Val, I couldn't see Maria's final live because I spent most of Saturday at our state convention with our guest Dr Jill Stein--Green's 2012 Presidential candidate. (Our tech man was able to follow the scores on a palm device & keep me updated.)
Dr Stein assured me SYRIZA is on her radar.
If the West gets nasty next week, know the Hellenes have friends here who will react.
We are all Greeks.
That is very good news to hear Paul! Thank you! I hope more felt this way...!
You must look to the movement, not to the government,
On Thursday more than 450 people--representing a broad cross-section of Houston--gathered in the city's Skyline District at a peaceful demonstration calling for the end of poverty-wage jobs in Houston.The protestors--many of whom clean downtown buildings and make just $9000 annually as janitors--were gathered outside of JP Morgan Chase when police horses trampled multiple participants. One of the protestors was arrested after she ran out into the street to help a janitor who had been knocked down by one of the horses.This violent reaction by the police to a group of workers peacefully protesting is an outrage. This is not the way our city--or democracy--is supposed to work.Join us in calling on Houston's mayor and business community to put an end to economic injustice by intervening on behalf of janitors and working together to create good jobs for Houston.
Sadly, I had to reply:
Agree re support, for sure. But y'know, it IS the Houston I remember from the 60s--thug HPD, Klan-ridden trash who'd floated down the Sabine Valley. Probably even more like Houston in the 20s-early 30s. The mistake is to imagine the vicious 1% & their trained animals ever really change.
On a lighter note: I just posted locally:
just noticed that FEMEN "like" http://www.facebook.com/occupybexar
For them, I put aside my typical bias--don't care whether they're orange or blue Ukraine--I get totally behind FEMEN!
July 4 Occupy Your Capitol in Austin (TX extension of the Occupy National Gathering in Philly). Below: Candidate for Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Pipkin listens to Congressional candidate Meghan Owen (far left) talk with fellow Occupiers in a discussion cluster on the State Capitol grounds.
Photo by Roger Baker, TCGP
Meghan Owen in march on Congress Avenue, Austin — Photo from Occupy Bexar
See/hear Meghan speak:
Any effort like this needs a little funding, so wtf, I'll post the donation link here too.
If you're out Southeast--Riverside Drive or somewhere in the 35th, you could vote for my girl Meghan Owen http://bexargreens.org/2...07/06/candidates-occupy/ At least you could promote friends in her district to vote for her. As you see, I was there helping her campaogn on July 4.
Owen is on FB: https://www.facebook.com/MeghanForCongress
I'm thinking this deal is even more complicated than that. I believe Russia has more than one horse in that race.
gah! She is running against the Congressman I interned for last year (Lloyd Doggett).
It will be a tough fight for sure. I am not in the disctrict anyways. Sorry :(
Hopefully she can do some events at UT Austin or UTSA to get exposure!
She hopes to have some music events in Austin--first we gotta carry off a danged yard party down here. :P
Well then, you know Lloyd ain't an incumbent. 35th is a new district. I'm sure you know somebody who lives there.
Tell me why he voted for House Bill 347 (to criminalize protest.)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate have been arrested at a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank over housing foreclosures.
The arrests came after about 50 party supporters staged a protest Wednesday against Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored mortgage lender.
Some tried to reach Fannie Mae's downtown office through the adjacent bank. They staged a sit-in when they were denied access to the office building.
Stein and her running mate, Philadelphia activist Cheri Honkala (HAHN'-kah-lah), are among five people arrested. Police say they will face charges of defiant trespassing.
The demonstrators included several city residents struggling to keep their homes. Two met with Fannie Mae officials.
Stein is a Harvard-educated physician. Her "Green New Deal" platform aims to create sustainable local economies and reduce corporate power in politics.
Hear/see Jill speak during the Sit-In
Green Party is the Real Deal!