Poltical commentary with a twist. Combine one veteran peace activist and one inveterate videographer/editor. Shake, stir and serve. Weekly rants, analysis, reflections, and that sort of thing from a decidedly progressive perspective.Paul George has been a peace activist and grassroots organizer for nearly forty years. He is the Director of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (www.peaceandjustice.org) in Palo Alto, CA. He writes a blog at www.peacerant.org.Thomas "TD" Daniell is a top director at the Community Media Center in Palo Alto and heads up the Peace and Justice Center's video team.
A personal tribute on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.
Check the thermostat and use a measuring cup, or you could find yourself in a whole lot of hot water. On the other hand, if you happen to authorize something like torture, pick up your "Get Out of Jail Free" card.
Health care industry lobbyists are writing prescriptions for ailing Senate Democrats. Funny thing, though, the prescriptions look just like big fat checks. Is this some kind of sick joke?Find out how large your own Senator's dose of corruption is by clicking here. Then call them and give them a dose of your own medicine.
It just doesn't make sense. Work hard to get your foot in the door, then say nothing once you're inside. So you'll be invited back to say nothing again. Does that make any sense to you? For additional reading -- and extra credit! -- please see: http://tinyurl.com/l4nlx7
Orwell returns from hiatus with something a little different -- cinema verite from the streets of San Francisco. The occasion was a rally on the sixth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war (which, of course, is really the 18th anniversary of the US war against Iraq's people).Not surprisingly, the attendance was dismal, the Iraq war being over and all.Think about this: Six months from now, there will be more US troops deployed in combat than at any time during George Bush's administration. (...