War War Crimes

My letter to Nancy Pelosi

91% of Americans do not want the US to engage in any military action in Syria. Over and over again, Americans have  shown the way to their elected represented representatives and those representatives have been deaf to their voices. What unimaginable hubris is driving members of Congress like yourself, to commit an even more serious war crime than […]

Coal Trains Journalism

Comments on the PBS documentary "Coal"

(The documentary “Coal” aired on PBS last week and is available now online here.) I was extremely disappointed in the content of this program. I did a television show on this subject with a Congressional candidate (the only one to oppose it) late last year so I know enough about it to see that PBS […]

Democrats Elections GOP

Bury My Heart In Electoral Politics

The ballot box just isn’t working for the 99%. 12 years of electoral politics have done nothing to stop the alarming erosion of the very foundations of our nation. Time and again our choices are narrowed by big money and back room deals. Time and again the least deserving claim victory. Scott Walker’s recent triumph […]

Journalism Washington State Politics

Candidates Vying for Congress in Washington's New First District

Moral Politics‘ show “Candidates Vying for Congress in Washington’s New First District” is queued for cablecast this Friday and next Friday at 8:30 PM – prime time. Alert friends and others – in King County – to view the political punditry. Again, July 13 at 8:30 PM and July 20 at 8:30 PM on Comcast channel 77.  The […]

Politics Rocky Anderson

Rocky for President

“It should be no surprise that when rich men take control of the government, they pass laws that are favorable to themselves. The surprise is that those who are not rich vote for such people, even though they should know from bitter experience that the rich will continue to rip off the rest of us […]

Accountability Corruption Economics Justice Politics

What financial crisis?

The collapse of the world financial system is still in full swing.  Good information is thin on the ground because those most culpable are doing their best to hide the full implications of their crimes. No one really knows how many trillions of worthless derivatives were created.  New crisis arise almost daily like mushrooms after […]

Politics

Pull Up Some Dust and Sit down

Every social movement has its music.  From the union movement  in the early part of the 20th Century to the 60’s revolution to Africa’s apartheid;  everywhere voices were raised together against the forces of injustice and misrule.  There are important reasons why music belongs in every revolution. Music  penetrates to deeper levels of consciousness than mere language. The discipline forces simplicity upon  the […]