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Sister Jackie Hudson Needs Our Help

June 10 update: Jackie continues to be weak and is reportedly being released to return to Washington State for medical treatment. June 5 update: Evaluated at the hospital and returned to prison Still no medical care for Sister Jackie Hudson as far as we can determine. Read message below from Leonard at Ground Zero Center. […]

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Prisoner of Conscience Needs Our Help

Prisoner of conscience, Jackie Hudson, is at the Irwin County Detention Center and is having chest pains. We need to put pressure on the facility to transfer Jackie to a hospital emergency room for evaluation right away. The facility is reported to be monitoring Jackie’s condition, but has refused to transfer Jackie to an ER […]

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More Notes on the Fragility of Empire

“Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.” — George F. Kennan (1904-2005) US advisor, diplomat, political analyst, and Pulitzer-prize winning […]

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Is It Time to Send Out an SOS Call?

I am thinking about suggesting that the progressives, radicals, and rabble (that’s me) consider sending out an SOS. Yes, an emergency call.  I think we are there. In this instance I think the SOS will be an emergency call for a Summer of Solidarity (think Summer of Love). Those of us who voted in 2008 […]

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Sunday Roundup

I was wrong about the rightness of military action in Libya. Military action simply can’t remain defensive. Gaddafi’s son and three grandchildren were killed by a Nato strike. We are killing children. I get that Gaddafi has to be persuaded to release his powerful hold on Libya’s politics. The military approach only knows one way. […]

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Second Life, Dexter Morph, and the Peace Movement

Second Life is a 3d virtual world in which players control virtual selves called “avatars.”     You can choose the gender and looks (body shape, hair, etc) of your avatar, and you can select the clothes your avatar wears. Once in the world, you can chat, dance, fly through the sky, build houses, teleport, and visit […]

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Uncle Sam and his Shrink

After three sleepless nights, Uncle Sam goes to see his psychiatrist. On the couch, he tells the Doctor, “I spend all my money on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya. I have no money left to spend on highways, social-security, hospitals, schools and libraries at home.” “My Pentagon budget is growing exponentially, year after […]