Monthly Archives: February 2014

The US is NOT an oil exporting country

A recent Business Week article looked at the politics affecting the construction of the XL pipeline. If you’re joining late, this is the proposed pipeline that will carry Canadian oil from tar sands across the US to the Gulf of Mexico, ostensibly for refinement at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. Proponents tout cheaper gasoline and […]

What We owe Sister Megan and friends

You already know this if you’ve read my blog in the past few days. The Transform Now Plowshares, which consists of Michael Walli, Greg Boertje -Obed, and Sister Megan Rice, have been sentenced. They had already been convicted of a number of charges last July¬†after breaking into the Y-12 Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. […]

What India and West Virginia have in common

On the February 14 edition of Sex and Politics, I interviewed one of the many victims of the recent Charleston, West Virginia toxic chemical spill. Scott, a longtime resident and sometime-activist, told me of not being able to drink his water and shower after the poisoning of the river that supplies their water. We also […]

Judge Sends Transform Now Plowshares Resisters to Prison

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
? Judge Amul R. Thapar passed sentence on Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice and Michael Walli on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. The three were convicted in May 2013 for their nonviolent action called Transform Now Plowshares at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak…

The Unemployment protest on Feb 7

So there we were in the cold. It was noon on Friday and we were in front of Federal Hall on Wall Street. We were a small gathering. So there we all were in the cold on Friday, yelling about unemployment. Anybody in this picture who isn’t wearing heavy cold gear is freezing their butt […]

We interrupt this blog for an important bulletin…

Today, February 11, is a day of protest against unwarranted and illegal Government surveillance of the citizens of this country. I’ve blogged about this before, but what you need to know is that there is now an organized protest against the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden and others. It is also a protest against […]

Rise up for the unemployed this Friday

Occu-Evolve is organizing a protest specifically around the issue of unemployment. It’s Friday at noon. Here’s why you should be there: Despite the much touted ‘recovery’, adult employment participation is lower than it has been since married women started entering the workforce in 1978. Since 1978, it has taken most families 104 weekly paychecks to […]