Sunday, September 30, 2007

Protest Bush and War on Iran

According to Seymour Hersh's latest article, the Bush-Cheney Junta is pressing ahead with plans to invade (and possibly to nuke) another country.

Bush is planning a visit to Lancaster County on October 3, 2007, and we would like to greet him with a huge demonstration against his regime. Here is the latest info from the protest coordinators, Lancaster Coalition for Peace & Justice:

Demonstration Against Bush's Visit

This coming Tuesday, *October 2nd*, concerned citizens are asked to* meet at Penn Square at 7 pm* (corner of King & Queen) to demonstrate with the Lancaster Coalition for Peace and Justice (LCPJ) against President Bush's visit to Lancaster County. This event will mark a massive opposition to Bush's continued failed policies, both domestic and international. Bush is expected to arrive in the county Wednesday October 3rd in the morning or early afternoon. This demonstration will also be used to announce actions for the following day.

President Bush's record of illegal war, irrational foreign policy, detrimental environmental policy, as well as domestic incompetence, and human rights violations, will be the focus of this demonstration. Time and time again throughout his tenure, this President has ignored the will of Americans, both minority and majority opinions. Because this President oversteps checks and balances afforded in our constitution, we need to come together in mass to deliver a message that George W. Bush, his record, and his presence are not welcome in our town!

The demonstration will be hosted by the LCPJ, and will be a peaceful, community event. We encourage peace groups, religious organizations, student groups, our elders, children, and everyone who rejects this President's agenda to join us in this protest. Participants should bring their own signs, banners, and any other form of non-violent communication to make their voices heard.

Please forward this release to everyone you know.

CONTACT: Bill Adams

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Video Sunday

In which:

Tony Orlando makes a comeback. (Um, no pun intended?)

In keeping with the political music videos, here's Pete Seeger again (in case anyone missed it on the listserv). Question: Did he just write this song? It's gotta be about Bush, no? Or does history just keep repeating itself?

Greed and the pointlessness of war: One of the best statements on it ever made: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, summed up in the graveyard scene. Brilliant film-making courtesy of Sergio Leone. Brilliant music courtesy Ennio Morricone. Was Eli Wallach ever better?

Finally, here's one just because: a) I liked Hoyt Axton (RIP) -- possessed of fine songwriting skills and one of the all-time great voices, and b) I especially like this duet with Linda because their voices work so well together. From 1975:

BONUS HOYT -- yeah, what the hey.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thanks, Kate!

That kid was good. Here's the original that he was lip-synching: