As usual, the peace community in Portland reacted quickly to Obama's disappointing announcement that he will send additional troops to Afghanistan. Last evening I attended a peace rally in front of the federal building and quit counting when I got to 400 people. The rally was sponsored by the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (http://www.pprc.org/) and co sponsored by more than thirty other organizations including Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Code Pink, Freedom Socialist Party, International Socialist Organization, Portland War Resisters League, the Military and Draft Counseling Project, Oregon Community of War Tax Resistance, Whitefeather Peace House, Living Earth, Peace Voice, Progressive Democrats of Oregon, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Vancouver for Peace, Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the Peace Action Committee of First Unitarian Church, Linn-Benton Chapter and Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, Veterans for Peace Chapter 132 (Corvallis), Portland Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, and the Alliance for Democracy (Portland chapter).
The police didn't even bother to show up, they know we aren't pistol-packing wingnuts. There were the usual range of signs, but very depressing this time to see them directed at our new Democratic President, the person who filled us with hope that things would change. One sign said, "the Honeymoon is over," and another had a picture of Obama next to the other foolish war escalator, Lyndon Johnson.
A video of the rally can be seen at the Portland Indymedia site: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/12/395844.shtml
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This plant was literally almost dead about a month ago. Spider mites had eaten numerous holes, so I sprayed with a liquid soap/water mixture which worked in the past. Sadly, I put too much soap in the mix and the plant turned completely brown. Rather than give up, my husband used miracle grow, and look what we have now....a robust broccoli/cauliflower/brussel sprouts plant (still don't know what it is....I had several sprouts but forgot to mark them). We still have time for a Robust Public Option to pass.....apply your own miracle grow to the problem and see if we can rejuvenate the issue.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Don't let healthcare for all Americans flop. We need to jump higher. Please contact your Senators and Representative today and tell them you want Medicare for all. The Progressive Caucus is showing moxy. Give them your support by visiting, calling, faxing and emailing your representatives. They have raised the bar, won't you?