|An Ecological Justice Moral Monday with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Former Vice-President Al Gore: Presented by the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, an important Ecological Justice Moral Monday in Greensboro where North Carolinians impacted by ecological injustice in their communities share their stories. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Former Vice President Al Gore, and Karenna Gore will join to help offer solutions for radical change that can help create safe and healthy communities in North Carolina and across the country.|
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Campfire Tunes du jour
Bruce Cockburn, Bob and Ziggy Marley, War
Donovan, Peter Tosh, Cheech and Chong, CS&N
Steven Stills, Carlos Santana, Cesar Chavez
Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Dixie Chicks
Talking Heads, Carlos Nakai, Joni Mitchell
Desert Dweller Expat Ohioan!
Woodstock Revisited*♫♫(203 mins)
Missed the Woodstock** Bus in '69!
Learned to live in The Be Jahmin' Now!
Indy River Journal Editor's Take on Reality
Since my freshman year at Ohio State University in 1963 to today, I 've
been living in either extreme poverty or just plain poverty! lol And today,
I'm not alone! 143,000,000 of us are either existing below the official b.s.
federal poverty line or the rest of us are paycheck-to-paycheck. The history
behind this has been cleverly kept almost impossible to figure out - for me, a
lifetime almost, lol. Connecting the events of what really has brought America
to her present insanity is efing, mind-boggling. I and others are very possibly
decedents of a settler, colonial, criminal past.
I and others must live knowing that We the Poor are among the millions of
poor who compose in part several groupings: First off, the original Indigenous
Peoples whose pristine lands were stolen by white European settlers. Once,
15,000,000 people were free to move anywhere and everywhere. Today, there
are over 300,000,000 - either on "reservations" (imprisoned or confined on).
A few Americans (like in parts of Nevada and on U.S. Indigenous reservation
land - own casinos, land with oil and minerals rights, that are virtually never
given-up willingly to machine-like corporations.) Either in cities that are
crumbling infrastructures morphing into super-fund sites and sacrifice zones
of low wealth survivors. Rural residents that live without hospitals or near-by
health clinics. Like the Palestinians, we are all learning that we are prisoners.
We are survivors of malevolent mass displacement and longterm systemic
genocide. First People's lands were seized at gunpoint or worse. We're next.
We, me, or maybe you, may be included in the approximately seventy million
disabled Americans, the elderly and millions of children living in poverty. There
are over two million incarcerated people in America: fathers, mothers, family
members and orphaned children remain in crowded, inhumane conditions. Many
inmates suffer from untreated mental and other medically needed conditions in the
under-staffed, for-profit internment-like camps due to often questionable sentences
brought about by inadequate defense council. Poverty is slavery, especially as in
for-profit privatized, state prisons. Many communities of Color and of Poor Whites
are "red-lined" and over-policed, putting the residents in a constant state of stressed
existence, not knowing from day-to-day and from paycheck-to-paycheck, whether to
somehow flee or stand their ground and fight back! Not ever knowing the long-lasting
feeling of real joy and peaceful rest!
Ancestors of many of the current ruling classes were "plantations" owners - written into
history as so-called colonists - some whose heirs would be today's "banksters". And some
of these scoundrels are revered as patriots then and today. Crooks who banked some MAJOR
wealth from their unchallenged cruelty and forced labor-camp slave holdings. Imagine: stolen,
robbed, chained and murdered like many indigenous African People - many children. Captured.
Hunted-down. Brutalized. Branded and sold as if they were cattle, "labor" commodities. Slave
auctions brought immense accumulated wealth that grew over the years and decades. Blood
money that paid for tall buildings, ships and railroads and flows still, gaining immense accrued
interest through many U.S. and trans-national banks. Corporate coffers will be confiscated
and returned to the rightful owners, just as happened for the victims of the Nazis, whose
similar crimes against the Jews and the Romas is well documented. It's time for another
war-crimes and crimes against humanity trial as happened during the Nuremberg Trials.
Yet, slavery still lives today as private prison labor, low wage, non-union jobs, non-union
sweatshops, child sex trafficking and immoral child abduction by I.C.E. from their immigrant
parents. If most Americans are not direct decedents of these first American colonist settlers,
then we're the decedents of immigrants or perhaps decedents of the First Nation Indigenous
Peoples. Irregardless, today with few exceptions, most of us who are poor, are so because
of a rigged system, that stems directly from these original criminal minds that came mostly
from Europe. Many of the "plantation" owner elites, have successfully passed on their
wealth and corporate corruption schemes from coast to coast and north to south, up to the
Where did all these damn police come from? Not out of thin air. Law enforcement, normally
would be at village and city level, hired by, hired from, and paid for by the citizens, collectively.
Taxes done ethically and morally right for all equally is the way that works. Security forces for
the ridiculously wealthy slave owners were originally privately-hired militias, formed from the
desperately poor of the day. These individuals were chosen for their hunting and combat abilities.
