Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Demand an end to war for X-mas

Who would Jesus bomb? "Peace on Earth" is an end to imperialist wars.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Trovers Inc.'s Healthcare Recoveries

I have gotten two letters from Cheri A. Hall from Healthcare Recoveries, wanting me to call them regarding the insurance coverage of my recent tendinitis injury. I'm sick of these jokers. It's the insurance companies, and these parasitical companies like Trovers, that are pushing health care costs through the roof. Single-payer now!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Climate crackdown: capitalism at work

I've been following the developments in Copenhagen on Democracy Now! but not as well as I should be. From what I've gleamed the rich nations, including the U.S. and Canada, have controlled the talks and have pushed forward plans for a much weaker agreement than that of even Kyoto. Obama's emission targets have been laughable, amounting to a reduction of 4% of 1990 levels by 2020.

This interview with the leader of Friends of the Earth, who was being kicked out of the conference, was simply incredible.Climate Crackdown: UN Bars Friends of the Earth and Other Environmental Groups from Climate Talks

P.S. Later I found this excellent synopsis on Copenhagen written by Christine Frank.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

100th Anniversary of the Cherry Mine Disaster

These pictures were taken at the 100th commemorative anniversary of the Cherry mine disaster in Cherry, Illinois, the weekend of November 14th and 15th. I tried to put them in order of when they were taken but got it backwards. The last picture shows Cherry, Illinois, a normally sleepy town, filled with cars during the Saturday rally. I was late to this main event, arriving just as it was ending, but I got a snapshot of the streets and the rally just before it dissolved. I got some shots of the new memorial to the workers who died in the fire, as well as a decent picture of labor folksinger, Bucky Halker. For some even better pictures of the event, and information on the disaster, visit Ray Tutaj's website.