Monday, January 18, 2010

Attacking the Peacemakers

As activists mobilize for Peace of the Action, corporate media and pro-war progressives will be mounting attacks on the peacemakers. Led by Cindy Sheehan (a gold star mother), Veterans for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against War, and other opponents of U.S. imperial adventures, the media will draw on psychological warfare resources at the Pentagon and elsewhere to discredit and undermine the revitalized peace movement.

Homeland Security phone-tapping, e-mail hacking, and peace group infiltration is a key part of the federal government’s repertoire in keeping democracy down. We expect no less from the current White House.

The fact that the peace movement is led by the veterans and military families betrayed by Bush and Obama makes the current conflict more challenging for the secret agencies used to spy on American citizens, but not impossible. As we saw during the Vietnam War, when they can’t take you on directly, they resort to covert ops, using devious means to destroy movement morale by influencing the perceptions of employers, landlords, families, and allies. They will do this again.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Obama's Bonanza

I just watched Sarah Palin's debut on FOX, and while her observation that Pelosi is not exactly in synch with her constituency might irk party faithful, her pro-Zionist posture is a godsend to President Obama. Indeed, after promoting the violently homophobic Rick Warren at his swearing-in ceremony, I don't see why Obama doesn't just make Palin part of his cabinet.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Prop 8 on Trial

Legislating discrimination by popular ballot goes on trial in federal court today in San Francisco.

Friday, January 08, 2010


Billboard liberation in Union Square targets Israeli Apartheid.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Plastic Ono Lennon

Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono band play the Fox on February 23.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Pro-War Progressives

Cindy Sheehan lays into pro-war progressives like Code Pink.