Israeli writer and dissident Uri Avnery asked an Egyptian general how
the Egyptians managed to surprise the Israelis when they launched the
October 1973 war. The general answered: “Instead of reading the
intelligence reports, you should have read our poets.”
|"The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon an ....."|
|"The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to host Creative Time and the New York Public Library for In Situ: How to Reasonably Believe in God. The talk will feature Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by Sister Helen Prejean. A performance by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will kick off the event." - Here**|
Tales of a feast on Plymouth plantation in the Autumn of 1621, where of pilgrims from the Mayflower, celebrated the harvest, shared and broke bread with the first Americans are false. They are still used as inspiration and shared with children, teaching them the beauty of gratitude.
But it is now widely understood this Thanksgiving story is a fictional history. It was invented to whitewash the vicious genocide wrought upon the native inhabitants of this magnificent continent. Not only did the Europeans try to eradicate native populations, but they made every effort to eviscerate their culture, their language and eliminate them from these coveted lands.
From Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock, this lie has made our Thanksgiving Day a Day of Mourning for the First Nations, all the tribes big and small, those who came before us.
A few weeks ago we traveled to visit the Standing Rock Sioux In North Dakota. We arrived at this unprecedented historical gathering of over five hundred tribes and thousands of others standing on the front lines to protect water, to state the most basic human truth, to say water is life. Despite the painful history, today they fight peacefully for us all.
The camp grows as winter comes. Standing in protection of our most vital life support systems, but also for the rightful preservation of Native American cultural ways and their sovereignty. Everyone we talk with is committed to peaceful resistance. Weapons alcohol and drugs are forbidden there.
Standing together in prayer to protect water displays a deeply rooted awareness of life's interconnected nature, and of the intrinsic value and import of traditional ways. This growing movement stems from love, it is the most human instinct to protect that which we love. An eager and engaged youth are at the core of this pipeline route resistance, learning from a population of elders who pass down unforgotten knowledge.
It is an awakening. All here together, with their non-native relatives, standing strong in the face of outrageous, unnecessary and violent aggression, on the part of militarized local and state law enforcement agencies and National Guard, who are seemingly acting to protect the interests of the Dakota Access Pipeline profiteers, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars, above all other expressed concerns. They stand against corporate security forces, the county sheriff and the National Guard. Standing while being hit with water cannons, mace, tear gas, rubber bullets. Standing without weapons and praying, the water protectors endure human rights abuses in sub freezing temperatures. Supplies arrive from all over as the social media universe shares the heartbreaking news to the world, that an American corporate media is not free to report. Thus, it is the ugliness of corporate America, seen around the world.
But they stand, their hair frozen from water cannons. They stand for all that is good and they stay strong.
We are calling upon you, President Barack Obama, to step in and end the violence against the peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock immediately.
We will be going back to support the water protectors again.
And we can give thanks for the bounty.
Like water on the garden of activism, America’s surprise president brings a bounty of opportunity. The great issues of our time are now brightly illuminated and people are becoming more aware of them than ever, from sea to shining sea, from Standing Rock to Wall Street.
The surprise president elect was not the winner of the popular vote, does not have a mandate for the change of ideals envisioned. Keep in mind, close to over two million more people voted for another candidate.
Nor is the surprise president the leader of the free world. Two hundred of the worlds nations believe in science, above the profits of the oil, gas and coal industries, and are committed to working together to protect the future from an unchecked climate crisis.
The surprise president claims he does not believe in climate science nor the threats it presents and his actions and words reflect that claim in tangible and dangerous ways.
Do not be intimidated by the surprise presidents' cabinet appointees as they descend the golden escalator. Those who behave in racist ways are not your leaders. The golden tower is not yours. The White House is your house.
Your growing activism in support of freedom over repression, addressing climate change, swiftly replacing a destructive old industries with safe, regenerative energy, encouraging wholistic thinking in balance with the future of our planet; that activism will strengthen and shed continued light on us all. These worthy goals must be met for the all the worlds children and theirs after them.
This is our moment for truth.
