re-engineering into existence of the pre- Plessey vs. Ferguson supremacy court decided Education system, that being 'separate and unequal', Is a central example of how progressive dems have Caved to dinos, who've caved to rems, who've caved To teabaggers. Making our country run by the white Supremacy permanently, for, the supremacists mig  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women :) April 02, 2013 10:55 AM

Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women :) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9166 Some twigs of related poetree :) Chameleon Karma (Karma isn't history, is real cause, effect to the x th degree, what goes around comes around, immediately and eventually, possibly, yet, more intricately. When one might suggest that anything is a result of karma, or one's karma, that's not truth, even though we also can't say that it isn't true. To begin to understand karma one needs to study both Hindu and Buddhist perspectives on it, as well as Dharma, which isn't weaved within the karmic wheel, and is the path we strive.... An ideal. It's said, a butterfly fluttered trivial breeze south of the Equator can become a gale north of it, with poetic license. This gives an inkling of the intricacy in discerning what is, or could be karmic. Those who say everything is, are mistaken, while we can't say something is not. It's said only Buddhas, and possibly Prophets, can discern the true nature of an event back to its beginning, seeing into past lives, et al. That gives a clue to the impossibility of one abusing another and suggesting it's their karma, accurately; or trying to manipulate another with the same, although, sadly, this is done constantly. As one sows, so shall one reap.) Chameleon Karma Darkness plummets a man’s mind As he deflowers a girl before her time, Against her will, a heinous crime. The River Ganges sees, rushing, Reflecting, as it flows to the sky. Brings Rama and Shiva tears to eye. His soul turned its back on him, Now, third eye blind, he’s just Doing time, out of, or in a jail, The prison of his crime. In India, What can we do, the shout anew. Echoing back on a Summer’s breeze, Who can we be, in nature’s balance, Harmony, if we don’t do What we must do? "What's Love Got To Do With It..." They say, a rose by any other..., Would still be as sweet.... Every 9 seconds a woman is raped By someone who says he loves her. Give a real gift to sisters, And brothers, all, reach one, And teach one, to not be a Link in that patriarchal chain, Not adding to that number of Humanities bane, not a statistic in la machine's game, ever; From this Valentine Day on. one's mental cell Delusional walls, Built with illusional bricks; One's personal hell. multumultum As machinations of Travailing winds, Miraging, veil and mirror Narcissistic nihilistic False-ego, as self, We evince to be! "...Of..., By..., For...?" Pondering the nature of Some peoples character Has led me to conclude, Their despicable actions, Though masked by Purported concern, therapeutic Intervention, are what's so. Stories about the one legged Baseball player, or The man without a face, While inspiring In and of themselves, Are poor masks for The premeditated malpractice That takes place within these walls. A woman raped in the very Corridor she must walk Up and down; day in day out! A man-child grew up here Stories to tell, they, supposedly, Allow to curse, intimidate and Dominate others. Giving him All the rope he wants, then Snapping the noose; Strapping down, drugging, Seclusion. Without boundaries What client wouldn't become Out of hand; where's the care? Their fabrications told over and Over, manufacturing psych. Histories, means to ends, Political, social, religious to Discriminate for delusional profits And pleasures; remove competition. Their best, counter-transference, The opposite of mental health! A heart can be killed, yet, Heart never murdered! Did they ever know the First tenet of all helping Professions, "do no harm"? Thanx While feeling sacred on This All Hallow's Day, I also feel pangs of the Hungry, so wrought by The profane; for the food Wasted by us could feed All the world's.... Yet, Betwixt, in the mundane It's only hurled. Some of the groups I moderate, etc.: Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group: http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's Yahoo webhostsite: http://thevolutionaries.com/home with clickable linx; and: http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html reality's Care2 profile page, et al http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=564162768 http://my.care2.com/areality reality's MySpace page, blog: http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund reality's actions, profile on google: http://www.google.com/profiles/jamesmnordlund reality's actions on change.org: http://www.change.org/profile/189788/petitions reality's Windows live space profile: https://profile.live.com/cid-95b007b5e94b56de/ reality's Wordpress blog, profile: http://jamesmnordlund.wordpress.com/ reality's actions on Blogger, profile (google): http://www.blogger.com/profile/03746613683415101888 reality's yahoo blog: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q reality’s profile on The Starlite Café (poetry): http://www.thestarlitecafe.com/myhome.php?user=reality1 poetryfirst · POETRY FiRST: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/poetryfirst/?yguid=62987550 Poets For Human Rights: http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys- Copy, share, as you will. Thanx for all you do; ciao. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Immediate, G.P., Jill Stein for Prez: Midnight tonight, 10-17-12, 3:26 PM: October 17, 2012 3:36 PM

Hello. Green Party, Jill Stein for Prez: Urgent: Midnight tonight, 10-17-12, 3:26 PM: Our last FEC deadline is at midnight tonight and every dollar will make a difference. After last night, it’s more clear than ever before -- we must show the establishment the mounting demand for a Green New Deal. Can you pitch in $50-100 today? https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate?utm_campaign=fec_midnight&recruiter_id=55518&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jillstein Our arrests at the Commission on Presidential Debates’ (CPD) event last night has gone completely viral but we need the resources to keep up. Most Americans are fed up with politics as usual and with your support we will get out the message that there is an alternative to the two establishment parties. Please dig deep. This is our final FEC deadline before election night. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate?utm_campaign=fec_midnight&recruiter_id=55518&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jillstein It’s great to be back on the campaign trail and I am so moved by the wave of support we’ve received from every corner of the nation. None of this would be possible without you. Thank you. ~ Jill Stein p.s. - A first-time donor has pledged to contribute up to $1000 in matching funds for anyone in Massachusetts who gives up to $200 (more than ten times any donation he’s made to a candidate before!). Please forward to anyone you know in the state. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please take an immediate step by making a donation: http://www.jillstein.org/donate Authorized and paid for by Jill Stein for President PO Box 260217, Madison, WI 53726-0217 http://www.JillStein.org -=-=- Jill Stein for President · United States You can also keep up with Jill Stein for President on Twitter or Facebook. -=-=- http://www.gp.org/index.php My latest compilation, including GP: PTV, GOTV + Vote early, Acts, each one reach one, please!: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9154 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9153 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9149 This petition on change . org: PTV, GOTV + Vote early: Acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/ptv-gotv-vote-early-acts This petition on Care2 . com: Political and Cultural Inclusion: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/719/682/569/political-and-cultural-inclusion/ Copy, share, as you will. Thanx for all you do! reality Adios.  [ send green star]
 
Mothers Day Actions, etc.. July 06, 2012 11:22 AM

Mothers Day Actions, etc.. These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Mothers Day Actions, etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9140 This petition on change.org: Mothers Day Act: http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-act http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-act?share_id=SQAVOwUpCZpe=pce Only to whoever keeps hacking my adds to my blog and profile here, stop or I’ll politically lay low all supremacies that I think are responsible until the hacking stops, beginning with the LGBTQ! Thanx for all you do. reality A.A.U.W.: Say THANKS To the Moms in your Life: Here at AAUW, we love our moms- and we bet you do too! That's why we're sending you a special Mother's Day video card for you to personalize and share with the moms in your life. http://momsdaycard.com/index2.php?id=&p=aauw&z=&fb= Another Budget Showdown?: http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61307736&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id] Act: http://capwiz.com/aauw/home/ Madre: Mothers need you this Sunday: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/Madre/OnlineDonation.html?fund=ContributionsInd ividual&campaign=Mothers%20Day&approach=2012%20Mothers%20Day%20eappeal&title=Mot her%27s%20Day%20Emergency%20Fund&cc1=3002 Act: http://www.madre.org/index/get-involved-3/current-campaigns-9.html Enable Newsletter, April 2012: http://www.un.org/disabilities AFSCME: The House will vote on the Ryan Budget Reconciliation package soon. Take action now to stop it. http://action.afscme.org/c/51/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4327 A.A.P.D.: Flying made easier for travelers using wheelchairs: http://power.aapd.com/site/MessageViewer?em_id=1961.0&dlv_id=5721 Disability benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities on the rise: http://power.aapd.com/site/MessageViewer?em_id=1921.0&dlv_id=5682 PsychRights: Imagining a Different Future IN Mental Health: http://www.mhselfhelp.org/ http://psychrights.org/index.htm A.D.A.P.T.: HHS announces release of the CFC rules!: They are out! FREE OUR PEOPLE! For more information on the Administration for Community Living visit: http://www.hhs.gov/acl/ For more information on the Community First Choice Option visit: http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/fact_sheets.asp Adapt Community Choice Act List: http://www.adapt.org DISABILITY ACTIVISTS STORM U.S. SUPREME COURT DEMANDING SUPPORT FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: http://www.adapt.org/reports Your update from The Elders: Aung San Suu Kyi | India's leadership | North Korea | Empowering girls and women: http://theelders.org/e/53/index.html Thanx for all you do. reality My latest twig of related poetree: house of God, cards, idolatry This vernal equinox's storms poignant past Still lashing at the gash, can't undo the flourish May day masked, evidencing nature's pause, Diurnal flare, a pre-mother's day charge To be done with care, madreporal. Without which any mother's son wouldn't reef, House, millions of lives wouldn't rise; saturnine. Not forgetting, intellect can't lead, for, the life doesn't follow, and, even though necessity is the mother of invention, its father is the evolution. While your sons think with spooned nose, speak, With forked tongue, will, "we,...", be undone? Though motherless, born of truth, weaned on Nature's motherese, independents be, Satyagrahi. Walkedabout, socratic, a motherland, beaconing. As machinations of travailing winds, miraging, Veil and mirror narcissistic nihilistic false-ego, As self, rights, lefts, exercised, unwithering, Leading to what, when, how, where, who, why, Forever unanswered, we evince to be! Copy, share, as you will. jmn  [ send green star]
 
Poetry Month, Act/Art for all, etc.. April 30, 2012 10:00 PM

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Poetry Month, Act/Art for all, etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9137 This petition on change.org: Poetry Month, Act: http://www.change.org/petitions/poetry-month-act http://www.change.org/petitions/poetry-month-act?share_id=eLPiFDDWSv&pe=pce A Special Opportunity for Teachers: I'm writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you're not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 16-20. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Carl Phillips, Louise Glück and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms. Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to request an application. http://www.favoritepoem.org/forTeachers.html Best wishes, Maggie Dietz Director, Favorite Poem Project House passes CISPA: The House passed CISPA yesterday, and we want to make a splash as the focus shifts to the Senate. More than 70,000 of you have emailed the Senate since yesterday, admonishing them to reject CISPA and protect our privacy and civil liberties. If you haven't yet, please click here to email your Senators right away. http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.388004.ux5vaf&rd=1&t=2 And please ask your friends to get involved right away. You can link back to us, use these links to share the campaign (and our Lolcat), or just forward the email below. If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends. If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet --- Email to forward to your friends: We pushed them to the brink, but House Republicans rammed through CISPA yesterday afternoon, ahead of schedule. Let's make sure it dies in the Senate: Please click here to email your Senators right away. Our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact: Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better. Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment real opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago. Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and vote no. Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA. The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away: Click here to tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties. http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.388004.ux5vaf&rd=1&t=2 Thanks for fighting by our side, and please encourage your friends to get involved (and share our Lolcat). You can link back to us, forward this email, or use these links: If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends. If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet Paid for by Demand Progress (DemandProgress.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. No War in Iran: Let us use our voices to thoughtfully engage others in peaceful dialogues about how violence might be avoided. We should not permit ourselves to allow war to happen with Iran. http://voiceseducation.org/ Ten Practices of “Just Peacemaking” Support nonviolent direct action. Take independent initiatives to reduce threat. Use cooperative conflict resolution. Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice and seek repentance and forgiveness. Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty. Foster just and sustainable economic development. Work with emerging cooperative forces in the international system. Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and human rights. Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade. Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations. Source: Rose Marie Berger, Associate editor, Sojourners, http://www.sojo.net. Voices needs your help to continue our work. Join us in our efforts by contributing whatever you can. Watch for our next Arab Spring installment on Saudi Arabia. Learn more about Iran, its people and culture in Voices book, Seda: Voices of Iran. A Final Word As always, Voices could use your help in continuing our work. Help us to continue to take steps, one after another, for a better tomorrow. May each of us work to sustain ourselves by creating hope in this new year. You can also donate by check, made payable to Voices Education Project and sent to: 4669 Eastern Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103, USA Your gift is tax deductible and we welcome gifts large and small. Thank you for participating in the work of Voices, and may we all have a more compassionate, tolerant and peace-filled 2012. Marilyn Turkovich, Director 6710 NE Dapple Ct Seattle, WA 98110 United States Message of Hope and Continuity for the Sisterhood of the Guild: Hello and Happy Spring to you! I am grateful for the communication I have received from so many of you. Your candid remarks and thoughtful responses to questions we asked have proved to be very illuminating to me. 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Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays! December 25, 2011 9:19 AM

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Immigration, Green, etc., Actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice: http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice?share_id=LfSCrdRPhA& Voices: Occupied with Hope!: As Hanukkah has begun, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are but days away. I’ve recently been thinking a great deal about the success of “mighty” organizations that started out small, but with an enormous cause, and have succeeded in helping us to think and act differently in the world: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), Teaching Tolerance, the Women’s Movement, Bread for the World and Greenpeace, just to name a few. Act: http://www.voiceseducation.org/content/take-action You know the work of Voices. You know that peace-making is hard work. Help us to keep the momentum going. Through generous giving in 2011 we’ve raised over $40,000. We need another $15,000 to reach our year end goal. Will you raise your voice with ours? As you plan your year-end charitable giving, donating online is the easiest way you can give to Voices: You can also donate by check, made payable to Voices Education Project and sent to: 4669 Eastern Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103, USA Your gift is tax deductible and we welcome gifts large and small. Thank you for participating in the work of Voices, and may we all have a more compassionate, tolerant and peace-filled 2012. Marilyn Turkovich, Director Andrew Himes, President of the Voices Board 6710 NE Dapple Ct Seattle, WA 98110 United States Tell a friend WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders~ 2: Wisdomkeepers takes you on an extraordinary spiritual journey into the lives, minds, and natural-world philosophy of Native American spiritual elders. The elders tell who they are, how they live, and what they believe. Magnificent portraits complement the soaring text. Among those profiled are Buffalo Jim, a Seminole who describes the Seminole story of creation as if the Everglades were Eden, talks of his people's individual passage into the afterlife, and reveals that every field of wild plants is, to him, a medicine garden. You'll also meet "Uncle" Frank Davis (Fancy Warrior), a Pawnee Elder who describes the "path to understanding" as a trial filled with scraps of paper, each one a piece of a puzzle. Also profiled is Mathew King, a Lakota who warns of punishments or those who would destroy the Earth Mother. Readers share the innernost thoughts and feelings, dreams and visions, laughter, healing remedies, and prophecies of the Wisdomkeepers, whose humanity shines through every page. http://www.amazon.com/Wisdomkeepers-Meetings-Native-American-Spiritual/dp/158270158X/ref=pd_sim_b_1 5.0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading, By Camilla L Riley (Stillwater, OK) - See all my reviews This review is from: Wisdomkeepers: Meetings With Native American Spiritual Elders (The Earthsong Collection) (Hardcover) This is a book of incredible beauty - linguistically, visually, and spiritually. In an era which seems to skew more and more to the material and superficial, the Wisdomkeepers who are interviewed bring life and its challenges to the level of essence. Although I have walked in the daily company of Native Americans for more than fifty years, my understanding of the nobility of heritage and centered life grew immeasurably with the reading of every page. Anyone who passes this one up will be the lesser for doing so. 22 of 22 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars it's an experience,a journey,words cannot describe this book, By A Customer This review is from: Wisdomkeepers: Meetings With Native American Spiritual Elders (The Earthsong Collection) (Hardcover) I have recommended this book to anyone I know that is on a path of awakening and can hear the words with their heart.I have given this book as gifts numerous times, but I cannot find it anymore which greatly saddens me. I would love to turn the world on to this book as it so beautifully depicts our Native Americans - OUR indigenous people. This book does justice to out Native Americans which they so very much deserve. I do not know how to thank Steve Wall and Harvey Arden - they have touched my life with this richly textured, genuine and moving piece. No words can express the power behind the span of the eagle's wings, the moving wisdom of a redwood forest or the joy inside to which this book has brought me. 19 of 20 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom, May 21, 2007 By Mr. Randy I. Tyler "Okwari" (Canaan, VT United States This review is from: Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders (Paperback) She:Kon (Sago)(Hello) To all who read this and hope you are all well. I personally know some of the Wisdom Keepers, Elders whose words are in this book and know them to be of good mind and person. I am Mohawk and Odawa and I come from upstate New York near some of the Reservations and I fully recommend this book for any person who needs to come back to the reality of the living world around them and bring them back to the basic relation between humankind and all the life that is on this earth and surrounds us in the cosmos. http://www.amazon.com/Wisdomkeepers-Meetings-Native-American-Spiritual/dp/158270158X/ref=pd_sim_b_1 http://www.HaveYouThought.com Ecotone - Holiday Newsletter 2011: What would bring you happiness this holiday season? A Bing Crosby record on the hi-fi? Maybe a glass of eggnog and a warming fire. Or gathering with your friends and loved ones. Whatever your holiday plans, our “Happiness” issue is full of wonderful writing and art that we're sure will bring you comfort and joy. HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS In the spir  [ send green star]
 
Act and advocate on more issues June 16, 2011 3:40 AM

Act and advocate on more issues These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9084 This petition on change.org: Act on more issues: http://www.change.org/petitions/act-on-more-issues?share_id=SxOoNoevDm&pe=pce Think about advocating and doing activism on more issues than you usually do; increase your empathy and compassion for others- do more than you usually do. You can do it, go for it. Here’s my latest petitions, etc., do as few or as many as you’d like: These petitions on change.org: Don't cut needed spending: http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-cut-needed-spending http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-cut-needed-spending?share_id=JisJVqhJHE&pe=pce Demand exit strategy for Afghanistan: http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan?share_id=fyNJMHVaUY&pe=pce No offshore drilling permits: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-offshore-drilling-permits http://www.change.org/petitions/no-offshore-drilling-permits?share_id=nZbJIYZWLn&pe=pce Don't restrict international broadcasts: http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts?share_id=zyPfnFfCul&pe=pce Don't restrict international broadcasts: http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts?share_id=zyPfnFfCul&pe=pce Chemical testing and food: http://www.change.org/petitions/chemical-testing-and-food http://www.change.org/petitions/chemical-testing-and-food?share_id=sHDhREMcBx&pe=pce No “privatizing” public housing: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-privatizing-public-housing http://www.change.org/petitions/no-privatizing-public-housing?share_id=bOKgKCUCpz&pe=pce Aid International Criminal Court: http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court?share_id=PdvxcMmbuU&pe=pce This Father's Day, advocate/act for elders, all fathers: These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9082 This petition on change.org: Father's Day, advocate/act: http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact?share_id=GRPHZqrnof&pe=pce Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9065 This petition on change.org: Act for elderly, handicapped, et al: http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-elderly-handicapped-et-al?share_id=zWvCUuUDDp&pe=pce Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9066 This petition on change.org: Mother's Day, advocate/act: http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-advocateact?share_id=gEcPUzLgYr&pe=pce In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079 This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act: http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce My profile and actions on change.org: http://www.change.org/profiles/reality http://www.change.org/#started-by-me Thanx for all you do :) reality  [ send green star]
 
In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act May 27, 2011 8:01 AM

In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079 This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act: http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce reality  [ send green star]
 
Indigenous; Green; Elders; Native American Acts May 27, 2011 4:27 AM

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Indigenous; Green; Elders; Native American Acts: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9078 This petition on change.org: Green; Elders; N.A. Acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/green-elders-na-acts-6?share_id=CjSOiNawkE&pe=pce Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline- NRDC's Save BioGems News, May 2011: Acts: http://www.savebiogems.org/takeaction/ Join Us on Facebook! Connect with other BioGems Defenders and get the latest campaign updates on Facebook. "I am proud to be a part of such a tremendous group of dedicated and tenacious people." -- from our Facebook wall BioGems Update A BIG thank you to BioGems Defenders who sent more than 48,500 messages to protect frogs around the world from a toxic pesticide. » See the timeline of victories we've won. Voices for the Wild Meet other BioGems Defenders and find out what inspires them to take action. Go to Voices for the Wild. To Do Even More You can support NRDC's BioGems campaign to save these and other threatened wild places. » Donate Bird Nursery in Danger Stop the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Each year, billions of birds follow migration routes that converge in one spot in Canada’s boreal forest: the Peace-Athabasca Delta in northeastern Alberta. These undisturbed wetlands provide a resting spot for tundra swans, snow geese and countless ducks, but they are now being threatened by plans for a trans-boundary pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. If approved, the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would lead tomore tar sands mining and drilling in the boreal forest, creating toxic waste sites, destroying critical wildlife habitat for millions of birds and generating three times the amount of global warming as conventional fuel production. The 2,000-mile pipeline would also traverse the U.S. heartland, including the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer -- the source of clean drinking water for two million residents. » Tell the State Department to reject this destructive pipeline. https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2283&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=gd2o044x21.app304a In the News MINING GIANT GETS YOUR MESSAGE Last month, NRDC senior attorney Joel Reynolds traveled to London to deliver 57,000 petitions from BioGems Defenders to Rio Tinto executives at their annual shareholders meeting. The petitions urged the mining giant to abandon its stake in the disastrous Pebble Mine project, which threatens Alaska's Bristol Bay wilderness. At the meeting, Reynolds -- and a representative of Alaskan Native village corporations around Bristol Bay testified against the mine, asking Rio Tinto to follow the example of Mitsubishi, which withdrew from the Pebble Mine project in February. On the same day, an ad placed in the London Financial Times by NRDC and our Alaskan allies challenged Rio Tinto to deliver on its green rhetoric by abandoning its stake in the mine. To date, our Members and BioGems Defenders have sent more than 300,000 messages to the global mining companies behind the Pebble Mine. EXXONMOBIL TRUCKING SCHEME HITS ROADBLOCK Back in January, we updated you on ExxonMobil’s plan to bury power lines in Montana’s Lolo National Forest that would enable the company to haul super-sized loads of mining equipment through the forest and onward to tar sands developments in Canada. ExxonMobil recently conducted a "test" shipment to navigate one of their giant trucks -- weighing as much as 500,000 pounds -- through the scenic Lolo Pass. The truck ran into overhanging trees, eventually colliding with power lines and causing a blackout. Exxon’s remedy to this calamity was to trim and cut century-old trees that line the 200-mile route, some of which have been around since the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Its failed experiment clearly shows this pristine area is no place for a transportation corridor. We continue to challenge ExxonMobil’s plans and will keep you updated on the latest developments. SHELL VOWS TO DRILL IN POLAR BEAR SEAS IN 2012 Shell has announced it will not conduct exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this summer, but the company does plan to drill in the summers of 2012 and 2013 in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas also known as the Polar Bear Seas. Shell's announcement comes in the wake of a new government report that says the worst-case scenario for a blowout in the Chukchi Sea could result in a spill of more than 58 million gallons (or about 2.6 million gallons per day). That's about a quarter of the Deepwater Horizon spill, but it's five times more than Shell Oil could handle under its current response plan. In its application for exploratory permits, Shell’s response plan could only handle a spill of 504,000 gallons per day. Oil companies have no proven method for cleaning up spills in ice-filled waters. A spill could prove catastrophic to vulnerable populations of polar bears and other wildlife. Action Insider PEBBLE MINE IN ALASKA Read about NRDC Wildlife Advocate Matt Skoglund’s unforgettable trip to Bristol Bay. THIS GREEN LIFE: COMPOST NOW! With warmer weather on the way, there's no better time to start composting. Sheryl Eisenberg shows you how. Photo credits: Boreal owl--Boreal Songbird Initiative. Patagonia--Linde Waidhofer, westerneye.com. Sea lion--Lon Lauber, AlaskaStock.com. Frog--U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. » To read this newsletter on the BioGems website, go to http://www.savebiogems.org/newsletter Obama gives go ahead for more Gulf drilling: Tell the Obama Administration: more drilling is NOT the answer! We need cleaner cars to decrease our addiction to oil. Send your letter today. http://soe.salsalabs.com/o/1/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=217&autologin=true&track=2011_0526_CleanCarsThree It's hard to kic  [ send green star]
 
P.E.N.: PEN Actions and advpocacy May 19, 2011 3:44 AM

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: P.E.N.: PEN Actions and advpocacy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9073 These petitions on change.org: Freedom of the press: http://www.change.org/petitions/freedom-of-the-press?share_id=rCUorNvxRL&pe=pce Read: vote no, HR 1800, yes, HR 1805: http://www.change.org/petitions/read-vote-no-hr-1800-yes-hr-1805?share_id=ovVnlSPcKT&pe=pce Investigate torture, due process violations: http://www.change.org/petitions/investigate-torture-due-process-violations?share_id=VpXGEfQSSn&pe=pce P.E.N.: PEN CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE & DUE-PROCESS VIOLATIONS: http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/1522 Please, investigate torture, due process violations: Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Fax: (202) 307-6777 Email: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov Sample letter: Dear Attorney General Holder, I applaud your commitment to restoring the rule of law by appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate the use of torture and other due process violations carried out in the name of antiterrorism and national security. I am writing to encourage you to ensure that the investigation is complete. I believe that it is imperative that the American people have an accurate record of the abuses that have occurred and an understanding of how those abuses were tolerated or encouraged. We will never achieve true accountability by limiting the scope of the investigation and overlooking those who commissioned and authorized these illegal acts- some at the highest level of our government. Only by thoroughly investigating the crimes that were committed in America’s name and holding accountable those who authorized torture can we move forward and ensure that these abuses are not repeated. I therefore call for a full and thorough investigation of torture that follows the evidence- wherever it may lead. Thank you for your attention to this critical matter. Sincerely, This petition on change.org: Investigate torture, due process violations: http://www.change.org/petitions/investigate-torture-due-process-violations?share_id=VpXGEfQSSn&pe=pce P.E.N.: Campaign for Reader Privacy Call to Action: STOP EXTENSION OF BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY SEARCH POWERS: http://www.readerprivacy.org/news.jsp Freedom to Read: vote no, HR 1800, yes, HR 1805: Dear Representative, Booksellers, librarians, publishers, authors, and all who support the right to read without fear that the government is reading over our shoulders are urged to contact their U.S. Representatives this week and urge them to vote NO on H.R. 1800, a bill that would extend for another six years the government’s power to conduct unnecessary searches of bookstore and library records, and to vote YES on H.R. 1805, a bill that would provide additional protections for bookstore and library records. Thank you for your attention to this critical matter. Sincerely, This petition on change.org: Read: vote no, HR 1800, yes, HR 1805: http://www.change.org/petitions/read-vote-no-hr-1800-yes-hr-1805?share_id=ovVnlSPcKT&pe=pce P.E.N.: FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN THE UNITED STATES: Petition: Protecting public access to both governmental information and a full range of voices from the United States and around the world. Please sign the petition: http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/1352 This petition on change.org: Freedom of the press: http://www.change.org/petitions/freedom-of-the-press?share_id=rCUorNvxRL&pe=pce Thanks for all you do! james m nordlund  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on March 10, 2011 9:29 AM

Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9041 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth w. acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-celebrate-poetry-mth-w-acts?share_id=WjaUsVyXLi&pe=pce Hi. I hope you and yours are well and will continue to be. This Poetry Month celebrate with writing, creating, advocacy and actions, write on!!! This is a great time to engage in creativity, advocacy and activism for all life and women because this month, on March 8, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and this Month, Womens History, in USA. Yet, it doesn't hurt to remember that, while women are 53 % of the world, and some of them gave birth to the other 47 %, as well, there's a global war against middle-class to poor men; and, in Western societies, women side with the corporate structure. I might not get to write another essay before I'm fully assassinated, so, the below twigs of my poetree, from 4-2008 to present, might just have to do. It's great that the WI 14 Democrat State Senators won't just cave by scurrying back to Madison, as heir Walker's illegal legislative prank was engineered to attempt; stay strong, we're all with you. I almost can't wait to read about how the "vagazing" on the world's bridges went on Tuesday, ooohhhh, wait a minute, I think a universal entity is trying to channel that news to me, they say it went extremely well, all the adherents of the global mutual admiration societies all admired each other and concluded they are great and men suck and are the problem; glad that was finally straightened out- now, I'm sure, they'll be able to slow down the increasing speed of the global republican blitzkrieg against all life, stop humanity and large mammals extermination, which would've dictated their extinction, and we can all live happily ever after. Oops, lapsed into American dreaming (current corp. code word that must be 'used' with anything they want to make belive is progress) for a second, back to reality. I'm told, that our fearless changer-in-chief leader, who reminds me of Mr. Smith, no, not the one from the fairytale matrix (a movie trilogy that makes believe if you let la machine dictate the extinction, some 9 year old girl's American dreaming will magically delicious bring humanity back, fix the world's eco-systems, etc., and make everyone happy), rather, the one who always messed everything up, usually on purpose, while declaring "there's no need to fear Smith is here", the one always "'protecting' Will Robinson", while actually cowering behind the kid, yeah, from Lost In Space, the original sci-fi series, would have preferred that I name my below poem "about him" (which will only be referred to in the future as S.B.O.H.O.B.L., for brevities sake), "Caddying Mr. Boehner"; yet, after giving his request to the Caddying Mr. Boehner Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, they felt that Barack's body of caving to the rems work wasn't substantive enough to warant such a prestigious global award, at this time- while, they did note his caving so far marked a new centrist re-direction of the 'shift the political paradigm to the right by force' tripartisanship, they suggested he had a ways to go before it would realize that trend to uber-fascism globally, and sink the united suck of assassins ship, though, they'll review his request again next year. So great to see the "million woman march" in Cairo, Egypt, 2 days ago, of course, there were far less than 10,000 there, Egyptian women are learning fast from their counterparts in the West; many there were only hecklers, though. Yet, we know that the excellent conversations, that eventually followed, between the young racous men and women were productive. While the next day, there, in Tahrir Square, 100's were hacked by machetes and cut with knives; we hope they keep the circle in the square- and the evolution continues to take hold. The Utah Gov'na pasted the most fascist of the blitzkrieging state legislative innitiatives yesterday, making it possible for him to dissolve county and municipal gov'ts by engineering a fiscal crisis (by let's say increasing the deficit by half a trillion dollars, through giving extremely large tax cuts to the extremely rich, while increasing taxes on the poor, like Barack did, or, giving half a billion in tax cuts to the richest and corps. to increase the deficit like heir Walker did), or, making believe there is one, and replacing those gov't's with corp.; thereby, throwing worker's, and almost all other rights, and environmental protections, potentially, back a century, to when our great grandfathers worked in company towns, for 18 hours a day, and got stale bread and beans as pay, from the company store, their kids working 14 hours for nothing, living in a company shack that didn't even keep the rain out- they "loading 16 tons and whatt'ya get, another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I casn't go, I owe my soul to the company store." On a brighter note, the dems haven't caved all the way to the rems, yet, in Congress, in order to keep the Gov't open for just another 2 more weeks, Barack and them were going to cut 41 billion from the non- defense Dept. related, medicare and Social Security budget, which comprises of only 2%, as their opening offer, before negotiations started, only a partial cave, as the rems wanted to cut it by 102 billion; although, now the dems are caving to cut it by 55 billion, instead- yet, they insist they're standing strong on that number. So, that only means a real decrease in budgetary funds for infant formula for poor mother's infants, less economic help for heating for the elderly and poor, decreases in Pell grants for college kids and nutrition programs for pre-natal women, PBS, NPR....  [ send green star]
 
We need everyone: please advocate; now!: February 06, 2011 7:31 PM

We need everyone: please advocate; now!: Thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: "Uniting spiritual and material...", to make dualities mud?: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9020 This petition on change.org: Think about uplifting life and share: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share?share_id=xrWNINOxUi&pe=pce http://health.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share http://www.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Invitation Join Disability Caucus of Green Party + Happy Holidays: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9018 This petition on change.org: Advocate for disabled, consider joining disability caucus: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus?share_id=TwVIoIkMuY&pe=pce http://health.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus http://www.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9017 This petition on change.org: Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts?share_id=yZPROztpaX&pe=pce http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts Copy and share as you will. Thanx for all you do. Goodbye. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund, reality  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday January 13, 2011 8:15 AM

Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and holiday, let's Art/Act, create, advocate, write, paint, draw, et al, with advocacy and art in mind, or, even better, in heart. Here's a couple twigs of poetree to start us off: A Weaver Of Life Happy Birthday To a student of Christ's and Ghandi's. One who had a dream that someday We'd live in the promised land and Took us by the hand. Yet, we won't get there If you don't break your chains, Refusing to be a pawn in their games. We can't turn our back to those Unchosen, on the outside or in, Simply 'cause they can't afford. We can bring them with us, if we, Resisting, everyday, their common Delusions, not be a link in that chain. The chains that keep our humanities Growth arrested, our potentials Unexplored; our thoughts, Feelings, and deeds flawed. If you don't refuse To be the chains that bind you, We'll never break the chain. The chain that murders. The chain of delusions. The chain of death. YOU CAN Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote, You won't ever be livin' in a democracy! james m nordlund, reality So, below is some new advocacy to start with, and below that, many more recent actions you can do; as many or as few as you'd like- remember, write on: Help Haiti Rebuild with Rights One year ago, Haiti was ravaged by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people and destroyed the homes and families of millions more. Since then, you and many others have stepped forward to give and advocate for relief funding, push for temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants in the U.S., and persuade the IMF to drop Haiti’s $268 million debt once and for all. But while the support of the international community has saved many lives, a year later, conditions in Haiti are still perilous, with over 3,400 more people dead from a cholera outbreak, most of the rubble not cleared, and still close to a million people left without permanent housing. Click here to ask our government to stand by the Haitian people as they rebuild their country and their lives. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/625/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5521 With thousands of NGOs and many governments focusing on relief and reconstruction, more should have been done by now. But a lack of Haitian voices in the process has resulted in much less than if they had been more included. On this anniversary, we need to remind our government they need to really listen to and work with Haitian civil society and government as they move forward. While continuing to send generous and more effective aid to Haiti, the Obama administration could also help thousands of Haitian migrants by easing immigration rules. 55,000 family members of Haitians in the United States had been approved for visas prior to the earthquake, but because of a U.S. backlog in admitting approved visa-holders, they still could face more than four years of waiting in Haiti, leaving them in a precarious limbo. The administration could cut the red tape and admit them immediately, but they will only do it if we push them to. The administration could also reverse the decision to resume deportations of Haitians with criminal convictions given the emergency conditions in Haiti. These people will be deported to detention centers where the cholera epidemic could claim their lives. So please join us in asking our government to do all they can to support the Haitian people today. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/625/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5521 This morning our partners at American Jewish World Service and Catholic Relief Services held an interfaith event in Congress to reflect on the tragedy and offer prayers for the Haitian people during this difficult time. Wherever you are today, we hope you’ll join us in offering both your thoughts and actions of support to the millions of people in Haiti as they continue on their hard journey to recovery. Best, The LAWG Team (Lisa, Mavis, Jenny, Paulo, Vanessa, Ben, and Emily) http://www.lawg.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=87 Latin America Working Group 424 C Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 546-7010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 546-7010 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Email: lawg@lawg.org Help Haiti in everyway (updated regularly) :) http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway Some of more recent related actions on Change.org, the urls: Amend the Constitution for all women, etc..: http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/amend_the_constitution_for_all_women_etc Improving Literacy Through School Libraries kept open: http://education.change.org/petitions/view/improving_literacy_through_school_libraries_kept_open World AIDS Day Act: http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/world_aids_day_act Good Women's History Month, Act for healthcare: http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/good_womens_history_month_act_for_healthcare Act for women?: http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/act_for_women Black History Month: http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/black_history_month Act/Art: New Year's poetree: http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/actart_new_years_poetree art, post/discuss poem :) http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/art_postdiscuss_poem Opportunity / Teachers: http://education.change.org...  [ send green star]
 
Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts December 23, 2010 2:39 AM

Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9017 This petition on change.org: http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/Indigenous_NA_Green_Prisoner_Rights_etc_Acts New START: You made it happen!: Thanks to your efforts, the Senate voted today to give its advice and consent to ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). Act :) http://capwiz.com/unausa/home/ As you know this vote has been the culmination of a long and complex undertaking, involving many hours of Senate hearings; formal and informal consultations between the Senate and Obama administration officials; interventions by foreign policy advisors to numerous presidential administrations; and personal efforts by countless Americans who believe in the importance of a verifiable nuclear arms control agreement between the world's two largest nuclear superpowers, the United States and Russia. Thank you for your contribution to making Senate approval of New START possible. Today's Senate approval of New START will help to prevent the global spread of nuclear weapons. That's quite an accomplishment as 2010 comes to a close and the new year gets underway on a new, more hopeful note. Sincerely, http://www.unausa.org/Page.aspx?pid=220 The UNA-USA Advocacy Team A Wondrous Spirit-Gift from Grandma Edna: ~**~A Wondrous Spirit-Gift from Grandma Edna~**~ A Wondrous Spirit-Gift! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From the desk of Harvey Arden Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Collective ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders" Author: WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers Editor: PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS by Chief Arvol Looking Horse VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOW! Grandma Edna won FIRST PLACE in the NATIVE AMERICAN BOOK category!! Send her congratulations at rdgordon@hotmail.com with a CC to me (please!) Get remaining first-printing copies on shelf NOW ! Go to www.haveyouthought.com or contact Publisher George Blitch at george@haveyouthought.com. EDNA, WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!! / Harvey Arden -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOICE of the HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon BestBooks2007Winner First-Prize for Native American books Order at www.haveyouthought.com Wholesale orders contact george@haveyouthought.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon's VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER: WE NEED CHANGES in this world, really big big changes. I'm prayin' they'll be peaceable changes, not violent and bloody ones. I'd like to see a peaceable revolution, a revolution of broomsticks instead of guns. Call it a Broomstick Revolution. That's right. The People pick up their broomsticks and march together and Sweep Injustice Out! Make a clean sweep, a big cleanin' like's never been seen before. Broomsticks against Injustice. Now that'll be the day! We'll take our broomsticks and we'll sweep Leonard Peltier right out o' prison, along with all the other innocents. Yep—a Broomstick Revolution! That's what we need! NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOICE of the HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon ~ With Harvey Arden All rights reserved NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com ~ Dedication This book is dedicated to my People, the Seneca Nation, to our kindred Peoples of the Haudenoshaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, to all the Indian Nations of Great Turtle Island, and to all other Indigenous Peoples around this Mother Earth. I send it out like an arrow of love from my heart to YOUR hearts! If other folks want to read it too, why, that's fine by me. Might be you even learn something! This book is FULL of secrets for those who understand'm! But always remember, the BIGGEST secret is Creation itself! ~ What I see I want you to see, so that what you see your children will be able to see. --Hawk ElderEdna Gordon Edna & Harvey EDITOR'S FOREWORD "WELCOME TO MY UMBRELLA TREE," says Hawk Elder Edna Gordon, seating herself opposite me at her well-weathered backyard picnic-table, gesturing with a wide sweep of her hand at the rich tapestry of overhanging branches arching all the way to the ground around us, creating a kind of natural gazebo. She nods at the tree as at a cherished old friend, and nods at me, her visitor. "This old tree's the whole of Creation, you know, if you got eyes to see…," she says, and her throaty voice trails away thoughtfully. I look upward into the drooping canopy of...  [ send green star]
 
World AIDS Day Acts :) December 02, 2010 8:57 AM

World AIDS Day Acts :) This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9015 The Global Fund :) supported programs deliver AIDS treatment for 3 million people :) http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/ Media Center :) http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/media/?lang=en Holiday Greetings from the Global Health Council :) Dear Colleague, As friends and family gather together during the holiday season to commemorate the passage of another year, I would like to share with you how the Global Health Council has been making a difference in global health in 2010: •We shaped vital global health initiatives that direct resources and opportunities to people living in low-resource settings. •We developed, discussed, distilled and promoted smart policy and advocacy solutions to global health challenges. Through convening members and other stakeholders at our Annual International Conference on Global Health, policy and advocacy roundtables, and event series, the Global Health Council leveraged hands-on experience from the field into developing and promoting policy recommendations. •We translated global health research literature and messages on critical issues and unmet needs in global health into user-friendly material, and disseminated this information to decision-makers, thought leaders, and the global health community at large, through traditional media, social media, global health networks and partnerships. •We highlighted the private sector's role as a critical component in a new compact in global health. I am proud of what the Global Health Council has achieved this year to help improve health outcomes and equity for the 2 billion people around the world who live on less than $2 a day. But as we look to 2011, we need your support and investment in the Global Health Council to help sustain the core areas of our work. Your year-end, tax-deductible contribution will enable the Global Health Council to continue leading the global health community - our community - in developing a unified voice for a sustainable, integrated health agenda that uses resources efficiently to make a difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable, and in promoting this agenda with policy makers around the world to ensure that global health remains a top priority within the broader international development agenda. Please give generously today by clicking on this link. https://my.globalhealth.org/ebusiness/fundraising/ghcdefault.aspx?id=410 Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Jeffrey L. Sturchio, PhD President and CEO 1111 19th Street, NW - Suite 1120 | Washington, D.C. 20036 The Impact of HIV/AIDS :) https://www.globalhealth.org/hiv_aids/ 2010 World Health Report Examines Health Systems Financing, December 1, 2010 :) https://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=48#120110 World AIDS Day Message from Jurnee Smollett :) A message from ANSA Board Member Jurnee Smollett published Essence.com http://www.essence.com/lifestyle/hot_topics_3/sound_off_actress_jurnee_smolett_on_world_aids_day.php#ixzz16sAdFD40 Sound Off: Actress Jurnee Smollett on World AIDS Day http://www.ansafrica.org/ Take Action :) http://www.ansafrica.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=102 I've never known a world in which HIV/AIDS didn't exist. Growing up, images of the virus were sewn into my memory; the colorful panels on the AIDS Quilt; the shiny red ribbons my mom wore; the tragic death of Ryan White; and Magic Johnson's press conference. What affected me most of all was the heartbreaking story of a little girl not much older than I who was born with HIV. Until Hydeia Broadbent boldly shared her story on daytime talk shows like Oprah, it hadn't dawned on me that little girls who looked like me were at risk. Initially, news of HIV/AIDS was in everyone's face and got our attention. Over the years -- despite ads, fundraisers, and more -- our community has grown desensitized while the virus continues to silently kill us. Already, 25 million members of our human family have died from AIDS. That's equivalent to the combined populations of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Seattle, Memphis, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Wichita, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Today, over 30 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Over one million people in the U.S. have the disease, and more than 500,000 of them are African American, though we make up only twelve percent of this country's population. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among Black women ages 25 to 34. It's one thing to read statistics and another to know people with the disease. Hydeia and I met 12 years ago and have since become best friends. HIV/AIDS is never far from my mind because she and another close friend of mine are living with the infection. They're both talented, intelligent, young African Americans who have never been sexually promiscuous nor used intravenous drugs. You would never know by looking at them that a potentially deadly virus lurks in their bloodstream. But it does. Thankfully, they're each getting medical care that keeps them healthy. They live their lives, have fun, pursue their dreams, have relationships and are careful to not pass on the virus to anyone else. They're proof that HIV/AIDS doesn't have to be a death sentence, if you know your status. It's not shocking that HIV/AIDS has impacted my life and people I love. This disease is the worst health crisis in modern history. Negative or positive, we're all living with AIDS; it's part of our world. Chances are you know someone who has the disease though they might not have told you. There is a good possibility they don't even know themselves, because one out of every five people who is infected doesn't know it. Too often people only..  [ send green star]
 
Native American, Green, etc., actions November 17, 2010 1:06 PM

This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9012 GOD BLESS NEW JERSEY & BRASSCHECKTV.COM Harveysplace: http://www.harveysplace.net/ http://www.brasschecktv.com/ Check it out! /Harvey http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689357176&ref=profile Forwarded Message: GOD BLESS NEW JERSEY & BRASSCHECKTV.COM.msg GOD BLESS NEW JERSEY & BRASSCHECKTV.COMWednesday, November 17, 2010 11:58 AMFrom: "Harvey Arden" To: harvey@harveysplace.netCheck it out! /Harvey http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689357176&ref=profile Is our pressure on Costco working? I want to thank you for being on the frontlines and helping us pressure Costco to protect the oceans by saying no to wholesale destruction. I’m hesitant, but want to share with you that it appears our pressure may be working. https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=681&s_src=topheadertestversion2&JServSessionIdr004=v5qipsttu2.app331a Greenpeace activist surveys have revealed that several of the red list fish have disappeared from Costco store shelves. Is this a move in the right direction? A clever decoy? Or, merely a seasonal adjustment? http://www.oh-no-costco.com/ We don’t know—because once again, Costco is hiding the truth and not being transparent. Why are they so afraid of making a public commitment to the oceans? One thing we know is that the pressure is working—so we need your help once again. Please take action and tell Costco CEO, Jim Sinegal to stop being shifty and to stand up for the oceans by supporting positive environmental change. Sincerely, Casson Trenor Oceans Campaigner Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeaceusa.org 702 H Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001 | 1-800-326-0959 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-326-0959 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Urgent Call to Action: Release Leonard Peltier! Information forwarded on behalf of the LPDOC: At this time, we want as much pressure exerted on the White House as possible. The message? Release Leonard Peltier! We prefer that you call or write. Letters and phone calls are taken far more seriously by the White House. President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 You can Fax your letter, if you like: 202-456-2461 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-2461 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Comment line: 202-456-1111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-1111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or -1112. If you have trouble getting through, call the main switchboard (202-456-1414 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-1414 end_of_the_skype_highlighting) and ask to be connected to the comment line. Lines may be busy or you might be placed on hold. Don't be discouraged by this. Hit that redial button or wait for your call to be answered. Remember that you're competing for phone time with other organizations, as well as competing with your fellow Peltier supporters. Keep trying. You may send an e-mail, but e-mail won't be nearly as effective: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. If your oganization wants to demand Leonard's release, submit a message to the White House here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/organizations. Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do. Friends of Peltier http://www.FreePeltierNow.org Peltier family accuses U.S. government of medical neglect Forwarded on behalf of the LPDOCFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2010 Contact: Delaney Bruce, Legal Team Liaison, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106, USA; Telephone: 1-701-235-2206 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-701-235-2206 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info Peltier family accuses U.S. government of medical neglect "A man dies from prostate cancer every 16 minutes in this country. Why does my brother have to wait over a year to receive even a diagnosis?" Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who maintains his innocence, was wrongfully convicted in connection with the shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1977. Imprisoned for 35 years-currently at the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania-Peltier has been designated a political prisoner by Amnesty International. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, 55 Members of Congress and others-including a judge who sat as a member of the court in two of Peltier's appeals-have all called for his immediate release. Widely recognized for his humanitarian works and a six-time Nobel Prize nominee, Peltier also is an accomplished author and painter. Sister Betty Solano says Peltier began exhibiting symptoms commonly attributed to prostate cancer over a year ago. His age (he is 66 years old) and family history are risk factors for the disease. Pressured by Peltier's attorneys, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ran standard blood tests in June. Peltier received the results last week, over four months later. A physician only now says a biopsy is needed to make a diagnosis. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men in the United States. Medical experts agree that the cure rate for prostate cancer is high, but only if detected early. Even if Peltier doesn't have cancer, the symptoms indicate a serious medical condition and one that could lead to serious complications if left untreated. A physician who conducted an independent review of Peltier's medical records in 2000 concluded that Peltier's overall medical treatment is below a reasonable standard of care. Decades ago, Peltier suffered a stroke which left him nearly blind in one eye-damage physicians say could have bee  [ send green star]
 
Celebrate Black History Month by advocating and creating :) February 05, 2010 9:25 PM

Celebrate Black History Month by advocating and creating :) These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) Black History Month :) http://uspoverty.change.org/actions/view/black_history_month http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions http://www.change.org/profiles/reality On DisabledGreensNews and discussion :) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8963 I hope your New Year is new, all the way through :) reality  [ send green star]
 
Act/Art: New Year's poetree :) December 29, 2009 7:05 AM

Hello and thanx, All, for all you do and don't :) Act/Art: New Year's poetree :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/actart_new_years_poetree http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions http://www.change.org/profiles/reality Related Action, the url :) Art/Act: New Year's poetree, Write On :) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8950 Have a great Holiday Season, and I hope your New Year is new, all the way through :) Have a good day, too. Ciao. james m nordlund  [ send green star]
 
"Is poetry capable of fighting as hard as an article of journalism?..." December 15, 2009 10:22 PM

A great and evolutionary topic, well treated and elucidated upon by your prosaic words; thanx. All my life, even childhood, I've been about it, and, still, it is an ongoing struggle within me; life/art/advocacy/activism, where, what, when, how, who, and, sometimes, why, of all of them, any of them, in concert and alone. How a painting's frameless frame, not only allowing a perspective in its art, and arts, place and time, meanings, in the universe, yet, as well, inviting us to further explore the frameless frame within us; through their resonance, et al. Three literary examples of poetice :) In the East they say, "pen and sword in accord", It is better to put down the sword And pick up the pen; to be in accord. Something on, of a way of writing poetree :) If Tree's leaves found, Though, they empty be, May utter profound, and Image immeasurably. Something on the topics 'scape :) Cityscape Hustled and bustled, Still, hands only put to heart, Beings, only art. Beauteous Macroscopia allows a view, Verdant brilliance, a star's birth. Yet, our microscopicness ignores, The atom should not be split. 400 years of supposed "science" Has stolen the earth's richness, Michaelangelos from the sky; Is killing life as fast as Before last ice age ensued. Biophilia or necrophilia, choose! Vie's evolving song is as silent as A stone's ballad for being's loss. Yet, manifest destiny rag drags on, Turtle Island's shell won't cover, Approaching abyss on the horizon. Vitae's wail echoes crimson, As acid rain from your closed eye Falls, earth's tears bleeding; For, all you see is grey. A couple on the entwining of art, self, life, journalism, et al :) five easy pieces To thine ownself be who, and While you're being what you are, Remember this, to follow your path Of heart: how, where, when, and, Sometimes, why; forever unanswered. clarity Sword that cuts all ways, Without, for, there's no cutting; And a pointless point. As well, a couple twigs of the activism poetree :) Injustices Addressing, not addressing them have costs, the former is individual, the latter is global, as well. rahim Is man deserted in the Middle East? Does it bleed him as we bleed the earth, The fouling of one sky always following? How could the sons of Isaac and Ishmael, So, not remember their way? Thinking They're choosing peacing and warring on Each other for delusional profits, pleasures, While sanguine sands mark their real loss Of life, humanities' loss of time. Wasn't it written, God is watching and We are returning, as the home of heart In a child beckons the man that becomes? Isn't it so, our souls call to us in silences? Yet, the military machine rolls. What is, Or could be, heard by any above this? A woman martyr, 18, imploded by the lies Taught to her from U.S. written, donated Textbooks, explodes, taking hers and Others lives from us. Same as the shining Sun seems to divine famine. Here, clouds relent, watering soil, Cleansing spiritually, some mind's eyes. While the media's constant chides of, "You're not the earth, reality isn't your Womb, rather, a tomb divined", Though, only smoke and mirrors, divide. Yet, the life, indivisible, defies, a flower Blossoms, Michaelangelo's... roll by, An avian's trill still rings true. So, what of me and you. Will we allow individual injustices to go Unchallenged, devolving into global ones? Our freedoms to wither, for, we didn't Exercise our responsibilities? Deaths Dirge to purge our evolutionary calling? Manifest destinies rag to drag us through Their mud, determining the unactuation Of life, our and large mammals extinction? Or, will birdsong be sung Of what we've done? Let not the only tear to eye be their Destined flood. Let our sojourns longing Redefine the sublime in mornings Awakening. Let life at humanities' hearth Grow, our being veracity and loving sow. Some of the groups I moderate :) Disabled Greens News + discuss: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews Abuse in Therapy: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, + professionals: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's My Space page, blog :) http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Prison Abuse Social Network: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Yahoo webhostsite :) http://thevolutionaries.com/home with clickable linx; and: http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html reality's Windows Live Space :) http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 Poets / Human Rights: http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/james-m-nordlund-reality-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets / Human Rights: http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality reality's yahoo blog: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q poetrytalk: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetrytalk My actions and profile on change.org: http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions http://www.change.org/profiles/reality "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci. Copy, share, as you will. Lest "we,...", forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized, before its exercised. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :) For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)....  [ send green star]
 
Read about diffability and culture :) November 18, 2009 12:53 PM

Read about diffability and culture :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) diffability + culture :) http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/diffability_culture http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Breath and Shadow Volume 6, Number 4 Fall 2009 This issue features poems by Todd Hanks, Nicole Kuppers, Megan Kelly, Azure R. Angelus and P.A. Levy. Our two short fiction pieces are by Jennifer Gifford and Adam Pick. We also feature essays by Bill Turley and Jeanette Beal. The editors at Breath and Shadow hope you enjoy this issue, and please recommend us to your friends. In this difficult economy, we are struggling along with most non-profits. Your tax deductible donations are essential to the work we do. Visit our web site for details. To read this month's issue, please visit: http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath Breath and Shadow Staff: Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief Assistant Editors: Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Larry Berger, Jeanette Beal, Anne Chiapetta,Linda Cronin, Stephanie Green, Arden Eli Hill, Erika Jahneke, Paul Kahn, Robin Mayhall, Tricia Owsley Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort of AbilityMaine and Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC); and our many invaluable readers and contributors. Please consider donating to Breath and Shadow. We need your support, and your gift is tax deductible. You can learn more by visiting: http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath  [ send green star]
 
Civic Celebration :) November 11, 2009 8:24 PM

Civic Celebration :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) Civic Celebration :) http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/civic_celebration http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Join Us in LA on November 13th! :) If you cannot see the images, click here. http://www.savethedatecentral.com/rainbowpush_dinner.html Purchase Tickets Here http://www.rainbowpush.org/shop/09Awards-Dinner.htm Donate :) http://rainbowpush.org/shop/donations.html Join :) http://www.rainbowpush.org/shop/membership.htm For more information, call Personal Services Plus (626) 791-3847 or email to: events@personalservicesplus.com Rainbow PUSH Coalition 930 E. 50th Street Chicago, IL 60615 From Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund. http://www.rainbowpush.org/PHP/results.php © 2009 SAVE THE DATE Central  [ send green star]
 
A Message From Ralph Nader :) September 29, 2009 7:30 PM

A Message From Ralph Nader :) These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) "...Sav(ing) Us" :) http://education.change.org/actions/view/saving_us http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Read and think about "...Sav(ing) Us" :) "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" :) "Mr. Nader has produced a wonderful piece of fiction that I'd love to see become non-fiction." —Tom Peters Dear friends, I think you'll be interested in my first work of fiction, "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" The book tells the story of a top-down, bottom-up collision with the powers that be. It takes civic and political action to a new level of realism. Remember, the title is in quotes. You could say it's my answer to Ayn Rand. Enjoy, and let me know what you think, Ralph Nader "As inspirited a work of the political imagination as Tom Paine's Common Sense. . . The book is a joy to read." —Lewis Lapham "A high spirited visionary romp melding the wisdom, humor and imagination of Ralph Nader. May it inspire action." —Patti Smith "Nader shows us that for those with appropriate courage, 'with great wealth comes great power', and that power can, and should, be harnessed for good. "Only the Super-Rich can Save Us!" is THE book for our times." —Nomi Prins, former Goldman Sachs managing director and author of It Takes a Pillage Buy "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" today: Indiebound | Amazon.com | Seven Stories Read the Associated Press review of "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/09/18/entertainment/e065012D02.DTL&type=printable "Ralph Nader, the consumer activist and corporate scourge, is saying nice things about the kind of folks you'd expect him to despise."See Ralph Nader on the "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" tour, beginning on September 22nd in Philadelphia. An updated list of tour dates can be found here. http://home.sevenstories.com/index.php/tag/superrich-tour/ For more information on "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!", please visit the book's website here.Show the power of the American consumer — buy "Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!" today. http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781583229033 Get copies for your family and friends, and get an extra copy to donate to your local public library.Thank you for your interest in Ralph Nader. To learn more about Ralph Nader's publisher, Seven Stories Press, or if you'd like to sign up for their newsletter, please visit the Seven Stories home page at www.sevenstories.com. Seven Stories Press • 140 Watts St • New York, NY 10013 Subscribe http://www.votenader.org  [ send green star]
 
[fD] Art Spaces Hosting Activism :) September 03, 2009 2:20 AM

[fD] Art Spaces Hosting Activism :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) Arts and Activism :) http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/arts_and_activism http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Get the latest news from the international network :) http://freedimensional.ning.com/profiles/blogs/art-spaces-hosting-activism?utm_campaign=%5BfD%5D%20Art%20Spaces%20Hosting%20Activism&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_term=Art%20Spaces%20Hosting%20Activism%3A%20August%202009%20News%20from%20the%20freeDimensional%20Network In this month's update, find out about: Art for Mobility: Issa Nyaphaga bringing wheelchairs to Cameroon (NYC event TONIGHT!) New Tactics Online Dialogue: Art Spaces Hosting Activism and Strengthening Community Engagement fD to give a Res Artis Award at the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe & the Mediterranean (BJCEM) Panel on Human Mobility at Istanbul Biennial fD in Europe: Summer School on Law, Language & Culture at the University of Osnabrueck, LiteSide Festival in Amsterdam, etc fD in South America: Video Volunteers at Casa das Caldeiras & Supporting street artists in Brazil Emerging Art Spaces Retreat on Wasan Island, Canada Artkhana Emerges: Storyboarding Workshop on Economic Migration in Alexandria Press: fD profiled in Institute of Network Cultures' Publication 'From Weak Ties to Organized Networks - Ideas, Reports and Critiques' Visit us online for the whole story! Art Spaces Hosting Activism: August 2009 News from the freeDimensional Network freeDimensional http://freedimensional.ning.com P.O. Box 2 New York, NY 10276  [ send green star]
 
Voices Communique: An Essay from Ed Tick :) September 03, 2009 2:19 AM

This Action, on Change.org, the url :) share resources :) http://education.change.org/actions/view/share_resources http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Share Your Resources on educating kids, teenagers, et al :) Many members of Voices are educators. As the 2009-2010 school year is just a month away we thought we would ask all of our subscribers to recommend books, films and other resources that teachers should consider to share in their classes or suggest to their students as supplemental materials for their projects. Two of our members, one a MyVoice member, Lyn Miller-Lachman, and a frequent contributor to our blog, Joe Bruchac, have written and produced such works. Check out a review of Lynn’s Gringolandia on MyVoice’s Book Enthusiast Group. Joe Bruchac, one of our country’s greatest Native American storytellers has produced Honor Songs, http://www.josephbruchac.com/honorsongs.html a collection of Northeastern Native music mixed with Abenaki storytelling. Share your ideas over the next few weeks. Post reviews of your suggestions On MyVoice’s Book, Film or Education http://my.voiceseducation.org/group/educators groups. Ed Tick's "The Boundaries of Destruction" Ed Tick, author of War and the Soul, has written an essay called "The Boundaries of Destruction" that we've posted on our blog. Here's an excerpt: "Contemplating [Robert] McNamara, Einstein, and the worldwide devastation of innocent people, the infrastructure and the environment, we must ask: How, when, why did unbounded destruction become valid war-making policy? How can it be that we sanction the massive killings of innocent human beings and harm to the planet as acceptable strategy? What must our stand be in relation to these acts done in our name? During our trips to Viet Nam, when we ask Viet Cong vets how they could torture or make booby traps, they answer, 'It was our only psychological weapon against your horrible mass bombings of our people and land.' " Read the full essay. We've also posted some suggested reading inspired by the essay here. Voices Education Project 500 30th Ave S Seattle, Washington 98144 US http://voiceseducation.org/  [ send green star]
 
Video for Change August 2009 :) September 03, 2009 1:25 AM

Video for Change August 2009 :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) Help WITNESS :) http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/help_witness http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Help WITNESS Help the world :) Click here to view onlineVIDEO FOR CHANGE NEWSLETTERAUGUST 2009 VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Hear Us, Stand With Us - Zimbabwe Women Rise Against Sexual Violence During the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe, local groups estimate that 2,000 or more women were abducted, raped, tortured, and beaten due to their political affiliations. In two weeks, leaders from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will meet to discuss key regional issues. Stand with the women of Zimbabwe by adding your voice to their call for justice. Your messages will be delivered to SADC leaders including members of the Zimbabwean government. Take action today! http://hub.witness.org/hearusstandwithus Tickets now on sale for WITNESS galaIndividual tickets, tables and sponsorships are now on sale for the 5th Annual Focus for Change Benefit Dinner and Concert.Peter Gabriel raises £100,000 for WITNESSPeter Gabriel donated the proceeds from his concert at WOMAD to WITNESS. Click here http://www.witness.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=976&Itemid=70 to read more and see a video clip of Peter performing "Biko" in honor of Natalia Estemirova.Spread the WordForward to a FriendJoin the CauseWe're on TwitterIn FocusPartnership in Progress: The Water Crisis in El Salvador WITNESS partner, Centro para la Defensa del Consumidor, launches its campaign to address the human right to water in El Salvador on Aug 29th. Watch the video "Chronic Neglect" to learn more about an unregulated system that leaves thousands with little or no access to water.The Ethics of Online Video Sam Gregory, Program Director, continues a conversation begun at the Open Video Conference about the issues of dignity, re-victimization, consent and security raised by online video. Read his blog here.WITNESS is located at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217Privacy Policy  [ send green star]
 
ART FOR A CHANGE Newsletter - July, 2009 July 21, 2009 4:24 AM

Read and advocate about art and change in the usa :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) ART FOR CHANGE :) http://immigration.change.org/actions/view/art_for_change http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions ART FOR A CHANGE Newsletter - July. 2009 - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog Mark Vallen's Art For A Change web log has been publishing since 2004. Longtime readers will notice a dynamic new look and feel to the blog since it relaunched in Wordpress on June 10, 2009. Those who have subscribed to the AFC blog in the past are encouraged re-subscribe using the new RSS feed. The latest articles on the blog include: Mexican Prints at University of Notre Dame "The prints of the Mexican Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP - Popular Graphic Arts Workshop), are being presented at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana from July 12, 2009 to Sept. 13, 2009. Internationally known for their highly-political prints, the TGP workshop generated woodblock, linoleum, and lithographic prints that remain unparalleled to this day." Artist's Responses to Homelessness "Hobos To Street People: Artist's Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present, is a traveling exhibition now showing at the California Historical Society in San Francisco , California . Consisting of 75 artworks on the subject of homelessness from more than 30 national artists who span the decades, the timely exhibit concentrates on parallels between today's works of art expressing social concern, and similar works created during the Great Depression." The Death of Motor City "In 1932 the Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera began painting a series of 27 fresco mural panels at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit , Michigan . Titled, Detroit Industry, the monumental paintings had been commissioned by the president of the Ford Motor Company, Edsel Ford (son of Henry Ford). The theme of Rivera's murals was inordinately simple; the portrayal of U.S. auto workers on the factory floor utilizing the technology that made their tremendous productive capacity possible. From Ford's perspective the murals sang the praises of American industrial capitalism, from Rivera's point of view they illustrated the boundless ability of the proletariat to change material reality for social good. Seventy-seven years later Rivera's murals are still an awe inspiring wonder beyond compare – but the same cannot be said of America 's car companies." Remember the "Obama Arts Policy"? "Now that President Obama has sailed past four months in office, what has he actually accomplished vis-à-vis the arts?" The Chicana/Chicano Biennial of 2009 Two of Mark Vallen's oil paintings are on display at the National Chicana/Chicano Biennial of 2009, in San Jose , California . Organized by MACLA, or the Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (Movement of Latin American Art and Culture). The MACLA Chicana/o Biennial runs until August 8, 2009. Visit the MACLA website at: www.maclaarte.org. If you wish to be added or removed from this mailing list - send an e-mail request ________________________________________ Links in this newsletter: Subscribe to the Art For A Change weblog by way of RSS Feed: http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/feed Mexican Prints at University of Notre Dame http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2009/07/mexican-prints-at-university-of-notre-d ame.html Artist's Responses to Homelessness http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2009/06/artist's-responses-to-homelessness.html The Death of Motor City http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2009/06/the-death-of-motor-city.html Remember the "Obama Arts Policy"? http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2009/06/remember-the-obama-arts-policy.html Vallen Exhibits at 2009 Chicana/o Biennial http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2009/06/the-chicanachicano-biennial-of-2009.htm l  [ send green star]
 
ANSA Acts: Listen, Alfre Woodard + Vusi Mahlasela, NPR, now; etc.. July 16, 2009 4:00 AM

ANSA Acts: Listen, Alfre Woodard + Vusi Mahlasela, NPR, now; etc.. This Action, on Change.org, the url :) end oppression :) http://humantrafficking.change.org/actions/view/end_oppression http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions Hear and remember the words of Nelson Mandela, last year in London, where he challenged us, saying, ‘...our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are oppressed, there is more work to be done.", and help end human trafficking and oppression; now :) Listen to Alfre Woodard and Vusi Mahlasela on NPR this morning :) Listen to Alfre Woodard and Vusi Mahlasela on NPR's Morning Edition Tomorrow morning, Thursday July 16 Interviewed by Renee Montagne about ANSA's new Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales audiobook The story will run on many West coast stations at 5:51 & 7:51 AM Pacific and on many East coast stations at 6:51 & 8:51 AM Eastern. Click HERE to http://www.npr.org/schedule/index.php?prgId=3&selStates=CA&showNav=1&refUrl=/templates/stations/schedule/index.php check your local listings. The story also will be available at www.npr.org after it airs. Look for audiobook stories on national and local TV and radio stations and online over the next several weeks! Please click HERE to visit our online auction celebrating the release of the audiobook! Featuring amazing, one of a kind items including a walk on role to Steven Spielberg's hit series United States of Tara and a set visit to NBC's Scrubs! In honor of Nelson Mandela, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and Hachette Audio produced an audiobook edition of Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, an award-winning book of stories hand-picked by the Nobel laureate. Diverse, acclaimed performers donated their talents to the charitable endeavor by voicing stories: Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard. Archbishop Desmond Tutu recorded a message to the world's children, and African music legends Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela composed original music. Profits will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, a South African organization founded in 1995 to improve dramatically the way society treats its children; and Artists for a New South Africa, which works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, provide comprehensive assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, educate and empower at-risk youth, and build bonds between both nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice. Both organizations are working to address the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children in South Africa, which has more people living with HIV/AIDS and more children orphaned by the disease than any other country. In his foreword for the book, Nelson Mandela wrote, "It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books." The audiobook brings these timeless tales to a new oral tradition to be heard around the world. Please visit http://www.MandelasFavoriteFolktales.com to listen to clips and for more information, including how to buy, performers' bios, and family activities. Please help us spread the word about the audiobook to your family, friends, and colleagues via email, word of mouth, your website, facebook, twitter, or any other way you communicate. Each purchase raises much-needed funds for children in South Africa orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales audiobook on sale in stores and online today! :) Artists for a New South Africa http://www.ansafrica.org is thrilled to announce the release of our star-studded audiobook Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales benefiting children in South Africa who are orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS. In stores and available online for purchase and download today! Bonus story read by Alan Rickman now available for FREE download on iTunes! In honor of Nelson Mandela, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and Hachette Audio produced an audiobook edition of Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, an award-winning book of stories hand-picked by the Nobel laureate. Diverse, acclaimed performers donated their talents to the charitable endeavor by voicing stories: Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard. Archbishop Desmond Tutu recorded a message to the world’s children, and African music legends Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela composed original music. Academy Award® nominee, Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Alfre Woodard, who co-founded ANSA in 1989, served as the audiobook’s director. She said, “I was privileged to be with Nelson Mandela last year in London, where he challenged us, saying, ‘…our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are oppressed, there is more work to be done. It is in your hands now.’ With this audiobook, ANSA pays tribute to our friend and hero, Nelson Mandela. It will take the hands  [ send green star]
 
Don't miss Shouting Fire, HBO Monday, featuring WRL activists July 02, 2009 1:15 AM

This Action, on Change.org, the url :) free speech film :) http://education.change.org/actions/view/free_speech_film WRL is featured in HBO's Shouting Fire premiering Monday, June 29 :) http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/shoutingfire/index.html Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech premieres on HBO. The film centers on noted free speech attorney Martin Garbus (father of the film's director Liz Garbus) and is illustrated by a half-dozen controversial stories of free speech abuse by the government. Among those stories, Ruth Benn and Ed Hedemann of the War Resisters League are interviewed about the arrests of hundreds of demonstrators during the 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC. For more information, go to :) www.hbo.com/docs/programs/shoutingfire/index.html. War Resisters League | 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.228.0450 | wrl@warresisters.org | www.warresisters.org  [ send green star]
 
Help stop the scourge of HIV :) June 27, 2009 12:00 AM

Help stop the scourge of HIV :) This Action, on Change.org, the url :) Scourge of HIV :) http://genocide.change.org/actions/view/scourge_of_hiv Action Alert: Help Protect the Lives of Americans with HIV/AIDS :) Dear Friends, Health care reform is moving quickly through Congress, and while reform is important, provisions are at risk that would protect people living with HIV/AIDS as well as those most vulnerable to contracting the virus. Opponents are citing high costs, but 50% of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. do not have regular health care and their lives could be at stake. Please help advocate in support of key components of the legislation that protect people living with HIV and AIDS. Here’s how you can help: Call both your U.S. Senators in their Washington, D.C. office. Ask to speak to the staff person who handles HIV and health care issues. You might get their voicemail or you might speak to them in person. Either way, tell them: "My name is ____________ and I live in (city/state). I am very concerned that health care reform will not meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. I ask that any final health care legislation eliminate the disability requirement for Medicaid and ensure that all low-income people, including childless adults, have early access to care. I ask that it also include language from the Early Treatment for HIV Act which expands access to Medicaid for people living with HIV. Finally, I ask that it have a public plan option to best ensure affordable access to comprehensive care for people with HIV. All three provisions are crucial to ensure that people with HIV/AIDS have early access to the care and treatment that can keep them healthy and productive. I urge Senator ______________ to do everything in his/her power to fight for these important provisions." You can reach your Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you don't know who your Senators are, go to www.congress.org and enter your zip code in the upper right corner. Phone calls are particularly effective right now because Congress is moving quickly. However, if you prefer to send an email, go to your Senator's website (linked from www.senate.gov). You will find instructions on sending emails to that office. Cut and paste the phone message, make sure your name and the Senator's name are included and add a short personal note explaining why this issue is important to you. The move to reform health care in the United States must ensure that everyone living with HIV benefits from early and reliable access to lifesaving care and treatment. Coordinated action by our entire community is needed to make sure Congress knows how important these three core provisions are for all of us. Thanks for taking action! ANSA Team P.S. Please check out our new website at www.ansafrica.org! Artists for a New South Africa 2999 Overland Avenue, Suite 102 Los Angeles, California 90064 United States phone 310.204.1748 fax 310.204.4277 info@ansafrica.org | www.ansafrica.org YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ArtistsNewSAfrica  [ send green star]
 
IMM Update - Vol. 14, No. 1 -- 39 new articles May 09, 2009 10:10 PM

IMM Update - Vol. 14, No. 1 -- 39 new articles These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) Read Diverse :) http://www.change.org/actions/view/read_diverse Art Changes / Rural America / Education Rights / In Defense of Affirmative Action / Global Eyes / Photo of the Week / Autonomy: Chiapas - California / Human & Civil Rights / Email, Opinions & Discussion / Healthcare All recent articles can be reached at http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/new.html Here are the new articles (listed by magazine section): 1. Education Rights http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/er.html The Change We Need Future of Education Policy in the Obama Administration http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/er/pn_change09.html by Pedro Noguera New York, New York Getting Ready for the New Majority: How Schools Can Respond to Immigration and Demographic Change http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/er/pn_newmaj09.html by Pedro Noguera New York, New York "Me in the Making: One Man's Journey to Becoming a School Superintendent" A Review http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/er/faw2.html by Fadhilika Atiba-Weza Troy, New York 2. In Defense of Affirmative Action http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/pr.html How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/idaa/pn_aa_k12d.html Response to: A Modest Proposal by J. Chambers, J. C. Boger and W. Tobin by Pedro Noguera New York, New York 3. Art Changes / From Where I Stand http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/art.html praise the lowly ones (poetry) http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ac09/ac_forever.html Alice Lovelace Atlanta, Georgia 4. Autonomy: Chiapas - California http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/chiapas.html The Militarization of Politics http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/opin/lhn_calderon.html by Luis Hernández Navarro Mexico City, Mexico La militarización de la política http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/opin/lhn_calderon_esp.html por Luis Hernández Navarro Ciudad de México, México The Zapatista Horizon http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/opin/lhn_horizonte.html by Luis Hernández Navarro Mexico City, Mexico El horizonte zapatista http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/opin/lhn_horizonte_esp.html por Luis Hernández Navarro Ciudad de México, Mexico Chicano Artists and Zapatistas Walk Together Asking, Listening, Learning: Part 2: Findings -- Centrifugal Motivation http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/auto/rf_informal2.html The Role of Transnational Informal Learning Networks In the Creation of A Better World by Roberto Gonzaléz Flores Los Angeles, California 5. Rural America http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/rural.html New Report Exposes Subsidies to Factory Farms Family Farm Groups Demand Reform Of Environmental Quality Incentives Program http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra08/tgibbons_subsidies08.html by Tim Gibbons Columbia, Missouri Health Care Costs Take a Toll on Missouri's Farms and Ranches MRCC Releases New Report, "Healthcare in the Heartland" http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra08/rperry_heart08.html by Tim Gibbons Columbia, Missouri CAFOs vs Rural Communities http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra08/ikerd_cafo08.html by John Ikerd Columbia, Missouri 6. Global Eyes http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global.html The Soils of War: The real agenda behind agricultural reconstruction in Afghanistan and Iraq http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/grain_soil09.html by GRAIN Barcelona, Spain Seized: The 2008 Landgrab for Food and Financial Security http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/grain_land08.html by GRAIN Barcelona, Spain Interview with Diogenes Lucio of FENOCIN The National Confederation of Peasant, Indigenous, and Black Organizations Agroecology and the Andean Cosmovision http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/dl_int_eng.html Quito, Ecuador Entrevista de Diógenes Lucio de FENOCIN Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indígenas y Negras La agroecología y la cosmovisión andina http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/dl_int_esp.html Quito, Ecuador Food Sovereignty: A Glimpse of the Peasant and Small Farmer Association Movement in Mozambique http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/npc_moz_assoc.html by Nic Paget-Clarke In Niassa and Maputo Provinces, Mozambique Interview with Diamantino Nhampossa of the União Nacional de Camponeses / National Peasants' Union Organizing Food Sovereignty in Mozambique http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/d_nhampossa_int.html Matola, Mozambique Interview with Julio dos Santos Pessego of UNAC and UCASN An Understanding of Associations http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/jds_pessego_int.html Lichinga, Niassa, Mozambique Interview with Henry Saragih General Coordinator of La Via Campesina and Chairman of the Indonesian Peasant Union Not Wait for the Changing of Our Society Through the Government http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/h_saragih_int.html Matola, Mozambique The Global Food Crisis and the Right to Food Via Campesina Statement at the UN General Assembly http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/h_saragih_un040609.html Henry Saragih New York, New York Interview with Yoon, Geum-Soon of the Korean Women Peasants Association Women's Rights Are A Precondition to Food Sovereignty http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/yoon_gs_int.html Matola, Mozambique Interview with Kalissa Regier of the National Farmers Union, Canada Control Over the Farm http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/k_regier_int.html Matola, Mozambique Interview with Cosma Bulu of Tanzania's MVIWATA The Role of Local Markets, the Life of Rural Women "We exchange ideas, we exchange seeds" http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/c_bulu_int.html Matola, Mozambique Interview with Logan Perkins of the organization Food For Maine's Future Local Economies and a Just Food System http://www.inmo  [ send green star]
 
Voices Communique: War & the Environment :) May 09, 2009 9:04 PM

Voices Communique: War & the Environment :) These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) Voices :) http://humantrafficking.change.org/actions/view/voices War and the Environment :) http://voiceseducation.org/ April 22 marked Earth Day, and all over the world people have commemorated the day with celebrations caring for the earth. In fact, in many places, the entire month of April has come to be a time when concerned individuals show their gratitude for nature and the splendors of the earth. In many parts of the world, caring for the earth is troublesome and tedious because of the ravages of war. Ever since the Romans salted the fields of Carthage to impede the growth of crops contemporary armies have brought forth much more havoc and long-lasting devastation to the earth as a result of modern warfare. The devastation of infrastructures have weakened and destroyed water supplies and even contaminated valuable drinking water. In some areas ground water has become contaminated. Landmines alone have forced immeasurable amounts of acreage unusable for agriculture, economic and recreation. This fact overridden by the horrendous loss of life and limbs for hundreds of thousands of victims. Today, as in the case of Iraq, people have been forced to cut down excessive numbers of trees to replace much needed fuel due to the destruction of public service utilities. While treaties are signed and the armistice celebrated, the dead buried and survivors wait for their nightmares to end, the earth continues to cry for decades as it struggles to heal its wounds of war. The poems that follow offer a reflection to extend our perspective of the earth as a victim of war. After the Wars The soldiers have gone, the villagers return The snows have ceased, the flowers are opening up Last year's yellowed grass still stands Smoke puffs again from the little hamlets Tired rats squeak among the empty walls Starving crows peck in the barren fields I seem to hear people muttering: 'The taxman's coming round again'. (Xin Yuan, Chinese poet, 13th century, translated by John Scott.) Excerpt from Nikolai Kluyev's "There Is No Land Left" The news was black: that there was no home land left, as if there were no cherries in October, when the darkness outside decides the heart is an axe that will heat the shivering house, but the logs don't obey the axe and howl at the moon. It's painful when the heart sinks, but your grey-haired mother is a friend. How terrifying, to crucify a poem! The news burned into our souls, there is no home land left, the rippling waves of the Aral sea in dead ooze, Gritsko is silent in the Ukraine, and the North, that frozen swan, has flowed out onto the shelterless waves, notifying the ships that there is no home land left. Read the full poem, and more, on our blog. Call for Submissions: Waging Peace Voices will be producing an on-line booklet, Waging Peace, to celebrate the International Day of Peace in September. We are asking for contributions from our members of poems, narratives, quotes, photographs and pictures. Please join My Voice to submit your entries: 1. Go to My Voice. 2. Click the Sign Up link in the upper right and create an account for yourself. It's free and should take 30 seconds. 3. Once you're in, go ahead and join one of the groups we've created (Veterans, Artists, etc.). You can get to them from the Community menu along the top. 4. Add your poem, essay, etc. Under the Media menu along the top, choose Blogs. On the page that loads, you should see a button that looks like a green plus sign next to Add a Blog Post. Click it and you're good to go: add your submission to the editor and click the Publish button in the bottom right corner of the page once you're done. Here is a submission from one of our members, Judyth Hill. Wage Peace Wage peace with your breath. Breathe in firemen and rubble, breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds. Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children and freshly mown fields. Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees. Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact. Wage peace with your listening: hearing sirens, pray loud. Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers. Make soup. Play music, memorize the words for thank you in three languages. Learn to knit, and make a hat. Think of chaos as dancing raspberries, imagine grief as the out breath of beauty or the gesture of fish. Swim for the other side. Wage peace. Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious: Have a cup of tea and rejoice. Act as if armistice has already arrived. Celebrate today. Judyth Hill is a stand-up poet, teacher of poetry, and author, who lives outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This message was sent from Voices Education Project. It was sent from: Voices in Wartime Education Project, 4509 Interlake Ave. N. #263, Seattle, WA 98103  [ send green star]
 
An Opportunity for Teachers April 18, 2009 11:09 AM

An Opportunity for Teachers These Actions on Change.org, the url :) Opportunity / Teachers :) http://education.change.org/actions/view/opportunity_teachers Dear Subscribers, I'm writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you're not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 13-17. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Louise Gluck and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms. Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to download an application. http://www.favoritepoem.org/forTeachers.html Best wishes, Maggie Dietz Director, Favorite Poem Project *** The Favorite Poem Project sends email rarely, and only to those who've subscribed to our email list via our Web site.  [ send green star]
 
Voices Communique - Waging Peace April 16, 2009 1:32 AM

Waging Peace http://voiceseducation.org/ September 21, 2009 will mark the International Day of Peace. At Voices we'd like to get a head start on collecting poems, quotes, pictures, capturing video and recording activities on how to Wage Peace. Please lend your voice to our efforts! If you are an educator and you have a curriculum to share that speaks to building peace, please pass it along. You can go to MyVoice and set-up your own page and post your offerings. Here are three poems to start our collection. The first two are a part of our up-coming World War II poetry collection that will be available on our Resources page later next month. Untitled Poem William Stafford This is the field where the battle did not happen, where the Unknown Soldier did not die. This is the field where grass joined hands, where no monument stands, and the only heroic thing is the sky. Birds fly here without any sound, unfolding their wings across the open. No people killed – or were killed – on this ground hollowed by the neglect of an air so tame that people celebrate it by forgetting its name. William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914. He died in 1993 at his home in Oswego, Oregon. During World War II, Stafford was a conscientious objector and to fulfill his duties he worked in a civilian public service camp. It was here that he wrote his prose memoir Down My Heart. In his lifetime Stafford published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry and prose, was honored as a Guggenheim Fellow and Consultant in Poetry (now known as Poet Laureate) to the Library of Congress. The End and the Beginning Wis?awa Szymborska After every war someone has to clean up. Things won't straighten themselves up, after all. Someone has to push the rubble to the sides of the road, so the corpse-laden wagons can pass. Someone has to get mired in scum and ashes, sofa-springs, splintered glass, and bloody rags. Someone must drag in a girder to prop up a wall. Someone must glaze a window, rehang a door. Photogenic it's not, and takes years. All the cameras have left for another war. Again we'll need bridges and new railway stations. Sleeves will go ragged from rolling them up. Someone, broom in hand, still recalls how it was. Someone listens and nods with unsevered head. Yet others milling about already find it dull. From behind the bush sometimes someone still unearths rust-eaten arguments and carries them to the garbage pile. Those who knew what was going on here must give way to those who know little. And less than little. And finally as little as nothing. In the grass which has overgrown causes and effects, someone must be stretched out, blade of grass in his mouth, gazing at the clouds. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996, Wis?awa Szymborska was a poet, translator and essayist. Born in Bnin, Poland in 1923, her poetry books are revered in her native land, and have been translated into dozens of languages. During World War II, she continued her studies and worked as a railroad employee and managed to avoid being sent to Germany as a forced laborer. At this time she began illustrating English language textbooks in earnest. She published her first poem, “Szukam slowa” (“I seek the word”), in 1945. Desiderata Max Ehrman Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. Ehrmann was born into a German immigrant family in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1872. Educated at DePaw and Harvard Universities he earned degrees in philosophy and law. While he practiced law briefly and worked in his family's business he moved into full-time writing at the age of 40. His most famous poem, "Desiderata" did not become famous until after his death. It's simple message has been recorded and illustrated repeatedly. Teaching for Global Compassion, April 25th For those of you in the Seattle area, consider joining us for a full-day workshop on Teaching for Global Compassion through the use of graphic novels, illustrated books and poetry. These under-used literary resources help forge a v....  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act For Poetry Month :) April 10, 2009 4:13 PM

Art/Act For Poetry Month :) Good Poetry Month to All, Please, Art/Act for the Small Press World :) Musea Alerts: Musea Extra - The PEN Protest; etc.. These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) Art/Act For Poetry Month :) http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/artact_for_poetry_month Musea Extra: The Dallas Observer Blog Interview of April 1st For you readers outside of Dallas, We have one main daily, The Dallas Morning News, and one main Weekly, the Dallas Observer. Jesse Hughey, blogger from the Dallas Observer DC9 Blog, e-mailed me on April First and suggested an April Fool's Joke. He would interview me, and then instead of the usual pro-band conservative Observer stance, he would agree with my ideas. Well, I don't know how well the joke worked, but it did allow me to spell out my ideas on the art and music revolution through answering his five questions. Check out the interview, his April Fool's Day response, and his confession (April 2) at: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2009/04/i_have_heard_the_future_of_mus.php Then decide for yourself. I also invite you to add your comment there. Let my listeners speak out too.. Tom Hendricks Today is April first but this is no trick. Do you need a record company? Well you are welcome to be a part of MUSEA, my 16 year old zine's record company. It's free, you can be a part of it today and it will have no ties on either of us. No contract signed. No rules. No obligation on either side. It's to help us both promote our music by loosely joining together under one name. And it does allow any independent unsigned musician, to tell others that they have been 'signed' to the most revolutionary record company in the world - Who else is doing this for example? And on my side, it's good publicity for Musea, independent musicians, and the art and media revolution that I'm promoting. I got the idea by seeing how many myspace musicians were unsigned. I have a small record company. Why not allow others to use the name till they get really signed by someone. It might just help them promote their music, and help me promote the art and media revolution. So any musicians of any type of music - if you want to have a record company. You've got it. Just tell people your record company is Musea from Dallas, Texas, USA. Then instead of putting unsigned on your myspace, you can put Musea, along with other indie musicians. Once your career gets going, you can start your own record company or sign with another one. Let me know if you want to do it and I'll keep a roster of who's joined. It's a way that a lot of indie musicians can loosely join together without any real commitment, until you get a regular record company. Got questions or comments? Let me hear from you. ___________ Some history on Musea's record company (1980s- Now). It started as a number of singles for me Tom Hendricks. Then a rock opera called 'John and Martha' with a full cast. Then a co-op record company with 6 lp's featuring about 12 musicians or groups on each recording, and recently 4 of my post-bands music CD's. Tom Hendricks Musea Extra - The PEN Protest Karl Wenclas, the main person behind the organization of the Underground Literary Alliance, has started a PEN Protest at http://www.penpetition.blogspot.com/ This from the petition page: PEN was created as an organization to protect and defend dissenting, outcast, and marginalized writers. PEN American Center makes this its mission-- except in America itself! In these economic hard times, impoverished writers shut out by the monied academies and conglomerates are in worse shape than since the 1930s. Democratizing PEN's board will aid the hope that as a designated charity, PEN's concerns and financial largesse not go to already successful authors like Philip Roth, but to talented writers facing real hardship. Sincerely, I have signed it and I encourage all readers to sign it too. It reads: WE the undersigned petition PEN American Center in New York to democratize their organization by appointing, as Trustees, not solely writers who are entwined with book companies owned by media monopolies. This includes writers who've dissented against the established U.S. literary mainstream. We ask all writers, from all backgrounds, to sign this Petition, including current PEN members and Trustees, in the interest of realizing the PEN mission, voiced by PEN's Larry Siems, of "bridging intellectual chasms and cultural divides." For more info on PEN (which originally stood for Poets Essayists and Novelists) see the wikipedia page "International PEN Tom Hendricks (editor of the 16 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us (named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com ( Music -4 full CD's of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com (Blog for Musea) http://www.Myspace.com/Musead (New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)  [ send green star]
 
Ward Churchill Acts: Today's W.C. Moment- Trial Victory Edition; etc.. April 07, 2009 4:40 PM

Ward Churchill Acts: Today's W.C. Moment- Trial Victory Edition; etc.. These Actions, on Change.org, the url :) Ward Churchill Alerts :) http://education.change.org/actions/view/ward_churchill_alerts Today's Ward Churchill Moment -- Trial Victory Edition O'SIYO! WOULD YOU GUYS PLEASE "NOTE" & MAYBE FORWARD THIS? I APPRECIATE IT! http://www.care2.com/news/member/713135843?sort=submitted Controversy Involves Indian Issues in a Professor's Firing Appeal O'SIYO! WOULD YOU GUYS PLEASE "NOTE" & MAYBE FORWARD THIS? I APPRECIATE IT! http://www.care2.com/news/member/713135843?sort=submitted Controversy Involves Indian Issues in a Professor's Firing Appeal Society & Culture (tags: academic freedom, Native America, Native American, Native Americans, 911, ethics, freedoms, lies, corruption, cover-up, americans, dishonesty, government, terrorism, usa, culture, society, politics, interesting, humans, freedoms, ethics, rights ) Kat Moasi - http://www.indiancountrytoday.com DENVER - A battle over academic freedom moved from campus to courtroom March 9, when a controversial Indian rights advocate vowed to fight to regain his professorship. Ward Churchill, 61, was fired from the University of Colorado's ethnic studies...  [ send green star]
 
PEN News April 02, 2009 8:37 PM

PEN News CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS PEN is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2009 World Voices Festival. >> More MONTHLY ONLINE MAGAZINE • 2009 PEN Translation Feature NOW ONLINE • PEN on Facebook • PEN on YouTube • PEN on Flickr • PEN on Twitter NOT A MEMBER YET? JOIN TODAY PEN American Center www.pen.org If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us, please click here. 2009 WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE April 27–May 3, 2009: Evolution/Revolution Save the date for this year's World Voices Festival, which will bring together more than 160 writers from 40 countries for 60 events in New York. Full program and tickets available by 2 p.m. on March 25. >> World Voices http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/1096 MEMBER NEWS 2009 PEN Election Results: Kwame Anthony Appiah Named President At this week's annual Members meeting, PEN voted in new officers and trustees for the coming year. Acclaimed scholar, author, and critic Kwame Anthony Appiah was named president. >> Read more on the 2009 election >;> Watch and read Appiah's acceptence remarks ADVOCACY NEWS PEN Presses for End to Ideological Exclusion at Tariq Ramadan’s Hearing PEN will be in court seeking an end to ideological exclusion, the practice of refusing visas to foreign writers, scholars, artists, and activists on the basis of their ideas and political views. We are also pressing the Obama administration to end the practice, and we need your help. >> More info and sign the petition NEW ON PEN.ORG Global Correspondences: A Reading for the PEN Journal Watch a video of the event featuring André Aciman, Edward Albee, Anthony Appiah, Ron Chernow, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, and Sarah Ruhl. >> Watch the video Online Translation Slam For the inaugural installment of PEN's online Translation Slam, we asked translators to test their linguistic mettle on 暮色, a poem by Xi Chuan. >> Read the slam  [ send green star]
 
~**~Gift a Friend with Grandma Edna 's Wondrous Wisdom!~**~ March 24, 2009 11:25 PM

~Please FWD this message to friends. We need to widen our community of Souls! Thanks & Blessings, /Harvey~ http://www.haveyouthought.com/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOW! Grandma Edna won FIRST PLACE in the NATIVE AMERICAN BOOK category for 2007!! Send her congratulations at rdgordon@hotmail.com with a CC to me (please!) Get remaining first-printing copies on shelf NOW. Go to www.haveyouthought.com or contact Publisher George Blitch at george@haveyouthought.com. EDNA, WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!! /Harvey Arden -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOICE of the HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon BestBooks2007WinnerFirst-Prize for Native American books Order at www.haveyouthought.com Wholesale orders contact george@haveyouthought.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From the desk of Harvey Arden Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Collective ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders" Author: WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers Editor: PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS by Chief Arvol Looking Horse VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon's VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER: W E NEED CHANGES in this world, really big big changes. I’m prayin’ they’ll be peaceable changes, not violent and bloody ones. I’d like to see a peaceable revolution, a revolution of broomsticks instead of guns. Call it a Broomstick Revolution. That’s right. The People pick up their broomsticks and march together and Sweep Injustice Out! Make a clean sweep, a big cleanin’ like’s never been seen before. Broomsticks against Injustice. Now that’ll be the day! We’ll take our broomsticks and we’ll sweep Leonard Peltier right out o’ prison, along with all the other innocents. Yep—a Broomstick Revolution! That’s what we need! NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOICE of the HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon ~ With Harvey Arden All rights reserved NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com ~ Dedication This book is dedicated to my People, the Seneca Nation, to our kindred Peoples of the Haudenoshaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, to all the Indian Nations of Great Turtle Island, and to all other Indigenous Peoples around this Mother Earth. I send it out like an arrow of love from my heart to YOUR hearts! If other folks want to read it too, why, that’s fine by me. Might be you even learn something! This book is FULL of secrets for those who understand'm! But always remember, the BIGGEST secret is Creation itself! ~ What I see I want you to see, so that what you see your children will be able to see. --Hawk ElderEdna Gordon ~ Edna & Harvey EDITOR’S FOREWORD “W ELCOME TO MY UMBRELLA TREE,” says Hawk Elder Edna Gordon, seating herself opposite me at her well - weathered backyard picnic - table, gesturing with a wide sweep of her hand at the rich tapestry of overhanging branches arching all the way to the ground around us, creating a kind of natural gazebo. She nods at the tree as at a cherished old friend, and nods at me, her visitor. “This old tree’s the whole of Creation, you know, if you got eyes to see…,” she says, and her throaty voice trails away thoughtfully. I look upward into the drooping canopy of heavily leafed branches all but encasing us. “Like a house of leaves,” I say. “More’n that,” she says, “…the whole Creation’s right here in this tree, if you can see it… You’re sittin’ right inside o’ Creation itself! Don’t you see it? Can’t you feel it?” I put the palm of my hand on the rough bark of the trunk. “I …I can feel it, I think,” I say. “Your hand on the tree, that’s Life on Life,” Edna says. “This Umbrella tree here’s at the center of the Universe! And so are we!” C ERTAINLY, when you’re with a visionary like Edna Gordon, the Universe, the Creation itself, occupies not the background of your consciousness but the foreground. She’s continually reminding me—and all of us—of the oft-forgotten fact that We Exist! that the World, the Universe, the very Creation itself is here and now with us at every magical instant—and that it’s our privilege, our joy, and our duty as living beings to realize this in every conscious moment, to see it, to appreciate it, to be ever - thankful and ever - marveling at all of this unthinkable vastness and infinite particularity around us and within us. She insists that we see—and, yes, feel--this miracle that we ourselves are an integral, even essential part of this Mystery beyond all mysteries. “Yep, it’s all a Mystery. A Holy Mystery,” Edna says, “No matter how far you look, that’s all you’re ever going to find at the end of your lookin’—a Holy Mystery.” “But how a....  [ send green star]
 
Click To Donate Free :) February 24, 2009 2:55 AM

Click To Donate Free :) This Pledge on Change.org, the url :) http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/click_to_donate_free I pledge to protect Rain Forests, big cats, baby seals, kids, women, primates, oceans, pets, stop global warming, end breast cancer, by going to the site and clicking the buttons I want, at The Care 2 Site, to save an area of imperiled land, etc., at no cost to me, HERE :) http://www.care2.com/click2donate/ Every item purchased in here, the Care2 Site store, helps in enumerable ways. Make every item count... Shop HERE :) http://www.care2.com/shopping/ Thank you for your support! Sincerely, The Care2 Site :) http://www.care2.com/ If you subscribe, The Care2 Site will send you a daily reminder with the link to do a daily click, etc.. You can also do 2 Daily Actions there :) http://www.care2.com/dailyaction/homepage.html As well, sign enumerable petitions, if you want, or create one at :) http://www.thepetitionsite.com/ All on the same site; with a great community, also- my group in it :) Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals :) Invite link (if you're already a member) :) http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage :) http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action . Thanx. Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Valentine Day Coin Drop February 10, 2009 10:21 PM

For this Valentine Day, be your love in action, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother; give all your Change.org coin away :) This Action on Change.org :) Valentine Day Coin Drop :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop Give Gifts That Make A Difference on Change.org :) http://www.change.org/gifts A little art to inspire your spirit, heart, and generosity; as Joni Mitchell's song, 'Lakota', lyrics relate :) "...looking at money man, diggin' the deadly qoutas, out of balance, oh ah outta hand.... Lay down the reaking ore, don't you hear the shreiking in the trees. Everywhere you touch the earth she's sore, everytime you skin her all things bleed. Your money mocks us, restitution, what good can it do, kenneled in metered boxes, ...dogs, in debt to you? ...fighting among ourselves, all we can say with one whole heart, is we won't sell, naahhh, we'll never sell.... in the garden, poor drunk bastard falls, in the courtroom, deaf ears for sixty years, you think we're sleeping, quietly like rattlesnakes and stars, we've seen the ground called rainbow, in the smoke of cars.... ...brave, shadows stretching.... ...brave..., ...fleet..., ...faithful..., ...free..., ...proud.... ...standing on sacred ground..., Courts that circumvent, choke..., nothing left to loose. Tell me grandfather,..., do you hear the wimpering waters, when the tractors come. ...Earth..., ...Sun..., ...Sky..." We are Lakota :) As well, a twig of my poetree, My 'Break the Silence project' submission :) "...What's Love Got To Do With It...." They say, a rose by any other..., Would still be as sweet.... Every 9 seconds a woman is raped By someone who says he loves her. Give a real gift to sisters, And brothers, all, reach one, And teach one, to not be a Link in that patriarchal chain, Not adding to that number of Humanities bane, not a statistic in la machine's game, ever, From this Valentine Day on. And 'Break the Silence', by entering a FREE submission by March 15th, please visit :) http://breakthesilenceproject.com/ Also, Good Women's History Month To All, Please, Act :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_acts Don't forget, yet, that won't be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything- tell everyone what you think :) http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority  [ send green star]
 
Good Women's History Month To All, Please Act :) February 06, 2009 1:55 PM

Good Women's History Month To All, Please Act :) Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_acts Break the Silence by Entering a FREE Submission by March 15th :) Please visit :) http://breakthesilenceproject.com/ for more info! On Change.org :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/break_the_silence_by_entering_a_free_submission_by_march_15th Protect Women's Health: Reject the Harmful HHS Rule :) The Bush Administration has done the unconscionable. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recklessly and callously finalized a regulation that undermines patients’ access to vital health care services and information — putting women’s health and lives at serious risk. Please tell President Obama to reject this harmful rule immediately :) Act At National Womens Law Center :) https://secure2.convio.net/nwlc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=267 STOP FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, Sign Petition :) http://www.petitiononline.com/fgm2003/petition.html On Change.org :) http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/stop_female_genital_mutilation Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything. Tell Everyone what you think :) http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority Sites to send emails and letters, et al :) http://capwiz.com/fconl/home http://www.congress.org/ Some groups where you can independently act on :) http://change.gov/openforquestions http://www.change.org/ My Break the Silence project submission :) "...What's Love Got To Do With It...." They say, a rose by any other..., Would still be as sweet.... Every 9 seconds a woman is raped By someone who says he loves her. Give a real gift to sisters, And brothers, all, reach one, And teach one, to not be a Link in that patriarchal chain, Not adding to that number of Humanities bane, not a statistic in la machine's game, ever, From this Valentine's Day on. Original twig of poetree, just created, by james m nordlund :) Permission is here given by me for you to copy and share, as you will. Some of the groups I moderate, etc. :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group : http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change: http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space : http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website : http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights : http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality What do you think? "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci. For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day :) relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
rest :) poetree of peace November 26, 2008 5:49 AM

Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change: http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space : http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website : http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights : http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality What do you think? "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci. Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised. Viva la evolution!  [ send green star]
 
even more :) poetree of peace November 26, 2008 5:48 AM

For, now Socrates entreats them with, "the unexamined life's not worth living". Defying the tacit assumptions of their convolution, like, winner, loser, predator, prey, sides, the most fit instead of those that fit most to reality. Why, you ask, do they substitute slogans for being? 'Cause, "the introspective life takes more courage than soldiering." Still ossifying, the corporate machine continues to shape the world in its own adolescent, patriarchal, oligarchic image, as it has God. Here, hear, off in the distance, hearts tattoo, Cornel West's "Socratic, prophetic, brought together blues." For, it's old news that "we've hardly any rights, and liberties left. Just sounding brass, tinkling cymbals." Reigning on humanities' parade. You see, we've not exercised our responsibility, so, its Siamese sister, freedom, has withered as well. As Emily Dickinson's poem's refrain refrains, "Not In Vain", now, will we be this day, what it is to be this day? Glean Waves spraying our faces, for, we don't walk the walk. The beaches edge, which ever changes, is where we, Sky, earth, moon and sea meet. Breezing through the strong breeze, the Fuller our lungs the lighter we'd run, It was to be, with ease. As reality, she and I stalked ourselves In those shells silences, like when We leaped from a slip on a rock to the next, well. Then sitting still, we glistened, the sun splashing Through us, as the ocean's and our salt were one. Her thoughts and mine flowed, Our feelings were its ebb and flow. Nature, true, would not be unsung. That blue gray cloudy day found us in the end. Finding it by moons ray, our ears to waves did lend. It was as our footprints, Truly there, 'til waves did gently lift. For, if it were that we held it, Like sand grasped, it wouldn't be a gift. A Flute Echoes Us A light within that has always been without As well, grows, while life's vultures ever circle, Below. Why has it always been that human beings Who be more so, have had to be exiles in Their own lands? This time, more than any other Before, beckons all life to be most vividly that. As long as I can, walking the road in the world, Which is the unwinding path within, Will enlighten; as it does. Listening to a song sung and un, without words and Nature's sing me, I'm naught, but, it's echo and The mountain which does not rise as that eagle's Talon leaves a rock perched in its eyre, I, At the top. Singing, this voiceless rock that isn't, Resounds a universe's song, which leaving as A talon did, is felt sky bound, for, it ever plays on. Now, a galactic wind weaves me through that Stormless storm, on this unspeck of dust, to here. Being filled with this songs silences, I'm reminded of where our mundane life and The unseen are one. Walking that balance we glean That living is the grist of our individual mills, and Discover that inner unfolding is unending. As well, life is the grist of realities' mill. So, we've come to pass and learn, as well as teach, Through life on that wheel, what it is to be, From within and without. Ergo, ourselves are the question we always ask, And the answer we never find. For, when You put your finger on it, it's no longer there. The Rainbow's Gift Blood, forever pouring For all life, not One drop spilt, and Truth, never yellowing, Though, ever changing, Create orange, you see; On the palette of to be! Musings In between words and lines, Poetry's music fathoms The depths of our heart, The heights of our intellect And imagination, Breadth of our spirit, Well of our soul, Alluding to the unknown; Saliently. For, the muse But whispers, silently; Moving in mysterious ways. Painting's music? Inexpressible and felt, Unknowable and experienced; Of echoing images and silences. Even the shadow Speaks of the light! Oyate When every moment is Struggling with every Fiber to inspire, expire Breath, feeling is a Dream deferred; Unrealizable, they say. Yet, to feel builds emotions, Power innate; the thread Interweaving the fabric of life. Though, proscience projects Thought is power, sensing, Just informing, to be processed By our computer, brain, for Exigent programming. Yet, conscience intuits that Thoughts are emoting, voiced. ...That fear is naught, but, Shadows of past's unintegrated Experiences, cast over our Presence and future. While both, Integral to realizing insight, Growth, balance and movement, Are necessary to humanity. "La Machine", uses them to rote Us into unbeing an efficacious part And parcel of it, an automaton. More, better mechanistic survival, The reason for human being; In societies' eye. Who dares to Disagree, all in for a penny, in For a pound; mostly, decay bound. Sides, delusions, clouding their eyes. Though, feelings hibernating Emerge with strength, through Discipline, which Castaneda relates As, "the art of feeling awe", they Can be concentrated. Focusing, Realizing reality on wing, Imbued co-creation in flight. As well, what of our soma's foci of Attention, solutioning all life, Through myriad interrelations? What of the breadth of our Perceptions, the depth of every- Ones earthen interconnections? ...Of the intimacy, hearts fathoms, Touch's immediacy, aural artistry? Mammon says, "what of it", being Doesn't make money, take control, Projections do. "We" say, they're Le raison d'etre, potentia evolving, Humane being; alival. I would be Just for a day, as a mayfly, if I were More me, rather, than as long as An eagle flies, selling out, killing. Some of the groups I moderate, etc. :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group : http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ ...  [ send green star]
 
more :) poetree of peace November 26, 2008 5:45 AM

While still girded by cries for justice, will "we", at least, stand on the land of our birth and demand truth from power, seizing the hour of our countries need? Or, stand aside and watch as humanities' slide into the abyss of history follows those 3000 lives lost, and the Twin Towers. Will this ever again be, the land of the free, home of the brave? Or will Liberties' torch be scorched forever? Thee Her quill beckoning, We, blossoming, hear, feel, be Worship, bliss, love of... One's Mental Cell Built of walls of delusions, Made with bricks of illusions, Is one's hell. Eden? Splitting of atom, Cloning of adam, hubris; Leads to extinction. Cityscape Hustled and bustled, Still, hands only put to heart, Beings, only art. When A sea of souls, one echoing all. Clouds exclaim on the run, Who is rolling by. Watered thus and sunflowered, Bringing forth abundance, Earth's richness furthers. Artist Their innerselves, stretched canvasses On that frameless frame, the world. They being painted by life itself, With reality as the brush. The painting ever evolving, The frame continually changing, Their beingness as gleaned meanings For all to share; seen through, If they were there. Injustices Addressing, not addressing them Have costs, former is individual, The latter is global, as well. Bridge An artist isn't one who creates art, For, all living beings do. Palate, as you'd have it, sparce or Abundantly, an expression of self. The mystery of the suns grace, Perceived by us within our eye as An ethereal rainbow in kaleidoscope, Always unfolding, is dabbed from and Given to form; with reality, The brush, holding us. Betwixt those two we, being life, art, Fill, and are fuller, still. Not grasp or let go, it's all we know, Feeling's reeling in living art. Shoulders Unbent Humanities' call, Being unburdening; a Path less travailed. Music Life's song Accompanying The Abundance of Joy's Spring! Carry On "We will never stop 'Til we get our freedom." The song sings, while them that kill it, Greed driven, avarice ridden, never Filling their enlarging hole inside, for, They can't be, nor hide Their poverty or deathly stride, Murder to die. These murderers of life For delusional profits and pleasures, Why aren't they tried? Delusions are sweet, Illusions sweeter. So, what do we do? Their choosing is losing their potential To grow, and personal power in the Moment so, we show the growth, and Walk towards the dream, We're realizing for both. While life, here and now, is the point Made with art, in our hearts, Our beings are the heart of the point. So, it is I stand and say, The murder stops here. Turning out back to the convolution, We walk, evolution's way. You You share yourself With us, evoking Words so true. It does our hearts good To be with you, being you! Emanations Worthily wrapped, a Rain-bow unbroken, a gift To the beholden. Beauteous Macroscopia allows a view, Verdant brilliance, a star's birth. Yet, our microscopicness ignores, The atom should not be split. 400 years of supposed "science" Has stolen the earth's richness, Michaelangelos from the sky; Is killing life as fast as Before last ice age ensued. Biophilia or necrophilia, choose! Vie's evolving song is as silent as A stone's ballad for being's loss. Yet, manifest destiny rag drags on, Turtle Island's shell won't cover, Approaching abyss on the horizon. Vitae's wail echoes crimson, As acid rain from your closed Eye falls, and earth's tears Bleed; for, all you see is grey. What One hundred thousand miles Of red rivers flow, In nature's rythm, we follow. That tattoo of the heart Brings us throughout Our inner ways, felt full. The unbeat, rhyme, Eternal pulse of life, Leads us from without, Perceived by our mind's eye, On our paths of heart; From within. For, We are the blood of life, so... multumultum As machinations of Travailing winds, Miraging, veil and mirror Narcissistic nihlistic False-ego, as self, We evince to be! To The Setting Still, unknown to all, I'll let the feet fall forward; Well meet by earth, first. Felt Eternally danced, I, A whirl unending Within, am. "Love Is Not All" They ask what they know. For, if I'm, but, the shadow of a man, then, my life proceeds me, no? As their psychic abomination breathes my life, again they refrain, "she rides on your back", I Beren be, on paths untold, On Elbereth, of old. They mock, and harking boast, as they've already drunk many a toast to what is man's, woman's death, entombed, in-crested by their seal, their ghastly host. False-ego, the answer to their opening joke, their precious just a parlance for, what you grasp possesses you. "Though, if there's no possession, how could this be true?" The body, phenomena too, of elements and to elements goes. Like attracts like, the earth beckons, as well, to her womb. Yet, as Longfellow's "Psalm of Life", retorts, "dust thou art, to dust returnest, wasn't spoken of the soul." Nor, of spirit, the whole. Grimace, they fear, undermining life's fabric, the evolution, will be more arduous than undoing a thread. I liken their mask to Eric Fromm's admonition, "people tend to escape from freedom to familiar forms of authority." What of the fullest reach of life, being ourselves to be? There, they fade, "From Whence..., To Wither", they go, shadow. ...  [ send green star]
 
poetree of peace :) November 26, 2008 5:43 AM

With All, Gutten hagen. I hope you and yours are well and will continue to be. Great creativity, art, and poems, etc., compliments peace well. Twigs of poetree :) A Weaver Of Life Happy Birthday To a student of Christ's and Ghandi's. One who had a dream that someday We'd live in the promised land and Took us by the hand. Yet, we won't get there If you don't break your chains, Refusing to be a pawn in their games. We can't turn our back to those Unchosen, on the outside or in, Simply 'cause they can't afford. We can bring them with us, if we, Resisting, everyday, their common Delusions, not be a link in that chain. The chains that keep our humanities Growth arrested, our potentials Unexplored; our thoughts, Feelings, and deeds flawed. If you don't refuse To be the chains that bind you, We'll never break the chain. The chain that murders. The chain of delusions. The chain of death. YOU CAN Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote, You'll never be livin' in a democracy! Shadow and Light Growing, expression, experience, Movement, uplifting of mind, Then heart of dance, "To leap and Contend", choreographed by self Unfolding, is art incarnate; Gestured. ...As in language symbols Letter poets words through Their languid dance on leaf, Thus evoked lifelines are Freer and freed. As well, a non-chiseled beauty Expresses humanity in children's..., Only the non-sculpted can unsculpt. Dances soul, our viscosity shadows Its expressions breadth, realized In depth through compassion, Is being universally accessible Only from inside one's self . Spirit, quintessential experience of Fluidity in movements enlivening; Muse, soma, piety, gaiety. Earth and sky, we, as agua Uncontainably articulated, dance! Leaf A raindrop forms In love's eye. Joy, sadness, let go. Illumine Fire in the sky And your art, Entering my eye,.. Ring Unbroken The way open, Beyond time and bone of space, In front of nose, original face. Soul As my breath is the one, prana, And the life's pulse, pala, Reaching angelic source, sura, So is this mind, manas, a Flowering unfoldment, Unendingly touching The eye that would it see; Unbeckoning unto thee. As well, this Bodhi, a temple, Of the four and fifth, nur, So entered by atma, a ray of thy sun, Thus being winged, and As such with wind; Flying only in dharma's dance, Is returning to, Brahma, you. For, there yet, by thy grace, go I. Prema Timeless, sublime, tonal, Melodious sojourn into life, self. River banks, as petal and thorn Roll, filled by agua's flow; Entwining on her bed, Know, love is. Mauna, Silence, echoes its song; Which no words could trace. Thus ananda, bliss, intimates The eternal, and details Living shantih, peace. if One lived as prayer, Their light adding To the well of light, Their every step in grace, They left no footprints; That will echo always. grace Feeling with your spirits hands, See with the eye of your heart, Hear with the ear of your soul, And know with the body Of life's knowledge, We can be prayer; Being forever answered. Thanx While feeling sacred on This All Hallow's Day, I also feel pangs of the Hungry, so wrought by The profane; for the food Wasted by us could feed All the world's.... Yet, Betwixt, in the mundane It's only hurled. clarity Sword that cuts all ways, Without, for, there's no cutting; And a pointless point. So You, a joyous lake. Me, the mountain, underground, Which, you fill, That holds you always. Within and without us, Is this love. Heart Like the wind moves, Not love, nor hate, Only everything and nothing At all; at once. Departed The depth of one's sorrow Is the well's fathom, Of meanings and moments Shared with them. virtue Were it a cause that Opened those tiny arms, Alighting brilliance, a smile, As I hugged him back, then, It could not be known. For, this child towards The divine leads goes. Would it be that we say, It is not the life; Rather, we know? why As acid rain from your closed eye, An acre of rainforest falls each Second, and the earths tears bleed; For, all you see is grey. V.E. Day Denatured, this first, Still, inside life's waters rise To Spring's tides. We feel, Below emotions ebbs and flows, "Go On"'s vernal Raison d'etre, to not know! glory Will of life's wind howls There is no fear. Being all the way live, 'til. If Tree's leaves found, Though, they empty be, May utter profound, and Image immeasurably. Manners In which doings and not doings Are done or aren't, Brings life and light to them, Or it doesn't. gray Those more attached to Living or dying, Are more closely death. Another Mournful Day Tuesday, 28th of May, 2002, they say the last girder to survive 9-11-01, at the base of the World Trade Center, was being removed. Solemn ceremony in honor of the many deceased, as well as relief workers, and volunteers took place. The faces of the fallen were present and they were remembered. The New York City worker's silence, as that steels, echoing America's doubts, unanswered questions, born of grief, hardship and loss, reflect what's still missing in our nation's psyche, answers, as to why. Not just those directed to God, reality, derived from existential angst, also, those "we", as a people, silently ask our souls. Did they not prevent them purposely? Stanzas of Longfellow's "Psalm of Life": "In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act, - act in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead!" ...  [ send green star]
 
Report on La'Onf: Inspiration from Iraqi Artists October 24, 2008 6:46 PM

Report on La'Onf: Inspiration from Iraqi Artists Dear james m, http://www.laonf.net/ As we continue to receive updates from the La'Onf Iraqi Nonviolence Group during their third annual Week of Nonviolence, we would like to dedicate this report to the heart-full voice of Iraqi artists and poets. Movements around the world and throughout time have been led, accompanied and inspired by the imagination and beauty of musicians, singers, dancers, poets, painters, sculptors, actors, authors and many others who find creative expression for the essential yearnings of humanity. Below is a message from Bilal, a member of the La'Onf organizing group in Baghdad, sent before the opening of their Art Exhibit on Monday, October 13. We hope these words will ground us in our values as we work to support those struggling for peace and freedom in Iraq. In the words of our own US activist-poet David Smith-Ferri, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Direct Aid Iraq, when reflecting on the La'Onf efforts in Iraq: "The promise of supporting this kind of grassroots effort is one that we can believe in without cynicism because it isn't predicated on the lies of American superiority and the efficacy of violence, and it doesn't gloss over challenging realities. It is one that can feed our imagination and our best instincts. It is one that we can stake our future on." *** To all who call for peace In the group of La'Onf Iraqi Nonviolence Group, As I am writing to you…a few moments before the peace sun rises…and my heart is shaking from love and belief in our issue… After a few moments after the beginning of Monday morning, our peace doves will fly and color every spot on earth. The LaOnf group of Baghdad will start our art exhibition as one of the activities during the third week… In spite of all that has happened to us from oppression and bad memories since our childhood…after our dreams get old…our journey will continue…our peace doves will fly to contain all the epics of oppression. The oppression that we lived in… and in spite of the practices of the occupation and the powers of darkness…and the curfew on people…. I wonder what the artist draws in such moments. And in these moments the worst kinds of human oppression are being committed…and I wonder what we did during the curfew…and how we faced all of these moments "under the sound of bullets…" In the middle of the mothers' screaming and weeping over the loss of the most dear things for them…and the sounds of tanks and fighter jets that destroy our dreams and ruin our conversations…The answer…we draw…and we color… Today we went out to scream in our loudest voice, and we chant the songs of love…that we live in peace like other nations on this earth…and our scream is a number of paintings that beat with the will of life. What we long for…a life that is full of dignity, freedom, and peace, and in this exhibition we illuminate for you thirty paintings that elaborate on the meanings of nonviolence and peace. It is an experiment of Iraqi youth who lived through and survived all of the events of killings and destruction…youth from different colors and places…they send a message of peace to all the nations of the earth… My greetings to all of the activists, Bilal, The group Artists Without Restraints, On the night of activity [Peaceful Tomorrows would like to acknowledge and express deep gratitude to Arwa Ibrahim of Direct Aid Iraq and her parents Nagham Al-Yaqoubi and Yasir Ibrahim, for their careful and loving work in translating from the original Arabic.] *** More information Updates in Arabic, Kurdish and English are on the La'Onf website at www.laonf.net Photographs from Iraq (as well as from people across the United States who support nonviolence in Iraq) can be seen on the La'Onf Solidarity Flickr Photo Gallery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laonfsolidarity Photos, video and media updates can also be found at the Peaceful Tomorrows website http://peacefultomorrows.org/  [ send green star]
 
"Trouble the Water": An Inside Look at Hurricane Katrina September 07, 2008 6:49 AM

"Trouble the Water": An Inside Look at Hurricane Katrina I want to tell you about a powerful new documentary that I helped produce:"Trouble the Water". This remarkable film takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way that you have never seen before. "Trouble the Water" will have special meaning for all of us in the UNITE HERE family, and that's why I am writing to invite you to see "Trouble the Water" as soon as you can. "Trouble the Water" is the moving personal story of two young people in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans as they struggle to survive the crisis of Hurricane Katrina and help out others on the way. But it is more than just a personal story -- it's the story of the crisis that poor and working people face in America. It's a powerful illustration of why we, as UNITE HERE activists, must continue to struggle everyday to fight for a different America. "Trouble the Water" begins as Katrina makes landfall, just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that tourists know. Kimberly Rivers Roberts turns her video camera on herself and her Ninth Ward neighbors trapped in the city. "It's going to be a day to remember," Kim says into her new camera as the storm is brewing. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film, documenting their harrowing voyage to higher ground and dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. After the hurricane, Kim and Scott started walking out of New Orleans, with hundreds of thousands of poor and injured people. On the way they encountered Brooklyn filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, who had traveled to New Orleans right after the hurricane. Carl and Tia immediately saw the power of Kim and Scott's story, and started following them as they searched for food, shelter and assistance, and as they picked up homeless people, old women, and children along the way. With Kim and Scott's amateur home video, and with their relentless spirits, Carl and Tia have created a film that you will never forget. When the hurricane struck the Gulf and the floodwaters rose and tore through New Orleans it did not turn the region into a Third World country -- it revealed one. "Trouble the Water" opens up a meaningful space to examine critical and pressing issues that have remained unaddressed and unresolved since the Katrina disaster three years ago. It is a necessary film for a necessary change. The message of "Trouble the Water" is our message about the crisis of poverty in America, about the critical failure of imagination of our government, and about the creative solutions we need to build a better America for everyone. I need your help to get Trouble the Water's message out far and wide. The film will only be a success if it does well at the box office THIS WEEK. That's why I need all UNITE HERE members to "Trouble the Water" this week. "Trouble the Water" is currently playing at the IFC Center in New York City, the Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, and the Edwards Westpark 8 in Irvine, CA. For other listings, please visit www.troublethewaterfilm.com Get a group of friends together to see "Trouble the Water" this week, and send me an email at dglover@unitehere.org to let me know what you think of the film. Danny -------------------------------------------------- Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this. http://action.unitehere.org/join-forward.html? domain=heregetactive&r=YpqeBl5qOXBi If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for UNITE HERE e-Activism at: http://action.unitehere.org/heregetactive/join.html?r=YpqeBl5qOXBiE  [ send green star]
 
MARK VALLEN - Meridian Gallery "War & Empire" exhibit August 12, 2008 2:52 AM

From Mark Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog #### "Art of Democracy: War & Empire" at San Francisco's Meridian Gallery http://www.meridiangallery.org/upcomingexhibit.htm [ Abu Ghraib #72 - Fernando Botero. Oil on canvas. 2007. Part of the War & Empire exhibit at the Meridian Gallery. ] San Francisco, CA - The Meridian Gallery presents the Art of Democracy: War and Empire, a group exhibition timed to coincide with the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Opening on September 4th, 2008, and running until election night - November 4th, 2008, War and Empire will feature antiwar artworks by some 40 artists, including the following: Two of the highly controversial oil on canvas paintings from the Abu Ghraib torture series by Fernando Botero, will be on loan from the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. Guy Colwell's painting, Abuse, depicting the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. Six large preparatory drawings by LA printmaker Sandow Birk from his Depravities of War (2007) woodcut series. Enrique Chagoya's codex-like 7-foot long print, The Ghost of Liberty (2004), examining War and Empire within a broader historical context. Mark Vallen's poignant black and white drawing, Not Our Children, Not Their Children (2003), depicting the suffering of innocent Iraqi civilians. Bella Feldman's elegant and threatening sculptures from her ongoing War Toys series. A large linoleum cut of war-victimized families by San Francisco printmaker Juan Fuentes. A ten-foot tall-woodcut, Trouble For Uncle Sam in The Green Zone (2005) by Art Hazelwood. Three passionate, ironic, comic drawings by nationally syndicated cartoonist Patrick Oliphant, who will be signing his new book, Leadership: Cartoons and Sculpture from the Bush Years, on Friday September 12th at the Meridian gallery. According to Peter Selz, art historian and author of Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, "Not since the 1930s, facing the Great Depression and the impending danger of a Fascist New World Order, and the 1960s with a previous illegal and immoral war, has there been such a great outpouring of political art. At the present, a great many artists, working in media, old and new, have again picked up their brushes, cameras or computers to protest against a foul war, destruction of the environment, obscene fiscal gains and abnegation of constitutional rights to express their rage and speak to the public." War & Empire is part of the "Art of Democracy" project first conceptualized around two years ago by San Francisco printmaker and painter Art Hazelwood, and Stephen Fredericks of the National Arts Club of New York. Art of Democracy ( http://artofdemocracy.org ) gelled into a nationwide coalition of artists and venues who will be mounting some forty art exhibitions across the country in the run-up period just prior to the 2008 election. Each national exhibit and event has its own sub theme; Meridian Gallery chose "War and Empire". In addition to the Meridian's exhibit featuring more than forty artists, an extensive schedule of related films, concerts, and lectures is conceived as an integral component of the show. [ Not Our Children, Not Their Children - Mark Vallen. Pencil on paper. 2003. On exhibit at the Meridian Gallery. ] Artists whose works appear in the War & Empire exhibit: Scott Anderson, David Avery, Will Barnet, Jesus Barraza, Sandow Birk, Fernando Botero, Mark Bryan, Enrique Chagoya, SF Print Collective, Guy Colwell, Francisco Dominguez, Eric Drooker, Ala Ebtekar, Kevin Evans, Bella Feldman, Stephen Fredericks, Juan Fuentes, J. C. Garrett, Art Hazelwood, Frances Jetter, David Jones, Hung Liu, Roberta Loach, Mary V Marsh, Fernando Marti, Doug Minkler, Claude Moller, Malaquias Montoya, Patrick Oliphant, Ariel Parkinson, Francesca Pastine, Patrick Piazza, Phyllis Plattner, Gary-Paul Prince, Rigo, Favianna Rodriguez, Ben Sakoguchi, Jos Sances, Mark Vallen, Gee Vaucher, Mary Hull Webster, Howard Whitehouse, William Wiley, Bruce Yurgil. The Art of Democracy: War and Empire runs at the Meridian Gallery from September 4th, 2008 to November 4th, 2008. Opening reception: Thursday September 4, 6-9 PM. Closing party on election night: Tuesday November 4, 6 PM - midnight. For general information, visit the gallery's website at: www.meridiangallery.org/upcomingexhibit.htm  [ send green star]
 
Regards: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :) July 07, 2008 11:06 PM

Bonjour. Very cool, thanx for all the participation, et al! It's said that art has no words, it's of the eye, and yours are, as is your site, work, life, vision. I thought I'd allow everyone a view of my latest poems in their evolution, so, below are the final ones; for these twigs Stark's Hunger strike against Iraqi War funding Going strong, with Medea and Codepink. "No more funds for war and occupation, "We..." need healthcare and education". "12 billion wasted on this war a month, That's $5000. every second"; trillions Your grandkids will pay higher taxes for Their whole lives! Supplemental war Bill will be voted on in a few days, Bush wants another 184 million for it, An unnecessary one, they hope to make "Unending", Kofi Annan called "illegal"; McCain says, "it may last a 100 years"- Don't let remocrats rob you, your kids, Grandkids of their livlihoods, stop war Funding, stop the war, now, bring our Troops home; if you support them. Liz Yelled across the street, "time to go", Then cops arrested her, we were going Home, it didn't matter, more police Crime against free speech. Unlike the Cries of 10 year old boys not let out of Fallujah with their families so the next 2 generations of Iraqi men can be killed Now, "We,...", will not be silenced. They can't silence the global thundering Cry for justice, "We, the people...", Won't let them; tell Congress we want Our families home. Stop the war, now! Armageddiup A 60 th: birth of Israel, and Al Nakba, mournful Remembrance of atrocities in Palestine; you and I. Two sides of the same coin? Spoils of war, what's Left for.., after all has been..? Coin of the realm, The destruction, murder that made it, and sides. At 16 I said USSR and USA were these sides, racing Towards each other, the closer they got, the more Alike…, exigency replacing humanity, globally; They're them in the Middle East, a mix of la Machine, beast, et al; extinction incarnate. Why there won't be anything but their peacing on Each other, til they can war, waring pays 10 times More and they broke the sky; as everybody knows?! They just have to keep the convolutions show going Long enough, deluding enough, so, you don't be Change evolution needs; to stop the extermination Of humanity they dictate. When 100 million are Dying annually from unnatural disasters, instead Of 10, when war over food, water, is more common, And only military rules everywhere; peace will be A notion, like love conquering all, dwindling moms Tell kids, only when dads aren't around. Then, Humanity will be dead, after that, human species, Large mammals extinct. Why, `cause you believed Their cons now, like sides existing, to destroy, Kill, is profit, pleasure, etc.. If they wanted Peace there would be. Why do the convolutions lies Fly, `cause you let them. The life is indivisible, Divide and conquer only works on the divided. Be. DC WA$H Assbackwards, just the way the terrible twos, Bipolar axi, remocrat/totalitarian conspiracy Like it. The gloves, their collaborators, Dempublicans, socialists, making humanities Extermination now, extinction later, reality. Supposedly, they're diametrically opposed, While they collaborate in genocide, etc.. War On every nonremocrat male, from middle-class To poor, you must be one side, or the other; Not them, you're the enemy. In capitalist Society, totalitarians play a supporting role, As money plays in totalitarian ones; the ol' Cold war fix still in. Their rabid militarist Jaws locked on, humanity can't exist until They're gone. Pedocide programs, remocrats Pride and joy, one, where military sexually Abuse kids with potential, who they deem Won't grow up to be remocrat; target group, White boys- destroy their competition before They become it, and adults. All conspiracies Collaborate with them to varying degrees, Manufacturing rule by most nazi conspiracy; And nazism as way of life. We, the people, Shouldn't grind up the seeds. How did this Happen, by almost all embracing their Devolutionary direction, the corporate Structures, la machines, convolution. Only Way to change that, is to change everything, Uplifting all life, devaluing conspiracy in Everyway, every moment, everyday; feeling. Thinking through their bricks of illusions, That make their walls of delusions, in their Mental cells, their personal hell; human, Being alival, not, la machines survival- now. Some of the groups I moderate :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group :) http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group :) http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link :) http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage :) http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change :) http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists :) http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space :) http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx? owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website :) http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights :) http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys- twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Re: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :) June 28, 2008 9:25 AM

Dear All, Very cool, thanx for all you do, a view of my latest poems in evolution, so, below are drafts; 'til the final ones. "It Will Always Be This Way" They dictate, "Write the Articles Of the Evolution". I already Wrote its co-founding document, Coalescing of E, in '95. Besides, There are none, it's self-evident And perceivable by all. They Want them to attack them, I feel. Also, no writings can confer on One what they refuse to be, free. They deride, "freedom is your Prison", well, let me tell you, This nonexistent cells floor, walls Ceiling couldn't vaster be. I'm in Constant relation with trillions, Like you and me. An expanding Universe, possibly, one of an Infinite number of verses; and Only a gleaning of our inner-verse- Indivisible, immutable, illimitable Soma, in potentia, evolving, only Part of the immensity of "We, …". Stark's Hungerstrike against Iraqi War funding Going strong, with Medea and Codepink. "No more funds for war and occupation, "We..." need healthcare and education". "12 billion wasted on this war a month, That's $5000. every second"; trillions Your grandkids will pay higher taxes for Their whole lives! Supplemental war Bill will be voted on in a few days, Bush wants another 184 million for it, An unnecessary one, they hope to make "Unending", Kofi Annan called "illegal"; McCain says, "it may last a 100 years"- Don't let remocrats rob you, your kids, Grandkids of their livlihoods, stop war Funding, stop the war, now, bring our Troops home; if you support them. Liz Yelled across the street, "time to go", Then cops arrested her, we were going Home, it didn't matter, more police Crime against free speech. Unlike the Cries of 10 year old boys not let out of Fallujah with their families so the next 2 generations of Iraqi men can be killed Now, "We,..." will not be silenced. They can't silence the global thundering Cry for justice, "We, the people..." Won't let them; tell Congress we want Our families home. Stop the war, now! normal I don't suffer, or, suffer from, Eurocentrism, northern malaise; Nor, academia, a blood disease. Armageddiup A 60 th: birth of Israel, and Al Nakba, mournful Remembrance of atrocities in Palestine; you and I. Two sides of the same coin? Spoils of war, what's Left for.., after all has been..? Coin of the realm, The destruction, murder that made it, and sides. At 16 I said USSR and USA were these sides, racing Towards each other, the closer they got, the more Alike…, exigency replacing humanity, globally; They're them in the Middle East, a mix of la Machine, beast, et al; extinction incarnate. Why there won't be anything but their peacing on Each other, til they can war, waring pays 10 times More and they broke the sky; as everybody knows?! They just have to keep the convolutions show going Long enough, deluding enough, so, you don't be Change evolution needs; to stop the extermination Of humanity they dictate. When 100 million are Dying annually from unnatural disasters, instead Of 10, when war over food, water, is more common, And only military rules everywhere; peace will be A notion, like love conquering all, dwindling moms Tell kids, only when dads aren't around. Then, Humanity will be dead, after that, human species, Large mammals extinct. Why, `cause you believed Their cons now, like sides existing, to destroy, Kill, is profit, pleasure, etc.. If they wanted Peace there would be. Why do the convolutions lies Fly, `cause you let them. The life is indivisible, Divide and conquer only works on the divided. Be. DC WA$H Assbackwards, just the way the terrible twos, Bipolar axi, remocrat/totalitarian conspiracy Like it. The gloves, their collaborators, Dempublicans, socialists, making humanities Extermination now, extinction later, reality. Supposedly, they're diametrically opposed, While they collaborate in genocide, etc.. War On every nonremocrat male, from middle-class To poor, you must be one side, or the other; Not them, you're the enemy. In capitalist Society, totalitarians play a supporting role, As money plays in totalitarian ones; the ol' Cold war fix still in. Their rabid militarist Jaws locked on, humanity can't exist until They're gone. Pedocide programs, remocrats Pride and joy, one, where military sexually Abuse kids with potential, who they deem Won't grow up to be remocrat; target group, White boys- destroy their competition before They become it, and adults. All conspiracies Collaborate with them to varying degrees, Manufacturing rule by most nazi conspiracy; And nazism as way of life. We, the people, Shouldn't grind up the seeds. How did this Happen, by almost all embracing their Devolutionary direction, the corporate Structures, la machines, convolution. Only Way to change that, is to change everything, Uplifting all life, devaluing conspiracy in Everyway, every moment, everyday; feeling. Thinking through their bricks of illusions, That make their walls of delusions, in their Mental cells, their personal hell; human, Being alival, not, la machines survival- now. Disabled Greens News and discussion :) http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy :) http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page, blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund reality's geocities website :) http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights :) http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for- Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Re: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :) June 25, 2008 1:31 PM

It's said that art has no words, it's of the eye, and yours are, as is your site, work, life, vision. I thought I'd allow everyone a view of my latest poem in its evolution, so, below are drafts; and every draft after will be posted in this thread- til the final ones. Sole Silences An echoing inward, within, Unbeckoning one, unheard, Unfelt, unknowable, unsung, Through which only one and A universe can unsing co-creation being, Awakening, without, without. normal I don't suffer, or, suffer from, Eurocentrism, northern malaise; Nor, academia, a blood disease. unkaliedescopic eye needled, rich can't go through to heaven. there, surrounded, life, at ease, sees me. i see, feel welcome. an unneedles eye asks why? Notes for revisions: 'Stark's' is its own twig, startb another one with the notes below. Make twice the size; timeframed events separated alittle, vigil demonstrations, State Dept. demonstrations, demonstrations in Congress, presence at hearings; include prop1.org 27 year vigil against nuclear weapons, etc., by Thomas and Concepcion of Wash., D.C., Peacehouse, in front of the Whitehouse, if can; also, partial victory with the House voting it down, and now onto the Senate, with the Senate passing it, tragically; put .org on groups names in poem (Codepinkalert.org, Prop1.org); include more testimony by Iraqi War Vets against the war, than you've here, you witnessed in Rayburn building: "What makes the green grass grow", the drill Sgt. asks, and "blood, blood, blood", is the required answer. Routinely received orders, on point, "any observer be fired upon", including anyone on a cell phone, onlookers, etc.. "For the longest there was no tracking and intelligence operations on the Syrian/Iraqi border, etc., contributing to thousands of coalition troops deaths".- etc.. Armageddiup A 60 th: Birth of Israel, and Al Nakba, mournful Remembrance of atrocities in Palestine; you and I. Two sides of the same coin? Spoils of war, what's Left for.., after all has been..? Coin of the realm, The destruction, murder that made it, and sides. At 16 I said USSR and USA were these sides, racing Towards each other, the closer they got, the more Alike…, exigency replacing humanity, globally; They're them in the Middle East, a mix of la Machine, beast, et al; extinction incarnate. Why there won't be anything but their peacing on Each other, til they can war, waring pays 10 times More and they broke the sky; as everybody knows?! They just have to keep the convolutions show going Long enough, deluding enough, so, you don't be Change evolution needs; to stop the extermination Of humanity they dictate. When 100 million are Dying annually from unnatural disasters, instead Of 10, when war over food, water, is more common, And only military rules everywhere; peace will be A notion, like love conquering all, dwindling moms Tell kids, only when dads aren't around. Then, Humanity will be dead, after that, human species, Large mammals extinct. Why, `cause you believed Their cons now, like sides existing, to destroy, Kill, is profit, pleasure, etc.. If they wanted Peace, there would be. Why do the convolutions lies Fly, `cause you let them. The life is indivisible, Divide and conquer only works on the divided. Be. DC WA$H Ass backwards, just the way the terrible twos, Bipolar axi, remocrat/totalitarian conspiracy Like it. The gloves, their collaborators, Dempublicans, socialists, making humanities Extermination now, extinction later, a reality. Supposedly, they’re diametrically opposed, While they collaborate in genocides, etc.. War On every non-remocrat male, from middle Class to poor, you must be 1 side, or the other; If you’re not them, you’re enemy. In capitalist Societies, totalitarians play a supporting role, As “money” plays in totalitarians ones; the ol’ Cold war fix is still in. Their rabid militarists Jaws locked on, humanity can’t exist until They’re gone. Pedocide programs, remocrats Pride and joy, one, where military sexually Abuse kids with potential, who they deem Won’t grow up to be remocrat; target group, White boys- destroy their competition before They become it, and adults. All conspiracies Collaborate with them to varying degrees, Manufacturing rule by most nazi conspiracy; And nazism as way of life. We, the people, Shouldn’t grind up the seeds. How did this Happen, by almost all embracing their Devolutionary direction, the corporate Structures, la machines, convolution. Only Way to change that, is to change everything, Uplifting all life, devaluing conspiracy in Everyway, every moment, everyday; feeling. Thinking through their bricks of illusions, That make their walls of delusions, in their Mental cells, their personal hell; human, Being alival, not ‘la machines’ survival- now. Some of the groups I moderate :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group :) http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group :) http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link :) http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage :) http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change :) http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists :) http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's geocities website :) http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights :) http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for- Human- Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree  [ send green star]
 
On Poets for Human Rights: Human Rights Contest June 01, 2008 2:25 PM

A message to all members of Poets for Human Rights Human Rights Defence is a non-profit organisation focusing on human rights issues around the world; supporting victims and activists through an on-line community, offering legal advice, and creating awareness in order to uphold political freedom and prevent inhumane conduct. We invite people to write essays concerning human rights and other closely related subjects. In particular, we encourage to the young people from schools and universities to participate. Submission Deadline: 6th of June 2008. For reward, rules, and regulations, see www.humanrightsdefence.org Best regards, Dr Tomas Eric Nordlander Visit Poets for Human Rights at: http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com  [ send green star]
 
Cesar E. Chavez Foundation: PeaceJam Slam 5-31-08 May 29, 2008 1:32 PM

PeaceJam Slam 5-31-08 in partnership with http://peacejam.org/ Cost: $30 / Student (Scholarships Available) REGISTER NOW!!! For more information, contact: Francine Redada Programs Coordinator Cesar E. Chavez Foundation (213) 362-0260 x228 fredada@cecfmail.org or visit peacejam.org. Don't miss out, Register now for the PeaceJam Slam Saturday, May 31, 2008 Los Angeles Trade Tech College 400 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Program: 9am - 4pm Entertainment: 4pm - 6pm The PeaceJam Slam is a one-day conference bringing youth (ages 14 - 18) together to: Learn how they can be part of Breaking the Cycle of Violence, Ending Racism and Hate, Restoring the Earth's Environment and much more. Develop their own sense service-learning projects to address these issues in their schools and communities Get excited about the PeaceJam International Conference with 6 Nobel Peace Laureateas in September 2008 in Los Angeles. PeaceJam Los Angeles Collaborative Partners: PeaceJam Foundation, Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA), The Reverence Project, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Constitutional Rights Foundation, Healing Bridges, OneGiving, L.A.U.R.A. (Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts) Forward email Cesar E. Chavez Foundation | 634 S. Spring St., Suite 400 | Los Angeles | CA | 90014  [ send green star]
 
Good belated Earth Day, Women's History and Poetree months :) May 01, 2008 11:27 PM

G'day. All, aural upliftment awaits :) A tone I felt in common, inklings of my imagined evocations of your brush, aurally stroked on my canvasses ear, inspired thus, my latest twig of poetree :) Sole Silences An echoing inward, within, Unbeckoning one, unheard, Unfelt, unknowable, unsung, Through which only one and A universe can unsing co-creation being, Awakening, without, without. It's said that art has no words, for, it's mainly of the eye, yet, yours do and are, as is your site, work, life and vision; Blessed be... A poems line comes to mind :) "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to him, I wrote the following twig of poetree, in a similar style :) C'est La Unvie A million monarchs lie dead, though, No less sociological programming of Upper-middle to rich classes with Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is. No less societal determination of Middle to lower, being excluded by Division and conquering, privation. Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly In our spirit's eye, heal humanities' Heart. While their silent cry echoes The 33,000 species extinct each year, A rate not seen since the last ice age Ensued; does it move you? Does your curiosity ask why? Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow A tear for all life's fallen? Consider The losses economic apartheid incurs, Mirrored by the divide human-centricity Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled, Won't abate for our existence, will you? ( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis, written one and a half years before the 33rd. ) Some of the groups I moderate : Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group : http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group : http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change: http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space : http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx? owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website : http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights : http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for- Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality No worries. Ciao, for now. i look forward.... Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Favorite Poem Project: An Opportunity for Teachers April 28, 2008 8:34 PM

An Opportunity for Teachers Dear Subscribers, I'm writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you're not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 14-18. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Louise Gluck and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms. Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to download an application. http://www.favoritepoem.org/forTeachers.html Best wishes, Maggie Dietz Director, Favorite Poem Project *** The Favorite Poem Project sends email rarely, and only to those who've subscribed to our email list via our Web site.  [ send green star]
 
Regards: Act/Art: Sophie B. Hawkins Latest News April 02, 2008 1:48 AM

Regards: Act/Art: Sophie B. Hawkins Latest News davidrolde wrote: Thanks for warning us about Sophie B Hawkins bad politics. But that's a little far for us to go to protest from Massachusetts. I did protest against Bill Clinton when he was in Boston last year. Regards: Re: Act/Art: Sophie B. Hawkins Latest News Dear davidrolde, et al, G'day. Well said, and I agree to a degree. Yet, it seems I need to remind some of a few things. Barack's campaigns top advisor calling Hillary, "a monster", recently, shows the depth to which his campaign has sunk, so, for Womens History month, and moral support; as well as my lovong Sophie's evolutionary and Green music, I posted this alert this time- sue me. The remocrat conspiracy has grown astronomically stronger since they stole the imperial election of 2000, and the dempublicans have only grown exponentially in the last 5 years, the dempublicans don't have the luxury of not choosing each other, in terms of supposed politics, i.m.h.o.. Especially since they seem to be choosing to run a half term congressional Senator against the remocrat conspiracy, in a presidential election, during wartime. If a remocrat isn't on the throne the probability of the united suck of assassins premeditatedly mass-murdering 3 to 5 million more non: usa citizens, supposed Christians, caucasians, upper middle-class to rich, etc., for $, etc., will be exponentially decreased; duh. As well, it's good to keep in mind that the republican conspiracy may engineer this imperial election be the last, or, at least, the last that is relatively democratic, by their every moment treason; much like the republican conspiracies elite conspired to purposely not prevent the attacks on 9-11-01, and the unnecessary, "illegal", 'unending' (they hope) war in Iraq, etc.. A tone I felt in common, inklings of my imagined evocations of your brush, aurally stroked on my canvasses ear, inspired thus :) Sole Silences An echoing within, beckoning one in, unheard, unfelt, unknowable, yet, through which only one and a universe can unsing co-creation being, Awakening without. It's said that art has no words, for, it's mainly of the eye, yet, yours do and are, as is your site, work, life and vision; Blessed be... A countryman's of yours poems line comes to mind :) "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to him, I wrote the following twig of poetree, in a similar style :) C'est La Unvie A million monarchs lie dead, though, No less sociological programming of Upper-middle to rich classes with Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is. No less societal determination of Middle to lower, being excluded by Division and conquering, privation. Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly In our spirit's eye, heal humanities' Heart. While their silent cry echoes The 33,000 species extinct each year, A rate not seen since the last ice age Ensued; does it move you? Does your curiosity ask why? Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow A tear for all life's fallen? Consider The losses economic apartheid incurs, Mirrored by the divide human-centricity Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled, Won't abate for our existence, will you? ( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis, written one and a half years before the 33rd. ) Some of the groups I moderate : Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group : http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group : http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change: http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space : http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website : http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights : http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality What do you think? No worries. Ciao, for now. i look forward.... Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
Art/Act: Sophie B. Hawkins Latest News April 02, 2008 1:46 AM

