G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

And if anyone still doubts that we’ve turned a page in American history today…

Let’s recall Bush’s first Inauguration in 2001. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXffDJn9aoY&feature=related[/youtube] Isn’t it nice to have a president who isn’t an uber-divisive figure before his administration begins?  Obama was even democratically elected to boot! ...

‘No’ on Prop 8 — and ‘No’ on Race-Baiting UPDATE: TAKE ACTION!

UPDATE: More below the fold on what you can do to take action against Proposition 8 I would like to sign on to the following statement from Truth Wins Out: Truth Wins Out today expressed its grave disappointment in those in the LGBT community who have emulated our bigoted opponents by scapegoating...

Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and then, hopefully, a respite from perpetual somnolence): As expected, LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed...

Jena 6 Update: Memo To Alanis – THIS Is Ironic (I Really Do Think)

Jena, LA Mayor Murphy McMillin: not the sharpest fishhook in the tacklebox: McMillin has insisted that his town is being unfairly portrayed as racist—an assertion the mayor repeated in an interview with Richard Barrett, the leader of the Nationalist Movement, a white supremacist group based in Learned,...

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