Browsing the "Politics" Tag

Are We Either Red or Blue, or Are We All Just Purple?

November 21st, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Throughout the 2012 election process, I have been continually asking myself - are we as a people just red or just blue? Are we really this polarized? Or perhaps we are just reacting to compelling and effective extremist propaganda machines, and are victims of an obstructionist conspiracy to divide our country


Surreal Bad Lip Reading Video Captures Essence of Political Debate Absurdity

October 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

So much of the language in political debates just sounds like nonsense bloviating. Many candidates repeatedly do not even attempt to answer questions, instead spewing only meaningless phrases and empty irrelevant soundbites. For me, the most bizarrely accurate analysis of the last presidential debate was provided by Bad Lip Reading. Their nonsensical imagined debate script somehow perfectly captures the truly absurd essence of contrived election campaign theater


Mississippi Tries to Ban All Legal Abortion in the State Tomorrow

June 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Extremist Republican politicians in Mississippi are openly admitting that the new restrictions being forced upon the only remaining health clinic that provides abortion services in the entire state are intended to deny citizens legal access to terminating their pregnancies. If the new regulations go forward tomorrow, all women in one of our nation's most impoverished states will be forced to drive for hours to obtain a constitutionally protected medical procedure


Happy Birthday Rachel Maddow

April 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Today is the 39th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Rachel Maddow. It has been a stellar year for the Bay Area native; in addition to many other accomplishments, Rachel's first book has just been published. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is the handbook for our generation, deftly explaining how the military industrial complex devoured our country, and the simple measures we can all undertake to successfully turn our nation around


Rachel Maddow’s New Book Tackles the Military Industrial Complex

January 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Rhodes Scholar and former AIDS activist Dr. Rachel Maddow's greatly anticipated first book deals with how the bloated expanding military budget has highjacked our nation. "Drift" will be released by Random House on March 27th of this year. The publication analyzes the unsustainability of the distorted over-militarization of our culture, and what we must do to change course


Banktransferlujah!! Money Transfer Action Day!

November 3rd, 2011 | by Reverend Billy

This Saturday thousands of people around the country are transferring their money from large corporate banks, into small financial institutions, community-oriented cooperatives and credit unions. We've been doing this for some time, check out our own Dragonfly's amazing stealth video during our successful campaign against JP Morgan Chase and their financing of Mountaintop Removal


Faith, Faithlessness, and the Occupation in Between

November 3rd, 2011 | by Reverend Billy

Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and OccupyWriters.com founder Jeff Sharlet, and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion and politics in the Occupy movement and beyond. The conversation, held at the renowned Midtown performance space The Tank on November 15, will be hosted by Killing the Buddha


Finding Out What the Occupy Wall Street Movement Is

October 24th, 2011 | by Reverend Billy

Obama compared Occupy Wall Street with the Tea Party, and then called one right and the other left. He doesn't get it. Naomi Klein said the Occupy Wall Street is not a place — that it is a state of mind. She gets it


Earth Preaching

August 19th, 2011 | by Reverend Billy

Believing that the Earth is our god, government, economy and culture - all wrapped into one big institution - that is simple common sense!


Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Prescient Words of Wisdom

July 16th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

Although Ike was president long before I was even born, some of his speeches and policies now seem radically liberal compared to the narrow vision of today's Republicans in the United States. Recently I came across this great image on the Seniors for a Democratic Society's facebook page, which incorporates a few relevant words of Dwight's insight and wisdom: "Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things, but their number is negligible and they are stupid."


Rev. Billy: Ask What You Can Do for the Earth

July 1st, 2011 | by Reverend Billy

Reverend Billy preaches on whittling all of those 700 issues in your inbox every morning down to just one vital thing: saving life itself. "All the issues will be one issue when the ocean has risen to the point where we have got our chin above the brine and we are inhaling our last breath of life; at that point life is the one issue that we all share. But why can't life be an issue now?"



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