Sophie B. Hawkins will be performing in support of Hillary Clinton for President during a special evening with President William Jefferson Clinton Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM PUCK 1 Printers Alley Doylestown, PA See http://sophiebhawkins.com/doylestown.pdf for more details. If you're still having trouble, please contact the list owner at:  [ send green star]
 
Good Global Womens Day, Poetree Month + welcome all new members March 20, 2008 2:03 PM

G'day. All, aural upliftment awaits :) A tone I felt in common, inklings of my imagined evocations of your brush, aurally stroked on my canvasses ear, inspired thus, my latest twig of poetree :) Sole Silences An echoing inward, within, Unbeckoning one, unheard, Unfelt, unknowable, unsung, Through which only one and A universe can unsing co-creation being, Awakening, without, without. It's said that art has no words, for, it's mainly of the eye, yet, yours do and are, as is your site, work, life and vision; Blessed be... A poems line comes to mind :) "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to him, I wrote the following twig of poetree, in a similar style :) C'est La Unvie A million monarchs lie dead, though, No less sociological programming of Upper-middle to rich classes with Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is. No less societal determination of Middle to lower, being excluded by Division and conquering, privation. Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly In our spirit's eye, heal humanities' Heart. While their silent cry echoes The 33,000 species extinct each year, A rate not seen since the last ice age Ensued; does it move you? Does your curiosity ask why? Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow A tear for all life's fallen? Consider The losses economic apartheid incurs, Mirrored by the divide human-centricity Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled, Won't abate for our existence, will you? ( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis, written one and a half years before the 33rd. ) Some of the groups I moderate : Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group : http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group : http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities: United to Demand Justice and Social Change: http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Windows Live Space : http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 reality's geocities website : http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html Poets For Human Rights : http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets For Human Rights :) http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality No worries. Ciao, for now. i look forward.... Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)  [ send green star]
 
ANSA invites you: Opening Events / Make Art-Stop AIDS: 2-23 + 24 March 01, 2008 6:39 AM

ANSA invites you to Opening Events for Make Art/Stop AIDS - Feb 23 and 24 Dear Friends, http://www.ansafrica.org/ We are pleased to announce the following events, hosted by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and the Art/Global Health Center at UCLA, two of our community partners and dedicated allies in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We hope you can take part. Artists for a New South Africa The Fowler Museum and the Art | Global Health Center Invite you to the Opening Events for Make Art/Stop AIDS at the Fowler Museum For directions, please visit http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/incEngine/?c  [ send green star]
 
Clearwater: Please Help Nominate Pete Seeger / Nobel Peace Prize January 19, 2008 2:19 AM

[Clearwater] Please Help Nominate Pete Seeger for Nobel Peace Prize DO IT FOR PEACE! NOMINATE PETE SEEGER FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE! Clearwater founder, Pete Seeger has been an ambassador for Peace and Social Justice over the course of his lifetime. As an artist and activist, his music and performance have worked to engage people in causes to end the Vietnam War, ban nuclear weapons, work for international solidarity and environmental responsibility. Clearwater is joining the Committee to Nominate Pete Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize to urge the American Friends Service Committee select Pete Seeger as their nominee for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. We believe this nomination is important on merit of its three basic premises: that Pete's lifelong integrity provides a model for other people, that the unique grassroots process promotes a democratic approach to the nomination, and that cultural work and cultural workers receive the respect they deserve in our society, that it is not only a medium of entertainment but of education, compassion and action. We need your help to: 1) Sign the online petition at: http://www.nobelprize4pete.org On the Homepage, click on "Sign the Petition". On the petition page, click on "Sign this Petition" to open the signature page. There is a box at the bottom of the page with jumbled letters that you must type in correctly. If it doesn't register, please try again. and/or 2) Email a letter of support directly to AFSC at: peace@afsc.org or to Susan Jackson at: SJackson@afsc.org Please stress in your letter how, in your opinion, Pete Seeger meets AFSC's own criteria for its Nobel Peace Prize candidate. AFSC criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize are: a. The candidate's commitment to nonviolent methods. b. The quality of the candidate as a person of integrity and sustained contribution to peace. c. The candidate's body of work on issues of peace, justice, human dignity, and environmental ecology. d. The candidate's expression of a worldview and global impact overriding a parochial concern. or send mail to: American Friends Service Committee Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 Attn: Susan Goodman Jackson The petition and/or letter must be received by AFSC by February 1, 2008. Please cc: info@nobelprize4pete.org We very much appreciate your writing; if you need more information, please contact Eleanor Walden at the Committee to Nominate Pete Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize at 510-848-6397 or eleanor@nobelprize4pete.org (Please do not reply to or cc me this time.) Many thanks. ------------------------------------------------------------ On a related matter, Clearwater is cosponsoring the following FOCUS THE NATION event: ------------------------------------------------------------ Public Forum on Climate Change January 30th, 7pm to 10pm Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center Route 9D, about 2 miles north of the Beacon-Newburgh bridge ------------------------------------------------------------ NYS DEC's Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, in partnership with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will host a special forum on the most urgent environmental challenge of our time, global climate change. A web cast, called "The 2% Solution" focusing on what individual citizens can do, will be aired at 8pm, in Stony Kill's geothermally-heated learning center. Pete Seeger will lead a few songs and then join a panel of Hudson Valley environmentalists and scholars for presentations before the webcast, with discussion and question-and-answer session following it at 9pm. The panel will also include Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director of Clearwater, Les Hulcoop of Dutchess Co. Cooperative Extension, who works with farmers to produce biomass crops to be used for heat and power, and Professor Lucy Johnson, Environmental Archeologist and Sustainability Coordinator at Vassar College. This program is part of a national teach-in, the largest in U.S. history, which will help to prepare millions of students to become leaders in the largest civilizational challenge any generation has faced. For more information please call Rich Parisio at Stony Kill: 845-831-8780, x302 or to find a FOCUS THE NATION 2% Solution event nearer to you please see: http://www.focusthenation.org For driving directions to Stony Kill Farm: http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1833.html#directions Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and sustainable New Year. May Peace and Justice Prevail. Manna Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Hudson River Sloop Clearwater - 845-454-7673 112 Market Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  [ send green star]
 
Rest :) KS NAN + Biasbusters: Obama: Condemnation of Gangsta Rap; etc.. January 10, 2008 9:20 PM

with this project and "tee it up" for possible funding consideration in the 2009 session. Any state funds received in 2009 or later would be used to provide a cash match to the federal funds, so that more parents can complete the training and more detailed analysis of project outcomes can be completed. Thank you for your consideration and involvement in the process! Oscar Eason, Jr., Chairman Earl Ford, Vice Chairman Fwd: Press Release: WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance MYERSFOUND@ wrote: From: MYERSFOUND@ Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 05:16:32 EST Subject: (Corrected) Press Release: WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance To: biasbustersofkansas@yahoo.com PRESS RELEASE (1/4/08) Contact: Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) 662-247-3364 662-247-1471 e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com web sites: www.19thofJune.com www.Juneteenth.us www.njclc.com 9th Annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance Returns to the Nation's Capitol Congress Urges President Bush to Issue a Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day in America Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., (left) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), (center) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Congressional Committee and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), (right) Senate Host of the U.S. Capitol Juneteenth Congressional Reception, are the invited featured speakers for the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance (Washington, DC) - As Senator Barack Obama makes great strides in becoming the nation's next president, Juneteenth supporters are hopeful that the "19th of June" will finally be established as a national holiday observance in America. Senator Barack Obama has been a key sponsor of Juneteenth legislation in the senate and keynote speaker at the annual Juneteenth Congressional Reception. This year, the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance will feature "Juneteenth, A Grassroots Celebration of American Values, A Music Festival with zydeco, gospel, jazz and blues!" President George W. Bush has been urged by Congress to recognize Juneteenth Independence Day by issuing a special Presidential Proclamation. President Bush, who has declined participation in the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance since taking office in 2000, has perplexed national Juneteenth leaders by the lack of personal public acknowledgement and comment on Juneteenth, considered America's second Independence Day. "President Bush is the former Governor of Texas, where Juneteenth has been observed as a paid state holiday since 1980," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), host of the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance at the nation's capitol. "With the urging of Congress through the unanimous passage of H. Con. Res. 231 by the House of Representatives and the unanimous passage of S. Res. 516 by the U.S. Senate, we are hopeful that President Bush will finally issue a Juneteenth Independence Day Proclamation. If not, we are confident that if Senator Barack Obama becomes president, he will certainly make Juneteenth a national holiday observance in America. We are also truly appreciative of the leadership Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) has provided Juneteenth supporters through legislative efforts in Congress." Juneteenth, or the "19th of June", recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the Southwest. This was the last major vestige of slavery in the United States following the end of the Civil War. This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the reading of General Order #3 by General Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African-American holiday observance. Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Delaware, Idaho, Alaska, Iowa, California, Wyoming, Missouri, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington, Tennessee, Massachusetts and North Carolina. In 2003, the District of Columbia passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a district holiday observance. Many more states, including Utah, Alabama, Vermont, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Montana, Wisconsin and Maryland have recognized Juneteenth through state legislative resolutions, Gubernatorial Proclamations and current state holiday observance legislation. Thousands of petitions have been forwarded to the White House urging President Bush to make Juneteenth a National Holiday Observance and to establish a National Juneteenth Commission to provide advice on how the annual observance of Juneteenth Independence Day can promote racial reconciliation and bring all Americans together through the celebration of our common bond of freedom. A National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Slavery has also been established during the week that Juneteenth is celebrated. "The US Capitol and the White House were built through the uncompensated labor of the ancestors of Americans of African descent during the tyranny of slavery," states Dr. Myers. "Why won't President Bush personally recognize and honor their sacrifice and contributions in building key institutions in America during Juneteenth?" "The official recognition of Juneteenth Independence Day and the end of slavery by state governments and congress are...  [ send green star]
 
More :) KS NAN + Biasbusters: Obama: Condemnation of Gangsta Rap; etc.. January 10, 2008 9:17 PM

given his support to further the cause of eliminating illicit lyrics in gangsta rap. The purpose of the efforts is to bring uniformity of expression in song and bring about greater awareness and education to all on the ill effects to society from the words depicted in the genre. For example, on the streets of Anytown, USA, some of our children can be heard rapping word for word the latest song from Fifty-Cent or Snoop Dogg, but cannot recite the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. There have been protests, demonstrations, monthly meetings with Kansas Gangsta Rap Group Trap Doe, workshops and a book written to help shed light on and solve the problem of the disrespect, explicit sexual and misogynistic words rapped about in hip-hop. These tools were also used to begin a national and international dialogue between like-minded individuals and those who disagree with the premise. The purpose of the dialogue is to hear the pros and cons of each side and devise a solution whereas all will be satisfied with the outcome and there is no infringement on anyone's First Amendment Rights. Thanks for your support. Sincerely, C.E. "Sonny" Scroggins President and Founder, Bias Busters of Kansas Fwd: African American Legislative Day 2008 James It's all goood!!!! I look forward to the draft "Jenkins, Rosalund (CAA)" wrote: Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:20:13 -0800 From: "Jenkins, Rosalund (CAA)" Subject: African American Legislative Day 2008 To: CAAA-TEAM@LISTSERV.WA.GOV st1:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } Dear Friends and Neighbors - Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 is African American Legislative Day · Register online at http://gawboly07/CAAA/EventRegister.aspx?eventId=2. · Make appointments with your local legislators as soon as possible. Afternoon appointments may be easier. Contact legislators at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx · Reserve space for school groups to join the youth programs by callling 360-725-5664 - space is limited and first-come, first serve. Two options are available, one for K-5 and one for 6-12th graders · Event Overview · Motor coach transportation · To see highlights of the last legislative day, go to archives at http://www.caa.wa.gov/archives/LegislativeDay2007.shtml · More details are coming soon. Watch your email. Commission on African American Affairs Legislative Agenda 2008 As chair and vice chair of the Commission on African American Affairs, we present for your consideration the Commission's Legislative Agenda for 2008. If you're unsure about what proposals to discuss with legislators before or during Legislative Day on Feb. 4, here are some options you may wish to consider: Sen. Rosa Franklin just introduced SB 6205 to create a Joint Select Committee on Sickle Cell Disease. The Commission supports this proposal in concept and wishes to support it during the upcoming session. Rep. Eric Pettigrew is drafting legislation to create a strategic task force on reducing the achievement gap for African American students. The Commission supports this proposal in concept and wishes to support it during the upcoming session. No bill number has yet been assigned. HB 2306 would require school districts to report to OSPI on disciplinary actions in schools and to disaggregate disciplinary data by race, age, grade, and disability status. SB 5415 would create a state-level "school health" advisory council to help coordinate multiple entities working on student and school health. Preliminary evidence shows that coordinated school health programs help narrow the achievement gap affecting students of color. HB 1473 would restore the voting rights of felons who are no longer "in total confinement," even when fines and fees (Legal Financial Obligations) are owed. Rep. Darnielle attended our work session in Tacoma and explained the politics of this bill. We expect legislative leadership to manage this bill in accord with those politics. Meanwhile, this type of legislation should have a place in the discussion of public policies affecting the African American community, so we included it here and hope to support it in 2009. The Commission supports the Vancouver NAACP and Washington State University Vancouver funding for the African American Rites Of Passage Program. This program is Southwest Washington's only training program designed to meet the unique cultural needs of African American middle- and high-school Students. Community Health Network of Washington has proposed expanding the Basic Health Plan by 20,000 slots, providing health care coverage for all children by 2010, implementing state-funded health care premium subsidies for low-income workers, and launching a "pay or play" plan to curb the shifting of health care costs from large businesses to taxpayers. The Commission supports these proposals in concept and wishes to support them during the upcoming session. The Commission on African American Affairs, in partnership with the Office of the Education Ombudsman may receive $100,000 per year for six years under a federal "Gear Up" grant through the University of Washington. The UW selected this project for inclusion in their grant package. If the grant is awarded by the federal government to the UW as hoped, funds to the Commission and Ombudsman will be used to develop/offer a parent leadership training to parents of students in Gear Up programs in selected Highline, Federal Way, Kent, and Tacoma schools. Students of all ethnicities and races would be served. The long-term goal is to gather data about the effect of parent training on student outcomes. The Ombudsman's Office and the Commission will provide a 25 percent "in-kind" match to the $100,000, primarily by giving office space and minimal staff time to the project. We also are seeking private funds. During this upcoming session, we hope to familiarize policy makers  [ send green star]
 
KS NAN + Biasbusters: Obama: Condemnation of Gangsta Rap; etc.. January 10, 2008 9:14 PM

Corrected Copy.......Koffee for a KING: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.......For Change!!!!! January 10, 2008 Dear Fred, Thank You! On 1/14, Biasbusters of Kansas and the Kansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee will celebrate the King holiday by conducting a voter registration drive and non-partisan political discussion (open mic) all candidates will be discussed with a straw poll done on 1/29/2008 at 10 am. The events will be at McDonald's downtown restaurant in honor of the King Holiday and the company will donate coffee during this time, the Late Honorable Mayor Butch Felker will be mentioned for his MLK efforts in the city of Topeka. The voter registration drive will begin at 6:30am til 10:30 am this day and every Monday thereafter until Super Tuesday. The events will take place unless I am not feeling well after the surgery I am having on my throat on 1/15. In addition, this date commemorates the 32nd Annual Anniversary of the Kansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee's efforts to legislate a King holiday in Kansas. A demonstration against USD 501 in support of the Sumner Charter School Initiative, will take place on 1/17 at 6:00pm. On 1/18, Civil War Soldier James Whitfield Ross will make an appearance at The State House to demonstrate against China's support of Sudan and to illuminate the efforts to condemn the offensive lyrics in gangsta rap. Sonny "Johnson, Fred" wrote: Sonny: Do any of your groups have anything planned in the upcoming week on MLK? Fred Johnson Fwd: RE: Help if you can.......Fwd: FW: RE: Barack Obama: Condemnation of Gangsta Rap Raymond Christian  [ send green star]
 
Floricanto Press Fall releases September 29, 2007 3:32 AM

Floricanto Press 650 Castro St, Ste 120--331 Mountain View, California 94041-2055 415-552 1879 Fax 702-995 1410 www.floricantopress.com Inter American Development Inc. "Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture." Floricanto Press annouces its Fall releases: Latina Filmmakers and Writers: The Notion of Chicanisma Through Films and Novellas. Jenny Dean. ISBN: 978-0-9796457-1-6. Huevos y la Mujer Latina: The De-masculinization of the Macho. Julián Camacho-Segura. ISBN: 978-0-9796457-4-7 Clásicos de la Literatura Hispanoamericana Colonial en su Contexto Sociohistórico. Dr. Clary Loisel. ISBN: 978-0-915745-97-5. Café Chronicles. Francisco J. Zermeno. ISBN: 978-0-915745-98-2 Chat Room & other Latino Plays. Leo Cabranes-Grant. ISBN: 978-0-9796457-5-4 Papi Chulo . Dr. Carlos T. Mock. ISBN Complete: 978-0-9796457-0-9 Diversity: Mestizos, Latinos and the Promise of Possibilities. By Amardo Rodríguez. 978-0-915745-92-0 La Gringa. By Pedro Martínez. ISBN: 978-0-915745-94-4. 428 pgs. Soul Twins: A Latino Journey From The Edge To Self-redemption. By Oscar Vega Romero. ISBN 978-0-915745-93-7. La Gringa Floricanto Press Fall releases -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture. Floricanto Press 650 Castro St, Ste 120--331 Mountain View, California 94041-2055 415-552 1879 Fax 702-995 1410 www.floricantopress.com Inter American Development Inc. "Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture."  [ send green star]
 
Chopra Center / Wellbeing: 2 New Books: Deepak Chopra + Wayne Dyer August 25, 2007 10:20 AM

Two New Books from Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer If you can't see this email, please click here to view in your browser http://www.chopra.com/128079.html http://www.hayhouseimages.com/Email/promo/dyer_changeyourthoughts_31jul2007.htm Send to a Friend © Copyright 2007 The Chopra Center for Wellbeing at La Costa Resort and Spa 2013 Costa del Mar Rd. Carlsbad, CA 92009 Contact Us | Privacy Policy You received this email from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing because you wrote an email to the Chopra Center, ordered from the Chopra Center store, attended one of our Seminars, or gave us your e-mail address to be notified about upcoming Chopra Center news, events and specials. To ensure that you continue to receive emails from us, add namaste@chopra.com to your safe list today.  [ send green star]
 
Redefining Progress: We're back, and it's time for the 11th Hour August 23, 2007 8:36 AM

We're back, and it's time for the 11th Hour Dear james m, We have a new website! http://actionnetwork.org/ct/Hp12syd1sRk3/ Our new look features fresh content, better navigation, and in-depth information about Redefining Progress and how we find solutions that balance economic well-being, environmental preservation, and social justice. I’m also excited about The 11th Hour, http://actionnetwork.org/ct/Hd12syd1sRks/ a film in which Michel Gelobter, Redefining Progress’ President, appears. The 11th Hour, produced by Leonardo DeCaprio, features some of the world's most prominent thinkers and activists as they offer hope and solutions for a planet in crisis. Before you leave the website, be sure to browse our research and publications, sign up to receive the RP newsletter or make a generous donation toward creating a sustainable economy. Please let me know what you think! Best, PS. Our new website is the result of a generous Service Grant from the Taproot Foundation, a pro-bono service that matches skilled professionals with nonprofit organizations. Thanks, Taproot!  [ send green star]
 
Rest: Be independent this 18 th, create :) July 17, 2007 8:42 PM

and the end of all democratic processes, everywhere. Delusional profits and pleasures, for, the destroying of eco-systems stops their creation of our food, water, oxygen, which will cost humanity astronomically more to produce, in the future, than the limited short term profits their destruction seems to garner, now. Still, "we, the people..." suffer the GOP's criminal insanity, thousands dying from unnatural disasters, our forests going up in smoke, a battalion being lost a month; trillions to unnecessary war, no more for the poor, elderly, kids, college students, handicapped, homeless, homeowners, disabled, ill, small and organic farmers, small business owners, etc.; no amnesty for 12 million of our best (before borders bolstered), no national conversations on racial and religious profiling, national healthcare, teaching as opposed to preaching vacuous lies, global warming, the evolution, life; as their direction is devolutionary and death. Meanwhile, supposedly, Jesus, in most hearts, everyone's friend, walks again. What would he say about the millions murdered in his name, his preacher in chief, Bush, purposely not preventing the attacks on 9-11, this supposed Christian gov't purposely: not preventing unnatural disasters like New Orleans levees, which broke under the pressure of no repairs; reporting studies showing "acts of terrorism down", before the '04 elections, and after the election, they "made an oopsy, it's actually up"; reporting studies showing "poverty is down", before the '06 elections, and after it, "it's up, they were off by 40 %"; foreclosures, homelessness, poverty up, to highest level since before the '29 crash? About the corporate structure's war against the middle class to poor, the riches' ravaging of humanity and earth, while unabashedly giving themselves an "unending tax breaks" during "unending war"? Many crusades, and 100,000's of Islamic men, women and children savaged, later, the supposed Christian, crusaders assassinating with their crosses, knew nothing of Isa until he, the most merciful, Muhammed, forgave them the unforgivable, and they fled the Holy land, to crusade no more; 'til now. Not as then, the crosses they bore to behead children, bear them now, they pray and say they're martyred as they did then, grace bandied about like crusaders give out candy, knowing nothing of Isa, or him. They will leave or die 'til they do, today, as it was a millennium ago, Islam is gathering, as well. For, the intellect can't lead, as the life doesn't follow, so too, clarity is a sword that cuts all ways, without, as there is no cutting, and a pointless point. The Sword of Islam, always, and in all ways, knows. Will "we,..." go the way of the dodo bird, just another species we devolved to extinction, unlike ants and roaches, being evolutionarily superior to us, as they can't choose to be extinct like we did; or, will we rise to take back the day? That's also why I think allowing evolution as a common language, as it's the thread that links every, in the fabric of life, is a good place to start. For, the corporate structure has made a trap of this world, yet, all life is in it, so "we..." can't underestimate our responsibility; that generations past have heaped on our heads and shoulders by not acting on theirs, then. Dylan Thomas' poem's line comes to mind :) "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", as others might say, "we, the people..." can make it so! Will you? By the by, "In Germany they [the Nazis] came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up. - Pastor Martin Niemoeller, 1946", so the story goes, though, you might know that they actually came first for the mentally ill, elderly, handicapped, diffabled, foreigners, poor (Gypsies, Roma, et al); homeless, like the republicans are doing now. Defend yourself by defending them, one for all, all for one! Remember the lessons of WWII, if you're not taking bullets, you're making them, etc.; I'm bleeding every moment, are you? What do you think? From the heart in the heart of the heartland. Some of the groups I moderate :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group :) http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group :) http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's webpage, blog :) http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Enjoy an estival eve' as you can. Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised. Viva la evolution! Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :) Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". I look forward to hearing from you. Copy, share, as you will. Goodbye. This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jul, 20:44  [ send green star]
 
Be independent this 18 th, create :) July 17, 2007 8:37 PM

A twig of poetree pour vous :) a longest day On World Refugee Day we heard, saw, read, said, studies, events, reports testifying to the facts that since '03 the # is up 21 %, mostly in Afghanistan (was the # 3 largest narco-state before the war, under usa supervision it's become # 1), Iraq, countries we've war torn to shreds, Somalia, which we occasionally bomb, attack, and Sudan; millions premeditatedly mass-murdered by the corporate structure's determining all global to national systems are based on scarcity, instead of abundance. This while, sadly, 5-07, was the deadliest month for usa troops, yet. A dozen Iraqis die from the war an hour. "We're loosing a battalion a month", reports a top General. Out of every 5 killed by coalition forces, 1 is a civilian; when they figure this war, if it ends in 2 years, will cost us 2 trillion, they're not figuring in war reparations, a minimum for the genocide we've caused. Meanwhile, the autocrats who rule almost all Middle Eastern countries, many of whom bought the usa military as their personal mercenary force to mass-murder their middle to lower class people into submission in the future, from the Bushes, are getting skittish because it seems the republican conspiracy can't engineer the Iraq war into an unending one successfully, let alone the global unending supposed Christian crusading war they hoped for. Although, Bush did say, "the war in Iraq may last over 50 years, like in Korea", the other day. You must already know what they're pre-imperial election continual refrains will be, "we're turning the corner", "victory is at hand", "don't be a defeatocrat", "the end's 'round the bend", "we're winning", "6 months more to success", "victory is around the corner", "just 1 more surge", etc.; being that you've heard it all before, for the last 4 years. They think they legitimize the remocrat conspiracy, as they have the corporate structure's convolution, while that organized conglomeration of enumerable crime families and conspiracies, not only devolves all, it determines extermination of humanity and dictates the extinction of large mammals and human beings, but, they can't; they just confess to being fascist collaborators, without whom fascists couldn't do all they do, and don't all they don't. As well, if they think the false legitimization of unending, unnecessary war in Iraq, will legitimize, and be successfully engineered into, unnecessary global uber unending supposed Christian crusading war, just because the Bushes contracted that it would with the Middle Eastern countries autocrats, you've got another thing coming; namely, presidential and congressional elections. They say cliche, take back the night, when we never had the day; each one teach one, when we had to be real to reach one, first; closing the economic gap, when that chasm is demanded by scarcity being the basis for systems, undoing nature's abundance, et al. Why, 'cause the knew catch word is real, so they sound it, mimic it, pretend to be, when all they're doing is fashioning the next phase in what they project to be their realism show, schism in reality. While most supposed Christians are more like Satan worshippers than Christians, in their religious practices, actually, so too, all supposed are anti: scientists, artists, politicians (without dempublicans collaboration remocrats wouldn't rule; without socialists collaboration totalitarians wouldn't rule the left; independents, more republican conspiratorial than most in their pushing bipartisanship like a drug), academes, and most other religious practitioners. Why are republican conspiracies' pitbulls, like Coulter, who just suggested "Edwards should be attacked by terrorists", turning rabid, chanting their mantra, "white water", like it's the best rapids and they're extreme sports fanatics, while the only white foam we're seeing is from their mouths, 'cause, here and now, they see a 'tunity, with this impending imperial election, to destroy any remnant of democracy in the united suck of assassins. The duopoly devolving into the duopolar axi of republican and totalitarian conspiracies, continually; whose powers increasingly dictate the extinction of human beings, large mammals, through the extermination of humanity. This day, at sun's height, still, Happy Rhodes lyric, "There's a beacon in the sky meant to catch your eye", a point to uplift our visions, and solar energy, aren't. So, nihlistic narcissism, vampirism, cannibalism as sociological process; machinelike rote, sociological programmed memory, regurgitation as education; non-spiritual conformity to process, empty rites as religious study, life; organized conspiratorial crime as business, medicine, healthcare, science, art, which has determined people devolve into extremist automatons, addicted to much, yet, at least, to consumerism, loyal parts in "la machine", conspirators on a scale between corporate agent to assassin for the empire, almost all corporate agents, and, increasingly, supposed Christian assassins; unsustainable earth murder (the largest tool for supposedly garnering increasing delusional profits and pleasures in, increasingly, cyclical, centralizing patterns); extinction of species at a rate not seen since the last ice age ensued (including bees, butterflies, without which nothing is pollinated, nor grows); unending, they hope, unnecessary war (the second largest tool...) in Iraq, which will lead to, they hope, unnecessary global uber unending supposed Christian crusading war (a necessitated precursor to the militarization of the world to enforce the extinction processes and murder all people who, finally, stand against the extermination of humanity by destruction of ecosystems permanently altering weather cycles, which exponentially increases the number and severity of all supposedly natural disasters, and war)  [ send green star]
 
Films For Change: 6-29, Fri @ 7pm (CA) June 27, 2007 5:26 PM

Documentary Film (Not the Hollywood Movie) BLOOD DIAMONDS Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm $5 donation for Change-Links Progressive Newspaper and Calendar http://www.change-links.org/ Home of Rachel Sene and Jay Johnson601- 9th Street, Santa Monicaone block east of Lincoln and one block north of Montana southeast corner, flat street, plenty of free parking RSVP: RachelJay@earthlink.net or call 310-451-2752 (first 20) DIAMOND TRADERS, VICTIMS AND WAR LORDS SPEAK OUT IN THIS REMARKABLE DOCUMENTARY. Warlords enslave the poor to mine diamonds; the diamonds are sold to fund civil wars, genocide and terror. For over 10 years, the scourge of "Conflict Diamonds "has destroyed vast swaths of African society. Learn the background and practices of the business, its' international and personal cost, and meet the people who keep it going. Hear Usman Conteh who was enslaved in the mines only to escape and find that his family had been killed. Find hope in what the international community is doing to disrupt and end the trade. Brief Discussion to follow film with continued discussion at: Izzy's Deli -15th and Wilshire, Santa Monica Free parking in rear or across the street at the computer store.  [ send green star]
 
The Assault on Reason June 09, 2007 3:14 PM

The Assault on Reason Dear james, In the months following the release of An Inconvenient Truth, I began to focus on why our democracy has been so slow to deal with the climate crisis. The unwillingness to solve this problem is not only the result of a lack of political will, but it has also been caused by the emergence of a new political environment dangerously hostile to reason, knowledge, and facts. In the long-term, this poses a threat to the very basis of American democracy: the ability of a well-informed citizenry to use the rule of reason to hold government accountable. This Assault on Reason is the focus of my new book that goes on sale today. You can purchase the book at your local bookstore or by visiting: http://www.amazon.com/Assault-Reason-Al-Gore/dp/1594201226 When George Bush launched his preemptive war in Iraq, more than 70% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorists who caused 9-11. After the 2004 election, when asked what stuck in their minds about the campaign, voters in Ohio named two ads playing to the fears of terrorism paid for by the Bush Campaign. One pattern that has held true since 2001 is that this White House is less interested in openness and truth than any previous administration. We are facing so many long-term challenges, from the climate crisis and the war in Iraq to health care and social welfare. To solve these problems and move forward we need to reverse the damage done to our democracy. We have little time to waste. My goal in The Assault on Reason is to explore why our public forum now welcomes the enemies of reason. More importantly, the book focuses on what we can do together, individually and collectively, to restore the rule of reason to our democracy. You can purchase The Assault on Reason by visiting: http://www.amazon.com/Assault-Reason-Al-Gore/dp/1594201226 My team will be emailing those of you who live in the cities that I will visit for book signings. I hope that I'll have the chance to see you in person. I'll be back in touch soon. Thank You, Al Gore  [ send green star]
 
Good poetree month, write on, evoke + welcome new members :) April 10, 2007 6:40 AM

Gutten hagen. Thought and feeling :) Envisioning the Beauty way, on the red road, as well, I'm listening to Orleans :) Reach, Waking and Dreaming, and their wonderous anti-nuke song; bellisimo! Et tu? Flying with the light and life. Pour vous :) An ancient/future Zen monk relayed that he dreamed he was a butterfly, and when he awakened he wondered if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a human Being. Yes, and yet, as Dune relates, the sleeper must awaken; though, also, must the dreamer :) When, "on the road to find out", as Cat Stevens sings, our visions do arise to, the "beacon in the sky meant to catch our eye", as Happy Rhodes evokes! So, too, we keep on mind that, you've paid for the extinction the corporate structure is dictating take place by collaborating in their plans, with your tax dollars at minimum, and by thinking you're abdicating your responsibility when you continually abdicate your power to politicians, although you can't. It's not too late to take back the day, by turning 360 degrees around, back to the evolution, dispelling the convolutions devolutionary direction; and getting back to the future, we'll only have if tou do! By the by, still, "la machine", the corporate structure, and their ever increasing and increasingly interlocking systems of premeditated mass-destruction-murdering programs are all just linx in the chains on humanity, attempting to stop us from breaking free, we can break the chain of murder, the chain of death; by abolishing the over use of fossil fuels and being most alive! That's also why I think allowing evolution as a common language, as it's the thread that links every, in the fabric of life, is a good place to start. For, the corporate structure has made a trap of this world, yet, all life is in it, so "we..." can't underestimate our responsibility; that generations past have heaped on our heads and shoulders by not acting on theirs, then. Dylan Thomas' poem's line comes to mind :) "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", as others might say, "we, the people..." can make it so! Will you? By the by, "In Germany they [the Nazis] came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up. - Pastor Martin Niemoeller, 1946", so the story goes, though, you might know that they actually came first for the mentally ill, elderly, handicapped, diffabled, foreigners, poor (Gypsies, Roma, et al); homeless, like the republicans are doing now. Defend yourself by defending them, one for all, all for one! Remember the lessons of WWII, if you're not taking bullets, you're making them, etc.; I'm bleeding every moment, are you? What do you think? From the heart in the heart of the heartland. Some of the groups I moderate :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group :) http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ Abuse in Therapy, Group :) http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action reality's webpage, blog :) http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Enjoy an estival eve' as you can. Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised. Viva la evolution! Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :) Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". I look forward to hearing from you. Copy, share, as you will. Goodbye.  [ send green star]
 
[raagandtaal] North Indian (Hindusthani) Classical Vocal maestro April 07, 2007 11:29 PM

