Joe is pretty bent about Charles Schumer and the Drones in Syracuse.
I'm still contemplating my name especially now that we have this latest manifestation of self on Worldwide Hippies. I feel like it's okay for my name to be P.E.Nolan but everybody calls me "Trish." I haven't gotten specific yet, but it's kind of like packaging yourself for internet consumption. You have to consider your google search results. That may be the sort of thing they talk about at Netroots Nation. I had a passing fantasy that I went to Netroots Nation, but in real life that should be about the time I'm moving. Fortunately Punk Patriot is going, and he'll be sending back reports.
Once I get settled into my new home - which will be in New York City somewhere, but I haven't gotten specific about that either.
PeacefulUprising is going to Appalachia to address Mountaintop Removal. One of the women who was arrested for disrupting Congress that I mentioned in News & Stuff is working with Friends of Blair Mountain. There's an event in June during the anniversary of a battle fought between Workers and Owners in 1921
The story on their website begins:
Blair Mountain in Logan County, West Virginia, was the site of the largest open class war in U.S. history. In 1921, after a generation of violent suppression and exploitation of the people in the southern coalfields of WV, 15,000 coal miners rebelled in an attempt to overthrow the control of coal barons.If you're going to be in that part of the country June 5 - 11, you can find out about the activities at the Facebook page (March on Blair Mountain).
I can't go to this event either because school won't be out, and I'm still having to move - and there's the mystery of my shoulder to consider. That's how it is when you're a Mom. I'm proud to be an Activist Mom, though. We may have obligations and ailments, but we can be very supportive nevertheless. I always remember that Florence Reece was "just a mom" when she wrote Which Side Are You On?
We don't sing that song with the kids at school, but we sing Inch by Inch
When I heard all those Teabaggers saying liberal schools and teachers indoctrinate the children with socialism, I thought, "That's right. Inch by Inch, Motherfuckers."
I'm excited to have met, via internet, these brave and enthusiastic activists. I'm betting there were plenty of supportive parents and dedicated teachers in their lives when they were growing up. Keeping up with what these kids are doing also helps me feel closer to Buster (nee Velvet). He called in from Utah, and we talked for about ten minutes or so. He was talking fast because he had a lot of ideas in his head. One night while they were hiking in the Anasazi territory in a canyon in Utah, the instructor read a passage to the group from a book by Edward Abbey called Desert Solitare: A Season in the Wilderness. Buster was so captivated that he has read the whole book.
Now, I call that a thing of beauty. Thing of Beauty #08-101
My kid reads a book all on his own AND
#09-101: Meeting inspiring people via the internet.