I support gay rights but question whether the fight for full marriage quality isn’t a wedge issue that will distract voters from more important issues such as war, military spending, the economy, economic justice, corruption, climate change, health care, taxation, and green energy. Politicians love wedge issues. Actually, I’m not sure of this. Maybe gay marriage is a fundamental issue of human rights, akin to women’s right to vote and the Civil Rights movement of the 60s.
Sunday, the “Tarsands Action: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline” folks are rallying in front of the Paramount Theater, 911 Pine St. from 10:45-3:00, where President Obama will have a fundraiser. The Seattle Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship will be meditating and walking around the theater prior to that. RSVP Here: http://events.tarsandsaction.org/officevisits/events/show/142 Other local events are […]
Glenn’s appearance has been cancelled but here is an interview from March 30th, 2012. http://johannhari.com/?powerpress_pinw=2058-podcast Originally posted on this site here http://johannhari.com/2012/03/30/glenn-greenwald-a-conversation/ My latest podcast is a conversation with the most essential political commentator in the US: Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com. He is part of a tradition of American writers – from Thomas Paine to Mark Twain to Noam […]
Progressives, Democrats, and others on the Left need to plan their post-election strategy. 1. If Obama loses If Obama loses, there will be panic and outrage on the left. Many people will claim that the election was stolen. They may be correct. How should the Left react? Will there be protests and other action against […]