[raagandtaal] North Indian (Hindusthani) Classical Vocal maestro Ustad RASHID KHAN and acclaimed SITAR artiste Shri KUSHAL DAS in a rare JUGALBANDHI (duet), Live-inConcert in San Diego (Encinitas) on April 28 (Sat), 7:30 pm Raag and Taal Academy presents A DOUBLE-BILL Sitar & Vocal Concert, A mesmerizing evening of Indian classical music, A rare JUGALBANDHI featuring Ustad Rashid Khan (Hindusthani classical vocal) http://www.ustadras hidkhan.com & Shri Kushal Das (North Indian Classical Sitar) http://www.kushalda s.com accompanied by Shri Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay (Tabla) Shri Jyoti Guho (Harmonium) Shri Pinaki Bose (supporting vocal) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ Saturday, April 28, 2007, 7:30 pm (seating starts at 7 pm) Venue: Seaside Church, Encinitas (1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024) Directions to Seaside Church From the south, Interstate 5 North to Birmingham, Exit Right (East) Go 4/10ths mile on Birmingham to Lake Drive, Turn Left (North) Go 2/10ths mile to Seaside Church. The Church is on the Right. From the north, Interstate 5 South to Santa Fe Drive, Exit Left (East) Go 8/10ths mile to Lake Drive, Turn Right. Church is 6/10ths mile on Left Indian snacks will be available during intermission ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ TICKETS COMPLIMENTARY for current Raag & Taal Members reserved seating, behind VIP section, please RSVP by April 21 (inforaagandtaal@ yahoo.com, 858-254-2366, 858-202-1704) RENEW your MEMBERSHIP or SUBSCRIBE to NEW MEMBERSHIP ONLINE to avail of the Complimentary passes http://www.raagandt aalsandiego. org/node/ 33 VIP Admission - $50 (reserved front section seating, complimentary CD to be signed by Rashid Khan) VIP upgrade for R & T Regular Members - $20 (difference between VIP and General Admission) PATRON Members will be offered complimentary VIP Admission General Admission - $30 Non-Member Students (full-time) / Seniors (> 60 yrs) - $20 Children (under 12 yrs) - $10 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ TICKET OUTLETS Ker, Inc. (tickets available from April 8, '07) (9520 Black Mountain Rd, # A, San Diego, CA 92126, 858-695-6282) Soulscape (765 South Coast Highway 101, # 106, Encinitas, CA. 92024, 760-753- 2345) ONLINE TICKETING (available NOW, secured transaction through PayPal) http://www.raagandt aalsandiego. org/node/ 56 (Please bring the transaction confirmation receipt to receive the tickets at the Door) Subject to availability, tickets will be available at the door, starting 1 hr prior to the concert ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ CONCERT INFORMATION (858) 578-2705; (858) 254-2366; 858-678-0024; 858-342-5783 Email: inforaagandtaal@ yahoo.com http://www.raagandt aalsandiego. org/node/ 58 R & T MEMBERSHIP information 858-254-2366, 858-202-1704 http://www.raagandt aalsandiego. org/node/ 3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ About the Artists Ustad Rashid Khan is one of the torch bearers of the new generation of vocalists, carrying on with rare poise and aplomb, the tradition of excellence in Hindustani vocal music. Born in 1966, he was trained under the Gurukul system by his grand uncle, the great maestro of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana (stylistic school or tradition), Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan and subsequently at the Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata. His musical development and prowess have been nothing short of phenomenal. Ustad Rashid Khan's Alap (free form solo improvisation) is highly imaginative, his Layakari (polyrhythmic play) pulsating, and his powerful, lightning-swift Taans (ultra-fast musical passages) emerge like rippling cascades. His Raga (melodic template - the basis of Indian classical music) delineation in the Alap is traditional in its finely etched detailing. While maintaining the grammatical contours of the Raga, its ethos and colors are brought to life with rare artistry. Little wonder, then, that Rashid has been hailed as a worthy successor to the great voices of the past from the Bade Ghulam Ali Khan - Ameer Khan generation. Ustad Rashid Khan was famously described by none other than Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as "an assurance for the future of Indian vocal music." Shri Kushal Das, a north Indian solo sitarist, was born into a musical family from Kolkata - his father Shri Sailen Das (a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar) and uncle Shri Santanu Das (a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan) are sitar artistes of high repute. Kushal started his talim from the age of six. He received intensive training in advanced sitar techniques and the art of music making under the guidance of Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Ustad Allauddin Khan Professor of Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. , Ustad Alauddin Khan Professor of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bh With a profound knowledge on raga improvisation, Kushal is now considered as one of the foremost torchbearers of the tradition of Indian classical instrumental music. An "A" grade musician of All India Radio and Television, he is a recipient of the titles Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen Kala Kendra of Chandigarh and Sur-Mani from Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai. Kushal has participated in most of the major music festivals in India, such as, Tansen Music Conference, Dover Lane Music Conference, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, State Music Academy Annual Conference, Salt Lake Music Conference, All India Radio National programmes & concerts. His recent concert tours of the Unites States, Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Bangladesh were marked with considerable success and appreciation. Shri Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay hails from a family of musicians of the Vishnupur Gharana of West Bengal. His grandfather was the state musician of Manipur. After receiving his initial training from his father,  [ send green star]
 
Rest: for all you do and don't, here's a few twigs of poetree :) March 06, 2007 10:13 AM

for all, all for one! Remember the lessons of WWII, if you're not taking bullets, you're making them, etc.; I'm bleeding every moment, are you? What do you think? From the heart in the heart of the heartland. Some groups I moderate: Disabled Greens News and discussion, home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ , Abuse in Therapy, homepage: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ , Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 Homepage: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action , reality's webpage, blog :) http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Copy, share, as you will. Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized, before its exercised. Viva la evolution! Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :) For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)" Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you. Arive derci.  [ send green star]
 
More: for all you do and don't, here's a few twigs of poetree :) March 06, 2007 10:11 AM

Why do usa military rape Iraqi kids, women, Men, the same reason they rape kids here, To destroy the future adults, families, nation. We don't stop the nazi pedophiles from being Criminally insane here, we don't struggle With remocrat conspiracies leadership here, To stop them from having wars, then they Do, and "we" don't struggle with them to stop Their unnecessary wars, and they don't; they Engineer them to be "unending". One reason Why over 200 Iraqis die everyday from the War is because you're too cowardly to own Your responsibility to struggle with remocrats And keep them from devolving into being too Criminally insane. That's a reason the usa Exports that criminal insanity, not freedom, To the world, determining most almost Become the same, and extremism, from all Supposed sides reigns; making the "unending" Wars that the remocrat conspiracy couldn't Manufacture before, because people were More civically active, alive, in the past, and Wouldn't let them! If you don't stop being Those irresponsible cowards, their "unending Unnecessary" wars will end you, humanity And large mammals, not just Islam, through Extinction; for, war is the largest polluter Ever, etc.. Until "we, the people" end this War, it won't. Now another Iraqi dies from It! Do you even know what you're alive for? Departed The depth of one's sorrow Is the well's fathom, Of meanings and moments Shared with them. why As acid rain from your closed eye, An acre of rainforest falls each Second, and the earths tears bleed; For, all you see is grey. (Now, 2.) Manners In which doings and not doings Are done or aren't, Brings life and light to them, Or it doesn't. gray Those more attached to Living or dying, Are more closely death. Another Mournful Day Tuesday, 28th of May, 2002, they say the last girder to survive 9-11-01, at the base of the World Trade Center, was being removed. Solemn ceremony in honor of the many deceased, as well as relief workers, and volunteers took place. The faces of the fallen were present and they were remembered. The New York City worker's silence, as that steels, echoing America's doubts, unanswered questions, born of grief, hardship and loss, reflect what's still missing in our nation's psyche, answers, as to why. Not just those directed to God, reality, derived from existential angst, also, those "we", as a people, silently ask our souls. Did they not prevent them purposely? Stanzas of Longfellow's "Psalm of Life": "In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act, - act in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead!" While still girded by cries for justice, will "we", at least, stand on the land of our birth and demand truth from power, seizing the hour of our countries need? Or, stand aside and watch as humanities' slide into the abyss of history follows those 3000 lives lost, and the Twin Towers. Will this ever again be, the land of the free, home of the brave? Or will Liberties' torch be scorched forever? clarity Sword that cuts all ways, Without, for, there's no cutting; And a pointless point. One's Mental Cell Built of walls of delusions, Made with bricks of illusions, Is one's hell. Eden? Splitting of atom, Cloning of adam, hubris; Leads to extinction. Cityscape Hustled and bustled, Still, hands only put to heart, Beings, only art. Injustices Addressing, not addressing them Have costs, former is individual, The latter is global, as well. YOU CAN Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote, You won't ever be livin' in a democracy! rahim Is man deserted in the Middle East? Does it bleed him as we bleed the earth, The fouling of one sky always following? How could the sons of Isaac and Ishmael, So, not remember their way? Thinking They're choosing peacing and warring on Each other for delusional profits, pleasures, While sanguine sands mark their real loss Of life, humanities' loss of time. Wasn't it written, God is watching and We are returning, as the home of heart In a child beckons the man that becomes? Isn't it so our souls call to us in silences? Yet, the military machine rolls. What is, Or could be, heard by any above this? A woman martyr, 18, imploded by the lies Taught to her from U.S. written, donated Textbooks, explodes, taking hers and Others lives from us. Same as the shining Sun seems to divine famine. Here, clouds relent, watering soil, Cleansing spiritually, some mind's eyes. While the media's constant chides of, "You're not the earth, reality isn't your Womb, rather, a tomb divined", Though, only smoke and mirrors, divide. Yet, the life, indivisible, defies, a flower Blossoms, Michaelangelo's... roll by, An avian's trill still rings true. So, what of me and you. Will we allow individual injustices to go Unchallenged, devolving into global ones? Our freedoms to wither, for, we didn't Exercise our responsibilities? Deaths Dirge to purge our evolutionary calling? Manifest destinies rag to drag us through Their mud, determining the unactuation Of life, our and large mammals extinction? Or, will birdsong be sung Of what we've done? Let not the only tear to eye be their Destined flood. Let our sojourns longing Redefine the sublime in mornings Awakening. Let life at humanities' hearth Grow, our being veracity and loving sow. Dylan Thomas' poem line comes to mind, "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion..."; as others might say, "we, the people...", can make it so! Defend yourself by defending them, one  [ send green star]
 
For all you do and don't, here's a few twigs of poetree :) March 06, 2007 10:09 AM

Gutten hagen. For all you do and don't, here's a few twigs of the poetree, c'est moi, pour vous :) C'est La Unvie A million monarchs lie dead, though, No less sociological programming of Upper-middle to rich classes with Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is. No less societal determination of Middle to lower, being excluded by Division and conquering, privation. Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly In our spirit's eye, heal humanities' Heart. While their silent cry echoes The 33,000 species extinct each year, A rate not seen since the last ice age Ensued; does it move you? Does your curiosity ask why? Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow A tear for all life's fallen? Consider The losses economic apartheid incurs, Mirrored by the divide human-centricity Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled, Won't abate for our existence, will you? ( For the beautiful butterflies ) Haven't you murdered enough Iraqis yet? Now another Iraqi dies from your war! Do you even know what this war is for? Nothing good, astronomically increased Theft of your tax dollar, corporate welfare Centralized to all remocrat conspiracies Dominated industrial complexes, like police Intelligence, military, security, etcetera. "Unnecessary, unending war", engineered to Fail by Bush, Bin Laden + co (whose families Have been in business together for decades) In order to establish its permanence in Time, centralizing power to conspirators, All interlaced, locking systems, corporate Structure's convolutions devolutionary Directions societal and sociological, Programming of any + all kinds, to all ages. Aiding militarisms continual use of plausible Deniability in service of "unending" lying, In a process of setting up, then replicating Perceptions, coalescing of consents, realizing Consensus, determining acceptance of over a Million murdered Iraqis, a way to keep the Price of oil lower, in your unsustainable Supposed way, standard, of life and living. Also, a process of codifying and developing Remocrats political viability into perpetuity. So far, going on 800,000 have been killed. How did great Mesopotamia, the cradle of Civilization, become this remocrat hoped for Hell, where sectarian civil war could devolve Into bush' desired for global inter-Islamic Jihad, and "then they'll kill each other; so, "We,..." don't have to"? Hussein and his Bathe party, supported, armed (including Chemical weapons) and financed by us, as he Warred on Iran, etc., when he was doing the Atrocities we wanted, or could ignore, was No problem. When the Shah's secret police Imprisoned, murdered a 100,000, the usa Supported him in every way; when necessary Reaction, the Revolution, swept him away, The usa was against them because they were Islam's future. Now, war with Iran too, to Distract from our future losses, Afghanistan, Iraq, cementing purported need for unending Supposed Christian crusading blitzkrieg of Islam; as Islam would defend itself? "We,"'ve suffered 1,500 coalition losses and 10's of thousands wounded from: lack of Preparation for the war (no post invasion Plan, lack of armoring for vehicles, uniforms, Cushioning in helmets) as Bush wanted to Lose it for awhile to manufacture any and all Extremists, forming a preamble to their next War, ball, they want to juggle, Iran (for the More balls, wars, they keep in the air, the Less relevant future losses in previous ones Will be, as the naive populace are terrorized Into almost only being concerned about the Most immediate fabricated "threat" of the, Purported, largest magnitude, etc.), and Rushed in to assure the fake intelligence it Was based on wasn't found out before it Started and his re-enthronement, for, only Then would he be a sitting war president; Readily re-electable. Over 200 Iraqis die Daily from it! Abu Ghraib prison was 1 of A dozen across Iraq where atrocities were Committed against 10,000's of civilian Detainees, genocide was committed in Falluja, etc.. Now, our criminal insanity Has determined similar Iraqi behavior. Ten Iraqis die every hour from the war. Usa goals to manufacture astronomically More supposed terrorists, rogue states + add Definition to their list of countries that are to Be destroyed, their "axis of evil", + making Civil war, soon global sectarian Islamic war, To dictate permanent bases in Kurdish North, As a divided nation won't throw them out, Etc., is already realized; the only reason they Prolong the war is to get Iran and/or Syria Into it- to enlarge war against Islam + aid Sunni against Shiite in the process, trying to Justify the unjustifiable unending global war! Father, brother, son, nephews in military, I Know we must stop the war; the future soul, Life of this nation is in your hands, act now- Before it's too late! "We" can stop thinking We're able to abdicate our civic duty when We choose to abdicate our power by giving It to supposed leaders; and act, instead. Our Troops home would save 100,000's of lives, + Is reality on the ground, within our heart, This drum beats a tattoo that will only Become louder the more our leaders ignore it.  [ send green star]
 
"We all do better when we all do better" late Paul Wellstone used to say February 12, 2007 1:00 AM

The poetry of Paul's speech drives a new documentary, THE MAGIC GREEN SCHOOL BUS. It's a video portrait made by kids at Lake Country School in Minneapolis with their teacher Malinda Holte and the artist Media Mike Hazard. It airs on Sunday February 4 at 6pm on TPT-17, The Minnesota Channel of public television. Check local listings. You may also watch the show on line; zoom to http://www.thecie.org It's a trip for people of every age. Zoom, Media Mike  [ send green star]
 
Every Writer's Resource Updates and Interviews January 03, 2007 12:23 AM

Dear Friends, We have started a new series of interviews at www.everywritersresource.com. We have begun this series to explore the creative process of writers, musicians, and actors. We hope to build bridges between the writing communities of the internet. In this new series, we have published interviews with poet, film-maker, and NPR Columnist Andrei Codrescu and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. In the coming weeks, expect to see interviews from musician Joshua Radin and author Junot Díaz. There are many more to come with poets, musicians, actors, and screenwriters. We hope you enjoy them, and we hope this effort will build a thriving and diverse community of artists here at EWR. We also have approximately 5000 links for writers including movie studios, magazines listings, book publishers, and our record label listings (coming soon). We have a new message board feature as well as a growing myspace community ( http://www.myspace.com/everywritersresource). You will find my poetry there, and I especially love good conversations about authors, poets, and writing. Soon we will have e-book publisher listings and a multitude of other resources for writers. We hope all of your are well, and still writing and editing. We love connecting with creative people, hearing about the process of creating, and seeing it proliferated around the internet by all you wonderful editors. Please visit us, and stop by our myspace. You may, of course, email us at egem4@hotmail.com (as always). Our new domain mail still tends to bounce. We are still looking for message board moderators if anyone is interested. We hope to hear from you. Thank you, Richard Edwards (and EWR) If you receive this update you have shown interest in www.everywritersresource.com (formerly Every Literary Magazine).  [ send green star]
 
Amnesty International USA: "Outlawed" Coming to Your Community November 15, 2006 11:47 AM

"Outlawed" Coming to Your Community ATTEND OR HOST A HOUSE PARTY AND WATCH "OUTLAWED" http://www.amnestyusa.org/america/ Problems displaying this email? View it on the web. ************************************************* Watch the Trailer Click on the above to be taken to the "Outlawed" trailer. If you like it, tell your friends to check it out. Dear Amnesty Believer, Thank you for believing in an America that leads the world on human rights. We wanted to give you a heads-up about an exciting new documentary about the practice of extraordinary rendition also known as the "outsourcing of torture." Screenings of the documentary will be held in house parties around the U.S. the week of November 13-17. We're inviting you to attend or even host one of these parties. "Outlawed" is a short 27-minute documentary that tells the stories of Khaled El-Masri and Binyam Mohamed, two men who have survived extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture by the U.S. government working with various other governments worldwide. Although the screening are held in what we call "house parties", they can actually take place on campus, in a place of worship, community center or anywhere else. This is a great opportunity to meet people and actively participate in the human rights movement. Sign up to host or attend a house party by visiting http://www.amnestyusa.org/america/ where you'll find a planning guide, sample discussion questions and other useful resources. Copies of the film are free but we only have a limited number. You can also see a short trailer of the movie here. Thank you, Suha Dabbouseh Denounce Torture Initiative.  [ send green star]
 
Amnesty Collaborates with "Catch a Fire" Filmmakers October 28, 2006 2:38 AM

This weekend, you can watch a great movie and know that proceeds will go to support Amnesty's critical human rights work. This Friday, Focus Features in collaboration with Amnesty International will release "Catch a Fire". http://www.amnestyusa.org/catchafire/ "Catch a Fire" is a political thriller based on the true story of Patrick Chamusso, an ordinary man forced to resort to terror in extraordinary circumstances. It is the story of one man's struggle amongst a nation's, set in a divided South Africa in the nineteen eighties, climaxing in the present day. Amnesty International USA developed an educational curriculum (PDF) and an activist toolkit to promote the human rights messages in the film. Grab some friends or family members and show your support for Amnesty International by going to see "Catch a Fire" this weekend. For more information go to www.amnestyusa.org/catchafire. You can also: Watch the trailer and behind the scenes videos » Check out Amnesty's PSA with Tim Robbins and Derek Luke » Read the New York Times (login required) and the L.A. Weekly reviews » Thanks and enjoy the show! Bonnie Abaunza Director, Artists for Amnesty Amnesty International USA  [ send green star]
 
[epic] A Ground Truth Interview with Filmmaker Laura Poitras October 28, 2006 2:36 AM

In just under a week people all across the country will be able to watch the sensational film, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, on PBS's POV. The film documents Iraq and a people struggling to overcome incredible odds in hopes of creating a brighter future. Today I am pleased to share with you an EPIC interview with MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY director and cinematographer, Laura Poitras. http://www.epic-usa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2218 During the eight months it took to complete this poignant documentary, Laura lived alone in Iraq, threatened by kidnappings and violent attacks on a daily basis. Armed with only a camera and a passion to tell a story from the Iraqi perspective, she documented the daily life of Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor and community leader of Baghdad's Adhamiyah district, during his run for local office as a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party. EPIC is proud to tell Laura's story in our third Ground Truth Interview. Laura recounts the Iraq she experienced: a country struggling to survive, its people trying to better their lives and homeland-an Iraq that few of our elected leaders seem to know even exists. As a result, misperceptions about the Iraqi people, like the idea that Iraqis "only understand force," persist in Washington. Laura explains: "I think that Iraqis understand respect, honor, and loyalty more than they respect force. In a way, it is probably what kept me alive because I went there with a sense of respect for their culture...We need to understand their culture and...[more importantly], we need to ensure that Iraqis are part of the conversation and the solution." EPIC truly appreciates the efforts of folks like Laura who risk everything to provide a more intimate portrait of the Iraqi people and build greater understanding about Iraq. To learn more about Laura and her unique story, read the full interview here. Sincerely, Emily Leaman Education for Peace in Iraq Center PS: MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY will be making its television debut on PBS' P.O.V. next Wednesday, October 25, at 9 pm EST. If you haven't yet had a chance to share your plans with us, please let us know if you plan to watch MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a free EPIC t-shirt. ---------- The Education for Peace in Iraq Center http://www.epic-usa.org/ is an independent non-profit organization working through analysis and advocacy to end armed conflict in Iraq, defend human rights, and help Iraqis establish democracy and security. Support EPIC online or send your contribution to: Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) 1101 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC 20003 202-543-6176  [ send green star]
 
[Newsletter] Music to lift your spirit September 30, 2006 8:56 AM

Fall Greetings from Silver Wave Records We hope you are enjoying September and the last days of summer. We are looking forward to the cool and sunny days of Fall here in Colorado. Meanwhile, we want to tell you about the excitement created by our latest release "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" and also remind you about a few of our other best selling CD's. Peter Kater 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama - New Age/Soundtrack #record_0_album_desc# CD Price: $16.98 Vinly Price: Purchase here: http://silverwave.com/release.shtml Mary Youngblood Beneath the Raven Moon - Native American Flute #record_1_album_desc# CD Price: $16.98 Vinly Price: Purchase here: http://silverwave.com/youngblood.shtml#anchor931 Joanne Shenandoah Peace and Power - Native American - Vocal/Chant #record_2_album_desc# CD Price: $16.98 Vinly Price: Purchase here: http://silverwave.com/shenandoah.shtml#anchor933 Peter Kater with R. Carlos Nakai How the West was Lost, Volume 1 - Native American #record_3_album_desc# CD Price: $16.98 Vinly Price: Purchase here: http://silverwave.com/katernakai.shtml#anchor801/ Robert Mirabal, Bill Miller, Joanne Shenandoah and more Sacred Ground - Native American #record_4_album_desc# CD Price: $16.98 Vinly Price: Purchase here: http://silverwave.com/sacred_ground.shtml Silver Wave Records Thank you! - #record_5_album_desc# CD Price: Vinly Price: Purchase here: Silver Wave Records · 2475 Broadway · Boulder · CO · 80304 To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/tools/subscription.php?username=silverwave&send_id=33325812&l=s&newsletter_id=1409578620  [ send green star]
 
Centrum: New journal for eastern studies ethics and culture (India) September 30, 2006 8:53 AM

Centrum : A new journal for eastern studies ethics and culture Dear friends Centrum is not merely a journal, it is a beginning of a movement - a movement which has a purpose, depth, consistency and permanence. It is a journal for and from the citizens of the Eastern world whose very basis of existence is based on Faith. Today, this civilization which has been the bedrock of nearly all religions is under threat. In the name of Peace, in the name of Globalization, the east is coming increasingly under the domination of the west. Our rich heritage is being continuously marginalized by the materialism of the west. Our children are today more conversant with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Popeye. Where are those beautiful stories from Arabian Nights, Panchatantra, Kathamritsagar, stories from the Bible, Chinese short stories ! those stories which gave a moral education to our children. There has been a systematic invasion of western pattern of thinking into the eastern world. We are overwhelmed by the western concepts of Peace, Feminism, dress, Fashion, Food habits, education, Politics, and Human Rights. Today see the condition of Japan, China, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East. Friends mere intellectualism leads to cannibalism. According to the intellectual reasoning a country is after all a stretch of inanimate inert territory. Biologically, a man is nothing but flesh and blood and bones. But Eastern reasoning tries to explore something deeper, something "inner" that sustains the unity of the Universe. The east teaches Humanity to experience the nobler sentiments of the heart. All countries of the east inherits a dynamic, uncompromising, fiery type of devotion which is life-breath of a free, prosperous and glorious human and national existence. Friends, this journal does not believe in the dictum of the famous poet Rudyard Kipling "oh east is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet". We are not against globalization. Neither are we against the west. We believe in the unity of the universe, the unity of mankind. But the unity can come only when the east has revived its lost heritage. When the east strengthens its civilization creates an alternative Society based on eastern ethics and then meet the WEST. Globalization is possible only when the two civilizations meet on the footing of equality. Come let us forget all our territorial boundaries and our differences and unite to create this alternative Society based on Eastern Reasoning and Faith. We request you to read Centrum, think over it, Contribute articles which will bring out the potentialities of the eastern civilization, subscribe it and become a part of this movement. Thanking you With regards Manohar Roy Editor Note: anyone wishing to contact me can do so on my mobile no +919823178665 Mail me at centrum_journal@yahoo.com or CENTRUM P.O. Box no 11 GPO Nagpur 440001 (India) Please visit us at www.ess-world.com  [ send green star]
 
Books :) September 04, 2006 3:04 AM

Meetings With Remarkable Men, by Gurdjieff; as well as many others by him- not to forget the great movie based on the book :)  [ send green star]
 
Some More Books :) August 20, 2006 10:47 PM

Dogen, all books; Many Suzuki's, all :)  [ send green star]
 
Some More Books :) August 12, 2006 1:43 PM

Cosmic Fishing by White (and some of his) and Buckminster Fuller (and all his books)  [ send green star]
 
Some Books :) August 12, 2006 1:38 PM

Power Tactics of Jesus Christ; Aquarian Gospel; Kahlil Gibran; The Power of Positive Thinking + How to make friends + influence people.Norman Vincent Peale; Art of Living; Eric Fromm; Meetings with remarkable men; A Course in Miracles; Wayne Dyer; Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu; I Ching; Joseph Campbell; CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien; Dalai Lama; Focusing; Wherever you go, there you are; Rollo May; Bhagavad gita, Vedic literature, Razor's Edge, Somerset Maugham; SETH books; Magical Child; Carlos Castaneda; Thich Nhat Hanh; Shunryu Suzuki (and more Suzuki's); Huston Smith; Carl Jung; Aristotle, Dalai Lama; Plato; zen flesh, zen bones; Sun Faced Buddha; Karen Armstrong; Saint Augustine; St. Francis of Assisi; Mother Theresa; Jack Kornfield; Alan Watts; Thomas Merton; Pema Chodron; Ken Wilber; Homecoming; Zen and the art of archery; Old and New Testaments, Shroud of Turin, Koran; Perfumed Scorpion; Thomas Cleary; Seung Sahn; Deepak Chopra; Patanjali; Emmet Fox; Silva Mind Control (?); Audre Lourdes; Psycho-cybernetics; Jon Kabat-Zinn; Warrior of Peace, Nonviolent warrior; Malcolm X; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Mahatma Ghandi; Soul on ice; a good day to die; Mankiller; Jill St. John; Edna St. Vincent Millay; Leonard Peltier, in his own words; Live from Death Row, Mumia Abdul Jamal; Plato; Socrates; Hippocrates; Hammurabi; Maya Angelou; Killing of the Greens; China, Since Mao Tse Tung; Deshimaru (Zen, from France); Kierkegaard; Henri JM Nouwen; BKS Iyengar; Ilyat Khan (many Khans); Bible; Koran; Torah; Simon Wiesenthal; Rabbi Michael Lerner; Cornel West; Noam Chomsky; Michael Harner; Marianne Williamson; Rousseau; Piaget; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Thoreau; Longfellow; Emily Dickinson; Nelson Mandela; Bishop Desmond Tutu; Naomi Wolf; Gloria Steinem; Alice Walker; Maya Angelou; Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda; Remote Viewing; cummings; Kabbalah; Left brain, Right brain; Thomas Moore; Fox; Common Sense; Warrior of Peace (from France); Gary Zukav; Tao of physics; Frederick Douglas; Shamanic journey; Carl Jung; Carl Rogers; Robert Blake; Jiddu Krishnamurti; Florinda Donner; John Perkins; Starhawk; Egyptian and Tibetan Book of the Dead; Rainwoman; Sun Bear; Black Elk; Albert Einstein; Aldous Huxley; Carl Sagan; The book of five rings; The prophets; Fritz Perls; Alex Haley; EST, Werner Erhardt; Direct Centering; Charles Darwin; John Paul Satre; Simone De Beauvoir; Robert Thurman; Sharon Salzberg; Paul Tillich; Ivan Illich, De-schooling society; Rebirthing; Transactional analysis; George Orwell, '1984'; War and Peace; Dosteivsky; Tolstoy; Confucius; Ernest Hemingway, Old man and the sea; Chuang-Tzu; Eric Erikson; ... Please add your suggestions and/or thoughts :)  [ send green star]
 
[mosaicteachers] Digest Number 1531 August 12, 2006 1:07 PM

[mosaicteachers] Digest Number 1531 There are 3 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1a. Good news from my corner of the world (long) From: BilsCntsa@aol.com 1b. Re: Good news from my corner of the world (long) From: Lisa Voelkel 1c. Re: Good news from my corner of the world (long) From: BilsCntsa@aol.com Messages _____________________________________________________________________ 1a. Good news from my corner of the world (long) Posted by: "BilsCntsa@aol.com" BilsCntsa@aol.com lpsterry Date: Sun Aug 6, 2006 9:39 am (PDT) Dear Mosaic Groups: It is really amazing to me as I look back and realize how long it has been since I first dove in with the strategy work...6 years ago. I remember the big question in my mind was how do you teach a child to comprehend? I had heard of the book Mosaic of Thought several times...and finally 6 years ago this summer I read it. My eyes were opened, and I was excited to find the answer to my haunting question...and scared because I knew I was diving in alone. I did not know of anyone at my school, or my district for that matter, who was teaching in a reader's workshop format and/or focusing on the strategies in the way I was going to try. But I knew I had to try it. I am very thankful that I found an outstanding group of people on the yahoo mosaic group and later Ginger's group. They walked me through that year and still do each year, since it is a constant learning process. I could not have done it without their help, guidance, understanding and motivation. As my teaching and my student's thinking evolved, I continued to share in my school. I brought my charts, my notes and yes my test scores. I began book studies and used the videos available. At times it was very frustrating thinking it would never catch on. I would hear great feedback from admin. and other leaders, but it stayed there. It was never "blessed" in front of staff. Well, last week it finally occurred. My principal did "bless" it in front of staff and said she believed if we wanted to bring our kids to the next level this was the way to go. As I posted before, we are bringing in Heinemann to do a seminar in October. After she spoke, the list filled quickly, almost all of our staff signed up to attend voluntarily. I cannot tell you how excited I am, even though I know there is still a road ahead to travel, I feel like this is such a breakthrough. I also now have a great team of teachers on staff who are teaching the strategies, and it has made such a difference to have someone to talk to and learn with right there with you. I posted this for two reasons, one to thank all of you who helped me with my journey and continue to help me. Two to encourage others to keep going, keep sharing, and come back to these groups for support. It will pay off over time. Now I am hoping that the seminar is as good as I am believing...I have never found anyone who had the seminar come to their school. I will keep you posted. Forever grateful, Terry/Fl/looping to 3 Messages in this topic (3) ________________________________________________________________________ 1b. Re: Good news from my corner of the world (long) Posted by: "Lisa Voelkel" lvoelkel@houston.rr.com teachersecondgrade2000 Date: Sun Aug 6, 2006 9:54 am (PDT) Watch for a revison of Mosaic of Thought being published by the author in the spring. Watch for Comprehension Toolkit for the lower primary to be published. lisa Who is coming to your school? I have seen Ellen Keene, Ellen Beers, Carl Anderson, Debbie Miller, and Fountanas and Pinnnell. I was only disappointed with the last three speakers. Debbie presented new books and Fountanas and Pinnell were very dry speakers. ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Cc: Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 11:38 AM Subject: [mosaicteachers] Good news from my corner of the world (long) > Dear Mosaic Groups: > It is really amazing to me as I look back and realize how long it has been > since I first dove in with the strategy work...6 years ago. I remember the > big > question in my mind was how do you teach a child to comprehend? I had > heard > of the book Mosaic of Thought several times...and finally 6 years ago > this > summer I read it. My eyes were opened, and I was excited to find the > answer to > my haunting question...and scared because I knew I was diving in alone. I > did > not know of anyone at my school, or my district for that matter, who was > teaching in a reader's workshop format and/or focusing on the strategies > in the > way I was going to try. But I knew I had to try it. > I am very thankful that I found an outstanding group of people on the > yahoo > mosaic group and later Ginger's group. They walked me through that year > and > still do each year, since it is a constant learning process. I could not > have > done it without their help, guidance, understanding and motivation. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mosaicteachers/ To visit your group on the web, go to:  [ send green star]
 
On Writing for Children: Arthur A. Levine, Francesca Lia Block, Henning May 14, 2006 11:57 PM

On Writing for Children: Arthur A. Levine, Francesca Lia Block, Henning Mankell & Other Stars of International Literature for Youth PEN PODCASTS Can't attend the Festival? Listen to new episodes of PEN World Voices programming posted daily. >> Click here to subscribe today! WORLD VOICES MEDIA LIBRARY Be sure to visit our web site as we continue to post photo galleries and audio downloads from this week's World Voices Festival! >>More --------------------------------------------------------------------- PEN American Center 588 Broadway, Suite 303 New York, NY 10012 Tel. (212) 334-1660 Fax. (212) 334-2181 www.pen.org If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us, please click here. ON WRITING FOR CHILDREN: SUNDAY, APRIL 30 Please join us at Pace University this Sunday for FREE events featuring Arthur A. Levine, Francesca Lia Block, Henning Mankell, and other stars of international literature for youth. Free events do not require tickets and are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to arrive early for all World Voices events. 2:00 p.m. Conversation: Henning Mankell & Vera B. Williams Pace University: 3 Spruce St., Lecture Room North 2:00 p.m. Conversation: Hanna Jansen & Tonya Bolden Pace University: 3 Spruce St., Lecture Room South 4:00 p.m. Suitable for Children Francesca Lia Block, Tonya Bolden, David Grossman, Hanna Jansen, Anne Provoost; moderated by Arthur A. Levine Pace University: 3 Spruce St., Multipurpose Room http://pen.org/page.php/prmID/1096 Visit the PEN web site for a full schedule of all World Voices events, including additional children's literature programs.  [ send green star]
 
Rest :) realism and reality, always differing, yet, society tries to determine "they're the same" March 27, 2006 12:45 PM

Again, too expansive, there are many for whom that doesn't apply, and, even for those that it would apply, it could readily, just be not so. This while I like your 'use' of the word 'toonities', here, the statement is too expansive in scope, and its clarity, too deterministic. A good bit of pithe, to give as advice, though. "At the end of the day, we become what we think." Far too simplistic, in it's attempting to sum up what preceded, although, I admire your huztpah in your 'use' of 'concission'; yes, usually, less is more, though, sometimes it's just less. While poetic, it lacks truth, as, for e.g., we also become what we feel, and, since all thought has as it basis feeling, surely, you must, at least, include "and feel"? "Your considerations on this would be appreciated as usual… Bow…" Thanx for the invite. I think that's enough to chew on, for now; no? By the by, "In Germany they [the Nazis] came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up. - Pastor Martin Niemoeller, 1946", so the story goes, though, you might know that they actually came first for the mentally ill, elderly, handicapped, diffabled, foreigners, poor (Gypsies, Roma, et al), homeless, disenfranchised, disempowered (like Katrina premeditated mass-murder casualties of the corporate structure's class war against the middle to lower classes, etc.); like the republicans are doing now. Defend yourself by defending them, one for all, all for one! Remember the lessons of WWII, if you're not taking bullets, you're making them, etc.; I'm bleeding every moment, are you? What do you think? From the heart in the heart of the heartland. Some of the groups I moderate: Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group: """"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/"""" , Abuse in Therapy, Group :) """"http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/"""" Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: """"http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880"""" Homepage: """"http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action"""" "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Enjoy a vernal eve' as you can. Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised. Viva la evolution! Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :) Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". I look forward to hearing from you. Copy, share, as you will. Goodbye.  [ send green star]
 
realism and reality, always differing, yet, society tries to determine "they're the same" :) March 27, 2006 12:43 PM

