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Sunday, May 20th
6 pm ETMass Meeting** - Audio*
(121 mins)
National City Christian Church,
5 Thomas Cir NW
Washington, D.C.








Week One March!


                     Monday, May14, 2018, Live - Washington, D.C.**(157 mins) 
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Hundreds arrested as activists pick up
where Martin Luther King left off
~ The Guardian


Activists kick off new Poor People's
Campaign, echoing MLK in 1968
~ L.A. Times


Poor People's Campaign Protest
results in arrests
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Poor People's Campaign activists arrested
at State Capitol protest
~ Star Tribune



Poor People's Campaign launches days
of protests around US
~ Tampa Bay Times





Sunday Mass Meeting May 13, 2018 - in D.C.,**(124 mins)  - Audio*(124 mins)
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Our Poor People's Movement:
A Call for Moral Revival
Launches with Six Weekly Themes


Beginning each week with:



A Sunday Mass Meeting
Followed by a Moral Monday March
In 39 State Capitols and Washington, D.C.



~ Eventually, Singin' and Marchin' in ALL 50! ~



Plus, Truthful Tuesdays & Justice Theomusicology with Cultural Arts Thursdays





Week 1 (May 13 - 20)
Women, Youth, the Disabled and Children in Poverty and the Right to Education:

Sunday, May 13
6pm ET - Mass Meeting, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW

Sunday Mass Meeting, May 13, 2018* (Audio - 124 mins)
Somebody is Hurting Our People and Its Gone on Far Too Long*
(Audio choir - 4 mins).


Monday, May 14
2pm ET –  Live - Washington, D.C.**(157 mins) - Audio*(157 mins) - Arrest video**(44 mins)
- Arrest Audio*(44 mins) - Part 2**(video 69 mins) - Part 3*(video 18 mins) - Pics

Tuesday, May 15
7:30pm - 9pm ETTruthful Tuesdays Teach-In - Washington, D.C.
Truthful Tuesday Audio
*(76 mins)

6:30 PM - 9 PM ET -  OHIO PPC Truthful Tuesday Teach-In Week 1    
Cincinnati, OH 
RSVP


6:30 pm - 9 ET -  NYC: #Teaching Tuesdays Community Discussion & Watch Party - New York, NY   RSVP

6:30 pm - 9 ET - Albany #Teaching Tuesday | We Won't Be Silent Anymore
Albany, NY    RSVP


6:30 PM - 8 PM CT - Truthful Tuesday Teach In Fayetteville, AR    RSVP

4:30 PM - 7 PM PT - Truthful Tuesday in Portland Portland, OR    RSVP

Wednesday, May 16
7 pm ET Mass Call: Learn How to Participate in the PPC:NCMR in Your State - Online  RSVP

Thursday, May 17
7:30pm - 8:30 ETJustice Theomusicology & Cultural Arts - Washington, D.C. -  Audio*(84 mins) - Video**(84 mins)

3:30 pm - 5 E  -  A Living Wage for All: Ohio Needs a Raise! Ohio Statehouse Rally -  Columbus, OH   RSVP

5 pm - 9 ET -  Art of Resistance: Solidarity Open Mic and Art Build
Detroit, MI    RSVP


6 pm - 9 ET - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Asheville, NC   RSVP


7 pm - 8:30 ET - Ohio Poor People's Campaign Sing In
Cleveland Heights, OH   RSV
P

5:30 pm - 6:30 PT - Spokane Rally & Report-Back: Poor People's Campaign - Spokane, WA   RSVP

6 pm - 8:30 ET - NYC: Revolutionary Arts and Culture Variety Show
Bronx, NY    RSVP


Friday, May 18
10:00 am - 1:30 pm ET - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Charleston, SC    RSVP


Saturday, May 19
5 pm ET - Mass Call: Learn How to Participate in the PPC:NCMR in Your State - Online     RSVP

8:30 am - 12 pm ET - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Register to receive - Ohio location     RSVP


9 am - 10:15 ET - South Carolinians Deserve The Best: A Call To Action
Columbia, SC     RSVP


11 am - 2 pm ET - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Gaston, NC    RSVP


12 pm - 4 ET - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Nashua, NH     RSVP


9 am - 3 pm PT - Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Spokane, WA    RSVP



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Week 2 (May 20 - 27)
Connecting Systemic Racism and Economic Justice - Voting Rights and Just Immigration:


Sunday, May 20th
6 pm ETMass Meeting**(121 mins) - Audio*(121 mins) - National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW

1 pm - 5 pm PT -  Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Los Angeles, CA   RSVP


7 pm - 9 pm ET - Facilitator Training - Charleston, SC  RSVP.

Monday, May 21st

10 am ET – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, St Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE

2 pm ET – Rally, US Capitol Lawn – corner of Constitution Ave NW and First St NE - Live Moral Monday March**(60 mins) Audio* (60 mins) - Pics

Tuesday, May 22nd
7:30 - 9 pm ET Teach-In Tuesdays
**, The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW
6:30 - 8:30 pm ET Poor People's Campaign Art Build - Wahington, D.C.

MNPPC Action/The People Put ICE on Trial     St. Paul, MN     7:30 AM - 9 AM CDT     RSVP

Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Buffalo, NY     5 PM - 8 PM EDT     RSVP


Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Delhi, NY     6 PM - 9 PM EDT     RSVP


Immigrants & Public Benefits: IJPC & OH Poor People's Campaign
Cincinnati, OH     6:30 PM - 9 PM EDT     RSVP


Westchester: Truthful Tuesday and Organizing Meeting
White Plains, NY     6:30 PM - 9 PM EDT     RSVP


Teach In: Poor People's Campaign
Beverly, MA     6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT     RSVP


Albany #TeachingTuesday: Systemic Racism and Poverty
Albany, NY     6:30 PM - 9 PM EDT     RSVP


NYC: #TruthfulTuesdays Community Discussion & Town Hall
Brooklyn, NY     6:30 PM - 9 PM EDT     RSVP


Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty
Auburn, ME     7 PM - 9:30 PM EDT     RSVP


Miami Truthful Tuesday: Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty
Coral Gables, FL     7 PM - 9:30 PM EDT     RSVP


Truthful Tuesday in Portland
Portland, OR     4:30 PM - 7 PM PDT     RSVP


Truthful Tuesday Teach In
Fayetteville, AR     6:30 PM - 8 PM CDT     RSVP


Truthful Tuesday Teach In
Little Rock, AR     6:30 PM - 8 PM CDT     RSVP


Wednesday, May 23rd

Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrant Justice & The Faith Community Madison, WI     6:30 PM - 8 PM CDT     RSVP

Thursday, May 24th

7:30 pm ET Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night**, AFL CIO, 815 16th street NW, 20005

Connecting through Cultural Arts Thursday Ohio PPC Cincinnati, OH
6 PM - 8 PM EDT     RSVP


NYC: Revolutionary Arts and Culture Variety Show   New York, NY
6 PM - 8:30 PM EDT     RSVP


Art of Resistance: Exhibit and Fundraiser   Detroit, MI    6 PM - 8 PM EDT
     RSVP


Justice Jam: Against Systemic Racism, for Migration Justice     Dorchester, MA     6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT     RSVP
Spokane Rally & Report-Back: Poor People's Campaign


Spokane, WA    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT     RSVP

Public 40 Days of Action Sign Making and Phone Banking    Milwaukee, WI     6 PM - 7:30 PM CDT     RSVP

