A May Day 2014 Lament for American Labor

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/01

Today, May 1, 2014, is International Labor Day. It is worth summing up how well American workers—and their unions—have fared over the past year; since the so-called economic recovery began in mid-2009; and for the recent decades preceding.

International Workers/May Day - May 1st!

Clasping Workers' Hands Across Borders

In a May Day article in 1941, the “Rebel Girl” Elizabeth Gurley Flynn wrote:

Efren Carrillo, resign now!

A Sexual Preditor is on the Loose in Sonoma County!

Demand Carrillo's resignation at a demonstration

on Wednesday, April 30th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.,

Protect Internet Neutrality - Only YOU Can Do it! Urgent!

The FCC is proposing rules to end net neutrality - the Internet needs to stop this from happening:

http://http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Contact the FCC and contact your representatives in Washington, D.C.!

President Obama, move from talk to action on nuclear disarmament

The Peace & Justice Center has signed on to a letter, along with 60 additional signatories, asking that the United States move from talk to action on nuclear disarmament. Here is the beginning of the letter followed by a link for the full letter.

Dear President Obama,

Here and Now by Bruce Gagnon

                                                                                      

The starkness of the times
causing even old warriors
to fall
the suffering can bear a load
even on the strongest

For many moons our people
have struggled to survive
been through hell
and back
but we are here

Now

PJC Hosts Mike Roselle - Co-founder of Earth First!, Rainforest Action Network, Ruckus Society and Climate Ground Zero

Activist Lounge - Friday, April 25 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Gaia's Garden Restaurant, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back and Enjoy Collapse of United States

The Onion! All too true!

WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.

Journalists Who Broke NSA Story in Guardian Dedicate George Polk Award to Snowden

The journalists who first revealed the extent of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities dedicated a prestigious award on Friday to their source, Edward Snowden.

The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies - Chris Hedges

The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our foremost oracle. He is to us what William Shakespeare was to Elizabethan England or Fyodor Dostoyevsky to czarist Russia.