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These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
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Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n’l Womens Days to All, create for All, write on:

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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? There’s no reason why we don’t have an executive order For Amnesty for immigrants, like Reagan did! Yet, Barack‘s real busy trying to Shove another Earth-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, &ldquoower 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's collective unconscious as well, whether we're more in touch with reality, more acute foci of attention, more our true, inner-selves, relates to how concentrated or diluted our solutioning with reality is; ergo, whether we're more or less directing, creating the changes that constantly happen in our lives- and, to the extent that we do, co-creating reality. Copy, share, as you will. Thanx for all you do

james m nordlund, reality (aja)

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Posted: Dec 11, 2013 8:36pm
Nov 17, 2012
Focus: Politics
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: 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

 

 

 

 

Caring Across Generations . org: Now is the time to send our Senators and Congressional Representatives an email and tell them not to support the Grand Swindle:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6748/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12149

 

 

 

 

Senator Bernie Sanders, (D-VT): To protect Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=cc9bfb45-9836-4c1d-a24d-6db690f73458

Another on Sign On . Org:

http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1?source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=431440&mailing_id=6817

Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from budget cuts: Poll:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm?uid=31afa002-f755-4cbd-9433-0eafe4bc5e68

 

 

 

 

CREDO Action . com: Stand your ground, Mr. President:

http://www.credoaction.com/campaign/obama_standyourground/?rc=homepage

 

 

 

 

Results . org: Urge Congress to Protect Tax Credits for Low-Income Working Families in Budget Talks:

http://capwiz.com/results/issues/alert/?alertid=9823986&MC_plugin=2201

 

 

 

 

F.D.L.: Most Voters Would Blame GOP if All Bush Tax Cuts Expire:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2012/11/16/most-voters-would-blame-gop-if-all-bush-tax-cuts-expire/

Action:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/

 

 

 

 

Peace Action West: Where would you rather see that money go? To your schools and roads and communities, or to bombs that could destroy the world hundreds of times over?:

http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62160256&type=CO

 

Peace-Action . org: military spending accounts for more than half of the federal government's entire discretionary budget. Nuclear weapons spending alone accounts for over $40 billion annually, and is scheduled to increase. There is an obvious connection between the bloated Pentagon budget and the critical budget shortfalls facing virtually every community in the country.

http://www.peace-action.org/issues/move-the-money

Actions:

http://www.peace-action.org/action

 

 

 

 

E.P.I.: Pulling the country away from the ‘fiscal cliff’:

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ec2361f981a14ee1d45cccaa9&id=43d4cd941e&e=2d907bf848

 

 

 

 

NWLC . org: Renewing Federal Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Vital for Women & Families– and the Economy:

http://www.nwlc.org/resource/renewing-federal-emergency-unemployment-insurance-benefits-vital-women-families-%E2%80%93-and-econo

Women rely more heavily than men on income from Social Security. We're working to protect Social Security and improve benefits for vulnerable beneficiaries:

http://www.nwlc.org/our-issues/social-security-%2526-retirement/social-security

Actions:

http://www.nwlc.org/what-you-can-do/act-online

 

 

 

 

Moveon . org: 5-Point Guide To The Fiscal Showdown:

http://front.moveon.org/so-what-the-heck-is-that-fiscal-cliff-thing-all-about-anyway/

Signon . org: Stop Dismantling Social Security and Medicare:

http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1?source=homepage

End Tax Cuts for the Wealthy:

http://www.signon.org/sign/end-tax-cuts-for-the?source=homepage

Obama: Stand tight for raising taxes on the 1%:

http://www.signon.org/sign/obama-stand-tight-for?source=homepage

 

 

 

 

F.C.N.L.: Want a Fair Budget? Take Action Now!:

http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=61863606

 

 

 

 

Green Party: How to host a House Party:

http://www.gp.org/houseparties/

Act:

http://www.gp.org/action/

Jill Stein for President: Issues:

http://www.jillstein.org/issues

 

 

 

 

Public Citizen . org:

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1326

Citizen Works . org:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php

 

 

 

 

Rebuild The Dream . com: Good News, Bad News and the Fiscal Showdown:

http://www.rebuildthedream.com/blog/2012/11/16/good-news-bad-news-and-the-fiscal-showdown/

 

 

 

 

AFSCME: Protect Our Future: No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid:

http://action.afscme.org/c/51/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5073

 

 

 

 

P.P.: Opposing Attacks on Women’s Health:

http://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/positions/opposing-attacks-womens-health-785.htm

Actions:

https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=15231&s_src=OHAction_1114_c4_web&__utma=1.1719824897.1353124022.1353124022.1353124022.1&__utmb=1.1.10.1353124022&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1353124022.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=135929777

 

 

 

 

F.M.: Budget Talks Begin:

https://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=13982

Actions:

https://feminist.org/action/index.html

 

 

 

 

CRR: Funding for Reproductive Healthcare:

http://reproductiverights.org/en/our-issues/funding-for-reproductive-healthcare

Actions:

http://reproductiverights.org/en/feature/take-action

 

 

 

 

Draw The Line . org:

http://www.drawtheline.org/

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Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:07am
Apr 30, 2012
Focus: Language
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

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.

