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Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday to you; as well as my latest essai  
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: War on middle-class to poor, and the m.m.c., throwing truth, reality, our kids off fiscal cliff/slope:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9160

Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against middle-class to poor?:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9159

This petition on change . org: Fiscal Cliff or War?: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/fiscal-cliff-or-war-act

This petition on Avaaz . org: Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against middle-class to poor?:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Fiscal_cliff_or_escalation_of_war_against_middleclass_to_poor/?


My latest essai: War on middle-class to poor, and the m.m.c., throwing truth, reality, our kids off fiscal cliff/slope: To understand how the last 4 years of continual terrorist attacks in the united suck of assassins have been premeditatedly construed, and propagated as ‘a few bad apples perfect storming’, and/or the “mentally ill falling through the cracks”, neither of which are the case, in order to move forward one of king george and his dick cheney’s reign on the American way of life’s failed agendas, forced psychiatric diagnoses of the middle-class to poor population, we must discern through the cloudy lens of the multi-media conspiracy, the angle at which the truth entered it, the intensity of the truth, etc., in order to figure out the refraction of the truth by the m.m.c., in how it’s received by the people; thereby, we can determine why the people have accepted this as the new status quo (as a militarization precursor to the republican conspiracies‘ desired civil war)- and, only then can we struggle with the m.m.c. appropriately, to do their job, instead, so, the people will act instead of acquiesce.  To that end, my latest essai: Again, the current engineering of post non-remocrat electoral victory can be aptly described as more of the same, the dino-in-chief gave the ‘08  and '10 victories’ political capital to the rems, for going on 3 years straight, almost recess appointing no one compared to what the republicans do, shirking his executive responsibility (while throwing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice‘s being Secretary of State under the “300 buses and no drivers“, opting instead for a backroom deal with the rems and S.S. tea party to give the Senate seat vacated by he who will be Secretary of State from MA, to Scott Brown); another example of “ebony and ivory” supremacies “working together in perfect harmony”, like when they, the bad and good cops of the supposed Christian conspiracy, collaborated for 2 decades, first covertly, to get the rems voucherizing, the dinos charterizing, what most call privatizing, the RalphiNader would call corporatizing, which I think is more like making fascist, the public school system.  Yes, the the dino-in-chief, regardless of the extreme republican obstruction across the whole of Gov’t, in the dems face, became the best thing for the rem conspiracy since Reagan.  All this talk by the dems, of the dems wins as “not a mandate”, while the rems are saying their losses were “a mandate”, smacks of king George and his dick Cheney’s sky bluing us while he insisted up was down, etc..  He would state, at best, background truisms, like the sky is blue, with his projections, so, at least subconsciously, people might think there’s some truth to what he’s saying, while he pathologically lied.  Now, we’re used to old dems pathologically half-truthing, while the good ole’ rems used to only pathologically lie; yet, this level of mindfkng has been made old by the S.S. tea party’s insisting that the old motifs operandi of the rems, “why tell a truth when you can lie”, be replaced by theirs, “why tell any ole’ lie when you can tell an extreme one”- this while the dems have had to throw a healthy smattering of whole truths in with their half-truthing for a decade now, although this seems to be coming to an end, portended by the atmosphere of “lowering expectations” by the dems, even the progressive ones.  It’s like the populace wasn’t watching for a second and all the political playas jumped 5 steps to the right before the people looked again.  Is it only an aspect of the fact that the dino-in-chief has been telegraphing that he will “cut spending”, even though it’s already been cut to the bone (while some would call it economic treason to cut social spending now, as it‘s the necessary stimulus our economy urgently needs), for 2 years now, like he suggested in his Bluedog dem proposal to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ the last time, which was turned down by the rems, with an expiration of  “only the 2 % ‘s tax decrease”, that being a hat trick there’s no obvious way to execute- I don’t think so.  Especially with the run of the mill treatment the terrorist attack in Newtown, CT is receiving.  