"Just imagine how wonderful it would be if we could just point our finger at an empty space, say a magic word…and ‘whoosh’…there in the space was the thing that we had wished for; imagine having the power to be able to magically transform a thought into a physical reality. The more I think about this… the more I realise - that we - ‘are’ - ‘capable’ of manifesting! ‘And’ that both… the positives and negatives, in our reality are created… Whether we are consciously or unconsciously creating the thought, we are the cause - and - ‘therefore’ - the creator of our life. Whoever we are, we are motivated by our currently dominant thoughts; and become what we dwell upon. ‘So’ does that mean… that we are what we think about most? Some people are motivated by their fears and obsessions and so become what they fear! Others are inspired and motivated by desires rather than fears and see problems as opportunities. At the end of the day, we become what we think. Your considerations on this would be appreciated as usual… Bow…" Dear Bow, et al, Hello. Good Day. Cool post, thanx! I hope you and yours are well and will continue to be. "Just imagine how wonderful it would be if we could just point our finger at an empty space, say a magic word…and ‘whoosh’…there in the space was the thing that we had wished for;" I'm dumbfounded. What on earth would be the value of that? Reality is that we struggle, strive, cut ourselves on its edges and, thereby, learn, grow, evolve, et al. Magic pill thinking is plainly just projection, i.m.h.o.. "imagine having the power to be able to magically transform a thought into a physical reality." That machination has some projections that it's based on, which limit its possible interpretation; for e.g., it projects there is such a thing as 'having', when that is a delusion; it projects that we don't create such power, therefore, if one accepts the question, they're negating the very action that the question projects as a desired goal; the 'use' of the word magically there is meant to inspire thoughts of mysterious awe, when, in fact, the elemental truth is that our thought is also physical, so, we don't need to 'use' our 'imagination' in some 'magical' process, of which you don't define in the slightest, as that's already reality. As well, how one defines power is predominantly who and how one is, and determines, to varying degrees, their potential and its realization in reality; intellectually speaking. Our Western socieities, especially, define it as the delusional profits and delusional pleasures they supposedly garner from all levels of: manipulation to the causing of extinction of humanity and large mammals (destruction to murder, predominantly), any and all thought and action that parts in "la machine's", the corporate structure's convolution's direction of devolution, plans do and play, in ever increasingly centralizing and cyclical patterns (scarcity based systems, like the economic one of "vacuum-up", etc., instead of realities' abundance based ones). "The more I think about this… the more I realise - that we - ‘are’ - ‘capable’ of manifesting!" Wow, how did you come to that conclusion, was it the fact that you are alive and evolving before your own very eyes? "‘And’ that both… the positives and negatives, in our reality are created…" Yes, another pearl of wisdom, yet, if I may be so bold, how could one even conceive that it is any other way? "Whether we are consciously or unconsciously creating the thought, we are the cause - and - ‘therefore’ - the creator of our life." Aaaahhhhh, from one simple conclusion you project, although, in an appealing way, though, in an expansive manner. Such supposed 'uses' of 'clarity' are very common: a twig of poetree that I penned, applies :) clarity Sword that cuts all ways, Without, for, there's no cutting; And a pointless point. While its wise appeal, and before cradle, beyond grave implications are 'captivating', your statement's accuracy leaves something to be desired; as it's too expansive, i.m.h.o.. "Whoever we are, we are motivated by our currently dominant thoughts; and become what we dwell upon." While I can understand how you could extrapolate this from your previous projections, the expansiveness of those projections is determining that they're getting farther and farther from reality, the more you expand them. For e.g., not so, Carl Jung taught that 75 to 80 % of all humanities' actions, thoughts, and, to a lesser degree, feelings, are compensatory, based on our past, and our current reactions to our past, and its interplay with the present. Yet, the second part of your statement is far more accurate, i.e. Jung, in that we are what we eat, what captures and fills our eye, what we think, feel, do, project, and also, "what we dwell on", etc.. "‘So’ does that mean… that we are what we think about most?" Well asked, yet, the answer could just be, obviously, yes. "Some people are motivated by their fears and obsessions and so become what they fear!" There you go again, taking an elemental truth, projecting it in an expansive direction, and running with it; "not that there's anything wrong with it". To go from our thoughts, and then what we dwell on, to what motivates us is a bit of a jump. As all generalizations, this one is, at least inaccurate; yet, its deterministic simplicity is too unequivocal, for my taste; and, ergo, is less accurate than your average generalization, bear, if you will. As, it's, simply, not necessarily so; though, for your average person it would be an accurate projection. Especially when we talk about fellow members of this group, as they're far from average. "Others are inspired and motivated by desires rather than fears and see problems as opportunities."  [ send green star]
 
www.2020vision.org: See 'Why We Fight' (Film) January 21, 2006 12:10 PM

See 'Why We Fight' "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." -- President Eisenhower, in his Farewell Address Dear james m: Thirty five years ago this week, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made his famous Farewell Adress to the nation, in which he popularized the phrase "military-industrial complex." The following 35 years have shown us that Ike didn't know the half of it. Including war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan and mandatory defense related spending, America's defense budget is over $750 billion. Our national priorities have been shaped in part by this spending. Yet many Americans remain ignorant of the costs of our defense establishment. That's why director Eugene Jarecki wrote and filmed 'Why We Fight.' The documentary won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and has been called "absorbing" by the New York Times. Entertainment Weekly's Owen Glieberman called it "nimble" and "brilliant," and said, "I defy anyone not to be staggered by it." The film is a look at our national military culture. It weaves unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Richard Perle and others, 'Why We Fight' launches a bipartisan inquiry into the rise of the American Empire. But 'Why We Fight' is not really focused on the Washington insiders we've come to expect. In the film, we meet Wilton Sekzer, a former NYPD Sergeant and Vietnam Veteran who lost his son on 9/11. We meet Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, who was at her desk in the Pentagon's Middle East Desk on that day. From stealth bomber pilots to the CEO of the company making the stealth bombers, from designers of the new generation of weapons, to those firing those weapons, to Iraqis who face the devastation those weapons cause, we see the effects of our $750 billion military budget. Perhaps most impressively, it manages to examine these issues without falling into the trap of polemics. Jarecki quietly, calmly and beautifully lays out the costs and the reasoning for war. Not just our current war, but all of the wars of the past half century. No US President in that period has managed to avoid sending troops to a shooting war zone. Jarecki simply asks, "Why?" 'Why We Fight' is opening this week in New York and Los Angeles, and around the country starting February 10. And because we think 20/20 Vision supporters are bound to be interested in it, we've gotten the release schedule and posted it at http://www.2020vision.org/event/WhyWeFightSched.htm. I believe that this film is going to be one that is talked about for years to come. I was lucky enough to see a screening, and I personally consider it one of the finest films I've seen in the last year. I can't recommend it strongly enough. I urge you to make plans now to see this during its limited release, and to tell your friends and neighbors about it. I think you'll find yourself discussing it long after you've left the theater. Ron Zucker Film Web Site: http://www.whywefight.com Contribute: https://secure.democracyinaction.org/dia/shop/2020vision/ Change your membership info: http://www.2020vision.org/login.jsp Sign Up For Alerts! http://www.2020vision.org/signUp.jsp  [ send green star]
 
National Center for Learning Disabilities: News- Jan. 2006 (poetree + art) January 18, 2006 5:02 PM

LD News: News You Can Use Dear James M Nordlund, An e-publication of the National Center for Learning Disabilities January 2006 Edition IN THIS ISSUE: Letter from NCLD NCLD's Executive Director, James Wendorf, discusses how our annual Art & Poetry competition is a unique way for NCLD to recognize the accomplishments of students with LD. http://ga3.org/ct/kdqEZZ61QXrZ/ Calling All LD Poets & Artists NCLD is proud to announce the 2006 Art & Poetry Competition. If you are an artist or poet with LD (ages 4-18), you are encouraged to submit entries for this year's competition. NCLD asks all our participants to express artistically this year's theme: "Welcome to the Land of LD." Tell us your hopes, dreams, challenges and aspirations. What's it like to live with a learning disability? Help others to see and experience LD through your eyes and your words. For questions, email tcraig@ncld.org. The deadline for receipt of all submissions is March 3, 2006. http://ga3.org/ct/idqEZZ61QXr-/ Research Roundup NCLD's Director of Professional Services, Dr. Sheldon Horowitz, offers suggestions for helping students overcome reading barriers and provides effective techniques for building vocabulary and comprehension skills in this month's Research Roundup. http://ga3.org/ct/91qEZZ61QXf1/ News Desk Find out what a 10-year report says about math and the achievement gap, read the new Disability and Aging report and more. Discover what's new in the world of LD. http://ga3.org/ct/k7qEZZ61QXrV/ Policy Update Find out about the proposed changes to the assessment of IDEA-eligible students under NCLB, learn about the latest Supreme Court IDEA case, read the National Disability progress report and more. Find out about the latest LD policy news! http://ga3.org/ct/kpqEZZ61QXrC/ LD Links Learn about important online resources dealing with literacy, family involvement, student progress monitoring and more. http://ga3.org/ct/k1qEZZ61QXrK/ --------------------------------------------------------- LD News is a monthly e-publication from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. National Center for Learning Disabilities 381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401 New York, NY 10016 To subscribe a friend or send us a letter, go to our home page at http://ga3.org/ct/8dqEZZ61QXrT/ -------------------------------------------------- Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this. http://ga3.org/join-forward.html?domain=ldnews&r=jpqEZZ61dmvj If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for NCLD at: http://ga3.org/ldnews/join.html?r=jpqEZZ61dmvjE --------------------------------------------------  [ send green star]
 
Harvey Arden Alerts: WKNET: Book Project of Heart: Voice of Hawk Elder, etc.. January 08, 2006 12:28 PM

Mitakuye Oyasin, WKNET: ~*~A Book Project of the Heart: Voice of the Hawk Elder~*~ Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 01:31:01 -0500 ------------------------------------------------------------- From the desk of Harvey Arden Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Collective ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders" Author: WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers ~HAVE YOU THOUGHT of LEONARD PELTIER LATELY?~ Editor: PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS by Chief Arvol Looking Horse ~*~ A Book Project of the Heart: Voice of the Hawk Elder ~*~ Edna Gordon with Harvey Arden THIS WONDERFUL WISDOMKEEPER is Seneca Hawk Elder EDNA GORDON of the Cattaraugus Rez in upstate NY, south of Buffalo. It's been my great blessing to know this wondrous human being for some years now. Edna is 84, a true warrior against Injustice of every kind. She has sent me the manuscripts of Ten Books of really powerful Poetry she has written. "I've got things to tell the world," she tells me. "Important things." She's asked me to pare it all down as an editor and create ONE BOOK that could be printed and sent out while she still walks this Mother Earth with us. Here's a sample of Edna's luminous words: [Delivered for Edna by Sharmagne Leland-St.John of the Confederated Colville Tribe of Nespelem, Washington] ~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~ A Message to the Runners on World Peace and Prayer Day 2005 From Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I, Grandma Edna Gordon, Seneca Hawk Clan Elder, of the Haudenoshaunee Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy, personally commend and honour each of you runners on your Spirit-run. You have run for all of us. You have run for each of us. Your footsteps from the Four Directions of Mother Earth Are sacred and bless us all. You bring the Four Directions here with you to what Chief Arvol Looking Horse calls "The Center of Everything That Is"- the sacred Paha Sapa or Black Hills. Even as you runners have run the paths of this Mother Earth so have you also run the great Sky Pathway of the sun, the wind, the rain, and the stars. You have blessed us all with your sacred footsteps. Mitakuye Oyasin, as our Lakota relatives say, We are all related. Yes, all and each and every one of us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm determined to gather Edna's truly powerful poems & writings into a very special book entitled Voice of the Hawk Elder, which will take me a few months into 2006. I'll then have the book printed, maybe a few hundred, maybe a few thousand, as Edna wants, and will send out copies to any good person who has donated $20 to this private (and non-tax-exempt) project of the heart. To PRE-ORDER the book NOW, and participate personally in this project of the heart, please send a check made out to 'Arden Editorial Services' for $20 per copy (includes s/h) , with "Hawk Elder Book" on the 'For' line, to Arden Editorial Services 4101 Legation St., N.W. Washington, DC 20015 For more info contact harveyarden@starpower.net To contact Edna directly: rdgordon@hotmail.com More about Harvey at www.haveyouthought.com ~Please pass this Message on to a few good friends.~ Thanks! /Harvey LPNET: Wounded Knee Audio 1973--worth listening to Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 14:22:00 -0500 http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/wounded_knee.mp3 Oyate.  [ send green star]
 
Former Senator Eugene McCarthy Dies at 89 December 17, 2005 1:48 AM

Former Senator Eugene McCarthy Dies at 89 Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 14:27:53 -0800 Lieberman aligns with Bush; administration wants to charge Padilla as a civilian; CIA agent suspected of kidnapping and torture; many refusing to pay "war tax"; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org Join fellow bloggers at the t r u t h o u t Town Meeting. Get perspective on today's important issues from TO's editorial team and prominent guest bloggers. Join the debate! http://forum.truthout.org/blog t r u t h o u t | 12.10 Joe Lieberman's Controversial War Stand http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005A.shtml Five years ago, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman was one of President Bush's arch political rivals. Now, due to his stance on Iraq, many in his party complain that he sounds more like Bush's running mate. Bush Administration Pleads for Padilla Case Transfer http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005B.shtml The Bush administration pleaded with a federal appeals court on Friday to allow Jose Padilla, who is accused of terrorism, to be released from military custody so he could face criminal charges in a civilian court. Former CIA Agent to Fight Italian Warrant http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005C.shtml A former CIA station chief accused in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan will go to Italy's Supreme Court if necessary to fight an arrest warrant from Italian prosecutors. Blair's Britain 2005 - Where Peaceful Protest Can Be Costly http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005D.shtml The cases of Pennie Quinton and Kevin Gillan are due before the House of Lords next month as civil rights campaigners attempt to show that anti-terrorism laws to stop and search are being used unlawfully. Many Refuse To Pay 'War Tax' on Phone Bill http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005E.shtml A Seattle peace activist symbolically refuses to pay "war tax" on his Qwest phone bill, representing a pocketbook protest against what he sees as misuse of US military power. China Town Sealed after Protesters Slain http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005F.shtml Armed with guns and shields, hundreds of riot police sealed off a southern Chinese village after fatally shooting as many as 20 demonstrators and were searching for the protest organizers. Spanish at School Translates to Suspension http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005G.shtml Sixteen-year-old high school student converses in Spanish with classmate and then gets suspended from school. Jack N. Rakove | The Constitution and Judicial Activism http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005H.shtml Jack N. Rakove advises Americans to enjoy the upcoming holidays while we can because when they are over the Senate Judiciary Committee will open its hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, and we will then have to withstand a rambling disquisition of the Constitution. Nir Rosen | If America Left Iraq http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005X.shtml Referencing the lack of stability and electricity, Nir Rosen cites prominent Sunni and Shiite Iraqi organizations who have demanded a US commitment to a timely withdrawal of troops. US Denies Red Cross Access to Detainees http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005Y.shtml The United States said Friday that it would continue to deny the International Committee of the Red Cross access to "a very small, limited number" of prisoners who are held in secret around the world, saying they are terrorists being kept incommunicado for reasons of national security and are not guaranteed any rights under the Geneva Conventions. US Delegation Walks Out of Climate Talks http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121005Z.shtml The United States dropped its opposition early Saturday morning to nonbinding talks on addressing global warming after a few words were adjusted in the text of statements that, 24 hours earlier, prompted a top American official to walk out on negotiations. Red State Road Trip: A 60-Minute Documentary http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm How could America have given George W. Bush a second term? Filmmaker Chris Hume decided to find out by embarking on a 6,000-mile, cross-country journey in search of America's soul. The result: a fascinating, hilarious, and often disturbing road-trip adventure. The Bush administration based a crucial prewar assertion about ties between Iraq and al Qaeda on detailed statements made by a prisoner while in Egyptian custody who later said he had fabricated them to escape harsh treatment. Welcome to t r u t h o u t video podcasting. What is video podcasting? By using iTunes you will be able to subscribe to our podcasts, and when we post a new video your iTunes will automatically download it and have it ready to play the next time you launch your iTunes studio. For those with the latest iPods that support video you can load our video content onto your iPod as well and view it anytime. Video podcasting is the latest advancement from Apple Computers, but you can enjoy it from a Windows PC as well. Just go to http://www.apple.com/iTunes/download/ and download iTunes 6. You don't need an iPod to view our podcasts - your iTunes will play the video right on your computer. Once you have iTunes set up and ready to go, subscribe to our podcasts at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TRUTHOUTVideoPodcasts and we will provide you with our latest video content. Go directly to our home page: http://www.truthout.org Click to SUBSCRIBE -> http://truthout.org/subscribe.htm  [ send green star]
 
Margaret Cho News, March 5, 2005 March 08, 2005 4:22 AM

South Florida and DC, You get another chance!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Assassin shows have just been added in Ft. Lauderdale and DC and we're having another presale exclusively for you. The Fan Club Presale for the show at Ft. Lauderdale's Broward Center on May 6th and a third show at DC's Warner Theatre at 10 pm on May 14th begins Monday, Mar. 7, at noon local time -- a full three days before tickets go on sale to the public on Mar. 10. Ticketmaster will charge only an additional $5 for tickets bought during this presale. All seats are in the first 10 rows.  You can find tickets and show information for Assassin on our tour page: http://www.margaretcho.com/tour .  The ticket links will be activated and ready to go by Mar. 7, noon local time. The password is "assassin" (no caps). These presale tickets are limited. They sold out very quickly last time so have your finger on the button at noon, local time, Mar. 7. If they run out before you get there, check back on Mar. 10 at noon local time when the tickets go on sale to the public. More great seats will be available then.  Bam Bam and Celeste has wrapped principal photography------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------More details here: http://www.teamchoblog.com. We Need Help!---------------------------------------------------------- Margaret's movie is in post production, her tour has begun, she's working on a book and we are swamped! Cho Taussig Productions, Inc. is looking for a couple interns to help us with mostly office work and occasional running about town. There is also a part-time paid position available. If you're interested, let us know at positions@margaretcho.com. Our office is in Marina Del Rey, CA.  [ send green star]
 
Advocacy and Poetry December 20, 2004 4:00 AM

Alo. Thanx for all you do and don't!  Poetry and activism    :)                      Heading Home While Joan Baez's rebel yell still resonates offAustin City Limits' walls, everywhere echoesits vibe. Yet, 'la machine's' daymare mass-murders and rapes on, causing extinction. AsElton John sings, "it's funny how one insect candamage so much grain", you ask how humanity,a nexus of 35 billion years of the evolution, wasundone: with 400 years of supposed: science,religion, which are naught, but, denominationsof their lowest common denominator cult:greed, war: mammon and mollock, their maritalbed, Gaia's half dead hide, raped by divide,conquered with survive; and lies. Corporate conspiracies' convolution's socio-logically programmed determinism defined by:destruction and murder are power; there's notruth nor reality, only: winners, losers; prey,predators; users, used; professionals are tools;feelings are for fools; humanities' extinction isinevitable and racing towards it will keep itsmanagement fueling the oligarchies' rule, evenwhile billions are murdered, by not allowinghumanity enough time to defend; etc.; are thedelusional mental cells, made up of delusionalconstructs like: materialism, built withdelusional bricks like: possession, using,which they live in and want you to; don't exist. This pen's unending point, though pointless, ablade of grass uncut and uncutting, realities'rapier, allows those projected hells whilebreaking them up with Happy Rhodes' lyrics,"there's a beacon in the sky meant to catch youreye", and "words weren't meant for cowards";so, "we" can begin again, learning: feelings arepower and the basis of all thought and action;survival unwinds alival; exigency dispenses withhumanity; their scarcity based economic systembuilt on non-renewable fuels and earth-murder,they mean to undo abundance with, will; oilslavery must be abolished; all the unnaturaldeath and disasters they've planned for theirdelusional profit and pleasure can be stopped. The nuclear age they want to raise fromthe dead to fuel their supposed Christianblitzkrieg doesn't have to be borne again;their "unending war" only manufacturesmore terrorists, rogue states, necessitatingitself.  "We" can stand and stop them, onlyif you be the life and again embark on your"road to find out", Cat Stevens' refrain! Asheart's tattoo is heard off in the distance,Ruby Dee's twig of poetree recited on Def'sPoetry Jam awakens, "we" feel her words,"...'naries fight with rats for cheese...", anduplift all threads in the fabric of life, on themove in mending the whole of it, as it ever wasand ever will be; for, "we" can't allow them totear it asunder. "We" can turn 360 degreesaround, back to the evolution and the future,before it's too late; viva la evolution!              (9-11-04)                   Another Mournful Day      Tuesday, 28th of May, 2002, they say     the last girder to survive 9-11-01, at the     base of the World Trade Center, was     being removed.  Solemn ceremony in     honor of the many deceased, as well as     relief workers, and volunteers took place.     The faces of the fallen were present and     they were remembered.  The New York     City worker's silence, as that steels,     echoing America's doubts, unanswered     questions, born of grief, hardship and loss,     reflect what's still missing in our nation's     psyche, answers, as to why.      Not just those directed to God, reality,     derived from existential angst, also, those     "we", as a people, silently ask our souls.     Did they not prevent them purposely?     Stanzas of Longfellow's "Psalm of Life":     "In the world's broad field of battle,     In the bivouac of Life,     Be not like dumb, driven cattle!     Be a hero in the strife!     Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!     Let the dead Past bury its dead!     Act, - act in the living Present!     Heart within, and God o'erhead!"      While still girded by cries for justice,     will "we", at least, stand on the land     of our birth and demand truth from     power, seizing the hour of our countries     need?  Or, stand aside and watch as     humanities' slide into the abyss of history     follows those 3000 lives lost, and the     Twin Towers.  Will this ever again be, the     land of the free, home of the brave?  Or     will Liberties' torch be scorched forever?                     C'est La Unvie     A million monarchs lie dead, though,    No less sociological programming of    Upper-middle to rich classes with    Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is.    No less societal determination of    Middle to lower, being excluded by    Division and conquering, privation.     Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly    In our spirit's eye, heal humanities'    Heart.  While their silent cry echoes    The 33,000 species extinct each year,    A rate not seen since the last ice age    Ensued; does it move you?    Does your curiosity ask why?     Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow    A tear for all life's fallen?  Consider    The losses economic apartheid incurs,    Mirrored by the divide human-centricity    Has levied?  Our underlying duplicitous    Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled,    Won't abate for our existence, will you?           ( For the beautiful butterflies )                     YOU CAN Talk the talk, walk the walk, and evenBe the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,You won't ever be livin' in a democracy!               Injustices Addressing, not addressing themhave costs, the former is individual,the later is global, as well.          ends or means Neither do I embrace.Rather, the struggle well run,Which uplifts us uncrowned,Every moment humans race!      responsibility If you don't exercise it,Its Siamese sister, freedom,Will wither, as well.                     Exigency Or Humanity? CIA, KGB, tell us, routine illegal acts of premeditatedMass-murder guarantee the people's liberty; a higherMorality. The life knows criminal insanity guards notHumanity, or anything else. Rather, it devolves it toNon-existence. For, morality isn't its contradiction.Being humane, alive, isn't an exercise in theoreticalPhilosophy, where tautologically, anything can "be". Because the inmates have been running the asylumFor too long, "we" can't afford to be mesmerized byTheir mechanistic play; they fabricate as life.No matter how much their smoke and mirrors,Song and dance, forcibly fill our populaces eyes,We can still teach destruction and murder are of noReal value; and the delusion of sides doesn't exist! Though, they insist, "those disagreeing are terrorists,If you're not premeditatedly mass-murdering them,You are them and should be murdered". What willCome of their exigency that society meet the needsOf their extreme religions: supposed science, greed,Militarism, organized religions, and materialism?What will be the price society paid in advance, for,Not effectively separating them all from the state? As Reich relates, supported by Adler, that descent onJacob's ladder is to fascism, individually, communallyImposed hell; easy to sell to the devolved.Is it any wonder, this perdition will be realized byThe make believe "Christian" crusade, following inThe Roman Catholic Empire's missteps? How couldWe separate it from the state, when we failed to do soWith supposed science, materialism, militarism, etc.? Where will the emperor in his new threads lead us?When he states, "terrorists must be smoked out,Made to run, and killed", he reminds me of Bacon,Who dictated that, "nature must be hounded intoWandering, bound into service, made a slave".As his forbearer, and a make believe Christian too,He equates humans to animals, denigrating himselfWith fascism; while dangerously projecting it to all. Yes, the Twin Towers, temples of doom, were felled.Yet, multiplying our past mistaken cycles of war, willOnly reap future destruction, not prevent it.For decades now, the Non-American, non-Christian,Non-white world has suffered the unnatural disasters,Caused by the technological worlds permanentlyAltering weather cycles. Their blood also oilingThe US war machine. Millions of tragic deathsTo advance "America's way of life", et al; also, a rateOf species extinction not seen since before the lastIce age ensued, and eco-systems destruction realizingOur future extinction, now. When it'll be, unknown. Those same imperatives of extremist greed, etc.,Dictate we use non-renewable energy sources,Determining humanities fall on the horizon. AllWhile our countries crisis of perception is projectedAs superfluous and supercilious, and the forcesDividing us from within are given carte blanche.How could we forget Blake's admonition, "you'veGot to keep from the single vision of Newton'sSleep", detailing our need to think independently.For, survival can't replace evolution's nexus, alival.Or, Thoreau's, that "the only necessity for evil toRule a land, is for good men to remain silent". How could the extremist unending war againstTerrorisms exigency be anything more than theEfficient and automatic societal transference fromNihilistic-narcissism to fascisms raison d'etre,To not be humane. Have we allowed the exigency ofThe Cartesian based definition of time to determine usTo be automatons? Why allow Isaac's and Ishmael'sPeacing and warring on each other to determine theNecessity of the extremism of war; and the muting ofShakespeare's "relations make music of the spheres"? Can't we, as Illich relates, "de-school society",Before avarice determines it's too late?Do we just fall behind in trying times, or allowPotentia space to realize growth by struggling,Relating, thinking, emoting, more, not less? WillHumanity evoke, or exigency revoke all rights,In reality? Though Liberty's torch is scorched,Bell cracked, knell snatched, will we rise toFraternity's call? As Blake relates, "if the doorsOf perception were cleansed, everything wouldAppear as it is, infinite", in all its possibilities.               Manners In which doings and not doingsAre done or aren't,Brings life and light to them,Or it doesn't.               gray Those more attached toLiving or dying,Are more closely death. "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~  Leonardo da Vinci   My groups :) Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group home page :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ ,Abuse in Therapy, Group homepage :)http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals:Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880   Homepage:http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_ActionEnjoy an autumnal eve' as you can. Copy, share, as you will.Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you. Matutinally Yours,         james m nordlund          reality (aja) :) For those interested :)  "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)" Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese sister, freedom, will wither, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised.  Goodbye.  Viva la evolution!  [ send green star]
 
Fwd: World Forum of Intellectuals and Aritsts in Venezuela Ends December 07, 2004 8:14 AM

Fwd: World Forum of Intellectuals and Aritsts in Venezuela EndsWorld Forum of Intellectuals and Artists in Venezuela Ends By Robin Nieto -Venezuelanalysis.com Monday, 06 December 2004 In his closing remarks to theWorld Gathering of Intellectuals and Artists In Defence of Humanity, Venezuela'spresident Chávez noted the need to study the original principles of socialismand said he agreed with Trotsky's theses in his "Permanent Revolution" book thatthere are no national solutions to global problems. World Forum of Intellectualsand Artists in Venezuela Ends with Pledge of Permanent Anti-Globalization Officein VenezuelaBy: Robin Nieto - Venezuelanalysis.com Caracas, December 6, 2004--The World Forum of Intellectuals and Artists inDefense of Humanity closed yesterday with words from Argentine Nobel peace prizelaureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and President Hugo Chavez and a concert thatincluded Cuban music legend, Pablo Milanes. President Chavez pledged to provide an office and resources in Venezuela toinitiate a "network of networks" of social organizations and institutions aroundthe world working to build alternative models of development in the face inglobalization. Chavez made the announcement at last night's event, which took place in downtownCaracas, was free of charge, and attended by the approximately 350 intellectualsand artists, Venezuelan government cabinet members, and over two thousandspectators. Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nobel peace prize winner for his work in raising theissue of human rights violations in Latin America, read the final conclusions ofthe forum, entitled "The Caracas Declaration." The declaration outlines the needto build a front of global resistance against the project of domination thattoday is imposed by the current government of the United States of America andglobal organizations like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). "Let's get to work intensely," Chavez said. "Let's put the ideas concluded atthis forum to work, let's make it a reality." The office for the network of networks is be started in 2005 in Venezuela thatwill connect the five continents of the world, America, Europe, Asia, Africa andOceania, and will include the widest possible participation. "Let' s take thisnetwork everywhere we go, in the valleys, the mountains, the barrios, theworkplace, the study halls, the military barracks and extend this network acrossthe planet Earth," said Chavez. Chavez noted the need to study the original principles of socialism as well asits errors. The President of the one of the world's largest exporters of oilreferred to the importance of early 20th Century Russian revolutionary LeonTrotsky's ideas, embodied in "The Permanent Revolution" and how it explains thatthere are no national solutions to global problems, referring to the need for aglobal effort to deal with today's challenges. Chavez warmly greeted the families of "the Cuban Five," referring to five Cubanmen imprisoned in the United States, accused of espionage for their role inparticipating in anti-terrorism monitoring of extreme right-wing groups inMiami. The five are currently serving life sentences in the U.S. and familiesare touring the country as part of an international campaign to free theirrelatives (www.freethefive.org). President Chavez also announced the inauguration today of the Bolivarian PeoplesCongress, which coincides with Chavez's first electoral victory of December 6,1998, when he won the presidency of Venezuela. "This was the day that openedthis path, thanks to the consciousness of the people," Chavez said.  [ send green star]
 
Fwd: Poetry Offering on World AIDS Day December 05, 2004 7:43 PM

Fwd: Poetry Offering on World AIDS DayPoetry Offering on World AIDS DayMany of us have lost dear friends and partners over the last25 years. I also lost my two younger gay brothers to AIDS.I offer the two poems that I wrote for both of them.Brother TouchingIn loving memory of my brother Jim that AIDS took from us toosoon.You're slipping away and with you goespart of me, the aching, yearning, confusedlittle boy, all questions, we shared somuch unaware.You're labored breathing tears at mychest, you're tainted blood pulses throughmy veins, swelling my heartnear bursting.I can't reach you across moments lost;I want to feel the nearness of you justonce before the fading imprint of youis gone, snatched away too soon.In my resistance to follow a saltinesswashes up from the root of meslowly desolvinginto despair.You're a wisp of smoke rising from ashesof a ruined life in hope ofbetter resurrection.I'll touch you there, dear brother.Thomas Reed MarkhamCopyright ©2004 Thomas Reed Markham------------------------------------------------------------------------The Mourning SeasonIn loving memory of my brother John that AIDS took from us toosoon.Dancing, falling, gold and firedescending in the dawning mist.Reflections of the burning seasonetched with veins of sap and savor.Released from lofty expectation. returningto a darker realm, fecund and fallowtrodden underfoot, forgotten.These feet of clay grow out of yourbudding decay, nurtured in your passingthis quiet autumn mourning.Thomas Reed MarkhamCopyright ©2004 Thomas Reed Markham  [ send green star]
 
a few twigs of poetree pour vous :) November 23, 2004 7:12 AM

For All, Hello.  Glad to be here.  Thanx for posting! I hope you and yours are welland will continue to be. As intro., a few twigs of the poetree     :)                     Tone Life's signs and meaningsPerceived by all our senses andBeing's foci of attention, canDivine from within and without.That's if our inner-eyeIsn't clouded by false-ego,Self-conscious self, or doubt.               if One lived as prayer,Their light addingTo the well of light,Their every step in grace,They left no footprints;That will echo always.           So You, a joyous lake.Me, the mountain,Which, You fill andHolds you always.Within and without us,Is this love.             clarity Sword that cuts all ways,Without, for, there's no cutting;And a pointless point.             Thanx While feeling sacred onThis All Hallow's Day,I also feel pangs of theHungry, so wrought byThe profane; for the foodWasted by us could feedAll the world's. Yet,Betwixt, in the mundaneIt's only hurled.                  grace Feeling with your spirits hands,See with the eye of your heart,Hear with the ear of your soul,And know with the bodyOf life's knowledge,We can be prayer;Being forever answered.                 Prema Timeless, sublime, tonal,Melodious sojourn into life, self.River banks, as petal and thornRoll, filled by agua's flow;Entwining on her bed,Know, love is. Mauna,Silence, echoes its song;Which no words could trace.Thus ananda, bliss, intimatesThe eternal, and detailsLiving shantih, peace.       Thanks Giving Natives' compassion taughtPilgrims at PlymouthHow to live within andGive to natures' abundance. That providence sowedReaped graces' harvest,Fraternity, bearingFruits to this day. Bowing to Above and Below,For gifts bestowed andGiving, may we, again,Walk that way!                   Soul As my breath is the one, prana,And the life's pulse, pala,Reaching angelic source, sura,So is this mind, manas, aFlowering unfoldment,Unendingly touchingThe eye that would it see;Unbeckoning unto thee.As well, this Bodhi, a temple,Of the four and fifth, nur,So entered by atma, a ray of thy sun,Thus being winged, andAs such with wind;Flying only in dharma's dance,Is returning to, Brahma, you.For, there yet, by thy grace, go I.                        Bridge An artist isn't one who creates art,For, all living beings do.Palate, as you'd have it, sparce orAbundantly, an expression of self.The mystery of the suns grace,Perceived by us within our eye asAn ethereal rainbow in kaleidoscope,Always unfolding, is dabbed from andGiven to form; with reality,The brush, holding us.Betwixt those two we, being life, art,Fill, and are fuller, still.Not grasp or let go, it's all we know,Feeling's reeling in living art.       Illumine Fire in the skyAnd your art,Entering my eye,          EDEN? Splitting of atom,Cloning of adam, hubris;Leads to extinction.          Cityscape Hustled and bustled,Still, hands only put to heart,Beings, only art.     One's Mental Cell Built of walls of delusions,Made with bricks of illusions,Is one's hell.              Thee Her quill beckoning,We, blossoming, hear, feel, beWorship, bliss, love of...             Shine Finding a find,Giving it away;Aliveness being this day!               Beauteous Macroscopia allows a view,Verdant brilliance, a star's birth.Yet, our microscopicness ignores,The atom should not be split. 400 years of supposed "science"Has stolen the earth's richness,Michaelangelos from the sky;Is killing life as fast asBefore last ice age ensued. Biophilia or necrophilia, choose! Vie's evolving song is as silent asA stone's ballad for being's loss.Yet, manifest destiny rag drags on,Turtle Island's shell won't cover,Approaching abyss on the horizon. Vitae's wail echoes crimson,As acid rain from your closedEye falls, and earth's tearsBleed; for, all you see is gray.               injustices Addressing, not addressing themHave costs. The former is individual,The latter is global, as well.           Five Easy Pieces To thine own self be who, andWhile you're being what you are,Stray not from this, your unfoldingPath and heart :) where, how andWhy; forever unanswered.                            Artist         Their innerselves, stretched canvasses        On that frameless frame, the world.        They being painted by life itself,        With reality as the brush.        The painting ever evolving,        The frame continually changing,        Their beingness as gleaned meanings        For all to share; seen through,        If they were there.            Culture Hope, fraternity circling,Brings forth abundance;Humanity lasts.             music Life's song accompanyingThe abundance ofJoy's Spring!             If Tree's leaves found,Though, they empty be,May utter profound, andImage immeasurably.                 When A sea of souls, one echoing all.Clouds exclaim on the run,Who is rolling by.Watered thus and sunflowered,Bringing forth abundance,Earth's richness furthers.                Musings In between words and lines,Poetry's music fathomsThe depths of our heart,The heights of our intellectAnd imagination,Breadth of our spirit,Well of our soul,Alluding to the unknown;Saliently. For, the museBut whispers, silently;Moving in mysterious ways. Painting's music?Inexpressible and felt,Unknowable and experienced;Of echoing images and silences.Even the shadowSpeaks of the light! All, what do you think?  My groups :)   VotingforNader · Voting for Nader       Homepage :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VotingforNader/Subscribe :) VotingforNader-subscribe@yahoogroups.comDisabled Greens News and discussion, Group home page :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ ,Abuse in Therapy, Group homepage :)http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals:Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880      Homepage:http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a paintingwhich is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Goodbye. Enjoy an autumnaleve' as you can.  Copy, share, as you will.  Lest "we" forget, if you don'texercise responsibility, its Siamese sister, freedom, will wither, as well.Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized be fore its exercised. Viva laevolution! Matutinally Yours,         james m nordlund    reality (aja) :) For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating toor happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal),(Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of thedawn.)"  Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring.  Ilook forward to hearing from you.  [ send green star]
 
