World peace is a good way to honor our Veterans and to challenge Climate Change, by the way.   –Veterans For Peace Chapters and Members across the U.S. and abroad once again took the lead to #ReclaimArmisticeDay as a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace,” as it was celebrated at the end of World War I when the world came together to recognize the need for lasting peace.  

Stop War, Save Climate – This year, Armistice Day coincided with world leaders convening in Egypt for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) to make speeches about the importance of addressing the climate crisis. VFP and allies took action to call on the US Government to live up to its rhetoric by disclosing the carbon impacts of military operations and taking meaningful action to address the climate crisis.

–end of VFP info–

For anyone who doesn’t know about Scott Ritter, he was one of the minority of voices pleading with the US public to question the Bush/Cheney story  line of Iraqi WMD’s.  Generally war as a knee-jerk reaction should be questioned.

From Leecamp—–            —

Scott Ritter & Lee Camp: Why Ukraine Can’t Win

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From popularresistance  —               — So say it, Mister Secretary of the United Nations, have the courage to say so and not come out with the story that we are all committing suicide.

No one here wants to commit suicide, here what we are faced with is a gang of assassins who control the global economy, who control atomic weapons and who commit crimes every day. They commit crimes even in their own countries, they live killing themselves there, killing children, killing students. It happens every day, hardly a day passes where such news is not there in the United States.

–end of popularresistance info–

From popularresistance  —                   –Puʻuloa, Hawaiʻi – On the anniversary of the 19,000 gallon fuel spill that led to the poisoning of Oʻahu’s sole source aquifer and thousands of families, water protectors from across the island presented an “eviction notice” to Navy leaders for numerous Navy and Department of Defense actions that have continually threatened and harmed the lands, waters, and people of of Hawaiʻi – including the Navy’s ongoing refusal to properly address the existential threat posed by the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.

–end of popularresistance info—

Wealth doesn’t exist on obscene levels without poverty.  —

Who cares which nation is acting responsibly, as long as it promotes the safety of Mother Earth?—-

From MRonline  —                   –At home, China has been aggressively pursuing decarbonisation for over a decade.

–end of mronline info–

Ready for a new Thanksgiving tradition?—

From lakotalaw  — It’s a time of year for both reflection and action. As we approach our second annual Wopila Gathering on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, I invite you to watch our new video, in which my granddaughter, DeCora, and I talk about the meaning of wopila. Appropriately, this Lakota word signifies a giving of deep thanks and honoring of our best potential, every day.

In that spirit, on this Thanksgiving week, I ask you to give back in support of Native communities and Indigenous justice by donating to Lakota Law. Thanks to a wonderful warrior donor, all donations to Lakota Law are fully matched right now through the end of Giving Tuesday. Anything you can contribute all week long will be doubled, increasing the impact your generosity makes.

Now, let’s talk turkey. For many, this week’s “Thanksgiving” holiday signifies bounty and togetherness. But for us, this same holiday — known as Thankstaking in our family and many other Native ones — symbolizes the price paid by Indigenous communities once the pilgrims set foot upon these shores. As I’ve mentioned before, the Thanksgiving origin story taught in grade school is nothing but a harmful myth meant to obscure the realities of stolen land and the genocide of Native peoples.

Then there’s the commodification that follows the myth. Our consumer culture teaches us that as soon as we’re done filling our stomachs, it’s time to go shopping! “Black Friday deals” assault us everywhere we turn. Perhaps if we distract ourselves with enough stuffing and then enough stuff, we can forget all about the dark history that got us to this point.

But all that said, we do have much to be thankful for. For instance, I’m grateful that someone, somewhere created Giving Tuesday as a way to offset all the taking. I’m grateful that I get to make change happen with Lakota Law, and that our team created the Wopila Gathering as a way to give back to you. And I’m thankful to be in the company of so many talented Indigenous people working on this project. In addition to DeCora and I, this year’s event lineup also features Lakota Law co-director Chase Iron Eyes, our legal analyst Wašté Win Young, and her mother, my longtime partner in the fight for Native justice, Phyllis Young.

So please join us on Giving Tuesday at the Wopila Gathering! It’s going to be a special day and a valuable opportunity for us to advance the conversation on issues most important to the Indigenous communities who have given so much to this land and all her people.

Wopila tanka — thank you for being your best self and joining us on this journey toward justice!
Madonna Thunder Hawk
Cheyenne River Organizer
The Lakota People’s Law Project

P.S. Please support our mission for Native justice by giving what you can this week. All donations are matched and your impact will be doubled every day through Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29. I can’t wait to see you at the Wopila Gathering!–end of lakotalaw info–

From——-This week of Thanksgiving, let’s honor our resilient communities and our grassroots work towards Native self-determination and sovereignty.

Here are some political and cultural victories from this Native American Heritage Month so far:

  • Nearly 80 Native candidates — about half of whom are women — won their races up and down the ballot this midterm election.
  • We again proved that the Native vote matters. Our team of organizers has been mobilizing Native peoples on the ground in key states across the country to overcome voter suppression — including in Arizona and Nevada, where close races just determined control of the Senate.
  • More museums are reckoning with their racist histories of stealing remains, hair, and sacred objects from Native peoples. “The return of our remains and sacred objects is one way to help our people heal,” said Kevin Killer, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, after the Barre Museum returned what belonged to them. We are mobilizing more institutions to take accountability and urgently repatriate such items, including Harvard’s Peabody Museum.
  • We just wrapped up our second National Training of 2022 for Native organizers and leaders to sharpen their grassroots organizing skills and build effective grassroots movements. We are building a durable ecosystem of Native leaders who will continue to make transformational change.
  • Next week, Native peoples will gather at the White House for the second Tribal Nations Summit. In a show of our growing strength, President Biden heeded Indigenous peoples’ call to work to protect Tribal treaty rights and strengthen sovereignty. This Summit is a chance for Tribal leaders to follow up on what administrative agencies have been doing, and to engage with administration officials about important issues facing our communities.

Indigenous people have always organized for our rights — and we are not stopping now. We’re going to keep building off these wins to protect Native sacred places, strengthen our sovereignty, and more.

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****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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