Monday, September 17, 2012

Historic Picture Of The Day Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Addresses Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Jill Stein Green Party Candidate for President speaks to Zuccotti Park protesters on first anniversary of  the birth of the #Occupy Wall Street Movement on September 17th, 2011.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NDAA 'Indefinite Detention' Provision Struck Down In Historic Court Decision

"[New York, NY] Judge Katherine Forrest ruled yesterday that the so-called “indefinite detention” provision (subsection 1021) of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) violates the Constitution and issued a permanent injunction against its application." 
“This is a tremendous victory for the rule of law and the right of all U.S. citizens, regardless of their ideological persuasions, to be afforded due process. It restores the two century ban on the use of the military by the state for domestic policing. Judge Katherine Forrest, in an era when federal judges often seem to issue rulings about why they cannot implement the law, has with this injunction restored one of our most cherished Constitutional rights. The Obama administration will not doubt appeal this decision. We will continue to fight back. It is not over yet. But I, and I hope all Americans, can sleep a little more easily tonight,” said Chris Hedges this morning when asked about the Judge Forrest’s ruling.

Complete story here via the sparrow project

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 My Pet Goat's Criminal Incompetence On Display

What would the world be like if 9/11 could of been prevented?

Proof of George W's criminal incomp├ętence surrounding 9/11 stack up. News reports show that during Bush-Cheney and Condi Rice's watch their apparent fixation on Iraq and Saddam left America unprotected on 9/11.   They repeatedly ignored warnings of a pending attack.  Ironically, many of the same neocons who advised Bush are now advising Mitt Romney.

Monday, September 03, 2012

'Bread Or Revolution' The Early History Of Labor Day Gatherings And Parades In Photos

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1908 New York City Labor Leader John C. O'Brien astride a horse

Chorus Girls Union, New York 1908

Theatrical Union, New York 1908

Bakers carrying float made from a loaf of bread, NY May Day early 1900's

Russian Labor Association New York Early 1900's

Child Labor Participants early 1900's New York

Suffragettes - Labor Day 1913 New York

Labor Day Parade 1910

Firemen Labor Day parade, 1929 Washington, DC

Labor Day Toronto 1916

Miners Labor Day Parade Roslyn, WA early 1900's

Labor Parade New York 1908

I.W.W. Man with hat card "Bread or Revolution" 1908

Presentation of U.S. flag Labor Day. Red Granite WI 1908

Labor Day Red Granite, WI 1908

Meat-cutters early 1900's Buffalo, NY

Labor Day Parade Buffalo, NY 1908

Ford workers Labor Day parade Detroit, MI 1944

Women carrying banners Detroit Labor Day parade 1940

Detroit, MI Marchers in the Labor Day parade 1942

Labor Day Celebration Eldora, CO 1900

Labor Day Parade Chicago 1904

Labor Day parade 1908 Chicago

Labor Day Parade Chicago 1904

Labor Day Parade 1904 Chicago

Meat Cutters with checkered overcoats Chicago 1908

Amalgamated Clothing Workers Labor Day Chicago 1915

William Jennings Bryan Labor Day Lincoln Park Chicago 1915

Matt Taibbi's Much Watch Interview On Bain Capital And Romney

via Democracy Now and RSN

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Labor Day 2012 | Dear Mrs Roosevelt "The Money Changing Racket Boys" Are Now Running The Government

Bust of FDR's located overlooking Lake Roosevelt behind the Grand Coulee Dam 
Roosevelt gave workers the right and protection to organize unions with the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 and should be remembered as a true champion of the labor movement on Labor Day.

"Dear Mrs. Roosevelt" Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt, don't hang your head and cry;
His mortal clay is laid away, but his good work fills the sky; 
This world was lucky to see him born.

He's born in a money family on that Hudson's rocky shore;
Outrun every kid a-growin' up 'round Hyde Park just for fun;
This world was lucky to see him born.

He went away to grade school and wrote back to his folks;
He drew such funny pictures and always pulling a joke;
This world was lucky to see him born.

He went on up towards Harvard, he read his books of law;
He loved his trees and horses, loved everything he saw;
This world was lucky to see him born.

He got struck down by fever and it settled in his leg;
He loved the folks that wished him well as everybody did;
This world was lucky to see him born.

He took his office on a crippled leg, he said to one and all:
"You money changin' racket boys have sure 'nuff got to fall;"
This world was lucky to see him born,

In senate walls and congress halls he used his gift of tongue
To get you thieves and liars told and put you on the run;
This world was lucky to see him born,

I voted for him for lots o' jobs, I'd vote his name again;
He tried to find an honest job for every idle man;
This world was lucky to see him born,

He helped to build my union hall, he learned me how to talk;
I could see he was a cripple but he learned my soul to walk;
This world was lucky to see him born.

You Nazis and you fascists tried to boss this world by hate;
He fought my war the union way and the hate gang all got beat;
This world was lucky to see him born.

I sent him 'cross that ocean to Yalta and to Tehran;
He didn't like Churchill very much and told him man to man;
This world was lucky to see him born.

He said he didn't like DeGaulle, nor no Chiang Kai Shek;
Shook hands with Joseph Stalin, says: "There's a man I like!"
This world was lucky to see him born.

I was torpedoed on my merchant ship the day he took command;
He was hated by my captain, but loved by all ships hands;
This world was lucky to see him born.

I was a Gl in my army camp that day he passed away,
And over my shoulder talkin' I could hear some soldier say:
"This world was lucky to see him born."

I guess this world was lucky just to see him born;
I know this world was lucky just to see him born;
This world was lucky to see him born.