July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Thursday, June 6: NEW YORK, NY 7:30pm

Location: The Strand (2nd floor), 828 Broadway, NYC

  • Monday, June 10: WASHINGTON, DC 6:30pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, DC

  • Wednesday, June 12: PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm

Location: Powell’s, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland

  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company

  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm

Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith

  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm

Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien

  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm

Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul

  • Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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March 2016

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders


A briiliant excerpt from Wiliam Dalrymple's upcoming book: The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803

There are many parallels with contemporary USA.

Wait until it's YOU

A few days ago my 4 year old grandson came home crying from daycare. We know 4 year olds hear everything but can't always comprenend what is being discussed. His mother is caucasion, and his father is african american so he is mixed...and a little confused. He said he was crying because "if Donald Trump becomes President, all the black people will have to go back to Africa...and I don't want to go to Africa, and I'm brown anyway, not really black...and you can't come with mommy"...and the sobbing continued as she assured him that won't happen

An October Surprise Like No Other

The connections between Goldman Sachs and both Cruz (through Heidi) and Drumpf (through numerous business dealings) leads to the inevitable conclusion that either of these two candidates may have access to Hillary's transcripts of the speeches or, possibly worse, covert video of one or multiple of the more recent speeches. Does anyone remember the covert "47% video" of Mittens?

Campain song for Bernie?

I heard this for the frist time on Saturday. Eventhough it is over 20yrs old this song hits all of Sanders talking points. Listen to it and see if you don't agree! ​

Iris Dement "Wasteland of the Free" Then push it out across the nation!

Inspection- Easter, 2016

Easter arrived this morning with the usual flair: Easter eggs, bunnies, Easter lilies, sermons about resurrection, parents and their sometimes squirming children sitting through pageantry... all to the tune of events that happened about two thousand years ago.

Climate Collapse$$$: Obama flips-off COP21 and auctions off 43 million acres of the Peoples’ property for Oil and Gas development.

So long as the rich can use their wealth to mitigate the effects of our dying planet the problem will be allowed to grow worse. I, on the other hand, can’t afford, say, a $50 loaf of bread!

Mass Extinction$$$: Obama administration stripping more species of plants and animals of their legal protections than any other administration in US history.

In the midst of this global extinction crisis, there should be a renewed and intensified focus on using powerful tools such as the Endangered Species Act to stem this increasing tide of extinction. Yet, this administration's Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is walking away from species at a record, and very concerning, rate.

Hillary found GUILTY of over 200 Conflict of Interest rulings while Secretary of State that led to at least $48 million in fees for the Clintons.

She needs to withdraw from the presidential race and her superdelegates need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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How Do We Take Back the Military From the Billionaire Owned Military Industrial Complex?

Thom plus logo Democrats (Bernie & Lee) in the senate proposed legislation saying what the Constitution already says: that Trump can't go to war with Iran without congressional authorization. Every Republican on the committee, except Rand Paul, voted against it.