Anthropomorphizing of Creation stories by politicians and bureaucrats to excuse the all-to-human failure called war, by labeling, using language of institutionalized religion, which is patriarchal, by using such words as Armageddon, in a nation founded on principals that don’t seem to support either imperialism or state religions, could be a topic of discussion.

C-Span hosted a discussion today about the women-led protests in Iran.  –OCTOBER 9, 2022  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 10/09/2022

Washington Journal

Narges Bajoghli on Iran Protests and Women’s Rights

Narges Bajoghli, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, talked about the women-led protests in Iran that have galvanized thousands around the world, and the challenges they represent for the Islamic republic. 

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A caller asked how a women’s movement would fare in a nation that seemed based on a religion that subjugated women..  Said religion wouldn’t be limited to Islam but probably more nearly to institutionalized religion.  Institutionalized religion seems founded upon hierarchy, starting with gender.  Institutionalized religion may also be instrumental in diminishing underlying and original beliefs.

A book that raises questions along these lines is

Some Natural Way beliefs have historically and traditionally, logically recognized natural balance rather than subjugation for exploitation.

C-Span hosted a call-in discussion limited to Latino’s at 7:00AM this morning.  Several people from Cuba stated that Cuba is not communist.  That’s probably a matter of opinion but   a caller shared his story of arriving in the USA from Cuba at the age of 8, attending Yale, followed with a career as a professor.  He now has dual citizenship with Cuba, identifies as a socialist, and understands the integrity of the system in Cuba.  Unencumbered by patriarchal/capitalist inculcation, a person could understand the gaming industry in Cuba that was scuttled back to the USA during the Cuban Revolution, and formation of a government that supported the public of Cuba rather than capitalists.  An interested person might know that Cuba has a higher literacy rate than does the USA, enjoys universal health care, and has maintained a cleaner environment.

US sanctions have over decades harmed Cuba.  Sanctions have been a tool used by the USA against foreign nations.  Currently Saudi/Russian OPEC sanctions have been imposed upon the USA.  This is totally predictable considering US actions toward other nations.

The call-in discussion on C-Span was informative and was a display of intelligent views and wide diversity.  This feels like good news for the USA as the Latino population grows.

Consider politicians who support thoughtful policy and exhibit strong character.   –    —

Green Socialist Notes, Episode #93 with Special Guest Aaron Reveles

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Journalism is at risk, government-controlled-corporate-owned media outlets are not.—  –“Julian is a journalist,” Corbyn said in an interview. “Journalism is not a crime. If he is extradited to the U.S.A., any other investigative journalist is at risk.”

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From popularresistance  —               —

Puerto Rico: A Microcosm For The Worst Kind Of Capitalist Ideas

Boxed Out: How Predatory Buying Is Killing Off Small Businesses

Report: US Special Operations Forces Are On The Ground In Ukraine

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From lakotalaw   —-    Hello again, and I wish you well on the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Now seems an appropriate time to examine some history. Until now, our “Water Wars” video series has largely explored the present-day conflict around the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Today, I invite you to watch our tenth chapter — co-produced again by Lakota Law, Standing Rock, and the Great Plains Water Alliance — in which we explore more of what led to this moment in time. This edition highlights the decades of sacrifice forced upon tribal nations as the U.S. government repeatedly flooded our homelands and uprooted us by building dams to block our great relative, the Mni Sose (Missouri River).  

It all started with the passage of the Flood Control Act of 1944, which gave rise to the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Pick-Sloan would go on to wreak havoc on tribal nations over the next several decades. The Oahe Dam at Standing Rock was one of seven installed to block the river. Its construction resulted in Lake Oahe, which now sits on the northern border of the Standing Rock reservation. Today, DAPL crosses directly beneath it, posing a direct threat to the water that sustains our people.

Damming the Mni Sose changed our way of life. Before then, my mom, Lakota Law Standing Rock organizer Phyllis Young, vividly recalls living in a paradise in the bottomlands near the river’s edge. But when the verdant area where my family had lived — filled with timberlands, plants, medicines, and wildlife, all gone now — disappeared under water, my mom and many others were forced to move into starker territory with none of the natural bounty they’d always known.

All this loss is real and remembered. But, in the end, it has galvanized our spirit. When, in 2016, DAPL came to our doorstep, we created a movement — which I’m grateful you share. So now, we must stick together for justice and honor the fighting spirit of those who preceded us. In this moment, we can and we will overcome, just as we have so many times before. 

Wopila tanka — my gratitude for your solidarity!
Wašté Win Young
Legal Analyst

The Lakota People’s Law Project–end of lakotalaw info–

****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-

 This is a reminder of how much we don’t know.  This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought.  We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate.  Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United.  But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy.  Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–          —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate.  Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary.  This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People.  Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt.       —

Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”

Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly.  It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.———————–We can do better———-

That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM.  In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican.  The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.  

Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped.  The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show.  Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored.  (Access to understand the extent of duopoly control).  The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression.  Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable. 
*******************************************************************—-Political Party affiliation of voters.–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!

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