Truth Slam     Kansas City, KS     8 PM - 11 PM CDT     RSVP

Friday, May 25th

Weekly Coffee and Catch Up    Ypsilanti, MI     2:30 PM - 4 PM EDT    RSVP

Saturday, May 26th
Moral Fusion Direct Action Training      Wilmington, NC     10 AM - 1 PM EDT     RSVP

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Week 3 (May 27 - June 3)
Veterans, Our War Economy and Militarism:


Sunday, May 27th
6 pm ET – Mass Meeting, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW

Tuesday, May 29th
10 am ET – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, St Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE
2 pm ET – Rally, US Capitol Lawn
7:30 pm ET – Teach-In Tuesdays, The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW


Thursday, May 31st
7:30 pm ET – Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night, AFL CIO, 815 16th street NW, 20005

Week 4 (June 3 - 10)
The right to health - Ecology, Justice and Health - Water, Extreme Extraction, Climate Change, Health Care:


Sunday, June 3rd
6 pm ET – Mass Meeting, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW

Monday, June 4th 
10 am ET – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, St Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE
2 pm ET – Rally, US Capitol Lawn

Tuesday, June 5th
7:30 pm ET – Teach-In Tuesdays, The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW


Thursday, June 7th
7:30 pm ET – Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night, (Location TBD)


Week 5 (June 10 - 17)
Everybody’s Got a Right to Live - Living Wages, Guaranteed Income, Housing and Social Services:


Sunday, June 10th

6 pm ET – Mass Meeting, Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th St NW

Monday, June 11th
 
10 am ET – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, 421 Seward Square SE
2 pm ET – Rally, US Capitol Lawn

Tuesday, June 12th
7:30 pm ET – Teach-In Tuesdays, (Location TBD
)

Thursday, June 14th
7:30 pm ET – Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night, (Location TBD)


Week 6 (June 17 - 23)
A New and Unsettling Force challenging Our Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative - a Fusion Movement Rising Up:


Sunday, June 17th
6 pm ET – Mass Meeting, (Location TBD)


Monday, June 18th 
10 am ET – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, (Location TBD)
2 pm ET – Rally, US Capitol Lawn


Tuesday, June 19th
7:30 pm ET – Teach-In Tuesdays, (Location TBD)


Thursday, June 21st
7:30 pm ET – Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night, (Location TBD)


June 23
Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C.:


Sunday, June 23
10:00 a.m. ET
– Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C.








A MORAL AGENDA BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Over the past two years, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has reached out to communities in more than 30 states across this nation. We have met with tens of thousands of people, witnessing the strength of their moral courage in trying times. We have gathered testimonies from hundreds of poor people and we have chronicled their demands for a better society. The following moral agenda is drawn from this deep engagement and commitment to these struggles of the poor and dispossessed. It is also grounded in an empirical assessment of how we have come to this point today. The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America report reveals how the evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy and militarism are persistent, pervasive, and perpetuated by a distorted moral narrative that must be challenged.

We must stop attention violence and see the human and economic costs of inequality. We believe that when decent people see the faces and facts that the Souls of Poor Folk Audit
presents, they will be moved deeply in their conscience to change things. When confronted with the undeniable truth of unconscionable cruelty to our fellow human beings, we must join the ranks of those who are determined not to rest until justice and equality are a reality for all.

This document is organized in two parts:

• Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People’s Moral Agenda
• The history behind and moral justification of this agenda
 
I. Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People’s Moral Agenda
 
Systemic Racism
 
Did you know that there are fewer voting rights in 2018 than there were 50 years ago when the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act were passed?

Since 2010, 23 states have passed racist voter suppression laws, including racist gerrymandering and redistricting, laws that make it harder to register, reduced early voting days and hours, purging voter rolls, and more restrictive voter ID laws. Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, by 2016 14 states had new voting restrictions in place before the Presidential election and there were 868 fewer polling places. There are also 6.1 million people who have been disenfranchised due to felony convictions, including one in 13 Black adults.

While these laws have disproportionately targeted Black people, in 2016, at least 17 states saw voter suppression cases targeting American Indian and Alaskan Native voters. Thirteen states that passed voter suppression laws also opted not to accept expanded Medicaid benefits offered under the Affordable Care Act.

These attacks follow a broader pattern of restricting and curtailing democratic processes by drawing on legacies of racism to undermine local leadership that is organizing for better conditions. As of July 2017, 25 states have passed laws that preempt cities from passing their own local minimum wage laws. Most of these have been passed in response to city councils passing or wanting to pass minimum wage increases.

Emergency Financial Management has become a mechanism that effectively nullifies the right to vote to prioritize balanced budgets and repayments to Wall Street lenders over human lives. Non-elected managers are appointed and granted sweeping powers, including the authority to dismiss elected officials, scrap labor contracts, sell public assets and impose new taxes, without any accountability to voters. The City of Flint was under emergency management when it made the decision to switch its water source from the Detroit Water System to the Flint River, poisoning a community of almost 99,000, with a 42 percent poverty rate and in which 56 percent of residents are Black and 37 percent are White.
Other attacks on democracy are connected to a growing anti-immigrant backlash. Amid fears of economic insecurity, we are led to believe that undocumented immigrants are competing for our jobs and resources, make our society and communities less safe, and threaten our culture and democracy. However, undocumented immigrants contributed $5 trillion to the U.S. economy over 10 years. They paid $13 billion in Social Security in 2010, but only received $1 billion in benefits. They also pay 8 percent of their income in state and local taxes. The wealthiest 1 percent, by contrast, pay just 5.4 percent. These millions of hardworking Americans who strengthen our economy and communities must be treated with the dignity and respect due to all human beings. They should not be used as cover for attacks on democracy.

The truth is that when the democratic process and the right to vote are restricted, preempted and nullified, our democracy is under attack. These attacks target people of color, especially the poor, youth, and elderly, but in doing so, they strip us all of our constitutional protections; they allow extremists to get elected through voter suppression and racial gerrymandering and then use their power to hurt people of all races.

We have the right to vote and the right to accountable political representation.

Immigrants have the right to citizenship that will afford them a full right to vote and the right to participate in our democracy.

We demand the immediate full restoration and expansion of the Voting Rights Act, an end to racist gerrymandering and redistricting, the implementation of automatic registration to vote at the age of 18, early voting in every state, same-day registration, the enactment of Election Day as a holiday, and a verifiable paper record. We demand the right to vote for the formally incarcerated.

We demand the reversal of state laws preempting local governments from passing minimum wage increases, the removal of Emergency Financial Management positions that are unaccountable to the democratic process, and statehood for Washington DC.

We demand a clear and just immigration system that strengthens our democracy through the broad participation of everyone in this country. This includes protecting immigrants’ abilities to organize for their rights in the workplace and in their communities without fear of retribution, detention and deportation.
 
Poverty and Inequality
 
Did you know that while the U.S. economy has grown 18-fold in the past 50 years, wealth inequality has expanded, the costs of living have increased, and social programs have been restructured and cut dramatically?
We challenge the idea that our economy rewards hard-working individuals and, therefore, if only the millions of people in poverty acted better, worked harder, complained less and prayed more, they would be lifted up and out of their miserable conditions.

Beginning in the 1970s, wages for the bottom 80 percent of workers have remained largely stagnant and today there are 64 million people working for less than $15 an hour.

