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Good Night, Pete Seeger

Pete SeegerDoesn’t everyone have at least a song with special significance… a telltale from some event or happening in the past?  The song “Goodnight, Irene” has that significance for me; more specifically the version sang by The Weavers in the 50’s, my unannounced introduction to Pete Seeger, the folk singer, as a Weaver.  It would be a decade later, however, that I would learn about this later-to-be iconic singer-songwriter and, more importantly for me, his sociopolitical activist persona.

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America in Denial

US PovertyWidth and Breadth of Today’s Poverty

Last week I read Daniel Weeks’ article, “Poverty vs. Democracy in America,” which appears in The Atlantic’s January 2014 issue.  As much as I respect Weeks’ advocacy for trying to clean American politics with the clear baptismal waters of democracy, and the many valid points he brings forth in this article, I feel very strongly that we, Americans, are time and again totally missing the point.  Mr. Weeks included!

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US Senate vs. Iran

Menendez-Kirk Iranian Sanctions BillIran is not yet off the hook

Neoconservative extremists, Zionist lobbyists from the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and their willing executioners on Capitol Hill driven by the right-wing Israeli government are trying everything to sabotage the agreement between Iran and the five UN Security Council members plus their German annex. This unholy alliance tries to drag the Obama administration into another Middle Eastern war. These lobbyists have raised the stakes so high that Iran’s only alternative to war would be unconditional surrender. After the Iranian government has agreed to normalize its relations with the West, these US extremists demand not only a continuation but a tightening of the sanctions screw.

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Israel- Guilty of Genocide

Israeli military general Amos Yaron was accused of crimes against humanity While the so-called international legal bodies such as ICC, UN and Security Council lack the guts to face up to the Zionist global terrorism, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) has demonstrated unequivocal courage for prosecuting the terrorist state of Israel and its military generals for their crimes. After listening to eyewitness testimonies and examining the voluminous documented evidence the Tribunal found the state of Israel guilty of genocide, and the Israeli retired army general Amos Yaron guilty of crimes against humanity and of genocide.

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Year of Solidarity with Palestinians

BDSBoycott Apartheid Israel

Last year the UN General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly voted to proclaim “2014 the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”. The people around the world must urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) not just against Apartheid Israel but also against all those people, politicians, parties, companies, corporations and countries that support this grossly human rights-abusers, genocidal racist, Apartheid state.

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