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Rumored Attack on the USS Enterprise on January 26th

For anyone unfamiliar with the attack on the USS Liberty by the Israeli government in 1967, the video embedded at the bottom will give some background. The USS Liberty was attacked by unmarked Israeli fighter planes and their outgoing radio traffic blocked. The attack was explained away as misunderstanding for the sake of foreign relations (I suspect) but the veterans of USS Liberty tell ... Read More »

Motivation Monday IX

This week’s Motivation Monday comes to us from a group that started after the wake of 9/11 to protest the course that the administration was taking the country. Not in Our Name (NOIN) disbanded in 2008 but “The Statement of Resistance,” written by Saul Williams and StarHawk, speaks to the sentiments of growing numbers of people across the world today. ... Read More »

Fireside Chats

FDR inherited an economy in which everyone was effected in some way. Where Hoover had failed FDR could not. In some cities the unemployment rate was over half while the national unemployment average teetered at a quarter. In his first one hundred days as president FDR hit the ground running making sweeping changes that would be called “new deal” and ... Read More »

Vietnam Propaganda Video

photo: Ho Chi Minh City during government meetings March 2006 by Ron Gluckman The following video comes from the National archive. “Vietnam Special” is a great example of how modern governments use propaganda. Low level propaganda is a waste of time for an industrialized country that needs its intellectual class to be something other then zombies. Tracking GDP growth since this ... Read More »

Interview with Captain Ray Lewis at Occupy Congress (video)

Oakland based livestream OakFoSho and Aubrey Weiland for the DC examiner just did an interview with retired police captain Ray Lewis the police officer who was arrested at Occupy Wall Street on November 17th. He goes over a cease and desist letter he received from the pension board telling him to stop wearing his uniform in public. And one of the protesters who ... Read More »

Motivation Monday VIII

Today’s Motivation Monday will only appeal to those who choose the path of love over the path of hate. To those who choose peace over violence. To those, like Martin Luther King believed, who believe that “love is a strong thing…that organizes itself…in direct action.” Today’s Motivation Monday features a debate between MLK and Malcolm X. Don’t judge Malcolm X ... Read More »

MLK: Race, Identity, & Image

In honor of yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day we present MLK’s appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press in 1965. School is in session as one lone preacher takes a mob of educated journalists and holds a clinic. Every one of the questions, including the questions of communist affiliation, is deflected with something other than point A to point B logic. ... Read More »

The Original Occupation

The Aboriginal or indigenous American was the first occupant of this country. As a child my parents did not insult my intelligence. They told me that the pilgrims had stolen the natives land. I dreamed about how to correct this injustice. There are no easy answers. Reservations have serious cross generational problems that don’t have any solutions. After I finished ... Read More »

Meditation and New Ways to Combat PTSD

When a person endures a psychological trauma such as kidnapping, a traumatic “act of God,” a violent act or has to commit a violent act, is raped, tortured, or has to go to war a kind of hyper awareness emerges. Soldiers returning from war find themselves unable to cope with constantly reliving events where they failed to save one of ... Read More »

Welcome Back

We can only hope when we reach 2013 and another article appears on SFTC (much like this one) about the bounty of enrichment we will experience in that year, it will be enshrined with victory for the Occupy Movement. Occupy is just one of our causes but our area of focus through this political climate. As realists we understand that ... Read More »

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