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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

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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

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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. The IWWG Board and I have listened to you, and because you wanted the Guild's activities--The Spring Big Apple and the Summer Conference--to continue, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with the planning and preparation of both activities. And now, here we are with only a few days away from this season's BIG APPLE CONFERENCE, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, April 14-15. We have also begun planning and organizing the Summer Conference at Yale (Friday-Tuesday, June 22-26)!!

I am delighted to announce that Marj Hahne, longtime Guild member and teacher, poet, and friend to so many of you, will bring her expertise and incredible integrity and focus to the Summer Conference planning. Marj has accepted my invitation to work as our Summer Conference Coordinator. We are working now to determine the new structure of our four-day conference. We ask that you save those dates (June 22-26) and watch for updates which will be coming shortly! We promise to send the details of costs, specific programs, and workshop directors very soon. Thanks for your patience.

We all share the vision to create and nurture an enlivening, enduring community of women writers. The MAGIC of the International Women's Writing Guild continues, thanks to all you incredible women.

We invite you to join us in continuing the magic at this weekend's Spring Big Apple, an incredible two days of three amazing speakers, a Meet and Pitch to the Agents, and an IWWG Members' Book Fair!
 
Warmly,
Cynthia 

Cynthia Fritts Stillwell, Executive Director


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Greetings: Dear Writers and Poets:
Good Friday and Happy Easter, may it all be a blessing to you and yours
 
Sincerely,
 
Gary Drury, author, editor, publisher
 
http://www.druryspublishing.com
 
Submissions are always welcome.

 

 

Breath and Shadow, Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2012:
In this year’s Winter Issue we feature poems by Elisa Karbon, Anthony
Lafond, Jimmy Burns, Achilleas Michailides and Raud Kennedy. There is
a short story by Erika Jahneke and a flash fiction piece by Ashley
Dean. Finally, the issue contains a powerful essay by Bridgit
Kuenning-Pollpeter and a touching creative non-fiction piece by Judith
Krum.

Our editors hope you enjoy this issue of Breath and Shadow. 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. We
are also seeking submissions in all categories&mdashlease visit our
website for guidelines.

To read this issue, please visit:

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath

Breath and Shadow Staff:

Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief

Assistant Editors: Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Anne Chiapetta, Linda
Cronin, Arden Eli Hill, Tricia Owsley and Suzanne Westhaver

Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort of AbilityMaine, Resources
for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), and our many valuable readers
and contributors.

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath

 

 

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Poetry, Art related actions:

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

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

 


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

 


Valentine Day Coin Drop:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop

 


Improving Literacy Through School Libraries kept open:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/improving_literacy_through_school_libraries_kept_open

 


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

 

Earth Day Coin Drop

http://globalwarming.change.org/petitions/view/earth_day_coin_drop

 

Thanksgiving Coin Drop:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/thanksgiving_coin_drop

 

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/petitions/view/opportunity_teachers

 

Art/Act For Poetry Month:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/artact_for_poetry_month

 

Learn from writers:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/learn_from_writers

 

see film + advocate:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/see_film_advocate

 

"...Sav(ing) Us":

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/saving_us

 

JABULANI against HIV/AIDS:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/jabulani_against_hivaids

 

Arts and Activism:


http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/arts_and_activism

 

ART FOR CHANGE:

http://immigration.change.org/petitions/view/art_for_change

 

music rebuilding lives:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/music_rebuilding_lives

 

free speech film:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/free_speech_film

 

got milk?:

http://gayrights.change.org/petitions/view/got_milk

 

new media:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/new_media

 

Read Diverse:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/read_diverse

 

Voices:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/voices

 

Wisdom of Native America:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/wisdom_of_native_america

 


Related action on Disabled Greens News and Discussion, the url:

Art/Act: Good Poetry Month, Write On:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8537

 

 


Thanx for all you do.

 

james m nordlund

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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&

 

 

Honor Dr. King:
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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.

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5236

 Then on January 20-21, join a local Occupy the Courts event.

Please forward this email widely.


Actions:

http://www.rootsaction.org/index.php

Sincerely,
 Aimee, David
 and the RootsAction team

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January 2012 Enews: Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste:
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Campaign Update--Russia 

Urge UNESCO to Protect the Sacred Ukok Plateau
 
Send an email

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/russia/2/email/unesco

to UNESCO, expressing your concern that Russia is violating its obligation to protect the "Golden Mountains of Altai" UNESCO World Heritage Site, an area that is sacred to the Indigenous Telengit people. 
 
Read on...

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.
 
Read on, act...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/cambodia

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.
 
Read on, act...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/bangladesh-ban-coal-mine-save-forests-and-farms

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.
 
Read on...

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.
 