It’s important to keep in mind that one of the dino-in-chief‘s, which, for abbreviation’s sake, will now be referred to as the d.i.c., goals, putting the con back in the corporate structure’s convolution, isn’t possible without pervasive collaboration to collusion by the multi-media conspiracy, for abbreviation’s sake, it will now be referred to as the m.m.c., which has determined a re-structuring of the m.m.c., itself; with more tolerance for b.s., also resembling the m.m.c. of old; trying to slowly but surely engineer out the truth telling trend of the last decade in it.  Both are clear examples of another goal of the dic and the African-American supremacy, stop the evolutionary, green, truth-telling trend, in politics, and return us to a politics of the 80’s to 90’s, where almost no dem dared tell a truth that a rem lied, etc.; and, of course, to help in that end, the rems want to return politics to the 80’s, and the SS tea party, to the 50’s- so, as you guessed it, the dic‘s “centrist, fair and balanced, tri-partisan approach” (the dic‘s labeling of what Ralph Nader‘s made-up word of corporatism is, fascism, with a keinder and gentler one), would be the 80’s.  To quote the dic’s favorite campaign line, “we’re not going back”, must apply here, and now; the buck stops here, with each individual citizen of this land- we must not only dispel the continual lies of the rems, and point out the lacking nature of the dem half-truths, we must decidedly double our efforts to stop dems in their tracks when they‘re carrying water for the rems, allowing rems to mold people‘s perceptions, defining the parameters of ‘norm’ thought, and, thereby, determining consensus!  An example, in M.H.P.’s news show a day after the Newtown, CT, terrorist attack in an elementary school, premeditatedly murdering 28, 20 children, the African-American supremacy suggested many things that were contrary to each other, and demonstrated a well engineered segue to the status quo by the m.m.c.; showing progressive dems acting with a sense of urgency to frame this latest terrorism as par for the course- while presenting themselves as ingénues with all he questions, answers, including a sense of fatalism that nothing will actually get done.  First, the ‘debate’, “too soon or not, to talk about gun control after a tragedy?”  Well, obviously, it’s too soon, common sense would suggest a couple days of mourning be first and foremost, pointedly, for the grieving families, terrorized kids, communities, nation; yet, she thought not, showing her and her quests superior concern over this- the reality be damned, the elites (for she’s not just an African-American supremacist, she’s also a women supremacist, an academic supremacist, etc.) are finally going to get something done on her show (backed up by the d.i.c.’s statement that ‘something must be done‘, which we all must hold him to).  Before I forget, note, the terrorist attack is continually headlined on her show, and referred to by her and her quests, as a ”tragedy”, while I would suggest it would be just a tragedy if the school’s budget were slashed and they couldn’t afford school supplies for the kids- lending a background air of understatement and acceptance that this is the way things are, contradicting her shows purported urgency on the subject.  A non-detailed, nor emotional rendition of the 8 major “tragedies” of this nature were listed by her, matter-of-factly, where, number of (premeditatedly) murdered, giving at once a sense of need for these to be addressed, as in quite a list, and it’s commonplace now, no emotion needs to felt or expressed, it’s just trending.  Then there was a lively turn when the murder rate in Chicago was brought up, hundreds a year, and she, with the hearty agreement of her guests, stated, she ‘…just wished there would be equality of outrage…’ between those Chicagoans murders and the tragedies nationally; with her guests concurrence closing that question.  So, Chicago’s, mostly African-American male on African-American male, mostly economically motivated gang, murder rate being way high should be equally outraged about as terrorist attacks, specifically this one where 27 were assassinated, 20 of them small children; no bringing other large cities murder rates into the conversation, etc., that decided she moved on- I disagree, there is almost nothing comparable between the two, specifically, and the level of outrage should be decidedly higher in the case of the terrorist attacks, than in the case of the gang competition for scarcer resources of all kinds, heating up due to the bad economy, theirs, obviously, an African-American supremacist argument.  Onto gun control, assault rifle ban, large magazine removal from the market, legislation destined for dustbin, Senator McCarthy, etc., doing their best anyway, etc., lead paint chips eaten in schools, bad environments in inner-cities realizing those arrested in development, lack of jobs, a culture of violence, etc.; yet, this last one was prefaced by an assertion of ‘…humanities’ pre-disposition to violence…’, a Malthusian  one, if not fatalistic.  