The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

◼︎PANDEMIC BREAKING NEWS: As I post this, Pfizer has reported this morning that it's ready to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for children ages 5-11. Last week the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted the picture featured above on its Facebook page with this text: In 1954, polio was a terrifying … Continue reading The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS As I see it, there are two dimensions to the climate crisis facing humanity: conquering global warming in the long term and managing its consequences in the short term. Both are critically important. Conquer Global Warming The New York Times and other media are reporting on a document released this week by the … Continue reading Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION Official Statement of the Cuban GovernmentIssued September 11, 2001 During a speech delivered on September 11, 2001, Cuban President Fidel Castro read an official Cuban government statement issued in response to the terrorist attacks that day against the United States: The Government of the Republic of Cuba has learned with grief and … Continue reading Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

On the Texas Attack Against Women & Abortion Rights

◼︎WOMEN'S RIGHTS◻︎ABORTION RIGHTS I posted this on September 1st at my other blog, 'A Quick Thought,' which I use as kind of a "sidebar" to my Facebook page. Given the critical importance and implications of the new Texas abortion law I decided to reprint my post here. A new Texas law took effect [Wednesday, September … Continue reading On the Texas Attack Against Women & Abortion Rights

Another Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I vividly recall watching the spectacle at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as the defeat of United States involvement against the workers and farmers in Vietnam was sealed. Watching the Today Show on NBC this morning was eerily similar. This promises to be a defining moment in the Democratic Administration of Joseph Biden, … Continue reading Another Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

Acts of Kindness & Love: An Olympic Story

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL◼︎LGBT RIGHTS So much attention has been focused on Simone Biles in these Olympics — and hers is truly an inspiring story of courage, self-care, generosity and victory. She had the bravery to step back after years of preparation to acknowledge she was unable to safely perform. This was an act of … Continue reading Acts of Kindness & Love: An Olympic Story

‘I Resolve’ Advocates Fired in Violation of Their Democratic Rights

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Two educators at North Middle School in Grants Pass, Oregon, have been fired for promoting what they call the 'I Resolve Movement' which they claim offers “reasonable, loving, and tolerant solutions” to transgender issues in the schools. The two people fired for their advocacy of this "movement" are Rachel Damiano, who was … Continue reading ‘I Resolve’ Advocates Fired in Violation of Their Democratic Rights

To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

◼︎PANDEMIC Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous COVID,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them with a vaccination? I got the Moderna vaccine back in February and March at age 67. I've had no ill effect beyond the typical mild sore arm. Even … Continue reading To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question