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Leonard Peltier: A Thankful Prayer

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:

Greetings my Relatives, Friends, & Supporters:

I was thinking about the national holiday “ Thanksgiving” the other day.  I won’t even go into what a horrible shame this American holiday is based on.  Instead, I will just let it remind me of the common bond I have with all my brothers and sisters of the Earth.  Even if Thanksgiving, the holiday, is based on an incorrect portrayal of history.  The concept of being Thankful, is a universal truth. I mean, lets face it, being thankful/grateful has been part of Indian Nations much longer than the invention of a holiday.

I admit there are days in here when I find it very hard to be thankful, but it does not take much to bring it back for me. Most days, I get cards and letters from people all over the world, sometimes I can even smell the soil, the pines, and…

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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

A Loving Touch ~ pure innocence or life’s learned wisdom!

Originally posted on TheWhyAboutThis:

Young and old

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“The very young and the elderly extend a loving touch far better than many. Either from purity of action or a greater understanding of the importance of love. 

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

One is innocence, intuitively reaching out. The other, acquired wisdom reaching out to knowingly make a caring difference. A good idea to spend time reflecting on this!

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Have a wonderful day today, many blessings to you and your family on a day of Thanks giving!

With affection,

~Penny

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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The deliberate and wanton destruction of the poor.

A letter a day to number 10. No 929

Friday 28 November 2014. The deliberate and wanton destruction of the poor.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste, and alter for your own needs, the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

Osborne is an imbecile! Another £30 billion in cuts? He’s had four years and the best he can come up with is yet more unsustainable, punitive, cuts. It’s idiot economics! The only way to economic health is economic growth; businesses and wages which will boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). taxes and the real economy. What’s Osborne’s long term plan, half the population in poverty, scratching out a third world existence scrabbling through rubbish? He’s already nearly a fifth of the way there and over half of them are in work.

Just by the way, is Osborne ill? I’ve noticed he’s lost a lot of weight lately and he didn’t look like he was in any condition to be in Parliament for PMQ’s this week, nor in any fit state to be making £30 billion decisions. Whatever it is it needs sorting out fast.

I’ve just got back with a mate from lunch at a local Little Chef, a very nice treat I must say, and it was interesting to consider that in so doing we were actively boosting the economy – company, staff, food suppliers and delivery trucks, local farmers and so on. That’s the real economy in action. No need to thank us for our diligence, it was a pleasure.

With interest on the national debt now topping £1 billion a week and going straight into the pockets of the banks who screwed us, we’re going down Mr Cameron and Gidionomics is not working. The national debt is growing at £5,170 per second and there’s no borrowing our way out of that, the only way out is through real growth in the real economy, not those idiots in the city taking punts on anything and everything, but real manufacturing (by humans and technology), real work, real productivity from real labour (and technology) being paid real pay and, of course, real tax payers.

Coked up market dealers just make bets at the City bookies, but for a whole lot more money than ordinary folks might bet and without a care for who sinks or swims.

The time to get real with the economy is now! Osborne is a clueless rich boy who thinks the poor can be sacrificed to feed the banks who we have not one hope in hell of paying off and whose criminal activities caused the problems in the first place. Meanwhile you mindless thugs expect people like Ellie McDonald, who has a mental age of 5 with a rare genetic disorder Chromosome 7 Deletion, to put the country right off her own back. This is not a recession, it is wilful and deliberate robbery with intent to harm the poorest and most vulnerable people in society.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/10/treasury-civil-service-spending-cuts-plan-general-election

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25287068

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-on-earth-was-going-on-with-george-osborne-at-pmqs–xkniRraSOe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10849333/Interest-bill-on-UKs-1.27-trillion-debt-to-hit-1bn-a-week.html

http://www.nationaldebtclock.co.uk/

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/11/27/dwp-demands-work-fitness-test-on-teen-with-mental-age-of-five/

— inPeasedown Saint John, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

“I’m an innocent man. I spent 15 years in prison for something I didn’t do

“I’m an innocent man. I spent 15 years in prison for something I didn’t do. I watched my father die in a British prison for something he didn’t do. And this government still says he’s guilty. I want to tell them that until my father is proved innocent, until all the people involved in this case are proved innocent, until the guilty ones are brought to justice, I will fight on. In the name of my father and of the truth!” – Gerry Conlon
Until all wronged people in prison are proved innocent, until the guilty ones are brought to justice, we will fight on. In the name of your father and the name of his son and of the truth!
 
 
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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

#Blackout: Emerald Garner Can’t Buy Her Dad a Christmas Present


#Blackout: Emerald Garner Can’t Buy Her Dad a Christmas Present
Director: Shaka King
Editor: Kristan Sprague
DP: Rauzar Alexander

Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout) is a network of concerned citizens who commit their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States.

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
Video

An opportunity to be heard

Originally posted on View from the donkey's saddle:

New Yorkers protesting the lack of accountability in the police killing of Mike Brown

New Yorkers protesting the lack of accountability in the police killing of Mike Brown

In light of the lack of an indictment in the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson MO, the correspondence I’ve been having with prisoners around the country about I Am Troy Davis has taken on a new level of meaning for me. The “Black Lives Matter” signs that I’ve seen at protests in Seattle and New York resonate powerfully with the letters I have been receiving from the mostly young, black men whom society and the state has rejected and warehoused.

Mike Brown was a victim of state violence and a failed justice system that is based, in part, on institutionalized racism. Troy Davis was also a victim of racist state violence and a failed justice system. And so many of the prisoners I have been hearing from are victims of the…

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

LIVE: Londoners rally outside US embassy for ‘justice for Mike Brown’ #MikeBrown

Protesters are expected to rally outside the US embassy in London on November 26 to protest the decision by a St Louis Grand Jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown. Carol Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, who was shot by London police in August 2011, is expected to speak at the event.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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