Sunday, February 27, 2011

February leaves us and March will be busy

There is a lot going on for me in March. And the weather was warming up nicely today; Bruno enjoyed his walks.

March 13th we have the fundraiser for Bradley Manning's Legal Defense Fund. Location: Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Streets NW.

March 19th Veterans for Peace lead a big protest and civil resistance action at the White House.

March 20th we have a rally and march to the gates of Quantico (similar to what was done on MLK Day). Buses have been reserved to take folks from Union Station.

Meanwhile, the resistance to union busting and the further destruction of the Middle Class intensifies in Wisconsin. Hundreds of protesters have reclaimed their state capitol building in Madison, staying overnight in the rotunda. This same beautiful resistance is now beginning to spread to Indiana and Ohio.

I really don't think the corporate servant boy, Gov. Walker of Wisconsin will be re-elected in three years from now. It must also be pointed out that this beautiful show of people standing up for themselves and fully participating in democracy owes a lot to the successful anti-government revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. I think many Americans are getting sick and tired of bailing out huge banks while their incomes have shrunk were inspired by our colleagues in North Africa.

So, anyhow, March will be a busy month and I am ready to work on making links between transparency, truth, justice, peace and accountability. These themes run through Cairo, Madison, and here in the belly of the imperial beast.

My thoughts continue to be with Bradley Manning every day, and I leave this entry with the following: "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." ~George Orwell

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