Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Coming War on China -- John Pilger


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The Coming War on China from John Pilger on Vimeo.

Friday, July 24, 2020

On Contact: Police Reform [McHarris says: Defund, Disarm, Abolish--Yes]

This is what happens when the War on Terror is turned inward, on America | Hamilton Nolan | Opinion | The Guardian

This is what happens when the War on Terror is turned inward, on America | Hamilton Nolan | Opinion | The Guardian:



EXCERPT:



A strange and necessary ingredient of America’s descent towards fascism is that it will have little impact on the majority of people. As militarized federal agents are deployed into major cities to snatch protesters and charge them with harsh federal crimes for daring to deface the ruling party’s monuments, most Americans will continue living their normal lives with no discernible changes, at least for the time being. People wake up and eat breakfast and spend their days doing mundane tasks in fascist countries, too.



If there was ever a tipping point, we are past it. Trying to stare hard at the daily news to determine the exact point at which we slip into fascism is like staring at a baby to see when it turns into an adult. By the time you perceive it, it’s already happened. It is important to understand that the crackdown phase that we are now in – the unaccountable government forces, the riot police, the teargas, the targeted political prosecutions that will come next – are not something new, but something old. This isn’t about Donald Trump. This is about America, baby. This is what we do.

Unwelcome Rally for the Feds in Seattle


Fmr. Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper: Police Culture “Toxic” [But Change is Coming]



Fmr. Seattle Police Chief: Police Culture “Toxic” | Video | Amanpour & Company | PBS:

Norm Stamper says positive change is coming to policing.  17 min video tells why.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Episode 15: A Coronavirus Forest Fire | CIDRAP

Episode 15: A Coronavirus Forest Fire | CIDRAP:



In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the continued increase in cases throughout much of the United States, how other countries have managed the pandemic, the latest on aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the just released CIDRAP Viewpoint on COVID-19 surveillance. Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

Episode 15: A Coronavirus Forest Fire | CIDRAP

Episode 15: A Coronavirus Forest Fire | CIDRAP:

 EXCERPT:

In this episode, Dr. Michael Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the continued increase in cases throughout much of the United States, how other countries have managed the pandemic, the latest on aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the just released CIDRAP Viewpoint on COVID-19 surveillance. Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B

AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B:



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The church’s haul may have reached -- or even exceeded -- $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts,

15 Years Ago, Doug & I Were in Texas at Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey--We made the "Bush, Talk to Cindy" Banner


DOUG AND I AT CAMP CASEY -- 2005

Cindy pursued Bush to the Summer White House in Crawford, Texas
to ask him "What Noble Cause Did My Son (Casey) Die for?"
Hundreds of people from everywhere followed her there & stayed for weeks.
We drove all the way from Seattle & saw Steve Earle play there.
BUSH OF COURSE NEVER ANSWERED HER.
 

Supporting the Right to Dissent: Palestine Legal's Big 2020 Campaign

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Martha & The Vandellas "Dancing in the Streets"---The Best Song [h/t Elliot S.]









The story of the song in the GUARDIAN:  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/01/martha-reeves-dancing-in-the-street-motown-protest

Israeli-US Police Cooperation, Israel's Annexation Plans & Media Discrepancies

Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police? [IMPORTANT SOLUTIONS OFFERED TO FINISH THE REVOLOTION]

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus--Associated Press [#PublicHealthNotMoreStealths]

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus:

EXCERPT:

The Affordable Care Act established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was supposed to reach $2 billion annually by 2015. The Obama administration and Congress raided it to pay for other priorities, including a payroll tax cut. The Trump administration is pushing to repeal the ACA, which would eliminate the fund, said Carolyn Mullen, senior vice president of government affairs and public relations at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who championed the fund, said he was furious when the Obama White House took billions from it, breaking what he said was an agreement.

“I haven’t spoken to Barack Obama since,” Harkin said.