… A report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has found that populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined on average by 52 per cent in the last 40 years. And for freshwater creatures the situation is even bleaker, with population collapse of more than three quarters over the same period.
“At home, militarized police departments allow officers to kill unarmed citizens at will with zero accountability. And our leaders export aggression overseas with illegal drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike.”
“During her interview… Dr. Stein quoted Alice Walker: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
American foreign policy under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, when considered by the non-partisan observer, has a sense of continuity – escalating and expanding aggressiveness.
“Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 800+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. “
“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
― Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
“The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good.”…
PDX Police Bureau officers have been provided with a license to kill, even unarmed citizens, without accountability. ”
The action managed to shut down the rally for close to ten minutes — to Trump’s audible dismay. At one point, the chants of “USA” brought things to such a halt that Trump resorted to begging for police action.
“Where are the police? Get ’em out,” he says at one point. “Get ’em out.”
Bernie Sanders has a very public record, in the congressional record. He votes to support the expansion of empire through wars … More
Jill Stein was honored to learn yesterday (Wed. Feb. 26,2016) that Chris Hedges,
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and fearless truth-teller, published an article on Truthdig entitled: “Why I Support Dr. Jill Stein for President”.
Los Angeles: I sat down for an interview with Robert Scheer of Truthdig, who has interviewed every president for the past 40 years. Towards the end he told me – on the record – “I’ve spent quite a bit of time interviewing people who became president or who were president… And so, just in this short interview – there’s no question in my mind that you’re every bit the equal or superior to all of the presidential candidates that I’ve talked to.” Needless to say, I was honored to get a thumbs-up from Robert Scheer, who hasn’t previously been a fan of independent politics. Yet another sign of the rapidly changing political landscape!
Faith may not have anything to do with religion, but has everything to do with common sense.
Chris Hedges and Jill Stein: The Whole Political System is a Scam, Full Interview
…Clinton has been much more than a bit player in the Syrian crisis. Her diplomat Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi was killed as he was running a CIA operation to ship Libyan heavy weapons to Syria. Clinton herself took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” to back the CIA-led insurgency.
The U.S. policy was a massive, horrific failure.
” The great Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene Debs (whose poster hangs in Sanders’ Senate office) would not be impressed.”
Saturday, January 30 A conversation about events in the Middle East with soldiers and members of the Portland Iraqi community at Blue Sky Gallery at 122 NW 8th Ave
“For my campaign to succeed, it’s critically important that we get on the ballot across the country so we can give America a real choice in November.”
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“Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights.”