Meanwhile, the top 1 percent’s share of the economy has nearly doubled to more than 20 percent of our national income. In 2017, the 400 wealthiest Americans owned more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the entire U.S. population, or 204 million people. Just 3 individuals had a combined wealth of $248.5 billion, the same wealth as the bottom 50 percent of the country.

At the same time, the costs of basic needs like housing, health care and education have risen dramatically. Over the past 30 years, rents have gone up faster than income in nearly every urban area of the country. In 2016, there was no state or county in the nation where someone earning the federal minimum wage could afford a 2-bedroom apartment at market rent. Only 1 in 4 of those eligible to receive federal housing assistance actually do so. This has precipitated a structural housing crisis with 2.5 to 3.5 million people who are living in shelters, transitional housing centers and tent cities. This population includes a significant number of women, children, LGBTQIA youth, veterans and the elderly.
There are 32 million people who remain uninsured. Further, an estimated 40 percent of Americans have taken on debt because of medical issues, making medical debt the number one cause of personal bankruptcy filings. In fact, the bottom 90 percent of Americans hold more than 70 percent of debt in the country.  Student debt has grown to $1.34 trillion and affects 44 million Americans. Excluding the value of the family car, 19 percent of all U.S. households have zero wealth or negative net worth. They owe more than they own.

Despite the growing need for federal assistance, social service programs have been restructured to shift critical resources away from the poor. The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program only assists 23 percent of poor families with children. The current administration has proposed a 30 percent cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and a restructuring that would impose onerous work requirements that threaten to destabilize this highly effective program.

Our public resources are not reaching the people who need them. Given the absence of good jobs and a strong social safety net, millions of people are left to fend for themselves.

The truth is that the millions of poor people in the United States today are poor because the wealth and resources of our country have been flowing to a small number of people and federal programs are not meeting the growing needs of the poor.

Everybody has the right to live. Given the abundance that exists in this country and the fundamental dignity inherent to all humanity, every person in the United States has the right to housing, education, health care, welfare, decent and dignified jobs and the right to organize for the realization of these rights.

We demand federal and state living wage laws, guaranteed annual incomes, full employment and the right for all workers to form and join unions. We also demand fully-funded welfare programs for the poor.

We demand equal pay for equal work.

We demand equity in education, ensuring every child receives a high-quality, well-funded, diverse public education.

We demand free tuition at public colleges and universities and an end to profiteering on student debt.

We demand equitable funding for HBCUs.

We demand the expansion of Medicaid in every state and the protection of Medicare until the full implementation of single-payer universal health care for all.

We demand reinvestment in and expansion of public housing, ensuring that all have a decent house to live in.

We demand equal treatment and accessible housing, health care and mobility, adequate income and services for people with disabilities.

We demand public infrastructure projects and sustainable, community-based and controlled economic initiatives that target poor and rural communities.

We demand relief from crushing household, student, and consumer debt.

We declare Jubilee.

We demand that the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of our country’s urgent needs around decent and affordable housing, free public education, a robust social safety net and social security.

We demand the repeal of the 2017 federal tax law and the reinvestment of those funds into social programming that helps all.

Did you know there are 140 million people who are poor or low-income in the United States today?

We challenge the Official Poverty Measure as too narrow a definition of poverty today. The OPM is an income-based measure developed in the 1960s that uses the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) to define poverty. In 2016, the FPL was $12,486 for a single person under the age of 65 and was $25,449 for a household of four.

According to the OPM, in 2016, 12.5 percent of the U.S. population – or 40.6 million people – were poor and nearly 30 percent – or 95 million – were low income, which is defined as living at less than twice the poverty line.

An alternative measure developed in 2009, the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), takes into account income as well as the costs of food, clothing, housing and utilities, and government programs that have assisted low-income families and individuals who are not otherwise designated as poor.

Using the more thorough SPM, 43.5 percent of the U.S. population — or 140 million people — were poor or low-income in 2016. Our government does not provide information under the SPM on poverty and low-income status for all races, gender identities, or sexual identities. However, according to existing data from the SPM for 2016, the 140 million people who were poor or low-income include:

51.9 percent of children under the age of 18 (38.2 million children)
40.7 percent of adults between the ages of 18-64 (81.5 million adults)
42.5 percent of our elders over the age of 65 (20.8 million elders)
33.9 percent of White people (67.1 million Whites)
60.3 percent of Black people (25.9 million Blacks)
65.1 percent of Latinx people (37.4 million Latinx)
41.1 percent of Asian people (7.6 million Asians)

There is grossly inadequate information on the poverty and low-income status of LGBTQIA and disabled people in this country, especially under the SPM. According to existing information, transgender people experience poverty at a rate double that of the general population, with transgender people of color experiencing even higher rates.

The truth is that economic insecurity, poverty and misery are affecting more of us in 2018 than we are made aware.
We remain in the dark about who is poor and this ignorance prevents us from being able to address the broad and deep poverty in our midst. We have the right to know the true state of our Union.

We demand a change in the current poverty standards. We demand an accurate assessment of who is poor — based on access to decent and adequate housing, education, health care, water, sanitation and public utilities, childcare, as well as income, savings and debt, and welfare — and that is made widely available to all.

Did you know that we imprison and detain more people, especially poor people, than any country in the world?

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, almost 5 times the average for other wealthy countries. Since 1976, federal spending on prisons increased tenfold to $7.5 billion a year. The number of sentenced state and federal inmates grew from 188,000 in 1968 to nearly 1.5 million in 2016. Two thirds of these inmates are people of color.

Since 1970, counties with fewer than 250,000 people have driven jail growth. This means that there has been a shift in rural and urban incarceration trends. Women held in local jails are the fastest-growing segment of incarcerated people in the United States; the majority are Black or Latinx. From 1970 to 2014, the total female jail population increased fourteen-fold from under 8,000 to nearly 110,000. More than 80 percent of these women were imprisoned for non-violent offenses.

This coincides with the broader criminalization of poverty and the poor. By the Department of Justice’s own admission, 95 percent of the growth in the incarcerated population since 2000 is the result of an increase in the number of un-convicted defendants, many of whom are unable to make bail.

The truth is that poor communities, especially poor communities of color, are being locked up, sent away and killed by law enforcement. The lessons from policing poor communities of color are being extended to all poor communities, leading to heightened attacks on the poor. This has not made any of us safer.

Equal protection under the law is non-negotiable and we have the right to move freely without the fear of intimidation, detention, deportation or death by public institutions charged with our safety.

We demand an end to mass incarceration and the continuing inequalities for black, brown and poor white people within the criminal justice system.
We demand equality and the safety of all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Ecological Devastation

Did you know 13.8 million U.S. households cannot afford water?

Federal assistance to local water systems is currently 74 percent below its peak in 1977. This has contributed to the inability of public water utilities to address failing and aging infrastructure. It has also prompted utilities to privatize their water systems, even though private water utilities charge 59 percent more per unit of water than publicly owned water systems.

As a result, nearly 12 percent of U.S. households face unaffordable water bills. Tens of thousands of households have had their water shut off due to non-payment, precipitating homelessness, child removal and a host of medical problems. It also means that at least 4 million families with children are being exposed to high levels of lead from drinking water and other sources. Poor rural communities face the additional problem of lacking access to piped water and sewage systems in the first place.

