Saturday, September 06, 2008

Best Article Of The Week?

The Best “Big-Picture” Article Of The Past Week?
by The Old Hippie Because If You Didn't Read It, How Can You Say... “I Know.”

“They’re Still Beating Up Journalists
- Forty Years in the Streets”

“There is absolutely nothing as exhilarating as challenging authority and winning!  I think that is why the 1960s have such an unshakable hold on me, and others who fought for civil rights, were in the antiwar movement and the women’s movement.  I took on the power of the United States government and I won.  It wasn’t easy, and it disrupted my entire life, but it taught me many lessons about activism and exactly what confronting enormous power means.

The e-mail I received, the day after Barack Obama was nominated as the candidate for president of the Democratic Party, from the group The World Can’t Wait, described the difficulty antiwar protesters were experiencing dealing with the police and the low numbers of demonstrators who had turned out to confront the neoliberal message of the convention in Denver.  By the convention’s end three thousand protesters finally marched in the streets of that city.

The distance from Denver in time and miles is so long from where I am today in terms of activism.  The heady days of the 60s and early 70s when everything seemed possible in terms of personal and political change often seem like they are the memories from another life.”

[ link to entire original article. ]

“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all...  can only blame ourselves, and deserve our collective fates.”

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A “Below The Fold” bonus -related- link - Food Energy Water crisis -

[using Google’s “Blackle” version of their search engine.]

A “Below The Fold” bonus -The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See- (part 1 of 8)
“And probably the most boring.  But then again, when I told that to my students
and had them give me feedback, most said that if you followed along with what
the presenter, (a professor emeritus of Physics at Univ. of Colorado-Boulder,)
is saying, it's quite easy to pay attention, because it is so compelling.”
- Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8

[Each ‘Part’ is approximately 10 minutes, and well worth the time.  Enjoy an excellent lecture...]


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