President Andrew Jackson and Peter Cooper on monetary reform

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA): Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory It’s divided into these […]

Whirlwind in Sonoma and Marin

A few months ago, I was lying in bed enjoying the morning sunrise over the mountain range. Out my winddow I can see the coastal fog had settled upon the open field next to the apple orchard. A gentle breeze was blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. From a distance, I heard an unusual sound. […]

What's it all about, Alfie?

It is not about spending.  But then we know that, look at the tax breaks for the super rich.  It is not about jobs because shutting down the government will KILL the economy.  So, what’s it all about, Alfie? Republicans are refusing to budge on these ideological demands: • No federal financing for Planned Parenthood […]

Ecological Nightmare in America?

  Yesterday, March 29, 2001, according to a report released from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Studies, “The French radiation protection authority, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), estimates the radioactive releases of iodine-131 in Japan had reached about 2.4 million curies by March 22, 2011. That is about 160,000 times the […]

The United Nations position on human rights and the right to organize a union

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And, the joke is on…

I listened to Obama, on NPR, laud the fact that we are removing troops from Iraq.  Then I heard a carefully scripted NPR discussion about all the expense and corruption that will ensue.  When we remove the troops, Obama said we will ramp up our State Department personnel.  This will require increased protection that soldiers […]

No virus protection, no internet in Australia

Following the latest news in Australia about internet filters and spying on its citizens, Australia has now gone one step further in their attempts at restricting the internet to the general population. A new government plan would make the internet inaccessible to anyone that did not have anti-virus and firewall programs installed on their computers. […]