While there is failing infrastructure in poor cities and rural counties across the country, there has been a boom in infrastructure to support fossil fuel production and transportation. Fracking has driven U.S. domestic oil and gas production since 2007, making the U.S. the world’s largest producer of both oil and gas. It has also demanded an expanded pipeline infrastructure criss-crossing the country.

However, since 1998, there have been 5,712 significant oil and gas leaks or ruptures on U.S. pipelines. And since 1964, there were more than 2,400 spills from offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The largest of these was the Deepwater Horizon “BP” oil spill in 2010, which accounted for 95 percent of oil spilled in the past 50 years.

There are also 1,100 coal ash sites throughout the country. Toxins from these sites gradually leach into water bodies and groundwater, or get released in catastrophic spills.

Scientists have known for decades that human activities, particularly the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas, are warming the planet. In spite of knowing the risks, political leadership has dragged its feet on implementing solutions. U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions peaked in 2007. This reveals how little priority our political leadership attaches to an existential threat that, for now, mostly impacts poor people. It also shows the political influence of the fossil fuel industry, which has effectively captured the U.S. political system and prevented the kind of drastic action the country should have taken long ago.

The truth is that our policies have not fundamentally valued human life or the ecological systems in which we live. Instead, it has prioritized private, corporate and financial interests over our precious natural resources.
 

We have a fundamental right to clean water, air and a healthy environment and public resources to monitor, penalize and reverse the polluting impacts of fossil fuel industries.

We demand 100 percent clean, renewable energy and a public jobs program to transition to a green economy.

We demand a fully funded public water and sanitation infrastructure that keeps these utilities and services under public control and that prioritize poor, rural and Native communities that have been harmed by polluting industries.

We demand a ban on fracking, mountaintop removal coal mining, coal ash ponds, and offshore drilling. We demand a ban on all new pipelines, refineries, and coal, oil, and gas export terminals.

War Economy and Militarism

Did you know that currently 53 cents of every federal discretionary dollar goes to military spending and only 15 cents is spent on anti-poverty programs?
Military spending in 2017 was $668 billion and out of federal discretionary spending only $190 billion was for anti-poverty programs. Under the current administration’s proposed budget, by 2023, 66 cents of every dollar of federal discretionary spending would go to the military and only 12 cents to anti-poverty programs.

Most of these resources allocated to war are not benefitting our troops. In 2015, the Department of Defense obligated more money on federal contracts, $274 billion, than all other federal agencies combined. In 2016, CEOs of the top five military contractors earned on average $19.2 million each — more than 90 times the $214,000 earned by a U.S. general with 20 years of experience and 640 times the $30,000 earned by Army privates in combat.

This expanded military budget ends up claiming more lives abroad while making us less safe here at home. More than 68 percent of the civilian casualties in 2017 from aerial attacks were women and children. Nearly half of female military personnel sent to Iraq or Afghanistan reported being sexually harassed and nearly 25 percent said they had been sexually assaulted.  And the Department of Defense was responsible for 72 percent of the U.S. Government’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016.

In 2012, suicide claimed more military deaths than military action and as of September 2017, an average of 20 veterans died by suicide every day.

Further, city police departments are getting military weapons and equipment — from grenade launchers to armored tanks – left over from the Pentagon’s wars, escalating the criminalization of and violence against poor communities. Young Black males are 9 times more likely to be killed by police officers than other Americans.

This has also contributed to the mass proliferation of guns. From 1968 to 2016, there were about 1.6 million gun deaths in the United States. U.S. homicide rates were 7.0 times higher than in other high-income countries, driven by a gun homicide rate that was 25.2 times higher.

Finally, federal spending on immigration, deportations and the border has increased from $2 billion in 1976 to $17 billion in 2015, with ten times as many deportations. From 1993 to 2013, immigration detentions increased from 85,000 to 441,000 per year.

More complaints of abuse were filed against Immigration and Customs Enforcement than any other Department of Homeland Security agency. LGBTQIA immigrants are 15 times more likely to experience sexual assault in confinement than other immigrants held in detention. And 21.6 percent of immigrant children are impoverished.

The truth is that instead of waging a War on Poverty, we have been waging a War on the Poor, at home and abroad, for the financial benefit of a few. It is morally indefensible to profit from perpetual war.

We have the right to protect our communities from the ravages and weapons of war.

We demand an end to military aggression and war-mongering.

We demand a stop to the privatization of the military budget and a reallocation of resources from the military budget to education, health care, jobs and green infrastructure needs, and strengthening a VA system that remains public.

We demand a ban on the proliferation of guns in our communities, including semi-automatic weapons.

We demand the demilitarization of our communities on the border and the interior. This includes ending federal programs that send military equipment into local and state communities and bringing down the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
We demand an immigration system that, instead of criminalizing people for trying to raise their families, keeps families together and allows us all to build thriving communities in the country we call home.

National Morality

Did you know that thousands of people die every year from anti-poor policies, while an extremist religious and Christian nationalist agenda deliberately diverts attention from the key issues and challenges facing the majority of Americans?

In the history of this country, there have been moral justifications for genocide and slavery, against the New Deal, and resisting the Brown v. Board of Education school segregation case and the Roe v. Wade abortion case. Today, religious extremists focus on issues like prayer in school, abortion, and gun rights that distort the national moral narrative.

This distorted moral narrative became integral to the well-funded libertarian movement to redefine “liberty” as freedom from government. In 2016, Franklin Graham invested $10 million of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s money in his 2016 Decision America Tour to each state house in the country. Billed as “nonpartisan” prayer rallies, these gatherings framed the “moral crisis” as a decision between progressive atheist values and God. After the election, Graham called Trump’s victory an answer to prayer.

Today these influences — the Christian and religious nationalist organizations, religious capitalist and prosperity gospel movements, and independent charismatics — have access to the current administration in the form of its “Court evangelicals.” The Values Voter Summit has become an important focus point for this coalition and its narrative. Through federal contracts and student aid, Liberty University has become the largest private Christian University in the country.

These influences have also ignored the moral commitments enshrined in the U.S. Constitution to “establish Justice, insure Domestic Tranquility, Provide for the Common Defense, Promote the General Welfare, and Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and Posterity.” These commitments should help ensure that this country move towards the more perfect Union aspired to in our founding documents.

Indeed, there are profound consequences to a moral narrative that ignores poverty, health care, decent jobs, and other crises facing the poor today. An estimated 10,000 people will die every year from the provision in the new federal tax bill that will take away the health care of 13 million people. Thousands have died every year because of some states’ decision to deny Medicaid expansion benefits. Overall, more than 250,000 people die in the United States from poverty and related issues every year.
The truth is that a morality that claims to care for the souls of people while destroying their bodies and communities is deeply immoral.

We have the right to ground our public policies and budget allocations in a moral narrative that prioritizes and follows our religious and Constitutional moral commitments to justice.

We demand that all policies and budgets are based on whether they serve the general welfare and lift up lives and the environment.

