Children's artwork and posters of Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the Defending Dissent Foundation: "Doors were kicked in during the early morning raids in Minneapolis and Chicago and personal belongings including childrens' artwork, posters of Martin Luther King, Jr, were taken, as well as cell phones, computers and boxes of paper records. About a dozen activists from Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. The FBI emphasized that no arrests were made, but that evidence was being collected regarding the possible 'material support' of terrorism. The 'material support' statute is so broadly written that it can, and does, include international peace-building activities that are not in any way intended to support terrorism."
Meanwhile, it's perfectly okay for Israeli commandos to board an aid vessel in international waters and shoot an American four times in the head.
Why isn't the White House responding? I guess they didn't do much when 23 year-old American Rachel Corrie was crushed with an Israeli bulldozer, either. Or when Israelis killed 34 American sailors aboard the USS Liberty.
Tell me again ... why is Israel our greatest "friend" in the Middle East ... and why do we send them so much money every year?
Be sure to listen to his actual speech at the above link. Makes sense to me. I don't know enough about Ahmadinejad to have formed an reliable opinion about him, but whenever he's mentioned it always seems he's unfairly demonized.
This is pretty big news. For every delegate who left there are quite a few who stayed ... and the world is a heck of a lot bigger than the US and her allies.
[Written by GW at Washington's Blog; inspired by the poem First They Came by Martin Niemöller, which was written about the Nazis. Originally written in 2007, GW updated this poem with an additional verse about assassinations.]
I think it's long been the Mass Media's job to keep people divided -- along racial, political and even religious lines. I think that last is what explains the recent flap there's been about the Ground Zero Mosque. Just another psy-op to fan the flames between Muslims and non-Muslim Americans.
This is where I come to vent and blather about what they don't seem to talk about in the mainstream news. I've written quite a few articles in the past (mostly on Portland Indymedia) and I'll try to include my favorites on here as well, when time allows. I also like to talk about ideas and solutions as to what we can do about the mess our planet is in. Check out my radio work, too.
I believe it's up to each and every one of us to contribute our own special talents to make this world a better place for all of us.
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Grandfather, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed from the sacred way. We know that we are the ones who are divided and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the sacred way. Grandfather, sacred one, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other.