First, there is no such condition in human beings, and the universal acceptance of this on the show indicates a cynicism bordering on acceptance; if a Vesuviun task lays ahead, and the status quo is not only normal, but, probable- how can they then continue to imply they not only want progress immediately, it can‘t wait for grieving, even further, they are going to realize it in this particular show?  Also, why blame humanity for its violence when all sociological indicators point toward environment, not human nature, rather, lack of nurture, etc.; again, giving those African-Americans involved in a ‘culture of violence’ something of an excuse, an American supremacist argument- yet, lending a similar implied understanding of terrorists, in the understatement of all those terrorist attacks as “tragedies“, etc..  This shows how they are, in fact, detailing how they, not only are having trepidations about change and its effects on the ‘Chicago’ community, and whether it will ever happen, let alone immediately, yet, as well, they’re going along with the d.i.c.’s classify all these terrorist attacks happening in the united suck of assassins as “tragedies” over the last 4 years; as he’s, at least, co-grand-wizard of the African-American supremacy- just like the d.i.c.’s kept the terrorist attacks happening at a regular pace with his understatement, lack of action in terms of gun control (caving to his fellow dinos, the rems, S.S. tea-partiers, tripartisanshitting on our country, kids), etc., they are too.  For e.g., this is how the m.m.c., through cult-of-personality newscasts (a better spin than entertainment news, I’ll allow), engineers the status quo, dempublicans carrying water for the remocrats, etc..  As well, in the 'Politics Nation' show recently, the terrorist attack was headlined as the "Sandy Hook Shooting", an extreme undersatement, a shooting doesn't even have to involve a fatality, as in grandpa was cleaning the shotgun and it went off, how could a news program equate a terrorist attack with a shooting; although, you know the why?  Not to forget, how can the premeditated mass-destruction to murder of lower middle-class to poor people by cuts in social spending during a great recession be projected as “fiscal responsibility”; when the fiscally responsible thing to do would be to not cut that spending, as it is necessary stimulus for the economy?  Don't we have to get rid of supremacy instead of embracing a republican conspiracy engineered Baskin and Robbins 21 flavor approach?  So, isn’t the dic’s “fair and balanced” approach of cutting spending to its marrow against the most vulnerable to, and hardest hit by, their supposed “economic collapse“, while only returning the rich’s taxes to Clinton years, only like FOX’s supposed “fair and balanced” news, just b.s.?  How can those just feeding their families pay even more for the rich‘s crimes?  Doesn’t ‘you broke it buy it’ apply?  Shouldn’t we raise the top 2 %’s taxes to the level they were under their hero Reagan’s era, 50 %, instead?  Also closing, NASA, except the intelligence gathering part, European, Japanese military bases, old war and too hi-tech armament programs and projects, etc..  As well, where’s the outcries about uber-storm Sandy and climate change dictating all natural disasters are more frequent and severe in the future, etc.; the need for smarting, protecting, and greening up the national electrical grids (which would be one of many immediate solutions to a supposed fiscal cliff, a national jobs program, economic stimulus, as well as a long-term stimulus by people spending the $ they save on their electric bills, on other stuff, cutting fossil fuel use, saving eco-systems, etc., as well); urgent need for universal election reform to prevent republican national conspiratorial extremist voter suppression, obstruction, and outright throwing away of non-rem votes; etc.. Responsibility, if you don't exercise it, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle unexercised, as well.  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 Windows live Group: the evolution: web page:
https://groups.live.com/theevolution
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=0009e11c14639af9&group=1
Group email address: theevolution@groups.live.com
reality's Wordpress blog, profile:
http://jamesmnordlund.wordpress.com/
reality's actions on Blogger, profile (google):
reality's yahoo blog: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q
http://www.blogger.com/profile/03746613683415101888
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-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous
Poets For Human Rights:
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality
poetrytalk:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/poetrytalk
poets 4 human rights:
http://groups.google.com/group/poets-4-human-rights
trustthepeople-ny · trustthepeople_ny:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trustthepeople-ny/?yguid=62987550
VotingforNader · Voting for Nader:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VotingforNader/?yguid=62987550
VUSA_Greens · The Green Caucus of VUSA:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VUSA_Greens/?yguid=62987550