II. History and Moral Justification

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They invited people who had been divided to stand together against the “triplets of evil”—militarism, racism, and economic injustice—to insist that people need not die from poverty in the richest nation to ever exist. They sought to build a broad, fusion coalition that would audit America: Together, they would demand an accounting of promissory notes that had been returned marked “insufficient funds.” Today that effort is still incomplete.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has developed out of years of organizing across the United States. In communities across this land, people impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative have said the same thing: “We want to be free! We need a Poor People’s Campaign! We need a Moral Revival to make this country great for so many for whom it has not yet been.” This call echoes the cries of the prophets throughout the ages to stand up for justice, righteousness and the dignity of all:

If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom by like the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, who waters never fail. Your ancient ruin shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets to live in. (Isaiah 58)
 
The believers, both men and women, are in charge of and responsible for one another; they all enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong. (Qu’ran 9:71)
 
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke, 4:18-19)

These moral values are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution and deeply rooted in the struggles that have labored to lift those founding documents to their full meaning:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (Declaration of Independence)
 
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America. (Preamble of the Constitution of the United States)
 
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. (Constitution of the United States, 14th Amendment, Section 1)

Throughout America’s history — from abolition, to women’s suffrage, to labor and civil rights — real social change has come when those most impacted by social injustice have joined hands with allies of good will to stand together to transform and better society. These movements did not simply stand against partisan foes. They stood for the deep moral center of our Constitutional values and faith traditions. Those deep wells sustained those who knew in their bones both that power concedes nothing without a fight and that, in the end, love is the greatest power to sustain a fight for what is right.

Today, 50 years after Rev. Dr. King and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign declared that “silence was betrayal,” we are coming together to break the silence and tell the truth about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative.

The truth is that systemic racism allows us to deny the humanity of others; by denying the humanity of others, we are given permission to exploit or exclude people economically; by exploiting and excluding people economically, we are emboldened to abuse our military powers and, through violence and war, control resources; this quest for the control of resources leads to the potential destruction of our entire ecosystem and everything living in it. And the current moral narrative of our nation both justifies this cycle and distracts us from it.

We declare that if silence was betrayal in 1968, revival is necessary today.

We come to remind our nation what truths we hold to be self-evident and what values we hold dear.

We draw on the histories of resistance that echo their truth down through the centuries and the power of the blood that has been shed through generations of struggle.

We loudly proclaim that we will move forward together, not one step back!






Yes
Alternet
Aljazeer
Truthout
   TeleSUR**
OpEd News
The Intercept
Mother Jones

Common Dreams
Popular Resistance
Inside Climate News
Indian Country News
Launches Mother's Day, May 13, 2018 then Mndays in 39 state capitols, plus D.C.






Congessional Bill HR 676
National Improved Medicare for All




        TRNN**
 Indy bay
Truthdig
Ad Busters
Occupy.com
Black History
Think Progress
The Indypendent

          Democracy Now!**
The Daily Climate
Ind Journal News
Indy River Outdoors








"With the Power of Soul"
"Anything is Possible"
                                    Jimi Hendrix*(440 mins)    





                   
E = m c2
Family  = Mother Earth  Solar Agenow2




Tucson, AZ
Weather - Here
     Endangered Saguaros**






Remembering

Martin Luther King


JustSeeds




(HR676)



National Improved Medicare for A!!
"Is the Healing of the Nation!" - a Jahmin' Notion!


"..... challenging the status quo ...
building alternative systems ...
to make connections between
the many crises we face ...
their root causes ... to
provide tools for
more effective
advocacy.
"



                 Love. Peace. Music. Respect. Honor. Family.               



Carlos Nakai*
Flute (58 mins)




Mini_Wiconi
                              First Peoples Rock!*(500 mins)
Scott Mamaday, John Trudell,

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Carlos Nakai & Friends





Outdoor Bob






Indy River Retreat is a primitive
and
pristine ecosystem. My Home.
I am threatened by banksters every day.
Being poor is not a sin. Poverty is a sin.
Created and perpetuated by an immoral
 white supremacy and class-division that must
be resisted
peacefully and relentlessly,
but
pursued - every efin' day.







Prayer Flags Protect All Who Pass!



Indy River Camp Weather - Sonoran Desert






Indy Camp gets new diggs!



        

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One Love                          One Earth




The Wisdom of The Elders




    Irie! Riddims 
(
Plus a Conscious Tunes Menu)

                 
           

                                 Jah Planet*(227 mins)
Tony Moses, Spliff Skankin'
& Buds



                                                   Love Gets You Through! 1*(256 mins)
2*(209 mins)            3*(354 mins)
Greg Brown, Iris Dement, Steven Stills, Neil Young,
Joni Mitchel, Joan Baez, John Prine, Sade,
Carlos Nakai, Bob Dylan, Tim O'Brien & Buds!



              Winter Solstice*
Caesar Chavez, Carlos Santana
Bruce Cockburn and Buds
(233 mins)


             Campfire Tunes*
Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Dixie Chicks, C S & N and Buds (255 mins)





                           Wolf Moon*(4 mins)
              Neil Young & Promise of the Real     


                                 Who's Gonna Stand Up?*(174 mins)
"Who's gonna stand up?" One Bright Day
Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and Friends






We the People





&



Indy River Journal


&


~We the Poor People~



Declare:

An End to Poverty

              A National Call for Moral Revival**


       


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Historical Geology is the Official
Indy River Science Textbook!







Love*(257 mins)

Love and Only Love

Peace*(218 mins)

Love and Only Love
 

Music* (256 mins)

Love and Only Love

Honor* (500 mins)

Love and Only Love

Family*(251 mins)

Love and Only Love
 

Respect
*(236 mins)

Love and Only Love
 





OUTDOORS ROCKS!  




                 RocKerS Unite Baybeee!*(11 mins)
Tribute to Everyone at Standing Rock
Neil Young 
and POTR Live at Farm Aid 31
"Rockin' in the Free World!"
 


 
 
IRJ is still here! Began in 2003.
First Edition, efin' finally here.
Just in time for


 
Love and Only Love*(64 mins)
Neil Young and POTR at Telluride, CO Town Park

 


Outdoor Camping.
Reporting and resisting 3 more
corporatist presidents, immoral
warfare and an avoidable
Extinction Level Event.





Anthem 22 *
Peter Tosh, Steven Stills
Sam Bush, 
Jimi Hendrix
CCR & Buds
(277 mins)


       Anthem 11*
James Brown, Cheech & Chong
War, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd
& Buds
(193 mins)



           Anthem 1*
Rockin' with Bruce Cockburn
  John Lennon,
Neil Young, Lou Reed
Jim Morrison & Buds
  (420 mins)


              Anthem 2*
Rockin' with Santana
Peter Tosh, Steve Winwood
Ziggy Marley & Buds
 
(251 mins)

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A Primitive Camping Retreat
Indy River Retreat is threatened.
We hold fast to our pristine ecosystem.




A modest meditative retreat. An outdoor camp setting.
Amenities.
Landline phone & highspeed internet.
24/7 flowing artesian water. A wildlife habitat.
A major migratory bird route
near Tucson.



One Love    Irie!    One Earth




                            One Bright Day*(174 mins)
Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and Friends








 
           After the Gold Rush*(3 mins)




Music Culture Rules!





~We The People promise~



Learn from our Mistakes.

Create Peace and Happiness.

Interact with No Harm.

Teach through Kind Action.

Experience Wilderness Quiet.

Share Our Bliss, Dance and Song.

Build Green. Protect and Care.

Recycle, Reuse and Create
Sustainable Systems.

Save Our Wild Earth,
Her Animals, Land,
Plants, Water and Air.



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~We The People promise~



"We of the Green Artisan Communities,
join in spirit and in our street presence
with Bernie Sanders, non-corporate
Democratic members of Congress,
trade unions, senior groups, health
care activists and all those who
believe in a Green Earth economy
with social justice."



"To all corporate fascists, to the
corporate Republicans, to the
corporate Democrats and any
and all other 1% privatizers,
Loudly, Clearly and Honorably:


We The People, will honorably,
never let you throw nearly 30
million of us off of health
insurance (no matter how lousy),
make massive cuts to Medicaid
and defund Planned Parenthood.
We The People demand
NIMA!
  (HR676)
It's all about Green Art & Music,
Mom Earth, People over profit
and getting along.



Online Since 2003



IndyRiver@BeSolar.info



Aloha Nui Loa

Lots of love




Sustainable Energy Installations, Do-it-Yourself and Sustainable Life Choices.
No GMO Agricultural Practices through to Alternative Medical Choices.
Green Building Practices and Progressive Media Sites that Reflect this.
People-of-Peace with the Peace and Music Festivals to attend!
Zen Events for the 99% and Direct Democracy Solutions.
Historical Pictures along with the despicable images.





San Pedro River Wilderness    Sonoran Desert




Looking east to the tree-lined San Pedro River
& the Galiuro Mountains horizon
 
Photo credit: Bob Zavoda


Coming back, down into the "Indy" San Pedro River Valley from
Redington Pass and Tucson 30 miles back. This is an absolutely
critical north-south migratory bird route corridor and wildlife
habitat. The San Pedro stretches from Mexico to just
southeast of Phoenix.




50 miles away, looking west from Redington Pass is Gates Pass,
a favorite Peace & Meditation hangout.
Behind me is a cliff,
and i
n the distance is west Tucson, barely visible.
Our Sonoran Desert Sun is setting.

Photo credit: Frank Slaby





"Campfire Mesquite-Roasted Hot Chilis!
ROCKin' Tunes! Dancin' Heals!"



A Horse with No Name*(4 mins)




"Live a Good, Honorable Life.
Then when you get older and think back,
You'll be able to enjoy it a second time."
Thoughts by His Holiness
The Dalai Lama of Tibet





2017 Reggae on the River!

Sunday finale -  Sly and Robbie* (118 mins 08062017)
Cherine Anderson • Judy Mowatt • Marcia Griffiths

Saturday finale -  Slightly Stoopid* (82 mins 08052017)







Anthem 22 *
Peter Tosh, Steven Stills,
Sam Bush
, Jimi Hendrix,
CCR & Buds
  (277 mins)


 













Fascist Wins Election!
Pacific Ocean Declared Dead!
Pliocene Climate Returns!


NIMA!
  (HR676)
National Improved Medicare for All
"Is the Healing of the Nation!" - a Jahmin' Notion!"


Tucson Peace Center





Art by  'JR'

'Giant Boy' at the US-Mexico Border Wall


                            The World is a Ghetto*(65 mins)
War, Bruce Cockburn, Cheech and Chong
Bob and Ziggy Marley & Buds










Wavy Gravy Passes the Kesey Acid Test - Here**





Woodstock Revisited* (203 mins)




Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet


"Lozang Gyatso, the Fifth Dalai Lama, started the
construction of the Potala Palace in 1645."


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Millions Protest Worldwide



January 21, 2017 Washington, D.C.,
Hundreds of Thousands March in Protest




We Stand with Our Family at Standing Rock!**


Mni Wiconi ~~ Water is Life.
(Meh nee Wǐ chō nee)




Joseph Campbell & The Power of Myth*(303 mins)




His Holiness Pope Francis**
Earth THANKS YOU! - Here**




Don't Be Denied**






Earthstrong ~ February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981
 

Jah Know!


                Irie! Riddims 
       (
Plus a Conscious Tunes Menu)

                 
           

                                   Jah Planet*(227 mins)
  Tony Moses, Spliff Skankin' & Buds



                                            One Love*(159 mins)
Bob Marley & Buds


                                               Bob Marley*(236 mins)
Three-Live 1979-1980

                                           Peter Tosh*(316 mins)
Irie Tunes

                                       Ziggy Marley*(181 mins)
Irie Tunes

                                       Reggae NOW!*(220 mins)
Irie Tunes

                                         Reggae Dance*(170 mins)
Irie Tunes


                                             Conscious Riddim*(195 mins)
Irie Tune


                              Reggae Reflections*(197 mins)
Irie Tunes

                             One Bright Day*(174 mins)
Burning Spear, Peter Tosh
and Friends


                                    One Love One Earth*(256 mins)      
Irie Tunes

                                              Rasta Ganja Vibration*(176 mins)
Irie Tunes

                               Irie Days Starry Nights*(216 mins)
Irie & Conscious Party



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                                    America*(5 mins)
     Carlos Santana         
                       Mother Earth*(15 mins)
  Neil, Micky, Grace      
                                             Recent Neil Young Clips*(110 mins)
 
Neil Young and Promise of the Real

                                          Rock-n-Roll Can Never Die*(291 mins)
Janis Joplin, 
Lou Reed & Everyone!

                                           Keep on Rockin' in the Free World* (11 mins)
Neil Young and Promise of the Real - Farm Aid 31

                            The West Coast "Rebel Content Tour"*(270 mins)
Neil Young and Promise of the Real
     A Composite  from Three Live Concert Set Lists - Here
 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


180 Live Streaming Links


Music & Peace Festivals Make the
World a Very
Irie! Place!






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                    Woodstock Revisited*(203 mins)


                        Can We just Get Along?*
Carlos Santana and Steve Winwood

(Anthem 2) 
& Friends
(245 mins)


                                                Good Morning Occupy!* (192 mins)
  James Brown    War    Cheech & Chong
  Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs


                       Meditation* 
"Where is the Buddha?"
Whales  Breaking Waves

Southeast Asian Strings
Tibetan Bells
(185 mins)


                     John Trudell* 
& Friends (138-mins)


John Trudell Video - Here**



                          Black Lives Matter *(338 mins)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amiri Baraka, Josephine Baker,
Paul Robeson,
Nina Simone, Hugh Masekela, Malcom X,
Sarah Vaughan, Archie Shepp, James Baldwin, Rosa Parks,
Max Roach, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Yara Allen with the Moral Revival Choir
,
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Friends



Black History




                                                  Sarah Vaughan*(172 mins)
Earthstrong ~ March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990 ~
                 




All Lives Matter When:


Black, Red, Yellow, and Brown Lives Matter! 
Muslim, Jew, Christian, Spiritual, Pagan!
Gay, Straight, Trans, Poor, Elders, Disabled!




Paul Robeson, Hugh Masekela, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James,
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amiri Baraka, Josephine Baker, Sly Stone,
Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Richie Havens,
Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Nelson Mandela, Ida B. Wells, Mahalia Jackson
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes
Gil Scott-Heron, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, W. E. B. Du Bois,
Dr. Cornel West, Dr. James Cone, Ziggy Marley, Marcus Garvy,
Malcom X, Celia Cruz,Max Roach,
Dick Gregory, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Archie Shepp, Ray Charles, Junior Wells,  James Brown,
Wilson Pickett, Muddy Waters, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Tupac Shakur, Buddy Guy,
Spliff Skankn', Tony Moses,
Lee Scratch Perry, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Sam Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, John Lee Hooker & more to come!




