History as taught in the US educational system is written from the perspective of the USA.  The globalism that has been about economics has conveniently overlooked FACTS  that would more realistically inform about the role of humanity in wars.  While admitting that Russia is the enemy and shouldn’t have attacked Ukraine, one would be intellectually dishonest if one didn’t recognize the price paid by Russia in WWII, and that in the USA has been superimposed by a presumption of US supremacy in challenging Hitler.  

For anyone who actually wishes to understand “the enemy”, a informative history of the region can be found in,Reich%20and%20the%20Soviet%20Union.  —

Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Roman and Ottoman empires to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. For centuries, Ukraine has been a meeting place of various cultures. The mixing of sedentary

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The enormity of the price paid by Russians during WWII could be a reason for current events.  Should we act accordingly?    —

It was assumed that, after a hungry and cold winter, its defenders would no longer have the strength to resist. The city would be captured and razed to the ground, and all the lands to the north of the Neva River, which flows through the city into the Baltic Sea, would be given to the Germans’ Finnish allies, who were securing their blockade sector. In encircling the city, the last railway line was cut near the Mga station on August 29, 1941, just two months and one week after the war began. September 8 saw the capture of Shlisselburg, 12km to the north on Lake Ladoga at the source of the Neva River. Supplies could potentially have been transported from here to Leningrad. The blockade of the northern capital is counted from this date.–end of rt info–

The historian writing the above article mentions that Russia hasn’t spoken of this genocide until only recently, for whatever reason.  Having a touch of insight into the thinking of those from the region, one surmises a perspective that assumes others understand the obvious.  In the jargon of the poolroom, as they say, one simply can’t believe others can be so deeply in denial.  

That is a reason one banally continues to repeat FACTS.  The dense wall of denial is a challenge.

As heard on RT before it was censored off air, a Russian citizen said (paraphrase) It’s not that there is a difference in the propaganda from Russian or US governments, it’s just that Russians don’t believe them.

Stifling of those outside of hierarchical Establishment, even in the USA, seem also typical.  —  —

The Long Road of US Repression

–end of gatewaygreens video—–     –LINK to video of Jan 11, 2023 webinar

“The Long Road of US Repression”

Here is the video of the January 11, 2023 webinar on
“The Long Road of US Repression:”
Did you have trouble getting into the Zoom?  If so, you were not alone.
Many people, including most of the speakers, received a message such as…
“Registration closed” and had to try 6 or 7 times to get in.
This makes no sense, both because we never closed registration and, if we
did, the Zoom would not close until until the end of the program.
Though over 100 registered for the program, it is likely that many more
tried to get in and could not; so, you have the link of the video which you
can view and/or send to others.

–end of gatewaygreens info–Access to the link provides more thoughts about the reason some people couldn’t access the video, for anyone who is curious.

C-Span hosted a discussion about policing.  —    —JANUARY 18, 2023  | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/18/2023

Washington Journal

Rafael Mangual on House Republican Agenda and Public Safety Proposals

Rafael Mangual talked about House Republican policy proposals related to crime and public safety contained the party’s “Commitment to America” plan.

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A caller to C-Span expressed concern with local law enforcement who have expressed intentions to ignore legislation about gun control.  The same has been expressed in the Southern Tier of NYS.  A few thoughts about this local FACT.  —

*We hear much about the benefit of the “good guy with a gun”

*Local pro-gun law seems to have encouraged said “good guys”

*Several “good guys” have been shot by law enforcement who apparently had felt threatened, in the Southern Tier of NYS

*This raises questions about the presumed faith expected from the general public in trusting said gun toters as being “good guys”

*It is curious to expect the general public to pretend to trust in gun toters, that they are “good guys”, because they say so

*Exactly what does local law enforcement imagine should be the role of the general public who don’t choose to live their lives armed?

*Everybody is a “good guy” until they’re not

Enthusiastic styles of policing, whether local or international, should be based upon reality rather than misinformation.

Many women are aware that to stop in a “well-lit area” can be a matter of survival.  A matter of interest is treatment of military personnel who in a foreign nation, can assume similar stances of policing toward the local community as are taken toward them in the USA.      –One of the officers wrote in the police report that Nazario eluded police because he didn’t stop right away. Nazario stated that he wanted to pull over in a well-lit area.

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Organic implies attempts toward nutritious and healthy food and should be a foregone conclusion, but it isn’t.  —      —

Right now, a lot of people say they speak for organic farmers. Giving organic farmers true representation in policy and Washington, D.C. on the issues important to us is our number one goal.–end of organicfarmerassociation info–

From lakotalaw  —  Han, Mitakuyepi. Today I write to you with some sad news — but it’s something we absolutely need to talk about. On October 14, 2022 in Rapid City, South Dakota, Nevaeh Rose Brave Heart, a fourteen-year-old Lakota youth, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident. Jordan Hare, a 27-year-old white man, has now been arrested in connection with the crime. 

According to the Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hare fled the scene, leaving Nevaeh to die in the street of her injuries before medical help could arrive. He then allegedly washed his vehicle and painted his rims to hide the evidence. Now, he faces a maximum penalty of two years and/or a $4,000 fine for felony hit and run resulting in injury or death, and he’s free on $10,000 bail as the case proceeds.  

If those penalties don’t sound commensurate with the crime to you, you’re not alone. Nevaeh Brave Heart’s death, which occurred just as her life was beginning, is emblematic of the kind of tragedy we see far too often in the Deep North, as we sometimes call it here. Too often, our health, wellbeing, and existence are not valued, protected, or respected. That has a cumulative effect on our Native communities and families. Meanwhile, someone like Jordan Hare is able to walk free on a measly $10,000 bail? If Nevaeh wasn’t Native, might Hare be in a lot more trouble — such as an additional manslaughter charge, a higher bail amount, or both?

There have been far too many instances of blatant racism — taking many forms — in and around Rapid City for us to ignore the lack of justice for Nevaeh. You may recall that, just last year, a hotel in town instituted a policy prohibiting Native guests, prompting us to ask you to write to the Department of Justice and demand an investigation. The pattern is so bad that, among the BIPOC community here, Rapid City has earned itself the name “Racist City.”

So, what’s next? Hare is scheduled to appear in court for a status hearing on Friday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. I’m happy to say that because of public interest in the case — our community wants justice for Nevaeh! — the judge has moved this hearing to a larger courtroom. I’ll be there, and I’ll keep you informed. We must watch closely and be ready to act if Hare — who has pled not guilty — isn’t held accountable. In the meantime, please join me in honoring Nevaeh’s memory by saying her name and praying for her family. 

Wopila tanka — thank you for your friendship with our community.
DeCora Hawk
Field Organizer
The Lakota People’s Law Project

—-end of lakotalaw info—————-     –Activists raised slogans to demand a peaceful resolution of the war through negotiations rather than continued US weapons funding. Banners read “Money for our needs/Not the war machine” and “No to NATO/Yes to peace”.

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“Leader McConnell” “honors” MLK, Jr.—-        –Today we honor an American hero, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His dream of equal justice and abundant opportunity inspired our nation to make historic progress and continues to make us better to this day.

–end of tweet——Nina Turner reveals a photo of “Leader McConnell” that is priceless.

****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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