HERD ABOUT IT?
by Ana Grarian
A grey wet day to match Ana’s gray wet mood. Is it gray or grey? I think I’ve seen it spelled both ways. As it is simply a steady rain, not a downpour, and still quite warm, the morning walk was not really so bad, and as my arthritic knee is not throbbing, what do I have to complain about? Ana feels a downpour of trouble.
Guess I’ll go read some of the internets to get some inspiration.
There are a lot of folks out there fighting for the right things.
The end of mountain top removal mining…..
Around 100 people have been arrested outside the White House while protesting against mountaintop removal mining, including NASA scientist James Hansen.
The protesters were arrested Monday after refusing orders from U.S. Park Police to leave the sidewalk outside the White House. They staged a rally at nearby Freedom Plaza earlier in the day.
Using video and music to enhance their message….
Answering tough questions from little ones & teaching civic responsibility in the process….
“Pop-pop?” Read more
Written by Coleen Rowley for Huffington Post
Former FBI Special Agent
The war on dissent, rather than terrorism, continued full steam with FBI SWAT teams breaking down doors at 7 am Friday (Sept 24) morning and raiding the homes of several anti-war leaders and activists in Minneapolis, Chicago and possibly a couple other Midwest cities. Members of the FBI’s “Joint Terrorism Task Force” spent a few hours at each Minneapolis residence, seizing personal photographs and papers, computers and cell phones as well as serving Federal Grand Jury subpoenas on the various activists.
I understand why they did it, especially Waco. But were the repercussions worth it? Do we really want to go back to those days? Or is the plan to make sure the media never covers when the FBI, ATF, Blackwater’s latest incarnation or any other governmental group assigned to protect the very German-esque “Homeland,” burns up a family because someone said they might know something about terrorism? Or they waterboard to death 8 year old Suzy to try to get Dad to talk about his fictional connections?