MORE NEWS ON THE POLICE REUNION TOUR
Reunion is Fun, but Copeland says There's More to Life Now
St Louis Post-Dispatchhttp://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/stories.nsf/music/story/9FCD44D00FF3FEA8862573090079F477?OpenDocumentThe power trio reunited at the Grammys earlier this year, leading to a full-blast tour that plays Monday at Scottrade Center, is rock history in the making.
Every Little Thing They Did Was Magic
Chicago Sun-Timeshttp://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/poprock/450583,SHO-Sunday-police01-col.articleThere were some rock groups I liked as a kid simply because they had cool videos or a fetching lead singer who looked good in tight leather pants. And then there were the Police, who, in the words of a philosophical groupie in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous," I loved so much it hurt.
Police Reunion Turmoil?
Dotmusic via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Newshttp://uk.news.yahoo.com/dotmusic/20070702/ten-police-reunion-turmoil-31c8aba.htmlThe Police’s reunion is already in the balance, just a matter of months after they reformed, it has been claimed.
Pop Goes The Police
New Orleans Times-Picayunehttp://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-8/1183443162199440.xml&coll=1The destructive dynamic that splintered the Police at the height of their popularity boiled down to a simple yet inescapable quandary: Sting was Sting, Stewart Copeland was not, and both of them knew it.
THIS SEPTEMBER “CHOOSE PEACE”
New Yorkers for a Department of Peace (NYDOP) announces the launch of CHOOSE PEACE, its second annual September peacebuilding event, and the companion website.CHOOSE PEACE at www.nyc-dop.com/choose/
CHOOSE PEACE is a series of events coordinated by NYDOP and hosted around the world, honoring the 11 days of Global Unity from September 11-21, 2007. The CHOOSE PEACE campaign will raise awareness and funds for the Department of Peace campaign.
CHOOSE PEACE will consist of a musical event in New York City the weekend before September 11, 2007 that will launch 11 days of a Global Peace Film Fest. Building on last year’s Gandhi film festival, NYDOP asks participants around the world to organize house parties between September 11 and 21, the International Day of Peace, by watching a film of their choice, hosting discussions, raising awareness and funds for the Department of Peace campaign and engaging in postcard writing to key decision-makers in Washington, DC.
Visit www.nyc-dop.com/choose/ to find out more about CHOOSE PEACE, to attend or organize events, to obtain postcards, to support the event and to get more involved. Check back often as the website will be updated with new information regularly.
NYDOP appreciates the time and effort you spent organizing a Gandhi film screening last year and hopes you will consider participating this year in CHOOSE PEACE.House Party Kits will be available (for a requested $25 donation) to assist you in having a successful event. Visit http://www.nyc-dop.com/choose for details.
For more information, visit the This September Choose Peace website at http://www.party2win.com/ny-dopeaceSheffield United Lose Tevez Appeal
ITV.com Newshttp://www.itv.com/news/index_2b910a49d5dbe3f97b26e35838ee1e63.htmlActor Sean Bean to Receive Honorary Degree
University of Sheffield – Media Centerhttp://www.shef.ac.uk/mediacentre/2007/842.htmlInternationally acclaimed actor Sean Bean will return to Sheffield this month to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield. Sean’s achievements as an actor and his ongoing commitment to the City of Sheffield will be recognized in the degree ceremony on Friday, July 20th, when he will be become a Doctor of Letters.
Medicare: Why Are Conservatives Scared of Competition?
Dean Baker, Truthout Editorialhttp://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/64/22786LATEST NEWS ON “KUCINICH FOR PRESIDENT” IN 2008 CAMPAIGN
14 Congress Members for Impeachment
David Swanson, Scoop Independent Newshttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00036.htmConsidering Kucinich
Rufus Sanders, Register Columnisthttp://www.sanduskyregister.com/articles/2007/07/02/viewpoints/register_viewpoints/328509.txt“The Consumerist” Interviews Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Presidential Candidatehttp://consumerist.com/consumer/politics/the-consumerist-interviews-congressman-dennis-kucinich-presidential-candidate-272385.php[Duchess Note – Many thanks to Linda Z in TX for her contribution of DJK articles.]Feminists: Women Don’t Trust Hillary
Hillary Clinton enjoyed staunch support from feminists when she was first lady, but now as a presidential candidate she’s being increasingly criticized by left-leaning women. "Women don’t trust Hillary. They see her as an opportunist. Many feel betrayed by her, Susan Douglas wrote in an In These Times article titled "Why Women Hate Hillary. Clinton does have strong support from women in general, with 42 percent of likely women voters in the Democratic primaries choosing Hillary in a recent Zogby poll, more than twice the 19 percent garnered by No. 2 candidate Barack Obama. But "Hillary has a feminist problem, and more so with those who lean left, an article in the liberal publication The Nation observes.
Here’s a sampling of what some feminists have been saying about Hillary, according to the Nation article, which also appeared on the liberal AlterNet Web site:
* Writer Nora Ephron, at one time a gushing admirer of Hillary, late last year wrote in the Huffington Post that she is among those who believe Hillary "will do anything to win, who believe she doesn’t really take a position unless it’s completely safe, who believe she has taken the concept of triangulation and pushed it to a geometric level never achieved by anyone including her own husband, who can’t stand her position on the war, who don’t trust her as far as you can spit.”
* Lisa Jervis, founder of Bitch magazine, wrote: "Having a woman in the White House won’t necessarily do a damn thing for progressive feminism.”
* Jen Moseley expressed a similar view on the blog Feministing: "As women sign up to work with anyone but Senator Clinton, of course, they’re being asked why, They’re all giving the same answer. Being a woman does not get you the automatic support of women.”
* Jaclyn Friedman, director of the Center For New Words program, wrote: "Hillary’s not my friend. She’s not actually progressive. The fact that she’s a woman is an unfortunate red herring.”[Duchess Note – I so agree with what these ladies have to say about that individual. I’ve never trusted Slick Hill since her husband first came into office back in the early 1990s. She’s definitely NOT a progressive nor a liberal. Far from it! My vote during the primary will go to Kucinich and no one else. Many thanks to Judith in sharing the above article from Newsmax.]
Music Review: Pearl Jam – “Live at the Gorge” [CD Box Set]
Charlie Doherty / BC Blogcritics Magazinehttp://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/06/30/203304.php