Activism Buddhism Spirituality Uncategorized

On political struggle and spiritual acceptance

Ady Barkin wrote an essay in The Nation, I’m Dying. Here Is What I Refuse to Accept With Serenity, about politics, spirituality, and dying. At age 32 he was diagnosed with ALS, and within a few years he was unable to feed himself. He dictated the essay to a friend because he was unable to […]

Activism Media

How to win hearts and minds

Winning hearts and minds would be a LOT easier if the Left controlled more media. The Right has Fox News, Sinclair Broadcasting, Breitbart, AM talk radio, etc. Nationally there are a few lefty media outlets. We need local ones that we control. The numerous lefty and Democratic interests should band together and organize a news […]

Activism TPP

Inspire Seattle: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Sat, May 7 at 6:30PM

InspireSeattle invites YOU to join us at our Social Forum: Saturday, May 7th at 6:30PM. Main discussion topic for this evening: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): is this Asian trade agreement good or bad for America (and Americans)? President Obama’s Office of the United States Trade Representative frames the TPP as “INCREASING AMERICAN EXPORTS, SUPPORTING AMERICAN JOBS”. […]

Activism

The revolution will not be pleasant

On facebook some supporters of the Green Party put up a meme image suggesting that only Jill Stein would end our militaristic foreign policy. Here’s the image: I replied: Aren’t Bernie and Rand much less hawkish than the others? Anyway, the Green Party hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of making much of a difference, […]

Activism Clean Energy Climate Change Global Warming

Supporting the Solar Incentive Bill HB2346 in Senate

The Solar Extension bill HB 2346 is alive and is now in the Senate.  It supports the Solar industry in Washington state by helping to make an installation more affordable up front. The Bill will have a committee (Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee)  hearing on Wednesday, February 24.  To get out of this committee […]

Activism Environment

sHellNo Nighttime Luminary Flotilla on World Environment Day

Join us this Friday, June 5th, on World Environment Day for an eveningof art-making, inspiration, music, wise words, and creating a communitythat’s acting in harmony with our shared values and visions of betterway forward. Rent a Kayak to join the Luminous Flotilla culminating withprocession to the rig and light action! (you can enjoy music beginningat […]

Activism Economic Inequality Economic Justice Washington State Politics

Backbone Campaign should work on economic justice in addition to climate justice

I commend and support the Backbone Campaign’s successful activism concerning Shell’s plan to drill in the arctic.  They are expert at getting media coverage. But there are many battles to fight, and I wish Backbone would direct their activism towards economic justice. In particular, I want Backbone to expose the outrageously regressive tax system in […]