Monthly Archives: May 2008

Lucy Parsons and the call for class war

The death of Utah Phillips reminded me of a favorite story he would tell about the Haymarket widow Lucy Parsons. Shoot or Stab Them was advice that got the anarchist agitator arrested whenever she tried to speak in public. Lucy’s … Continue reading

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Protesters forget thinking cap stamina

COLORADO SPRINGS- Such an unfortunate characterization of the J&P. In the Gazette coverage of the Air Force Academy graduation, the paper featured this teaser on the front page: “War protesters bail early.” The article on page 8 began: “Air Force … Continue reading

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Anarchism as applied to washing dishes

WASH YOUR OWN DISHES via CrimethInc CAPITALISM You wash the dishes, the ones who own them profit.   ANARCHISM We all share in the dishwashing. DEMOCRACY Even as a dishwasher, you deserve a say in which politician is best suited … Continue reading

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Made you look! President Bush sees the handwriting on the wall

COLORADO SPRINGS, 9:25AM- Bush motorcade travels I-25 en route to the 2008 Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, passing our banner! Mark Lewis has gathered media reports of the event and the actions at CSaction. Heading up Academy Boulevard toward State … Continue reading

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Judi Bari’s gentle lesson in nonviolence

A couple years ago some Colorado Springs activist organizations had a chance to host a public screening of a documentary about Judi Bari and her posthumus court victory against the FBI. It turned out the Feds had planted the bomb … Continue reading

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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin Mr. Bush

COLORADO SPRINGS- While a motorcade delivered President Bush to the Broadmoor Hotel, we were at the AFA airing our fresh age-old message. It’s the proverbial proverbial Writing on the Wall. If you think Aramaic will be indecipherable to freeway drivers, … Continue reading

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AFA South Gate versus North Gate

Every year, those disposed to holding peaceful protests at the Air Force Academy will deliberate about the relative merits of using either the South Gate or the North Gate entrances. Whether one sees more traffic than the other is difficult … Continue reading

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Life, Love, Liberty and Lunch

I’m taking over the Bachelor Nutrition Series. Yes, Eric is a bachelor. But he’s my bachelor; as such, he’s carefully tended and well fed. The Simple Nutrition Series (its new name) should be geared toward those who know something about … Continue reading

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Nicaragua feedback

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA- My daughter and I have been in Nicaragua for a little less than three weeks now, and I am glad to have successfully gotten my surgery done and over with. In addition, I have visited with my friend, … Continue reading

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Zebulon Pike was an Illegal Alien (In the No Hater Zone)

posted this on Craigslist… Date: 2008-05-25, 1:31AM MDT Just to remind people, since the Old Colorado City Territory Days celebration of colonialism and Imperialism is going on… Young Lieutenant Pike, and his merry crew of saboteurs, spies and setup crew … Continue reading

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Socially Retarded Animated Sphincter

Who ran over my cane yesterday. I had gone downtown, complete with my bicycle and trailer, to pick up a computer for my landlady. (it’s a nice one too…) Just by co-inky-dink it was right across the street from Toons … Continue reading

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David Rovics on death of Utah Phillips

Utah Phillips died Friday. Friends have circulated a May 14th letter he’d sent. The Salt Lake Tribune reprinted a great interview from 2005. And fellow performer David Rovics forwarded this remembrance: I was watching my baby daughter sleep in her … Continue reading

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Election year 9/11 Kool-aid inoculation

The Firefight book is re-writing the emerging 9/11 narrative, re-branding, re-imprinting the 9/11 mythology for the election year McCain Neocon reelection. Continue reading

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Neocon just rewards will be bulletproof

I cannot help but question whether and how justice can be served. Where is the authority to bring these men to justice? Who and whose army are going to wrench Bush and co from their above-the-law protectors? Continue reading

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McCain Lieberman vs. Obama Clinton

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UFPJ Iraq Moratorium April and May

Beware Raytheon!, Third Friday in April, Colorado Springs. Third Friday of May, Raytheon, Colorado Springs.

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Trading Benjamins

My 14-year-old son is going to China next month, along with a group of classmates and chaperones. Yesterday I went to Wells Fargo to exchange $400USD for Chinese yuan. A small currency exchange, cash for cash, very routine. To accomplish … Continue reading

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Hay bellies

I’ve read quite a bit about vegetarianism over the years. Nutritionists assert that in order to be healthy a vegetarian must actively seek the full complement of amino acids that make up protein, the building blocks of our bodies, by … Continue reading

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What is there left to say to Bush?

Bush 43 is coming to the Air Force Academy commencement next week and I can’t think of anything to say. It’s not that Dubya’s becoming irrelevant, or that he’s an irredeemable reprobate or conversant as a doornail. IT IS probably … Continue reading

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Obama carrying the torch for Israel

Three score years ago the US created in the Holy Land a permanent refuge for the Jews of Europe, making at the same time refugees of the Palestinians who were living there. The anniversary of Israel thus coincides with the … Continue reading

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Crossing to safety

Gorée Island, just 3 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, was one of the largest slave trading outposts in West Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. Men, women and children were collected from the region and herded into holding … Continue reading

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Not in My Name

Hello, I participated in the most incredibly diverse rally in front of the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Here are my remarks: Cynthia McKinney Remarks Al Nakba Rally, “Not in My Name” United Nations, New York May 16, 2008 … Continue reading

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Riot police were standing by on Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS- Channel 5/30 News reporters were called away from the World Arena last Saturday to cover a stabbing at a public music event at the flea market. A fight broke out in a crowd of 2000 people and the … Continue reading

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Pinon Canyon public meeting WED 3PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO- As previously announced, the Army is conduction a public scoping meeting on May 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs about their tentative Pinon Canyon takings. At 6:30pm they’ll outline their need to Grow-The-Army (GTA) … Continue reading

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Activists not arrested for trying to get into the State Democratic Convention

TO CORRECT POLICE BLOTTER DISINFO (A friend asked me casually “how far did you get?” I was disappointed to admit that Peter and I were not arrested trying to get into the convention.)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The police team … Continue reading

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