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It’s Monday so maybe you need a song about pirates to cheer you up. Here’s a folk song by Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea in a video from 2011.

I’m dropping in on a Idle No More solidarity rally today and I’ll try to have some photos or coverage from it soon, along with coverage of the small counterprotest last weekend to Texas’ giant, homophobic pro-choice “Rally For Life.”

What’s on your mind today? This is the latest MyFDL open thread.


Idle No More Austin

A small Idle No More solidarity rally today at the Texas State Capitol.

A small but friendly gathering took place tonight at the Texas State Capitol to support the #IdleNoMore movement. It’s the second of what will hopefully be many Austin actions, as this movement is just beginning to organize seriously in the state. My fellow Lonestar FDL readers might want to Like the new Idle No More Texas page on Facebook.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and