Ralph Nader in 2004 (Photo credit: naderflickr)
Journalist and author Chris Hedges with a blurred background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ottawa Canada June 2010 — Nepean Point Views 2 (Photo credit: dugspr — Home for Good)
Robert Reich (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)
Ralph Nader signing books at Barnes & Noble Union Square, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FOCUS: Robert Reich | Are We Headed for Bedford Falls or Pottersville?
Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
Reich writes: "It's easy to feel discouraged about the bullying by right-wing Republicans and their patrons over everything from gun control to taxes and social safety nets to trade unions and jobs."
FOCUS: Ralph Nader | The Commercialization of Family
Ralph Nader, Reader Supported News
Nader writes: "Spreading 'joy with toys' is a major part of what the holidays in America have become - selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency."
FOCUS: Chris Hedges | The Final Battle
Chris Hedges, Truthdig
Hedges writes: "It is about protecting the state from us. That is why no one in the executive or legislative branch is going to restore our rights. The new version of the NDAA, like the old ones, provides our masters with the legal shackles to make our resistance impossible. And that is their intention."
Cherry Creek Mall
From a Facebook post: Aamjiwnaang Citizens are indicating they will continue the blockade until Chief Teresa Spence is granted a meeting with Prime Minister Harper, and there is recognition of the historical injustice inflicted upon the community. Following a community meeting this morning, and a meeting with the Mayor of Sarnia, Chief of Police and CN Rail representative, citizens of Aamjiwnaang have determined to maintain the blockade until community demands are met. Aamjiwnaang citizens are calling on all allies to come support the blockade. Bring WARM clothes and good intentions. Accepting food, wood and warm clothes donations
Aamjiwnaang Citizens agreed to the following demands
1. Letters of support from the Mayor of Sarnia, CN Rail, MP Pat Davidson, and industry telling Harper to meet with Chief Spence.
2. We will consider leaving when this meeting has taken place.
3. That Harper respect and consult on a nation-to-nation basis.
Ron Plain(226) 932-1516
Support the Aamjiwnaang #IdleNoMore Blockade!
Real Coastal Warriors shared a photo.was buried with a "liner", but that shit is coming downhill underground and coming up in my moms yard. Foam and tarballs too. She is trying to get something done about it but its slow going. I moved to Iowa because of the oil spill, and because my son is here in college. This has affected me in a huge way like many others. Thanks for your reporting."
ADDITIONALLY: "She keeps telling me to not tell anyone, she Is afraid. There are other people reporting such substances in their yards. I guess they are trying to pull one over on everyone. It is making her and my grandmother sick. These things always take forever, often too late." --12/24/2012