“We almost always run into some situations where people aren’t entirely comfortable with some of our songs. They’re very comfortable with others. And we invite the discussion.”

“I expect serious problems in terms of civil unrest and I expect pretty draconian responses from our internal security systems, and you can look at Ferguson to get a sense of what that looks like: that’s militarized police in armored personnel carriers with 50 caliber machine guns pointed at nonviolent protesters.”

“Save the strong, lose the weak
Trust nobody, don’t be no fool
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We got stranded…”

“Since the Democratic Party is beholden to the same donor class as the Republican Party, and since the media long ago substituted the culture wars for politics, the most ominous threat Barrett’s appointment to the court represents is going unmentioned.

“Goodness remains—precious, unspeakable, wordless goodness—it remains amidst the hatred and the fear, the ugliness and injustice.  Whatever happens to us, there will always be goodness.”

“If people would refuse to support, fund, kill, or participate in the process, there would be no war. We need to reset and have a fresh start.”

“Citizens should tell Congress to stop the nuclear race by opposing the modernization of the nuclear arsenal, cancelling the $85 billion project for 400 intercontinental nuclear missiles (ICBMs), and cancelling the new $10 billion Trident killer submarine which carries the equivalent of 2,000 Hiroshima bombs.”

“War is not a game,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“The population went under ‘lockdown’ on March 20. Business taxes and domestic debts were suspended, those hospitalized had 50% of their salaries guaranteed and low-income households qualified for social and family assistance schemes, with food, medicine and other goods delivered to their homes…”

Steven Hager  You Tube Murder Most Foul Lyrics Written by Bob Dylan ‘Twas a dark day in Dallas — November ‘63 The day that will live on in infamy President Kennedy was riding high A good day to be living and a good day to die Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb […]

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COVID-19 “really highlights the intersection of social determinants and historical health issues that make people more vulnerable,” Allen said.

With God on Our Side Oh my name it ain’t nothin’ My age it means less The country I come from Is called the Midwest I was taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side Oh, the history books tell it They […]

“It is Difficult to Argue with God”

Masters Of War Bob Dylan, The Avener Come your masters of war You that build all the guns You that build all death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks You that never done […]

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As well as the negative effects on our bodies, the Nuclear Fuel Chain also lays bare nuclear colonialism and the for-profit nuclear industry.

Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)

“Trump has proven to be America’s twenty-first-century maestro of death and destruction, the P.T. Barnum of, as he put it predictively enough in his Inaugural Address, “American carnage.” In fact, he’s been a master of carnage in a way no one could then have imagined.”

I’m a singer, songwriter, poet, mother, grandmother, auntie, activist and organizer. I have been involved in many organizations. Through them, networks developed and the relationships underlying them endured and grew. It’s those connections that support our ability to sustain activism over time and make change. — Barb Tilsen By Anne Winkler Morey  Minneapolis Interview Project  […]