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Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund

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Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:16am
Jan 14, 2012
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

Honor Dr. M.L.K., Jr. with actions for social justice, et al! 
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127   

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice


http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO&

 

 

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 What would Dr. King say about the Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the same rights as people in election campaigns? He would say that civil rights are for people not corporations. He would say these are not the “voting rights” people gave their lives for.

 Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by adding your voice to the call to end corporate buying of elections. Sign and share this message today.

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Campaign Update--Cambodia 
Activists Flee from Police Persecution     

Two community activists who have been outspoken against the illegal logging and land concessions within the Prey Lang forest in Cambodia are being targeted by local police.  Roeun Sopheap and Sim Sean have reported patrols of police waiting outside their homes and have been living in hiding throughout the past month. 

Watch "Prey Lang - Fire of Light, Light of Hope" video here.
 
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Campaign Update--Bangladesh

Activists Urge GCM Shareholders to Pull Out of Phulbari Project
 
On December 15th, GCM held its annual shareholders' meeting in London, amidst throngs of protesters demonstrating outside the building.  Protesters waved banners tagging the project as"modern day colonialism," and carried "eviction notices" from the people of Bangladesh telling the company to abandon the Phulbari Coal project and leave the country.
 
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Campaign Update--Kenya
Court Recognizes Land Transfer to Kenya Wildlife Service

On December 14, 2011 a Kenyan court recognized the transfer of title to the property known as Eland Downs, from the African Wildlife Foundation to the Kenya Wildlife Service, the government agency that manages Kenya's national park system. The decision is disputed by Samburu people who were evicted from the property last year when former president Daniel arap Moi sold it to the African Wildlife Foundation.
 
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http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/kenya/campaign-update-kenya-court-recognizes-land-transfer-kenya-wildlife-service

Campaign Update--Papua New Guinea

Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste
 
In a vote of 2 to 1, Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled that the Chinese owners of the Ramu nickel mine may dump toxic waste from their mine and refinery directly into the Bismarck Sea at Basamuk. The plaintiffs in the case were Rai Coast landowners Louis Medaing and 1083 others, representing thousands of Indigenous families whose livelihoods depend on the health of the marine ecosystem.
 
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VISIT OUR MOTHER TONGUES
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WE STILL LIVE HERE SCREENINGS
 
We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân, Anne Makepeace's award-winning documentary about the reawakening of the Wampanoag language in southeastern Massachusetts, continues to engage and move diverse audiences, while bringing hope and inspiration to Indigenous communities struggling with language loss and the challenges of revitalization. The film was produced in collaboration with Cultural Survival's Endangered Languages Program as an education tool about Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, and to benefit the Wôanâak Language Reclamation Project.

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Guatemalan Congress Ends Term with Promises Broken

With the 2011 elections over, Guatemala's new President and Congress will take office this weekend on January 14th. The term in office ends after four years of promises that never amounted to the passage of the community radio bill 4087. A recent editorial highlights Congress' failure to pass the bill, as well as the general disregard for the needs and concerns of Indigenous Peoples, due to what he calls a lack of political will.   
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Radio Volunteer Profile: Noe Navarro

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War on Iran?:
Occupy AIPAC
March 2-6, 2012 | Washington, DC

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The pro-Israeli government lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is gunning for a war with Iran— just like they pushed us into the catastrophic war in Iraq. And their manipulation of our political process destroys the possibility of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Join us March 2-6 in Washington, DC as we Occupy AIPAC during their annual policy conference. We’ll have a Summit on Iran, Palestine and the Arab Uprisings, as well as workshops, cultural performances, film showings, protests and creative direct actions. Register now.