Unintimidated, stand, speak up and show up. Be counted. Be like our brothers and sisters at Standing Rock. Be there if you can. The progress we have made over two hundred and forty years as a nation, has always come first from the people
|Yoko & John at the Amsterdam "Sleep In"|
|John Lennon Tunes*|
|German Artists Say They Put
White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge - Here
|Occupy Folks, October 2011|
|Open Source Seed Initiative|
|Pete Seeger at
Farm Aid 2013 - Biography at Yes
Pete Seeger's Last Performance** Thanks to The UK Guardian
|Carlos Santana - Latin Rhythms*|
Young dismisses vinyl revival as a 'fashion statement' - Here
The Guardian US - Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
|Charles Bowden died
Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, N.M., where he had
moved from the Tucson area. He was 69. More Here** & Here* & Here
|Stephen Gaskin dies at 79, founder of The Farm - More|
|"Among the dreams Gaskin never quite realized
was a 100-acre
retirement community aimed at aging hippies. He called it Rocinante."
|Happy Birthday John Coltrane - September 23, 1926 - Bio Here|
|Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10am PST 'til ? - FARM AID LIVE! - Here|
|Leonard Peltier - Here|
|Red Cloud - Red Cloud's War|
|The Intercept - Banned
by the Pentagon
Impeccable, Independent, Real Journalism and No Lies!
Unofficial Sources - A counter to what
“Official Sources Say”. Lookin' good! lol
|We Miss You! Nelson Mandela|
|Rock-n-Roll Will Never Die!*|
|Adiós, Lou Reed.|
|Whatever Gets You
We Miss You Richie Havens
|Jimi Hendrix* At Woodstock**|
|Rage Against the Machine - Full Concert - 07/24/99 - Woodstock 99 - Here**|
|Rage Against The Machine - Minneapolis 2008 - Here**|
How Did He Know So Soon?
3 Complete Set Lists - Versions below, some may not be from"RCT"
♫♫ Fuck monsanto ♫♫
• • • • • • •All the Tunes (Perty sure)
Spokane, WA - October 2, 2015*(130 mins)
1. After The Gold Rush
2. Heart Of Gold*
3. Comes A Time*
4. Old Man*
5. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)*
6. Hold Back The Tears*
7. Out On The Weekend*
8. Unknown Legend*
9. Field Of Opportunity*
10. Wolf Moon*
11. Harvest Moon*
12. Words (Between the Lines of Age)
13. Bad Fog Of Loneliness*
16. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
17. People Want To Hear About Love
18. Big Box
19. Cowgirl in the Sand*
20. Workin’ Man
21. Monsanto Years*
22. Love And Only Love
23. Encore: Powderfinger
• • • • • • •
Portland, OR - October 7, 2015
After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Comes A Time
Hold Back The Tears
Out On The Weekend
Field Of Opportunity
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop*
People Want To Hear About Love
I Won't Quit*
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere*
Love and Only Love
• • • • • • •
Eugene, OR - October 8, 2015
After The Gold Rush*
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)*
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out On The Weekend
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
September Song* (Lukas Nelson vocals & piano, Neil on Guitar)
A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
People Want to Hear About Love
Down By The River*
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Are You Ready for the Country?*
Roll Another Number (For the Road)*
Love and Only Love*
• • • • • • •
Las Vegas October 11, 2013 added tunes:
• • • • • • •
Other Rebel Content Tour tunes:
Set list Live at the SLO Brewery
2. New Song 1 - People Want To Hear
3. New Song 2 - New Day For The Planet
4. Down By The River
5. New Song 3 - Big Box
6. New Song 4 - Rock Star Bucks
A Coffee Shop
7. Walk On*
8. New Song 5 - Monsanto
9. New Song 6 - I Don't Know You
10. New Song 7 - Seeds
11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
12. New Song 8 - Big Sky/Wolf Moon
13. Love And Only Love
14. New Song 9
15. New Song 10
16. Country Home
17. Roll Another Number
Sing The Blues*
Rasta Mon, Bob Marley
60's and 70's Motown's Best*
Hangin' in and Kickin'
The Grateful Dead*
|Music and Peace Festivals - Here|
|Occupiers in Spain & The US Protest "Austerity"|
|[Former] President Jose
Mujica - [of] Uruguay, S.A.
"10 Reasons to Love Uruguay’s President José Mujica" - Medea Benjamin
|Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro|
|Arctic Vortex Blasts Chicago|
|They're out to get you, Sir. November 22, 1963|
|Iceland and the Northern Lights on a summer midnight|
|Jeremy Hammond Goes to Prison for 10 Years.|
|Climate Change brings death and destruction to the Philippines - FU wallstreet!|
|One Love One Earth
Bob's Camp Blogs
2013 Climate-Change Archive
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