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24 August 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Why I wasn’t there

Me, holding a sign in the 2011 King Holiday Parade in Oklahoma City.
I slept quite a bit later than usual today, thus missing the OKC event marking the anniversary of the MOW in 63. I think my body knew what my brain didn’t (yet): I did not want to go and listen to a lot of chants and speeches,… Read the rest

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04 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

April 4

An email from my friend Batch, director of the Oklahoma City Peace House: To commemorate this April 4th memorial of Martin Luther King’s assassination, a friend sent me this 9-minute video of excerpts from King’s speeches – a short 9-minute history that not only allows us to think of King as one of our very best, but also a… Read the rest

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07 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Everybody knows

We’ve been had.… Read the rest

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25 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Arlo’s Thanksgiving classic, with illustrations by Andrew Colunga

This is a fun addition to the annual ritual of listening to Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving Day — illustrations of the story. Now you can watch the story (as you are listless after gorging yourself), and it’s much like hearing a childrens’ fairy tale read to you, since the song is so iconic now. You sort of hear and… Read the rest

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14 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

I solved the deficit!

and I didn’t touch Social Security or Medicare. I did touch the Pentagon pretty aggressively, in fact, I went the full Monty (at least as far as the NY Times You Fix the Deficit tool would let me) on military spending — and it would still be bigger than necessary to protect the county.… Read the rest

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13 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Indocrinate them early that war is fun

… then it’s much easier to manipulate them later. When the antics are a little more serious. Read the rest

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11 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Palestinian Human Rights talk by co-founder of ISM

Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement
Just got back from an AMAZING talk by Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. She spoke for two hours about her own experience as a Palestinian-American who went to Israel to work and how that evolved into dedicating her life to seeking freedom and human rights for Palestinians in… Read the rest

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09 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Rena’s got 3 things you can do right now to support the troops

  • Support IVAW’s Operation Recovery and sign their pledge. “We need 4,823 more signatures to meet our goal of 10,000 by Thursday, Veterans Day,” they say.
    Iraq Veterans Against the War has launched the Operation Recovery campaign to stop the deployment of troops suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma. Thousands of troops are being re-deployed to
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    24 October 2010 ~ 1 Comment

    Rena’s got 3

    I’ve always liked the number three, well at least since I was about 4 and one day it hit me that I liked it (maybe year 3 looked good in the rear-view mirror at that point) and ever since that’s been my number. It’s the one thing I’ve kept with me all this time; I’ve moved all over the country… Read the rest

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