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Now is the time to make a large, people-powered push to show our opposition to the stranglehold the Israel lobby continues to hold over our government. In this new year, let's make sure the US doesn't launch into a new war!

Say no to AIPAC. Say no to war with Iran. Say no to Israeli occupation. Speak out for peace and justice.

Actions:

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Onward for justice,
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Bernie Buzz: Where Do We Go From Here?:
As a new year dawned, Bernie laid out a bold agenda for the coming year. "The American people want action. They want their government to start representing the 99 percent, not just the top 1 percent," he said. As people struggle through the worst economy since the Great Depression, he added, the top priority must be creating jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure and transforming our energy system.
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Saving American Democracy
 Corporations should not be allowed to spend unlimited, undisclosed sums of money to influence political campaigns. "If you or someone you love is a corporation, do not sign this

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/savingdemocracy

," Stephen Colbert tweeted after Bernie was a guest on his show. More than 175,000 people have now signed the petition backing Bernie's constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's infamous ruling two years ago this month.
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Stop Postal Service Cuts
 One of the first items on the Senate agenda in the new year will be Postal Service reform. Prodded by Bernie, the Postal Service agreed to a five-month moratorium on closing post offices and slashing 100,000 jobs. That gives Congress until May 15 to consider Bernie's Postal Service Protection Act and other reforms. "The post office must adapt to the challenges of the digital age, but we must do it in a way that makes it stronger and more responsible to the needs of consumers and not just cut, cut, cut," Bernie told an American Legion hall packed with 500 people.
 Watch a public meeting about the postal service on C-SPAN »
Watch Bernie speak at the White River Junction meeting »

Fighting for Senior Citizens
 Bernie has been a leader in the fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As chairman of the Senate Subcomittee on Primary Health and Aging, he also is working on reauthorizing the Older Americans Act. This landmark law created Meals on Wheels and other programs for seniors. The investment in nutrition services to keep seniors healthy more than pays for itself in reduced health care costs, Bernie told Vermont Public Radio.
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 SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY
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STOP PAUPERIZING WORKERS
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Action Page: Junk SOPA, plus bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:
Though not as heinous on its face as some other legislation we have
seen pushed in Congress lately, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) would take a giant ax to the roots of the internet in an
attempt to a deal with a problem up the branches somewhere.

Junk SOPA Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1091.php

The bill is so poorly written and vague in its definitions that it
would potentially criminalize innocent behavior, an open door to
selective prosecutions. Worse yet, it would give single troll
complainers the power to completely and unilaterally shut down
websites on false accusations, and force those sites to engage in
lengthy legal battles to restore themselves.

Even those who originally supported the concept of SOPA are appalled
at the blunderbuss tactics of the bill as presented, and Congress
must go back to the drawing board, with the input of those who really
know how the internet works, to come up with a bill that will not do
more harm than good.

Though advertised as a bipartisan bill, on closer inspection only two
Democratic sponsors were initial sponsors, Schiff and Berman, whose
districts include all the big Hollywood movie studios. What a
coincidence! And we should add, having just finished producing a
movie ourselves we have great sympathy for those who deserve to be
paid for their creative work, for how else can we righteously
compensate our valiant cast, crew and support people? But this SOPA
bill is absolutely the wrong way to do it.

And after you submit the action page you can now request a bulk order
of the new "Occupy America" bumper stickers that have been so very
popular. Demonstrate your support for the spreading occupy movements.
We are just asking about a dollar each in bulk to help cover our
costs, which include sending free single stickers to anyone who wants
one. We just got in the latest shipment and all remaining single
sticker requests are going out now. Here is a direct link to the bulk
order page.

Bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:
http://www.peaceteam.net/bulk_occupy_stickers.php

And you can still make all the single sticker requests you like at

Single Occupy American bumper stickers:
http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php

Mark Your Calendars For A Radio Appearance By The Pen

In the meantime we are getting attention in the progressive media. On
Jan. 16 at 2PM PST, yours truly, The Pen, will appear live on the
Harrison radio show in Los Angeles on KPFK to discuss these latest
developments. You can tune in from anywhere over the internet at
either http://www.smartshow.org or http://www.goharrison.com.

We'd also like you to know we are doing the final tweaks now on the
mix for the theme song for "The Last War Crime" movie and anticipate
getting it posted on iTunes in about a week. It would be wonderful if
we could make a splash on iTunes about the song, as a way of
introducing people to the movie itself. We pulled in the top rock and
roll and jazz studio musicians in Los Angeles for this, and the best
background singers on the planet, who have worked with everyone from
Natalie Cole to Phil Collins. It's one hopping rock and roll track
entitled, "It's A Crime", so please stay tuned for that.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
Contributions to The People's Email Network are not tax-deductible
for federal income tax purposes.

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Ask Mitt Romney: Will you ban birth control?:
Add your name to this petition to Mitt Romney.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bc_romney/?r=366362&id=33156-585348-EYbAAPx

"Do you support the right to contraception provided for by the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, which protected the right to privacy and ended the ability of states to prohibit the use of contraceptives?"

Learn more about this campaign

 The latest battle in the War on Women is over birth control. That's right: the extreme anti-woman Religious Right want to make it legal to ban birth control.

 And recently, Rick Santorum unequivocally stated that he opposes contraception and thinks states should be able to ban the use of contraceptives.1 But Mitt Romney, the other Republican frontrunner, has yet to explain his position on birth control.

 More than 99% of women in America who are sexually active have used contraceptives.2 That is an astounding proportion of the electorate who would be directly affected by the legislative agenda of an anti-contraception president. We deserve to know whether Mitt Romney would work to deny those women the right to access birth control.

 Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

 The right to use contraceptives was guaranteed in the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut. This ruling guaranteed a right to privacy and deemed it unconstitutional to outlaw birth control.

 The public has a right to know explicitly if Romney agrees with Santorum that Griswold should be overturned — and whether he would seek to overturn it through judicial appointments, legislation or constitutional amendments that would make it possible for states to ban birth control.

 As a frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney very well could be the next President of the United States, and we know that anti-choice members of Congress will continue to push anti-contraceptive legislation. If a bill limiting access to contraception crosses his desk, Romney will have to choose whether to stop the attacks on the millions of women who use contraceptives.

 The American people deserve a clear, unambiguous public statement regarding Romney's position on women's access to birth control.

 Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer.

 Click below to sign the petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=366363&id=33156-585348-EYbAAPx&t=9

Thank you for speaking out to protect women's rights.

 Ali Rozell, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1."Rick Santorum is coming for your birth control," Salon, 1-4-2012.
 2."Facts on Contraceptive Use in the United States," Guttmacher Institute, June 2010.

President Obama: Hold Wall Street banks accountable by fully investigating the big bank fraud that caused the housing crisis:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/obama_banks/?r=657237&id=33381-585348-AtiHEAx

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A Busy Year Ahead:
Solidarity with Leonard Peltier--04 February is International Day
of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier.  Visit our Schedule of Events at
<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/04FebSolidarity.htm> to locate
an event near you.  Will you be hosting an event?  Send details to
contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Gear Up for the Struggle--T-shirt Special!  Get a 20 percent discount
(and a free "Free Peltier" button) when you order ONLINE.  Gear up
for the struggle with your choice of "Broken Treaty" or "Visions
of Freedom".  Promotion ends on 04 February 2012.  Shipping is free
for domestic orders.

<http://lpdoc.blogspot.com/2011/11/freedom-for-leonard-peltier-online.html>

An Historic Moment, an Historic Year--During its annual conference
late in 2011, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
unanimously passed a resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier and
pledged to actively initiate and support efforts to bring Leonard
home.  We urge all supporters to print the resolution and send a
copy to your Members of Congress.

