Speak truth to power!
Dear White House,
A foreign policy of aggression does not honor our military service personnel. We must bring troops home. We must end this international belligerence! Stop bullying!
[memorial day peace vigil video]
The New Up, voted a Best Bay Area Breakout Band of 2009 on MTV2/Ourstage, proudly announces five performances in Washington, Oregon and Southern California, beginning July 23. The New Up recently released their new multiple award-winning video single, Bitch, from their CD Better Off, to all video music media outlets nationwide, as they put the finishing touches on their fourth studio effort, Gold, which is scheduled for an August 2010 release. The New Up, who according to Jennifer Gibson of Flagpole Magazine, “shatters your placid veneer with some of the most striking, exotic and brashly coherent indie-ish pop that’s ever graced your ears,” will embark on their fourth national tour in October 2010. These regional shows will provide rare opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with The New Up in very special, intimate venues as the band introduces new songs in many ‘fan stronghold’ cities.
4th Ave Tavern, Olympia, WA with Offshore Radio
Date: Friday, July 23, Door: $4, Showtime: 9pm
Age: 21+ For more info: http://www.the4thave.com
Band Website: http://www.thenewup.com
Here's a note I sent to the White House via Facebook on November 14, 2009. It includes a photo of me sign-holding at Percival Landing:
Here's a letter (edited for clarity - if you can believe that!) that I sent to the President and Administration this morning (Contact the White House). I also posted this to the Whitehouse Facebook Wall
Good morning! Dear President and Administration, I have a comment about technology and harmful economic activities. I will preface my statement by stating my belief that we need vigorous and assertive regulation of capital against activities which cause harm.
So, thank you for reading and passing along my sentiments—
There are a lot of problems in our world today. The gap between rich and poor has never been greater - and it is getting larger all the time.
Systematic oppression is extreme - yet there is an illusion that ours is a free society. But it's just an illusion. Instead of free people, we are prisoners, prisoners of our own devices. There is a societal addiction to power and wealth - rather than truth and community. It's a deep and pervasive disease that wracks many corners, nooks and crannies of our society.
I believe there is another, better way. That is away from imperialism - and toward curtailment of consumption and equitable distribution of resources. It is away from dominance, economic exploitation and the "power-over" model - and toward social justice and ecological sustainability.
The USA constitutes 5% of the world's population, yet it consumes 50% of the world's resources. This is an incredibly unjust status quo. This is a status quo that needs a strong voice of opposition, a voice that I think we have in many people who currently serve in our government.