18 Jul 2013

Florida Guilty

from West Coast Greens It’s not like we didn’t see it coming a mile away.  Yet the verdict is in, and here we are, silent and shocked.  Yes we’re outraged, yes we weep.  But there will be more outrages, they never end.  Our tears will dry.  And then what? As

02 Jul 2013

Florida on Trial

The George Zimmerman murder trial has begun, and Florida simmers.  From the very beginning of the testimony against Zimmerman for the murder of African-American 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, defense attorney Don West went on the attack, trying to make this case not about murder but about race. After Trayvon’s friend Rachel

25 Jun 2013

Bruce Wright — Pinellas County Florida Shadow Sheriff

“We have to live by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Justice is indivisible.  Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’  It is the job of law enforcement to address injustice, not just be arms of hyper-reactive justice.” So Bruce Wright expressed his fundamental commitment to justice

14 Jan 2013

Green Party letter to Barack Obama

The Green Party of Florida mailed the below referenced letter to President Obama on January 9. We ask that he consider what legacy he will leave for the people of the United States, and the people of the World, at this critical juncture, with history as judge, and with respect

25 Nov 2012

Dump Capitalism 9: Chairman Jesus sez:

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye

28 Oct 2012

Dump Capitalism 8: the Bloody Morning After

Whoever wins, after election day it will [continue to] be bloody, for the poor, for the working class, even for that mythical creature known as the middle class. And it’s that bloody morning after we should be thinking about. Any plan that does not embrace the day after is no

09 Sep 2012

Dump Capitalism 7: the Coming Storm

So I’m trudging off to this past Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Pasco County Green Party. Hell, I am the Pasco County Green Party. My main emotion is relief that my just-repaired car didn’t break down again. And with the world going to hell, part of me is quietly hoping

15 Apr 2012

Dump Capitalism 6: not easy being Green

A short tale from 1980: Back in the day when Barry Commoner was running for President as the nominee for the Citizens Party, I was heading up the San Francisco branch. We were petitioning to get Commoner on the California ballot. So on a beautiful Saturday morn, I cunningly organized

18 Mar 2012

Dump Capitalism 5: you get what you organize

Why no posts from me for so long? First, my wife and I have moved to Florida, dictated by its lower cost of living and my no longer being willing to be housebound by ice and snow. More importantly, my Dump Capitalism diaries developed a certain perspective on organizational questions,

18 Oct 2011

Aldous Tyler: Where Is Obama’s Money Going?

The following was posted on Daily Kos today, calling on Obama to reveal where his campaign funds are deposited, and demanding that those funds be transferred from the megabanks to community-based credit unions: My campaign to challenge Barack Obama in the Democratic primary season is moving swiftly now. This week,