They took orders directly from their paymasters, the plantation slaveholder class. This system of
"human hunters" who willingly hunted down runaway slaves, for their bosses, the "slaveholder"
elites, worked in tandem and with impunity. And this would go on through the years, to involve
other enforcement duties that has grown gruesomely out of hand.
Today's militarized police has its roots in slavery - a cross between slave enforcement
and population control. We poor are kept in perpetual low wealth, with few exceptions,
living in a nightmare, paycheck-to-paycheck "consumer" trap. The trap forces us to
ruthlessly compete for an artificially constructed scarcity of available jobs. Most of
us (without credit) are unable to pay for a sudden $400 cash emergency, like a co-pay
for a for-profit hospital or perhaps the need for another refrigerator or a car repair.
Michael "Mickey" Schwerner
James Chaney, 54 Years to the Day
Summer Solstice June 21, 1964
Three Civil Rights leaders
Three beautiful Human Beings
Were gunned-down murdered.
John Trudell, Buffy Sainte Marie,
Carlos Nakai Teach-in*♫♫(193 mins)
Apache Stronghold, San Carlos, AZ
♫♫First Peoples Rock!*(500 mins)
Scott Mamaday, John Trudell,
Carlos Nakai & Friends
Flute (58 mins)
Mother Earth ROCKS!
Love You, Mom!
We Are the People Known as Earth*♫♫(249 mins)
Dixie Chicks, Neil Young with Promise of the Real and Buds Be a Jahmin'!
Sacred Oak Flats**(53 mins)
The 21st Century Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Fusion Moral Revival!
~ Must Know News: For and by the Poor ~
~ Must Have Conscious Music ~
~ Respect. Love. Music. Peace. Family. ~
Thursday Justice Arts Movement
Night Week One: May 17, 2018*
June 23, 2018
40 Days Season Completed!
Non-violent, Citizen Disobedience
Accomplished! Here to Stay!
A Multi-year Movement Launches!
The Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival!
A New and UNSETTLING FORCE!
A 21st Century National Call for
Moral Revival! Forward Together!
Not One Step Back!
The Poor People's
Has Some Dancin'
and Singin' to IT!
June 21, 2018
Theomusicology and Justice Arts Thursday**Audio*(122 mins)
June 23, 2018
Rally and March on the D.C. Capitol**Audio*(228 mins)
June 21 - Summer Solstice
Capitol March** Audio* (135 mins)
Trans-national Corporations are making
living decently impossible! - For All of Us!
A Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival - NOW!
TMABC Slideshow**♫♫(178 mins)
The Music at Bob's Camp (soundtrack)*♫♫(178 mins)
Rock and Roll Will Never Die!*♫♫(291 mins)
First Peoples Rock!*♫♫(500 mins)
Scott Mamaday, John Trudell
Carlos Nakai & Friends
Indy River Camp Weather - Sonoran Desert
New Springtime diggs!
Mama cardinal partaking in a yucca flower feast!
Blooming Yucca at Camp
Near Solstice Early Morning 2018
Pure artesian water!
This cattle tank is one of three feeds from a 50-gallons per hour
Flowing Artesian well (uphill near the front gate). It is located
under a mesquite tree. It is a 6' by 2' tank that empties twice
a day into a mesquite & willow grove, 50 ft. away - a 50-tree
grove that includes 30 ft. mesquites.The living area is shaded
during the 3 months of intense UV summer sun. She's a one
acre Permaculture micro-environment of eight fenced Sonoran
Desert habitat acres.
3.14 x 9sq-ft x 2ft = 56.54 cu-ft = 423 gallon tank
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!
Caesar Chavez, Carlos Santana
Bruce Cockburn and Buds (233 mins)
Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Dixie Chicks, C S & N and Buds (249 mins)
Wolf Moon*♫♫(4 mins)
Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Standing Rock, ND
weather update - Here
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
The Souls of Poor Folk (pdf)
We Rise: A Movement Songbook (pdf)
August 14, 2018
Large fire activity continues in 15 states where more than 28,000 firefighters, support personnel, military and national guard soldiers are working toward containment goals. The Mendocino Complex is nearly 350,000 acres and the Carr Fire continues to grow and is more than 206,000 acres. Residents in communities near the fires in several states remain evacuated from their homes.
Weather: A strong monsoonal surge of moisture into the northern portion of the Four Corners and Great Basin will provide some relief to Utah, eastern Nevada, and Colorado in the form of higher humidity and scattered wet storms. Given the strength of the surge, convection should reach as far north as North Dakota, southern Montana, Idaho, and possibly southeastern Oregon. The Sierra could also see isolated storms. There is a concern that some of the storms on the northwestern fringes could be relatively dry. Previous days’ winds should diminish across the northern tier but remain breezy across the Dakotas as a weak disturbance moves east across Manitoba. Texas will return to hot and dry conditions as the low pressure area previously over the northern portion of the state moves northeast toward the middle Mississippi River Valley, bringing storms to the upper Midwest. Scattered showers and storms are also expected across the Mid-Atlantic region, as a low pressure area remains stalled over the area.
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