Disability Arts International (UK) :) October 29, 2004 11:40 PM

Disability Arts International (UK)   :)      "Dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media-, and literary- arts communities."  http://www.ndaf.org/menue.html  [ send green star]
 
Friends, a humoresque post pour vous :) October 29, 2004 11:39 PM

Friends,Good Day All.  Thanx for all you do and don't!  I hope you and yours arewell and will continue to be.  On this All Hallow's..., let us celebrate byvoting and getting out the vote early.  I thought you may appreciate thispost that was just sent to me  :)"SEEN ON WOMEN'S T-SHIRTSFrom: LadySher T <ladysher03@yahoo.com> I CHILDPROOFED MY HOUSE, BUT THEY STILL GET IN. (On the front) 60 IS NOT OLD. (On the back) IF YOU'RE A TREE. I'M STILL HOT .. IT JUST COMES IN FLASHES. AT MY AGE, "GETTING LUCKY" MEANS FINDING MY CAR IN THE PARKING LOT. MY REALITY CHECK JUST BOUNCED. LIFE IS SHORT MAKE FUN OF IT. I'M NOT 50. I'M $49.95 PLUS TAX. I NEED SOMEBODY BAD!! ARE YOU BAD? PHYSICALLY PFFFFFT! BUCKLE UP. IT MAKES IT HARDER FOR THE ALIENS TO SNATCH YOU FROM YOUR CAR. IT'S MY CAT'S WORLD. I'M JUST HERE TO OPEN CANS. EARTH IS THE INSANE ASYLUM OF THE UNIVERSE. KEEP STARING .. I MAY DO A TRICK. WE GOT RID OF THE KIDS. THE CAT WAS ALLERGIC. DANGEROUSLY UNDER-MEDICATED. MY MIND WORKS LIKE LIGHTNING. ONE BRILLIANT FLASH AND IT'S GONE. EVERY TIME I HEAR THE DIRTY WORD "EXERCISE", I WASH MY MOUTH OUT WITH CHOCOLATE. CATS REGARD PEOPLE AS WARM-BLOODED FURNITURE. LIVE YOUR LIFE SO THAT WHEN YOU DIE THE PREACHER WILL NOT HAVE TO TELL LIES AT YOUR FUNERAL. IN GOD WE TRUST. ALL OTHERS WE POLYGRAPH."Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed itfresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax andall of his friends may come back."-- Dr. Seuss"All, what do you think?Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group home page :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ ,Abuse in Therapy, Group homepage :)http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals:Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880      Homepage:http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a paintingwhich is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Goodbye. Enjoy an autumnaleve' as you can.  Copy, share, as you will.  Lest "we" forget, if you don'texercise responsibility, its Siamese sister, freedom, will wither, as well.Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized be fore its exercised. Viva laevolution!Matutinally Yours,                 james m nordlund     reality (aja) :)For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating toor happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal),(Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of thedawn.)"  Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring.  Ilook forward to hearing from you.  [ send green star]
 
poetry and therapy :) some info. and resources September 27, 2004 6:14 AM

Good Day All.  Thanx for posting and responding!  I hope you and yours arewell and will continue to be.  Excellent in and outsights, et al!  Here'ssome more resources, etc., on the subjects  :)Here's some info. and resources on poetry and therapy, you'llfind more on my various sites; also, a few poetry websites that mighthelp. I'm a member of :)"The National Association For Poetry Therapy :)NAPT FoundationUpdate from NAPT FOUNDATION PresidentMission and Purpose of NAPT FoundationPoetry Alive Funds Now Available2003 Poetry Alive Grants FundedScholarships, Gifts and EndowmentsResponsible Stewardship: Projects and People SupportedThe Judith K. Mahrer Scholarship FundHow to ContributeUpdate from NAPT Foundation President Caryn Mirriam-GoldbergDear Friends,The NAPT Foundation is thriving and growing, thanks to the support ofmany of you who believe in our mission and our work. Highlights ofthe past year include:The Poetry Alive campaign at the NAPT Annual Conference in CostaMesa, CA., April 14-18, which, thanks to a general matching fundgrant from the Taub Foundation, brought us over $17,000 to fundconference scholarships, Poetry Alive projects, Seeds of Joy andspecial gifts.We funded nine Poetry Alive grants supporting projects from Oregon toMassachusetts, and from California to Baltimore. Projects includeworkshops, publications and events for youth, women in recovery fromaddiction, people living with cancer and their families, caregiversand professionals at clinics and hospitals, the homeless, peoplerecovering from childhood abuse or spousal abuse, and many otherpopulations.Thanks to the Seeds of Joy gift from Joy Shieman, and a grant fromthe Red Empress Foundation, we were able to support the travel ofseven people from around the world to the annual NAPT conference, andawarded Jurate Sucylaite from Lithuania the first Seeds of Joyinternational recognition.Private gifts and contributions to the Judith K. Mahrer Fund allowedus to make full and partial scholarships available to two dozenpeople from around the U.S. to attend the 2004 NAPT conference.Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce our current board, includingseveral new members, which now includes Steve Rojcewicz, treasurer;Gayle Nosal, president-elect; Kathleen Nesbitt; Cynthia Turner-Graham; Daryl Johnson; Dottie Joslyn, Foundation bookkeeper; MarisisNelson; Perie Longo, ex-officio representation from NAPT, and myself.We thank you for your interest and support. And we're alwaysappreciative of contributions - please send a check, or ask us tobill you, or charge your debit or credit card (and many of youalready know how well it works to contribute a small amount eachmonth). You may designate your gift for any of our funds, and you canalso give your contribution in memory or honor of a loved one.With poetry and justice for all,Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., CPTNAPT Foundation Presidentback to topMission and Purpose of NAPT FoundationThe National Association for Poetry Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit corporation chartered in 1993. Its purpose is to supportthe field of poetry therapy through specific projects, and to receivetax-deductible donations, endowments and grants from individuals andorganizations to further the goals and purposes of NAPT and the fieldof poetry therapy.Although the Foundation is young, it has already established bothlong-term and immediate giving programs to support research,education, projects, training and clinical practice in poetrytherapy.All donations to NAPTF are fully tax-deductible under IRSregulations. Your donation in any amount may be designated for aspecific purpose or may be left undesignated, to be applied where itwill best serve NAPT. You may make your donation on-line by chargingit to your MasterCard or Visa account. A receipt for your tax recordswill be mailed.back to topPoetry Alive Funds Now AvailableThe NAPT Foundation is pleased to announce the second year of itsPoetry Alive Project, a project that nourishes poetry therapy aroundthe world. Moreover, in this second year of Poetry Alive there aremore funds available than last year (thanks to the generous supportof our NAPT community!!), a new and improved application process and,a list of grant-writing mentors you can work with if you need helpwith the application.Applications for Poetry Alive Project grants are available two ways.The deadline for this 2004 -2005 year is September 1, 2004, and anyapplication that is postmarked later than September 1, 2004 will beconsidered for the next (2005-2006) funding cycle. Please click oneof the links below to download the application information and form.Funds will only be granted through our grant application process andawarded to projects that will be initiated during the 2005 year.Members of the NAPT Foundation board as well as two outside readerswill review the applications. Grant awards will be announced inNovember, 2004.If you need assistance in preparing your grant application, pleasecontact Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg before August 1, 2004 for mentorshiphelp.NOTE: All past recipients of Poetry Alive grants should have turnedin their grant assessment form (download form here) before applying.If you have further questions, contact Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg at 785-843-0253 or carynken@mindspring.com.Download Poetry Alive application (Microsoft Word)Download Poetry Alive application (Adobe PDF)Grant Mentorship:Many NAPT members are new to the grant-writing process, and we at theFoundation want to do all we can to help you not only apply for thisgrant but to learn more about grant-writing and the whole fundraisingprocess. Several members of our board have ample experience writinggrants and would be willing to provide mentorship for those of youwho have questions or could use some guidance about the grantapplication, including creating the budget, which is sometimes achallenge. Please feel free to contact us BEFORE AUGUST 1 for help byemailing Caryn at carynken@mindspring.com. She will then direct youremail to someone on our board with appropriate expertise.back to top2003 Poetry Alive Grants Funded:1. Perie Longo, PhD, MFT, RPT. "Poetry for Healing" provides poetrytherapy for and publication of anthology of writings by people beingtreated for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, and familymembers who have lost loved ones. This project seeks to inspire hopein participants and provide them with a safe space and basic tools towrite about their lives as well as to acquaint the community with thehopes and dreams of those recovering from life threatening illnessesor great losses. The project is sponsored by Hospice of Santa Barbaraand The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, CA.2. Kathleen Cecilia Nesbitt, MA-TLA, MFA, CPT Trainee. "Untitled:Women Reclaiming Their Lives," provides poetry therapy workshops forwomen from diverse racial and economic backgrounds with a history ofincarceration, mental illness or addiction to develop self-expression, increase their sense of connection to themselves and theworld, enhance communication skills, build self-esteem, and bringvoices of this population into the community. The project issponsored by Weston Rehabilitation Center for Women, Holyoke, MA.3. Julie Schwietert, RPT, MSW. "Shout Out: Life Stories fromStudents," brings poetry therapy through spoken word, rap, art andwriting for children and teens ages 10-18 who are referred by NewYork city schools to project to improve socialization skills,creative and expressive abilities, and self-esteem. The project issponsored by LifeSpace, a counseling and wellness center in Queens,NY.4. Brian W.S. Moore, MA-TLA, CPT Trainee. "Poems of the Heart: AnExperience in Poetry and Healing," provide workshops in poetrytherapy for nurses, doctors, support staff and care providers atSacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR. Participants will reflect onthe role as care provider, consider their relationship with thenatural world and seek the poetic in their lives.5. Karen vanMeenen, MA-TLA, RPT. "Life Stories: A Writing Group forTeens" brings poetry therapy for at-risk teens in residence atHillside Children's Center (residential facility for children andteens who have been removed from their homes), to allow them toexplore their complicated histories through the powerful medium ofwriting, and to produce an anthology of their work. The project takesplace in Rochester, NY.6. Nicholas Mazza, Ph.D., RPT. "Voices from the Heart: Poetry andNarratives from the Homeless," is sponsored by Homeless Expressionand Art, a student organization at Florida State University, and theFlorida State University of Social Work. The project provides writingworkshops at local homeless shelters and then produces a book-lengthmanuscript to communicate challenges and creative strengths of thehomeless in Tallahassee, FL.7. Lisa Conger, MA, CPT Trainee, and Bill Greene, MD. "Write from theHeart" brings poetry therapy, through a series of workshops, toprofessional caregivers (physicians, nurses, chaplains, nurses, etc.)to encourage personal growth and insight, healing, and positive andcreative responses to pressures of being professional caregivers. Theproject is sponsored by The Providence Center for Faith and Healing,Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA.8. Vanita Leatherwood, CPT Trainee. "Foundations" creates poetrytherapy workshops for at-risk mothers who are survivors of childhoodabuse or neglect. In turn, the workshops, writing and discussionsevoked help at-risk mothers develop stronger life management skills,enhance empathy and cultivate resiliency to improve their parenting.The project is sponsored by the Metropolitan Center for AssaultPrevention, Wheaton, MD.9. Normandi Ellis, CPT Trainee. "The Write to Heal" is a series ofwriting workshopsfor women in recovery from domestic violence in addition to a publicreading for Domestic Violence Awareness month and publication ofwomen's stories and poems at www.thecenteronline.org. The project issponsored by The Center for Women and Families and Rape ReliefCenter, Lousville, KY.back to topScholarships, Gifts and EndowmentsThe Judith K. Mahrer Scholarship Fund provides financial assistanceto develop or enhance skills in poetry therapy, journal therapy orbibliotherapy.The Gene Weisberger Fund and Lori Karen Fund make annual gifts of upto $200 to a poetry therapist working with patients with long-term orlife-threatening illness; and/or patients with chronic mentalillness. Application is made in writing to the Chair of the GeneWeisberger and Lori Karen Funds.The Matilda Lerner Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. Art Lerner inmemory of his wife and is marked for long-term appreciation andgrowth.The Bell Fund was created by Dr. George Bell, a lifetime NAPT member,specifically for research in poetry therapy. It is marked for long-term appreciation and growth.The Foundation also receives endowments and designated gifts tosupport specific projects or clinical practices in poetry therapy,journal therapy and bibliotherapy.back to topResponsible Stewardship: Projects and People Recently SupportedThe NAPT Foundation Board is deeply committed to treating your giftwith the utmost respect and responsibility. Your gifts are tax-deductible, and all gifts over the amount of $25 receive anacknowledgment card for your records. We also place your gift inwhatever fund for which you designate your contribution, or inundesignated funds if that's what you choose. Thanks to ourprofessional bookkeeper, conscientious and experienced treasurer, andto our active board, we do all we can to be responsible stewards ofthe funds we receive.back to topThe Judith K. Mahrer Scholarship FundThe Judith K. Mahrer Scholarship Fund is a donation-based memorialfund designed to support financial assistance to those indemonstrated financial need who seek education and training primarilyby attending the annual NAPT conference. NAPT also has an additionalfund for NAPT conference scholarships. Each year, the Foundationhelps support a substantial number of people from across the countryto attend the annual conference; in 2004, the Foundation providedapproximately two dozen full or half scholarships to the NAPTconference thanks to the Judith K. Mahrer and other scholarship funds.Judith K. Mahrer died of cancer in 1996. A certified instructor ofjournal writing, a poet and a lifelong student of the literary arts,Judith was devoted to her studies, and also to the teaching ofwriting as a tool for personal growth, emotional health and creativelife management. In her final days, Judith was told that ascholarship fund would be created in her honor. She died knowing thather name would stand for continuing education in the field she loved.back to topHow to ApplyApplications for scholarships to the annual NAPT conference may bemade by completing the application form (download the forms below). E-mail submissions are preferred. Scholarships typically only coversome or all of the registration cost for the conference (excludingpre-conference and post-conference workshops), and applicants mustfind other means to cover their transportation, lodging and otherexpenses. Payment is made directly to NAPT to cover scholarshipsawarded. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVEDBETWEEN DEC. 1, 2004 AND FEB. 15, 2005.Download Scholarship application (Microsoft Word)Download Scholarship application (Adobe PDF)back to topSeeds of Joy Scholarship Fund:The Seeds of Joy fund, initiated by Joy Shieman, provides financialsupport for international practitioners and/or students of poetrytherapy to attend the annual NAPT conference. It also, when fundingis available, awards an international practitioner for his or hercontribution to poetry therapy in the world. The first recipient ofthe Seeds of Joy award, presented at the 2004 NAPT conference, isJurate Sucylaite from Lithuania. Thanks to Seeds of Joy scholarshipfunds, and also to a generous grant from the Red Empress Foundation,the Foundation was able to assist seven international practitionersof poetry in attending the 2004 NAPT conference.If you are an international student or practitioner of poetrytherapy, and wish to apply for scholarship support to attend the 2005NAPT conference in St. Louis, Missouri, please click here.If you wish to nominate someone for the 2005 Seeds of Joy Award,honoring an international practitioner of poetry therapy, please senda letter of recommendation to Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg atcarynken@mindspring.com no later than Feb. 1, 2005. The Foundationboard will review all nominations and award one individual for his orher significant contribution to the field of poetry therapy.back to topHow to ContributeCELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONES WITH A GIFT OF POETRY!Trying to find the right gift for a birthday, graduation, Bar or BatMitzvah, retirement or other celebration? Giving the NAPT Foundationa contribution in honor of the person you're celebrating is afabulous way to honor the recipient and poetry in the world today.Say HappyBirthday, Mazel Tov, Congratulations or even I'm Thinking of You witha gift of poetry.REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE WITH A CONTRIBUTION TOTHE NAPT FOUNDATION.One way to honor a loved one who had a special connection with poetryand healing, and do something meaningful in his/her memory, is tocontribute to the NAPT Foundation. Such a gift adds to your lovedone's legacy, supporting the power of poetry to bring many healing,growth and transformation. You may even name a fund for your lovedone, for whatever purpose you choose within the spectrum offoundation projects.ALL GIFTS CAN BE DESIGNATED FOR WHATEVER YOU CHOOSEYou can deem your gift undesignated or designate your gift forwhatever you wish -- poetry therapy projects for a specificpopulation, upcoming publications (or reprints, such as of ourintegrated medicine packet, or Giving Sorrow Words), scholarships forpoetry therapy training or NAPT conferences, or anything else thatthe foundation supports. Please contact us at 1-866-844-NAPT todiscuss the possibilities!It's easy! Just specify your giving level, and we'll mail you awritten thank you note and acknowledgment for your tax records. Youmay designate your gift to scholarship or special projects if youprefer, or you may allow us to use our discretion to place it whereit will do the most good.Your tax-deductible donation in any amount can be made by check ormajor credit card, using our secure server and shopping cart. Simplychoose the level below that you are comfortable with, and click.Amount: Donation Level:$ 10.00 Haiku Level: Click to donate$ 25.00 Sonnet Level: Click to donate$ 50.00 Sestina Level: Click to donate$ 100.00 Ode Level: Click to donate$ 250.00 Lyric Level: Click to donateOver $250.00 Epic Level: Click to donateHome | Conference | Membership | Training and Education | CommitteesWhat's New? | NAPT Foundation | Government Affairs | Regional EventsPublications & Products | Links | Poetryhttp://poetrytherapy.orgCopyright ©2000-2004 The National Association For Poetry TherapyAll rights reserved. Revised: Monday, August 2, 2004""To express loveTo accept everythingTo empower othersTo understand meaning in all thingsTo show purposeTo be open to the mysteries of GodTo express soul's qualitiesTo be in the now_____________________________________________________________________________________________iain-intuition@t...To submit poetry, that Relates to an unfolding awareness or anexpression ofIntuition.Contact the above email address. Put as the subject: Poetrysubmissions.http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Poetrysubmittedsection.html"INTUITIVE QUOTES"http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Intuitivequotes.html***LINKS AND RESEARCH SITES (Listed links [43])http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Links.htmliain-intuition@t...To receive a weekly update of articles in a word document format,Contact the above email address.Put as the subject: Intuition UpdatesComments are always welcome.Excerpt from The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castanada :)Home page..... http://www.geocities.com/jgdolphin/index.html~~~~~~~ The Time to Awaken and Remember is NOW! ~~~~~~~""This is a solicitation for your best work andinspiration.The next issue of Mind Freedom neads poetry on thesubject of Inclusion andDiversity for the Poetic Justice column. You mightthink of diversityreflecting the fact that those labeled by psychiatrycan be from any socialclass, skin hue, educational background, religion.You can think ofDiversity as our being included as vital parts of allcommunities for ourunqiue and creative ideas and our resilience. In hardeconomic times,people who are different, don't have 8 to 5 jobs,might be homeless are aptto be targeted and further marginalized.Now if you want more motivation. We have three goodpoems already fromCalifornia. Let's hear the voices from other statesand countries.If your poem is over50 lines, it will probably onlyhave selected stanzasprinted. Keep that in mind. The editor can only makethe print soooo smallto fit in your text.Send submissions to Bonnie Schell by e-mail toBonniebelle@mindspring.comOr mail to Poetic Justice c/o Bonnie310 Walnut AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95060Deadline is May 15 unless David says sooner."""Not everything that counts can be counted, and noteverything that can becounted counts."--Albert Einstein"This example from my own life as an artist illustrates the use ofmetaphor in healing, and in creation. A metaphor stands for somethingelse. It is symbolic. An image is a visual or aural representationthatis metaphoric. Often these are coded. A code is a language thattransmits a message. Creating metaphors and images that may be codedinways the makers don't even realize, permits the emotion to bechanged, tobe released through a safe and therapeutic means.The "talking therapy" is often not as effective for people in thearts as isan opportunity to abstractly express themselves in the coded way thatthearts allow. Doing the work of writing, making music, painting,drawing,dancing,acting, making an image from what is within, is itself therapeutic. Inrecognition of the healing that is present in creating a symbol or animage, various therapies have been developed: art therapy, musictherapy,poetry therapy, dance therapy.But if the person is talented in any of these domains, the workproduced as self-therapy, becomes more. The work of the talentedpersontransfigures and transforms other people's lives in its splendor,representation, and majesty, in its depiction of the human conditionreaching toward the sublime.Ancient myths speak of the inspiration of the Muse, and of thepower of Eros to explain the impulse to make art in order to assuagefeeling. Accounts of spiritual connections between the self, the work,and the emotion abound in the anecdotal literature. Plato wrote: "Forthe poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is noinventionin him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and themindis no longer in him; when he has not attained this state, he ispowerlessand is unable to utter his oracles." (Ion.) (By "poet" the Greeksmeant allartists.)"The dancer Isadora Duncan said "My art is just an effort to expressthetruth ofmy Being in gesture and movement. . . . As an adolescent, I dancedwith joyturning to apprehension . . . of the pitiless brutality and crushingprogress of life."Joy Harjo "When I was a kid in Oklahoma I would get up beforeeveryone elseand go outside to a place of rich dark earth next to the foundationof thehouse. I would dig piles of earth with a stick, smell it, form it. Ithadsound. Maybe that's where I learned to write poetry."Jane Piirto, Ph.D. is author of Understanding Those Who Createand also has a book coming out called "My Teeming Brain': CreativityandCreative Writers" (Hampton Press)more on her web site at www.ashland.edu/~jpiirto"I'm a member of the following :) POETRY FIRST ( Org )Forum is OPENFOR ALL POETRY LOVERS. The Poetry First . Org Forum provides aplatform to share poetry and creative writings.Get feedback or giveconstructive critique of the literary works posted at the Forum.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetryfirst/Metaphorical Poet :) http://pub103.ezboard.com/bthemetaphoricalpoetAutumn Leaves :) http://www.sondra.net/al/My groups :) VotingforNader · Voting for Nader Homepage :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VotingforNader/Subscribe :) VotingforNader-subscribe@yahoogroups.comDisabled Greens News and discussion, Group home page :)http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ ,Abuse in Therapy, Group homepage :)http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, andprofessionals:Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880Homepage:http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is apainting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Goodbye.Enjoy an estival eve' as you can. Copy, share, as you will.Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamesesister, freedom, will wither, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs tobe exorcized be fore its exercised. Viva la evolution!Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day:relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of theday (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, fromMatuta, goddess of the dawn.)" Music is life's song accompanying theabundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you.  [ send green star]
 
The National Disability Arts Forum, UK August 13, 2004 12:57 AM

The National Disability Arts Forum, UK Weekly international disability arts news and opportunities - a free service by the National Disability Arts Forum UK Funded by: Arts Council England ISSN 1471-2008 Past and current issues can be found at: http://www.topica.com/lists/EtCetera/read Also available for download in pdf format on our website at ------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents: == From NDAF == Money and Politics == Get Involved == Individual Enquiries == Classifieds == Training & Workshops == Got Some Spare Time? == ****************************** From NDAF ****************************** * WIT Festival: Buy One get One Free * Women in Tune will be celebrating in style at the seventh annual WIT Music Festival, the UK's only women's music festival, in West Wales from August 24th-30th. WIT 2004 promises to delight all with song, music, drumming, comedy, and dance from Africa, South America, Samoa, France, Spain and Wales. Plus, the Nasty Girls take to the stage at WIT this year! * Special Offer * for ETC readers: buy one ticket, get one free. Ticket includes your camping, evening meal, all workshops and performances and on-site facilities. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale according to means, with minimal prices for under 18s. Further big discounts are available to under 25s, disabled women and pensioners. Disabled women who need to bring their own PA can claim a free PA ticket. There will be a team of floating PAs to help out wherever needed and this will include sign language support at social times. Professional sign language interpreters will be available for the performances and workshops. WIT Festival positively encourages Disabled women to attend and will always endeavour to meet access requirements. For ticket prices please check . Then simply send an email including your name and address to . The first entry will win (Offer open to all UK residents, excluding employees of The National Disability Arts Forum and Woman in Tune. One entry per person. Prize is non-transferable. No cash alternative) ****************************** Money and Politics ****************************** * New EU Programmes * This month the European Commission adopted proposals for the next generation of EU programmes in education, training, culture, youth and the audiovisual sector for 2007 - 2013. They are: - An Integrated Action Programme in Lifelong Learning, focusing on school education (Comenius), higher education (Erasmus), vocational training (Leonardo da Vinci) and adult education (Grundtvig), completed by transversal measures and a new programme (Jean Monnet) focusing on European integration. - Youth in Action, which aims to develop a sense of personal responsibility, initiative, concern for others, citizenship and active involvement at local, national and European level among young people. The programme will also help to improve support systems for youth activities. - Culture 2007, with the main objectives: Transnational mobility for everyone working in the cultural sector in the EU, the transnational circulation of works of art and cultural/artistic products, Dialogue interculturel. - MEDIA 2007, with the principal aims of: Preserving and promoting Europe's cultural diversity and cinematic/audiovisual heritage, ensuring public access to this heritage and encouraging dialogue between cultures, increasing the circulation of European films and other audiovisual productions, both inside and outside the EU, and strengthening the commercial performance of the European audiovisual sector in an open and competitive market context. Further information on the respective programmes are available at: * Faith in One City * Liverpool Capital of Culture Company and North West Disability Arts Forum This is a limited and small grant scheme of up-to GBP 500, for Disabled and Deaf Community Groups to devise an arts project or event as part of Faith in One City Celebration towards Liverpool's Capital of Culture 2008. Purpose: To encourage Disabled and Deaf people to apply for small grant to develop their own community project or event. Eligibility: Liverpool based Disabled or Deaf groups - no schools or statutory organisations may apply For more information and an application pack contact . ****************************** Get Involved ****************************** * Let's Go Global * Lets Go Global works with a number of ethnic minority groups, women and girls, young people, local community groups and people with learning difficulties to equip them with the skills to both create digital content for web streaming and to maintain and run web pages on a community web site. They are currently seeking new artists to work with in the future, on a commission basis. If you would like more information please contact 0161 912 4358 or email If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project please send CV to our adminstrator Kim Wiltshire Lets Go Global Administrator Trafford Town Hall Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 OEL * exposure * exposure is a new regular open submission screening event in London specifically for artists' film and video. Taking place on a bi-monthly basis exposure offers the opportunity for artists to show and discuss their work in an intimate and supportive environment. Established and emerging artists are encouraged to participate and it is hoped that exposure will offer new opportunities and create new networks for the artists' film and video community. Further information from . * Art & Inclusion Conference in Ireland * 28 September, The Friary Church, Callan, Co. Kilkenny KCAT (Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent) organises this one day conference looking at past, present and future of special needs art projects in Ireland and the rest of Europe. The conference will be of interest to anybody working in education, the arts world and health services. The day will consist of presentations looking at the history of KCAT, inclusive education, art as a vocation, artist and mentor relationship, inclusive exhibitions, question and answer sessions, a panel discussion and the launch of a KCAT book. As one of the outcomes of the day, they are hoping to set up a national network of organisations and individuals interested in the future development of inclusive art in Ireland. Price: Organisations Euro 75, Individuals Euro 55, Concessions Euro 35 For more information and booking, please contact: Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent, KCAT, Art & Study Centre, The Friary Mill Street, Callan Co., Kilkenny, Ireland, tel/fax: 056-7755115, . * Textile Art International Open Exhibition * Ormeau Baths Gallery Deadline for submissions: Friday 24 September 2004 Selected works will be shown at the exhibition, 10th December - 22nd January. A GBP GBP 6,000 prize will be presented to the winning artist. The exhibition is open to all artists working in the medium of Textile Art. Work will be selected from 6 x 35mm slides. Slides must be of reproduction quality. Where artists are interested in sitespecific works please include a written and graphic documentation of proposed work. All applications should include an artist's statement, slide list current CV and stamped addressed envelope for return of material. Each artist will pay a single handling fee of GBP 15.00 / Euro 25 payable when sending your application. Further information from: Gallery Administrator, Ormeau Baths Gallery, 18a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS, T: (0044) 028 90321402 F: (0044) 028 90312232, e. , . (Many thanks to the Arts and Disability Forum for sending this info) * Aesthetica Magazine * Aesthetica Magazine is a literary and arts magazine that is dedicated to publishing new and previously published writers and artists in the genres of poetry, fiction, drama, articles, reviews, interviews, photography, and artwork. They are calling for submissions for future issues. Aesthetica is a magazine that believes in arts for all. They have an ethos of equality, creativity, and diversity. Aesthetica is available in Borders in the following locations: York, Leeds, Brighton, Islington (London), Oxford Street (London), Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, and Direct. You can check out their submission guidelines at . ****************************** Individual Enquiries ****************************** * Disability Arts Dissertation * Armineh Soorenian has been studying for her MA in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, and is now planning her dissertation on disability arts, its impact on the disabled artists and the disabled culture in the UK. It is is hoped to cover the following areas: 1 To see if the "Disability Arts Movement" has provided opportunities for disabled people to join in mainstream art activities (creation, involvement, consumption and employment)? 2 To see if the "Disability Arts Movement" has been inclusive of artists with different kinds and levels of impairments? 3 To see if the "Disability Arts Movement" has played a role in challenging dominant representations of disability in the arts? 4 To see to what extent has the "Disability Arts Movement" been influential in giving the disabled people/artists a positive identity? 5 To see what similarities if any there are between the "Disability Arts Movement" and the "Feminist Art Movement"? 6 To find out more about the distinction between creations of art as therapy "for" disabled people and creations of art as recreation, as tools of liberation. Armineh is looking for disabled or none-disabled volunteers with or without artistic background to help her sharing their experiences and ideas on the 7 topics above. Because of her own impairments Armineh prefers communication via email. Her address is . * Lathe and Bandsaw * Artist David Hole's equipment is still looking for a new home. If you are disabled or a disability organisation and you could use either or both of these high quality tools then please email us (, stating who you are, the kind of work you or your group do or have done and what you would aim to do with the equipment should you be offered it. This equipment is very heavy and will need to be be picked up from the Shropshire area. (For health and safety reasons, you must also be able to demonstrate that you have been trained or will be trained to use these tools) ****************************** Training & Workshops ****************************** * Enter * Disability Wales' Enter Project is here to help disabled people to work for themselves. In partnership with Arts Disability Wales they are running series of self-employment workshops in Cardiff. The course will help you to . a.. Sell and market your work b.. Apply for funding c.. Work alongside disability led organisations To book your free space Ring 0800 783 7315 Fax: 02920 888702 Minicom: 02920 853175 (user announcer) Email: Enter Disability Wales is part of the Potentia Project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the WDA. * Equal Opportunities and Marketing * Making Music will be running this free training event in association with Merton Borough Council Tuesday 28th September 2004, 6:30-9:30pm in Merton Civic Centre - good Equal Opportunities practice as a marketing tool - promoting positive self-development of a music group also: - learn more about Making Music's Positive About Equal Opportunities Award - network with other societies For more details, contact: Heather or Bethany, Training & Development Officers, London Making Music, 0870 909 2620 / ****************************** Got Some Spare Time? ****************************** * Chicken Shed Theatre Company: Alice On The Underground * The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT Dates: 27th August - 18th September Then transferring to The Kings Head, Islington in February 2005 "Alice like you've never seen her - or heard her - before! Alice's mission, to find true love .. but will Alice's heart be broken? Alice On The Underground mirrors the dream figures of 'Alice In Wonderland' but draws upon the stark reality of 21st Century London life. A bleak existence comprising of a dysfunctional family and life on a council estate, leads a young teenage girl, Alice, to leave home. A number of bizarre encounters bring Alice face to face with the scourge of London's underbelly. Yet Alice's youthful hope prevails and she resurfaces to the bosom of her freakish family and the chance of a future spot on 'Trisha'! This hard-hitting, funny musical covers issues such as drugs, homelessness and prostitution." For further information please visit . * National Theatre * Audiodescribed performances The Night Season Friday 1 October at 7.30pm, Saturday 3 October at 2.30pm Stuff Happens Friday 5 November at 7.30pm, Saturday 6 November at 2.00pm Buried Child Friday 10 December at 7.30pm, Saturday 11 December at 2.15pm The Mandate Wednesday 5 January at 7.30pm, Thursday 6 January at 2.30pm His Dark Materials Saturday 15 January: Part I at 2.00pm, Part II at 7.15pm Sign Language Interpreted Performances Stuff Happens Saturday 16 October at 2.00pm The Night Season Thursday 28 October at 7.30pm The History Boys Tuesday 23 November at 7.30pm STAGETEXT® Captioned Performances The History Boys Saturday 11 September at 2.15pm Stuff Happens Saturday 23 October at 2.00pm A Funny Thing. Saturday 30 October at 2.00pm Public booking information: Box Office 020 7452 3000 or Please state that you would like to book for the described, signed or captioned facility when booking. * Lois Davies Exhibition * as part of Feile an Phobail West Belfast Monday 2nd - Friday 6th August 2004 Lois Davies, a digital artist from County Wexford will be exhibiting as part of Feile an Phobail West Belfast. The launch of the exhibition will take place in St. Mary's University College, Falls Road on Monday 2nd August @ 1pm, continuing thereafter from Monday - Friday 6th August, 10am - 4pm. For further details, contact (from NI) 028 (from ROI) 048 90 284028, web: or email: Lois has exhibited her paintings and sculptures widely and has works in private collections throughout Europe. She is a previous recipient of the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland, a programme funded by the Arts Councils and administered by the Arts & Disability Forum. 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"~~~~~~~ The Time to Awaken and Remember is NOW! ~~~~~~~" August 01, 2004 7:39 AM

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"submit poetry, that Relates to an unfolding awareness" :) August 01, 2004 7:39 AM

"To express love To accept everything To empower others To understand meaning in all things To show purpose To be open to the mysteries of God To express soul's qualities To be in the now ____________________________________________________________________________ _________________ iain-intuition@t... To submit poetry, that Relates to an unfolding awareness or an expression of Intuition. Contact the above email address. Put as the subject: Poetry submissions. http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Poetrysubmittedsection.html "INTUITIVE QUOTES" http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Intuitivequotes.html *** LINKS AND RESEARCH SITES (Listed links [43]) http://intuition2vishnu.homestead.com/Links.html iain-intuition@t... To receive a weekly update of articles in a word document format, Contact the above email address. Put as the subject: Intuition Updates Comments are always welcome."  [ send green star]
 
The Arts and how they relate to all :) August 01, 2004 7:37 AM

Activism and Art, et al :) Alo. Twigs of poetree for the evolution :) Injustices Addressing, not addressing them have costs, the former is individual, the later is global, as well. ends or means Neither do I embrace. Rather, the struggle well run, Which uplifts us uncrowned, Every moment humans race! responsibility If you don't exercise it, Its Siamese sister, freedom, Will wither, as well. Some of what I think :) Americans being sociologically devolved for decades has allowed all supposed sciences, supposed religions, atheism, agnostic, et al, to unbecome little more than denominations of mammon, the religion of greed! "In for a penny, in for a pound" can sum up the situation, where "we" have been numbed and dumbed down to the point where all and everything are decay bound. Check out a New Care2 Community with diffabled, mental health, advocacy, all related issues and people, professionals, in heart and mind. Group name: Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals: Invite link: http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 For those interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)" Disabled Greens News and discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/ , Abuse in Therapy: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/ "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund  [ send green star]
 
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