Read on...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/papua-new-guinea/campaign-update-papua-new-guinea-supreme-court-permits-ocean-dumping-mine-waste


Endangered Languages Program Updates:  Revitalizing Native American Languages 

VISIT OUR MOTHER TONGUES
Noted in the top spot of last week's Scout Report--a publication of The Internet Scout Project, based at the University of Wisconsin--Our Mother Tongues was highlighted as a Research and Education site where visitors can learn "the ways in which Native American languages have recovered and thrived in recent times."                                                                                     
Read on...

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.

Read on...


Community Radio Program Updates 
 
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.   
                                                                      Read on...

Radio Volunteer Profile: Noe Navarro

 Noe Navarro is from an Indigenous Maya Mam community in the north-western part of Guatemala, called San Miguel Ixtahuacan, San Marcos. He has been involved in social activism over the past ten years, helping to organize the community's struggle against the infamous Marlin gold mine, which has been operating in San Miguel since 2005, and has been environmentally as well as socially damaging for his community.

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

http://www.occupyaipac.org

Donate to place an ad in The Hill

Get your I Heart the 99 percent shirt hot off the presses

http://codepink.myshopify.com/products/i-heart-99-t-shirts

Or show your support for BDS with an Israeli Occupation Isn't Pretty tee

Tweet this!
Plus follow us @occupyaipac and use #occupyaipac

Join Occupy AIPAC on facebook

“The time has come for the Occupy Movement to Occupy AIPAC.” - Adbusters

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.

And there’s another way you can call for peace with Iran. Help us take out a full-page ad in the influential DC newspaper—The Hill. We’ll send a clear message to Congress that AIPAC does not represent the majority of Americans who won’t want another war in the Middle East. If you can donate $100 or more, we’ll include your name in the ad.

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:

http://www.codepink4peace.org/calendar.php

Onward for justice,
Alli, Farida, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Kendra, Kristen, Lisa, Melanie, Nancy, Medea, Rae, Sanaa, Sharon, and Tighe

PS: Register today for the Occupy AIPAC summit and be part of history in the making!

 

 

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.
Read more »

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.
Watch Bernie on The Colbert Report »

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.
Read the interview »

http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/92992/sanders-to-sponsor-older-americans-act/

What do you think about the economy?

 TAKE THE POLL
 Which of the following national economic issues worries you most? Unemployment? Rising prices? Other?

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm

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In Other News

 SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY
Congress made a critical change in how Social Security is funded by extending a payroll tax cut, according to The Washington Post »

STOP PAUPERIZING WORKERS
Manufacturers are paying a new generation of blue-collar workers up to $15 an hour less than older employees. "The time is now to prevent the pauperization of America's working class," Bernie wrote to The New York Times »

TAX JUSTICE
Increasing income inequality both before and after taxes, the top 0.1 percent of income tax filers experienced an almost two-fold increase in income from 1996 to 2006 while the poorest 20 percent saw their incomes fall by 6 percent, a congressional study found »

Upcoming Events

 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
 Watch Bernie on the HBO show's new season on Friday, Jan. 20 »

THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM
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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.

If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at
http://www.peaceteam.net/in.htm 

 

 

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

Actions:

http://www.credoaction.com/

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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>

-------

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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James M Nordlund
, 5, 2 children
Fargo, ND, USA
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Feb
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My little Valentine, Lily, loves taking pictures. She said \\\"Mom, let\\\'s do a Valentines photo shoot, so I can send the pics as cards to our friends\\\" lol.  I can\\\'t believe she\\\'s 5 yrs old! Looking back at my 1st album of her: \\\"Lilyanna Jane, ...
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15
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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Feb
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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
Jan
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Holidays 2013/2014
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Ask 5 Friends to Take Action Against Child Trafficking Every year, an estimated 100,000 children are forced into prostitution in the United States. Sex trafficking happens in our own country... to our own kids... during major American sporting events....
Jan
28
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\\r\\n   & nbsp;   &n bsp;  Leonard Peltier ( LPDOC ) :\\r\\n        & nbsp;    Remembering Pete Seeger\\r\\n\\r\\n & nbsp;   &n bsp;   &nb sp;&nb...
Jan
27
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only in New York Art in 6 min…PLEASE WATCH!!!! Post by Keith Mothershed.
Jan
26
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Do-It-Yourself Solar Panels on the Cheap wisemindhealthybody.com Here’s how an astronomer made his own solar panels on the cheap with damaged, inexpensive materials from eBay and lots of elbow grease. A solar panel is basically a box that holds ...
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The Otis is the new Tinyer house! Green Mountain College goes all out with this great lightweight pull behind solar powered water catching eco home. Check out the link to see inside, read the story, and watch the video: http://www.offgridquest.c om/new...
Jan
25
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  a link via Healing All Over The World. 256 Year Old Chinese Herbalist Li Ching-Yuen, Holistic Medicine, and 15 Character Traits That… www.tunedbody.com Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun (simplified Chinese: 李æ ;¸&...