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June 15, 2021

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Bruce Springsteen Performs Victor Jara’s ‘Manifesto’

Chilean folk musician and revolutionary hero Victor Jara was murdered 40 years ago today by soldiers led by Augusto Pinochet. He would be 81. Jara, compared often with Bob Dylan (probably more correctly Phil Ochs) was the voice of the left in Chile during the rise of Allende to the presidency. He was a theater director, musician and what eventually got him killed, a supporter of the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende. On September 11th, 1973 the United States backed a coup in the South American nation of Chile – their goal was to overthrow the Socialist President, Allende. They…

Revolution 2.0 – Where to Get the News from Egypt

The US networks are doing (in my opinion) a terrible job covering the ouster of Morsi in Egypt. From spelling Morsi’s name wrong, to interviewing those who previously supported the dictator Mubarak. This is why I turned off my TV, and tuned in to aljazeera.com.  For those that don’t know, there’s an excellent 24-hour live stream on Al Jazeera’s website. I’m sure people have their problems on both the left and the right with me promoting AJ, but compared to the US coverage right now, it’s the gold standard. If you have better or just different news sources, please post them…

Sister Sarah Ain't No Moses

By Shannyn Moore While preparing to jump out of a cake for Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, Sarah Palin found time to serve up a fresh batch of Word Salad. My condolences to the transcriber who probably has a giant case of Post Traumatic Punctuation Disorder. The topic? Egypt, Reagan and 1 Timothy. Palin was asked about Egypt on the “Brody Files“: Sarah Palin: “Remember, President Reagan lived that mantra trust but verify. We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge…