Monday, July 30, 2012

FASHION EXHIBIT
at
GOVERNORS ISLAND
on
July 21, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012


LATEST NEWS TO ROCK YOUR WORLD

How America Became a Country That Lets Little Kids Go Homeless
Tana Ganeva, AlterNet
Family homelessness essentially did not exist until the 1980s.  And the financial crisis has made the problem massively worse.

Presto!  The DISCLOSE Act Disappears
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Common Dreams

If You Lived Down Wind From This Power Plant, Would You Be Concerned?
Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Hot Enough for You?  Time to Teach Against Fossil Fuels
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools Blog

Wall Street’s Biggest Heist Yet? How the High Wizards of Finance Gutted Our Schools and Cities
Pam Martens, AlterNet

The Joke’s on You – Are Jon Stewart and Stephan Colbert Lulling Americans Into Submission?
Steve Almond, The Baffler

A Soldier’s Journey – Memorial Day 2012
Lone Wolf Tribe

Friday, July 20, 2012


Monday, July 16, 2012



THE LATEST IN THE NEWS

Not Again! How Our Voting System is Ripe for Theft and Meltdown in 2012
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
The Republican war on voters is only the start of really big problems voters face in the 2012 presidential election.

How Out-of-Control Credit Markets Threaten Liberty, Democracy and Economic Security
Edward Harrison, AlterNet

J11: Zuccotti Re-Occupation Stirs Nostalgia for Last Fall

Banksters Take Us to the Brink
Bill Moyers & Michael Winship, Common Dreams

Green Party Convenes in Baltimore to Nominate Jill Stein for President and Ralph Nader has Endorsed Rocky Anderson’s Candidacy

The Selling of American Democracy: The Perfect Storm
Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union
Sara Robinson, AlterNet
Free-market capitalism was supposed to save us from the tyranny of faceless apparatchiks.  But that’s not what happened.

New York Activists Blockade Foreclosure Auctions to Stop Banks Selling Homes
Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet
In each of the five boroughs of New York City, each week, there’s a foreclosure auction.  And this week, community activists turned up to try and stop it.

So-Called Fiscal Cliff is Baloney; Our Economy Can Recover if Obama Focuses on What We Really Need – JOBS!
Marshall Auerback, AlterNet
Talk about deficits and tax cuts distracts us from the great New Deal lesson – An economy recovers when people go back to work.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday Brunch with the Parents
at
Jean's in Hoosick, NY

NEWS TO MAKE YOU PAUSE AND THINK

How to Think
Chris Hedges, TruthDig.com

Brian Moench: As the West Burns: Speaking Truth to Fire
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/09-6

Robert Parry: The Silence on Global Warming
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/09-0

Donna Smith: For Our Health or Your Wealth, That is the Question
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/09-10

WHAT TO READ DURING THE SUMMER?
The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World by Lloyd “Jeff” Dumas, Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas

If you are looking for a Marxist screed about war and capitalism, Jeff Dumas’s latest work is not the one for you. But if you like practical ideas on how a more just U.S. and global economy could work better for everyone, and how a more peaceful world is possible with more equitable economic policies, then you will dig into this book, part of “an unintended trilogy” by Dumas. For good measure, he throws in a fascinating chapter on nonviolence. It’s a bit of a serious, somewhat academic read, but very rewarding, even to someone who was not very strong on Economics in my academic career! Dumas’s aim is true, and he aims to make a difference, not wow you with economics wizardry.

Sunday, July 01, 2012