Breakfast with Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!”

Amy Goodman, Tracey, the Kahles
Amy Goodman, Tracey, the Kahles

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!,  is on tour this month across the country.  She visited San Francisco for two days this week.  My boss, Brewster Kahle from Internet Archive, knew that I am a raving fan of Amy and her amazing show of independent journalism. He was kind enough to invite me along to a long breakfast discussion with Amy.

Brewster and Amy found a common interest on issues of the potential monopoly of Google books, so she scheduled a followup discussion the next day with Brewster on Amy’s show “Democracy Now!” (for likely broadcasting Apr20-25). In person, Amy is an incredibly sweet and inquisitive individual. She is brilliant as well as thoughtful, generous and full of grace. I was thrilled to meet her in person and see how a part of her day goes. I look up to her tremendously as an award-winning pioneer in the field of journalism.

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Oh this made me sooo happy!  😎

IMPEACH CHENEY! . . . meeting my hero

Hunter and I got to hear Naomi Wolf speak about her new book, along with
Daniel Ellsberg (pictured left), the leaker of the “Pentagon Papers” (which helped
end the Vietnam War). The event was sponsored by KPFA and featured a moderator and another journalist.

All parties agreed we need to impeach Cheney impeach Cheney ASAP!
Torture is illegal under domestic and international laws, and the Geneva Convention. Warantless wiretapping is illegal. For these two reasons alone (but many more), Cheney should be impeached and tried for high crimes and misdemeanors!

Take action now!

From The End of America – Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot:

Ten Steps to dictatorship — happening now in America:

  1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
  2. Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
  3. Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
  4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
  5. Harass citizens’ groups.
  6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
  7. Target key individuals.
  8. Control the press.
  9. Declare all dissent to be treason.
  10. Suspend the rule of law.

Stone’s JFK

Just watched Oliver Stone’s JFK for the first time last night.

I’d seen the recent Discovery Channel JFK programming that was excellent.
The *really* amazing thing was that when JFK movie came out, most of the media and Prez Ford (who was in the Warren Commission which did the post-assasination cover-up, er, I mean, investigation) denounced it. Now that more is declassified, most everything has shown to be true. Multiple shooters!!

I’m progressive.
and i vote.
and i volunteer.
and i’m helping to take down the Bush Crime Family.