<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/download/PDX-11-082_final.pdf>

Urge your representative and Senators to support the NCAI's efforts
and also express their support to President Obama for a grant of
Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.  Use the tool on the left
sidebar of our home page to locate your Members of Congress.

<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm>

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Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully
convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment
of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been
imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,
Florida.

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight
that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous
People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were
victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out
by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and
other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture
to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who
were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier's
co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of
self-defense.

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal
was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including
falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud
on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's
innocence during his trial.  By the government's own admission,
the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier
was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,
was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man.  Learn more about the Peltier
case at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

 

Special Announcement:
Joint Message from Friends of Peltier and the Leonard Peltier
Defense Offense Committee
22 December 2011

Friends and Supporters,

We wish you a happy holiday season. Enjoy your friends and family
and good times. May you and your loved ones be doubly blessed in
the coming year. We know you join us in wishing no less for Leonard
Peltier and his family.

The coming year will be an important one for Mr. Peltier. Now,
more than ever, unity will play a key role in winning Leonard's
freedom. Therefore, we're pleased to announce the merger of Friends
of Peltier with the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.

Soon, our mutual Web sites and mailing lists will be merged. Some
of the assets of Friends of Peltier will be discontinued (those
being primarily blogs and pages on social networks, so you may wish
to follow instead the LPDOC blog and pages on Facebook, MySpace,
Twitter and Google+). This merger should be somewhat seamless and
occur with a minimum of disruption.

Via the Free Peltier Now Coalition mailing list, be assured that
each of you will continue to receive announcements, information
about Leonard Peltier's case and his statements from prison, as
well as other pertinent information. Your mailing list subscription
will remain active unless you choose to unsubscribe. If you are
registered on both lists, we'll see to it that you don't receive
duplicate transmissions.

Current LPDOC subscribers will be added to the service used by
Friends of Peltier (due to ease of use and exemplary support
services, and all at a lower cost). Consequently, some of you may
receive a message asking you to verify your subscription. Simply
follow the directions in the verification message.

If you are currently on the Friends list, you should add
contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info to your address book to be certain
our messages are delivered to your e-mail inbox.

The Peltier support network will be bigger and better for this
action and we know you will bring the same level of commitment and
hard work to 2012 as you have to all you do and have always done on
Leonard's behalf. Remember, we are "Leonard's Legions," hundreds
of thousands of supporters in solidarity worldwide. We are united
in one purpose, speak with one voice: Free Leonard Peltier NOW!


Friends of Peltier and The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

 

 

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to you, here's a Sample letter:

Hi.  Yeah, according to the remocrats, not to be mistaken for the dempublicans, supposedly, when a man pulls out a person is born, and every company and corporation is also a person, with enumerable inalienable rights, yet, Newt bling Gingrich says kids have no right to education unfettered by required professional work, no right to a childhood unfettered by working a job; all remocrats say, middle-class to poor people have no rights to universal, quality, healthcare, jobs, clean air, water, soil that can grow food, etc..  They say the elderly have no right to the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, they paid into, and for, their whole lives by being the fine Americans they were their  whole lives, they want to privatize, personalize, or just do away with all our societies protections and services for the elderly.  They say women have no rights to affordable healthcare, women’s healthcare, reproductive care, equal wages for equal work, etc..  They say, and are now trying to insist through legislation, that we don’t have the right to vote, unfettered by repressive exaggerated identification demands, by unnecessary and unaffordable fees that are tantamount to poll taxes; all attempts to reinstitute Jim Crowism- except universally now.  Well, “we, the people…”, have news for the republicans, a twinkle in a man’s eye, and corporations, aren’t people and they don’t have inalienable rights, we do, and we’ll be voting to get that message across to them in November, 2012!  Thanx.  Goodbye.


Matutinally Yours,


(include your name, address, and in the case of a letter to the editor, your phone #)

 

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/


Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.  

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home

http://www.congress.org/


Copy, share, as you will!  Thanx for all you do.

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