Sami al-Haj, the Al Jazeera cameraman who I mentioned in this post, was finally released from Guantanamo Bay Prison after being held for 6 years without charge [http://www.alternet.org/rights/84285/]. For all those who sent positive thoughts and prayers out to this man, thank you. You never know what might tip the balance between life or death, months ago this man had all but given up hope.
May 1st the International Longshore and Warehouse Union [ILWU] shut down every port on America's West Coast to protest the Iraq War. This is major news. Yet the media seems to be ignoring it. This is the kind of power that can reclaim America for her people. Imagine all the truckers, dockworkers, laborers and professionals demanding a government responsive to the needs and will of everyday workers ... instead of throwing millions of their hard-earned tax dollars down a black hole called Iraq, scoring billions for oil companies and war profiteers. Our country is being dismantled and sold to the highest bidder. The ILWU knows this and they took the first step towards an effective remedy this May Day. Solidarity!