Honoring our ancestors compels the
choosing of Love over hate!




We miss you! - Martin**


"I have a dream."




One Love*(159 mins)
BB King*(197 mins)
Motown*(252 mins)
Coltrane*(195 mins)
Stan Getz*(156 mins)
Jah Planet*(227 mins)
Tony Moses, Spliff Skankin' & Buds

Bob Marley*(236 mins)
Three-Live 1979-1980
Peter Tosh*(316 mins)
Miles Davis*(332 mins)
Max Roach*(186 mins)
Ziggy Marley*(181 mins)
Ray Charles*(237 mins)
Jimi Hendrix*(440 mins)
Tupac Shakur*(215 mins)
Muddy Waters*(203 mins)
Latin Rhythms*(286 mins)
Jazz Rhythms*(220 mins)
John Coltrane, Miles Davis,      
Stan Getz, Eta James,      
Dave Brubeck & Friends       

One Bright Day*(130 mins)
Burning Spear and Friends           
Got The Blues*(202 mins)
Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters,      
Gil Scott-Heron,
Stevie Ray Vaughan,      
Patti Smith & Buds
            
Buddy Guy Live*(195 mins)
Hugh Masekela*(104 mins)
Black and Blues*(420 mins)
John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters,         
Buddy Guy, Junior Wells,        
Pinetop Perkins & Friends         

Sarah Vaughan*(172 mins)
Aretha Franklin*(134 mins)
John Lee Hooker*(147 mins)
Gil Scott-Heron*(151 mins)
Black Lives Matter *(338 mins)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amiri Baraka, Josephine Baker,       
Paul Robeson, Nina Simone, Hugh Masekela, Malcom X,      
Sarah Vaughan, Archie Shepp, James Baldwin, Rosa Parks,      
Max Roach, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,       
Yara Allen with the Moral Revival Choir,      
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Friends
              
Rage Against the Machine*(129 mins)

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Amiri Baraka Video Performance**



Amiri Audio Interview & Poetry*(38-mins)


Turn it up!


Tupac Shakur*(195-mins)



 
Tupac video - Here**




Gil Scott-Heron* (151 mins)



Earthstrong ~ April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011 - Here




                                           The West Coast "Rebel Content Tour*(270 mins)
The Fuck monsanto Tour Highlights





                                                  Neil Young*(420 mins)



Neil with Promise of the Real
(Willie Nelson's 2 sons stand next to Neil)




"A Short History of America" by R. Crumb
Performed by Joni Mitchell - Here**







Bob Crumb



Cartoonist extraordinaire, Crumb's days in 1960's
San Francisco, LSD, Hippies, Hipsters, Beatniks,
Janis Joplin and Zap Comix Recounted in third
person - Here* (35 mins)


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Uncut Cover sheets for Mineshaft #35 using
Pop-Tone "Red Hot" cover paper with front
cover artwork, lettering, and design by
R. Crumb and back cover art by
Robert Armstrong!




Available April, 2018


Crumb (the 1994 documentary) - Here**



'Bit fuzzy.... And weird, what a flashback!




Mineshaft #34 Back Cover by Robert Armstrong!





Banksy RULES!




Port of Dover, U.K. - Workman Appears to Chip Away at
One of the Twelve Stars Depicting the European Union Flag








Shop Until You Drop





Russell is BACK!






Eleanor Goldfield  ROCKS!





AdBusters Totally Irie!





The Intercept ~ Rocks Baybee!

James Risen Joins The Intercept - Here
And welcome aboard, Naomi Klein! Naomi,
James and others are Earth's most honorable
team of journalists. Arguably, today is time
for reporting to be real. For life to survive,
we must stop criminal banks. "Intercepted"
weekly podcast - Here*


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Stop Shopping!



The Church of Stop Shopping IS
Rockin' Mother Earth!!!





"Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open
where you didn't know they were going to be."


Joseph Campbell - "The Power of Myth" with Bill Moyers

The Power of Myth and other books by Joseph Campbell


6-part The Power Of Myth audio interview Here* (303 mins)


BILL MOYERS: Do you ever have the sense of... being helped by hidden hands?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time - namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. This video segment explains >>  Follow Your Bliss!**



 Thanks, Joe.

Aloha'Ohana! Mni Wiconi!



Indy Blogs




                                             Meditation* (185 mins)
Where is the Buddha?
Tibetan Bells, Ocean Waves
SE Asian Stings





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                                 TMAIC Slideshow**(178 mins)
                                        The Music at Indy Camp (soundtrack)*(178 mins)
                          Rock and Roll Will Never Die!*(291 mins)

First Peoples Rock!*(500 mins)
Scott Mamaday, John Trudell

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Carlos Nakai & Friends




Biography of Outdoor Bob Zavoda
Indy River Journal Editor

Desert Dweller and Expat Ohioan
Missed the Bus to:

                 
Woodstock Revisited*(203 mins)
in '69! Jah!


                          Amazing Woodstock '69 video**



Standing Rock, ND
weather update - Here





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Remembering

Abbie Hoffman


"Steal This Book"! (pdf)


Steal this Website...?
And....Keep on smilin'!




Earth Justice  over Profits




   
Green Energy  RULES!



 
Blogs and Mags that Crank! Baybee!
We Truthseekers Be Jahmmin'.



                                                                          
                                                                                                     These guys ROCK, Baybee!!!!!
                                                                                                    Jahmin' like Occupy Wall Street!




Alice  Knows.


     
Free Mumia!
The
death penalty

is
WRONG!

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Jimi Hendrix*(440 mins)       At Woodstock**





                                                                             
                                                                                Preserve Sacred Places.
                                        Carlos Nakai*(60 mins)




    Michael Moore is an Honorable
Filmmaker and Truthseeker!




Richard P. Feynman - 4-Part Lecture
on Quantum Theory




                                                  
                                                                             Joan Baez - Spiritual Guide
                                                                     Poet, Singer, Musician



Rachel Corrie was a state-sanctioned
murder victim -
Video**



 
Caesar Chavez
The Consummate American

was poisoned by individuals
of the greedster corporations.

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Grateful Dead*(305 mins)


The Grateful Dead circa '68 - Let's Party!





                                 
                                     Keith Olbermann - MSNBC gotch ya'?
            So?



 



                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                             Take Me to Your Leader!   


E. Hemisphere
N.O.A.A. website




(Last WeatherView Screenshot)





 
The 1% Solution?
Nuclear insanity and
radioactive waste.
And we let them?





 
Noam Chomsky ROCKS!




 
Howard Zinn
The People's History
of the United States

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Bill Moyers exposes the
banksters.
They're STILL
unjailed and STILL
free to steal, again!




Coltrane*(195 mins)


John Coltrane Baybeee!





Antarctica  One Love! One Earth!


                 


                                           
Wang Wei Lin ROCKS!                                                                                                               

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                                                     Who's REALLY Fighting Back?




Indy River Editor, exhausted corporate crime
reporter, takin' a breather from Babylon hate,
in Ganja-rado, Telluride Town Park.




Photo credit Ken Carpenter



                 Love and Only Love*(242 mins)
Cuts from "Paradox" with Neil Young and
POTR, plus Live
at Telluride Town Park





Freedom from propaganda.





 
Ziggy Marley*(181 mins) helps to make the
World
an Irie! Place!





 
When Love came to America!
And She is STILL HERE!

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Frank Zappa - A great Video**
 


Neil Young*(420 mins)

Stills and Young - Major Players
in the
Struggle against
the bankster criminals



Ken Kesey, Buds, Doggy and  Furthur !Jah Mon!




Pablo Picasso ROCKED!





Woody Harrelson walks the Talk!

                     

                                                                        John Lennon*(168 mins)

                                                                 
                                                           We Miss You, John Lennon!



One Love One Earth
GoEarth.org




Sustainability Vocabulary


Aquarian Age       Alternative energy        Animal Rights       Appropriate Technology 

Back to the Land       Back to Nature       Barter Economy       Biodiversity 

Bio-dynamic Gardening       Biological Remediation       Bioregionalism 

Buy Locally       Co-Evolution       Cohousing 

Community Currency      Community Land Trusts      Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 

Conscious Design with Nature      Conservation Preservation 

Cradle-to-grave Awareness       Deep Ecology       Democratic Decentralization 




Earth Literacy       Eating low on the Food Chain       Ecological Living 

Ecotourism       Edible Landscaping       Energy Independence 

Environmental Awareness       Environmental Protection       Ethical Business 

Experiential Education       Folk Wisdom       Food as Fuel  

Gaia Consciousness       Garden of Eden       Global Consciousness      Grass Roots Activism 

Green Party Movement       Growing Our Own Food       Holism & Wholism 

Holistic Resource Management       Holistic Health




Harmony with Nature      Home Gardens       Home Schooling

Homesteading       Hunting & Gathering       Intentional Community

Internationalism       Land Restoration/Reclamation      Leaving No Trace

Leaving Things Better Than Found       Live/Living Food 

Living for Now & The Future       Living Lightly on the Land

Living Spiritually       Living Within Our Means       Local Self-Reliance 

Love Mother Earth       Low-impact Lifestyle

Low Impact Recycling       Low Impact Sustainable Agriculture 




Minimal Government       Money As a Means - Not an End  

Mulching & Composting       Natural Capitalism       Natural Food

Natural Clothing & Shelter       Natural Healing       Natural Law 

Natural Pest Control       Networking      Non-toxic Materials/Products 

Non-violence      Organic Farming & Gardening       Off-grid Energy Sources 

Paradigm Shift       Passive Solar Energy       Peace on Earth 

Permanent Communities & Societies       Post Industrialism       Post Modernism 

Quality over Quantity      Raised Bed Gardening      Remineralization of the Earth




Reduce       Reuse       Recycle       Restoration & Regeneration

Renewable Resources       Restoring / Respecting Nature’s Balance

Responsible Investment       Sharing Resources       Simple Pleasures 

Small is Beautiful       Social Responsibility        Solar Aquatics 

Sustainable Agriculture       Sustainable Future       Sustainable Living

Thinking 7 Generations Ahead      Think Global  Act Local

Tribal Communities       Use Less Stuff       Voluntary Simplicity 

Wildlife Habitat Preservation / Restoration 





Zero Population Growth       Bioremediation      Precautionary Principle  

Biointensive       Relocalization      Responsible Wildcrafting     Phytoremediation

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power       Biomimicry       Biogas       The Humanure Handbook(pdf)



Online Since 2003!


LightEnergy

Explodes Into Being.

The DreamDimension

Becomes  The   NOW!

Colossal Galaxies Condense  and Group.

The Cosmic Neighborhoods Sparkle.

We Awake into The NOW.

A OneLove  OneEarth Cosmos!





One Love


A Primitive Camping Health Retreat


One Earth





~We The People promise~



Learn from our Mistakes.

Create Peace and Happiness.

Interact with No Harm.

Teach through Kind Action.

Experience Wilderness Quiet.

Share Our Bliss, Dance and Song.

Build Green. Protect and Care.

Recycle, Reuse and Create
Sustainable Systems.

Save Our Wild Earth,
Her Animals, Land,
Plants, Water and Air.




And further,

~We The People promise~




"We of the Green Artisan Communities,
join in spirit and in our street presence
with Bernie Sanders, non-corporate
Democratic members of Congress,
trade unions, senior groups, health
care activists and all those who
believe in a Green Earth economy
with social justice."


"To all corporate fascists, to the
corporate Republicans, to the
corporate Democrats and any
and all other 1% privatizers,
Loudly, Clearly and Honorably:


We The People, will honorably,
never let you throw nearly 30
million of us off of health
insurance (no matter how lousy),
make massive cuts to Medicaid
and defund Planned Parenthood.
We The People demand
NIMA!  (HR676)
It's all about Green Art & Music,
Mom Earth, People over profit
and getting along.




NIMA!  (HR676)



National Improved Medicare for A!!
"Is the Healing of the Nation!" - a Jahmin' Notion!"









Woodstock Revisited* (203 mins)


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Archived Data Base Additions 

Added November 1 ..... through October 31

Note: Archived web sites may have out-dated or broken links


2003-2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2011
2012   2013    2014   2015   2016   2017 
  2018


Latest Postings


21st Century Wire - "....North American and Europe-based, grass-roots, independent hyper blog offering bold news, views and media analysis, working with a core team of writers, researchers, and an array of volunteer contributors who write and help to analyze news and provide a diverse perspective and opinions from around the world. "

Native Voice One - "Our mission is to serve as a leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska, the nation, and the world."

Under Currents Radio - "We are stewards of the air......and together we keep the airwaves alive with amazing music - a daily, 4-hour music mix heard around the USA and the world via Native Voice One: The Native American Radio Network."

JustSeeds - ".... a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods."
 
Radio Rebelde
- English version from Cuba - "........ the voice of the Cuban Revolution, began as a clandestine pirate radio station nestled in the Sierra Maestra Mountains in the eastern part of the island." "It was 60 years ago today that the now-famous Cuban radio station founded by iconic guerrilla leader Che Guevara finally crackled into life over the Caribbean airwaves." "Radio Rebelde, the voice of the Cuban Revolution, began as a clandestine pirate radio station nestled in the Sierra Maestra Mountains in the eastern part of the island. Founded by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara at Altos de Conrado, the station's on-air signature became a screeching howl of "Aqui, Radio Rebelde!" Its February 24, 1958 maiden broadcast, which lasted 20 minutes, came at a time when almost all of Cuba's media was controlled by loathed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The broadcast began with the rebels' anthem, followed by a report on the battle of Pino del Agua and other news from Che's guerrillas."Here is Radio Rebelde, the voice of the Sierra Maestra, transmitting for all Cuba on the 20 meter band at 5 and 9p.m. daily... I'm Station Director Captain Luis Orlando Rodriguez. Rebelde's first director, Rodriguez then read an editorial on the founding of the station and notable events from that day in Cuban history – of which its own initiation is now one. As the battle continued to rage between capitalist, U.S.-backed President Batista and the Communist guerrillas led by Fidel Castro, Radio Rebelde broadcast firsthand reports of the rebels' progress almost round the clock. "

Hugh Masekela - (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He has been described as "the father of South African jazz." Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number 1 US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
 
A National Call For Moral Revival - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II  President & Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach
&
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of:
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival - December 4, 2017 D.C. Press Briefing - The Gathering is the podcast and Medium is the blog


Shepard Fairey - "...is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene."

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes - (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu "father"), Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita; he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha. He led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule.





Irie!


Aloha Nui Loa

Lots of love






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