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Portrait of John Kiriakou Jailed Cia Whistleblower by Andres Serrano

August 8th, 2017
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    (Portrait of John Kiriakou by Andres Serrano)
    Torture, Andres Serrano
    June 3 – October 8, 2017
    Station Museum Alabama

    “It’s easy to torture people when you have power over them.” – Andres Serrano

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    (Photo by Andres Serrano)

  • Democracy Now – Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama’s War on Leaks

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    Jay Leto interviewed John Kiriakou who was Jay’s High school teacher.

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    Kiriakou on Snowded at Democracy Now (youtube)

    RIP Liu Xiaobo Most Prominent Dissident Died, (December 28, 1955, July 13, 2017)

    July 13th, 2017
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    Sad news ..

    Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies

  • Liu Xiaobo persuaded student protesters to leave Tianamen Square.

  • The Passion of Liu Xiaobo

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    Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61.
    The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion” and was recently moved to a hospital due to a terminal liver cancer.
    A university professor turned tireless rights campaigner, Mr Liu was branded a criminal by authorities.
    The Nobel Committee said the Chinese government bore a “heavy responsibility” for his death.
    The campaigner was repeatedly jailed throughout his life. When not in prison, he was subject to severe restrictions while his wife, Liu Xia, was placed under house arrest.

    2 Photos -When Harry Met Marlon + Belafonte & Chomsky at Amy Goodman

    March 1st, 2017
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    (Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge & Marlon Brando )

    Google Belafonte and Marlon Brando here.

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    His recent Discussion with Naom Chomsky (youtube)

    Happy birthday Harry Belafonte!

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    After “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue by Jeff Wall
    1999-2000

    Ralph Ellison – March 1, 1914. (His birthday)

    Bob Dylan’s early interview by Studs Terkel in 1963

    October 17th, 2016
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    Photo by Danny Lyon.

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    Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963 and it’s incredible

    If you’re a fan of Dylan’s early work, I implore you to spend an hour with this stellar interview that he did with Studs Terkel from the spring of 1963 . You won’t regret it. It’s a very cool piece of history in my humble opinion.

    Bob Dylan is a notoriously tough person to interview and that’s definitely the case here, even this early in his life as a public persona. On the other hand, Terkel is a veteran interviewer, one of the best ever, and he seems genuinely impressed with the young man who was just 21 at the time and had but one record of mainly covers under his belt. Terkel does a good job of keeping things on track as he expertly gets out of the way and listens while gleaning what he can from his subject. It’s an interesting match-up.

  • Studs Terkelstudsterkel51 “guerilla journalist”

    Painting by Beverly Finster.

    Bernie Sanders & Burlington Snow – a Poem by Allen Ginsberg

    September 7th, 2016
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    See Allen Ginsberg’s Handwritten Poem For Bernie Sanders, “Burlington Snow” (1986)

    Ginsberg blog

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    Happy birthday Bernie Sanders!

    Photos via

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    via Andrew Bonheler
    See previous post on Bernie Sanders (Contempt for Voters, theater of cruelty, undemocratic primary of 2016.

  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber
    Sparrow Impromptu in Portland – Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace Spring of 2016

    Contempt for the Voters, Theater of Cruelty – Undemocratic Primary of 2016

    August 5th, 2016
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    via Andrew Bonheler

    Hillary Clinton didn’t win the Democratic Party nomination – she simply won the game of trickery, collusion and fraudulence that modern politics in this country has devolved into. And while Sanders’ bid to clean house ultimately failed, it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become.

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  • Uncounted (Youtube) Documentary of Corrupt California Primary includes proof of fraudulent voting machine counts.
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    Joint studies from Netherlands and Stanford. Statistically impossible that Hillary won primaries.

  • And something else, congratulations Garry Trudeau. 1aDGarry

    Via Amy Goodman

    Danny Lyon – Message to the Future at Whitney – June 17–Sept 25, 2016

    June 13th, 2016
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    Club house during the Columbus run, Dayton, Ohio

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    The World is Not My Home

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    Message to the Future at Whitney

    A leading figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon has distinguished himself by the personal intimacy he establishes with his subjects and the inventiveness of his practice. With his ability to find beauty in the starkest reality, Lyon has through his work provided a charged alternative to the bland vision of American life often depicted in the mass media.

    Haiti Danny Lyon in the 1980

    Prison photos by Danny Lyon

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    (repost - Ali archive here)

    China photo

    NYtimes arts/design

    Muhammad Ali – Interview Highlights & Fun Photos to Remember his Legacy

    June 4th, 2016
  • Photo of Ali muhammad_ali_flip_schulke_pool by Flip Schulke

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  • “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me a nigger.. – said Muhammad Ali.. (Page 10) David Markson – Vanishing point.”

    Ali passed away on June 3, 2016
    David Markson passed away June 4, 2010

    Ali and Malcolm X

    Ali riding a bike

    More amazing photos of Ali – here

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    Prince kept his cool.

    Daniel Berrigan, Poet, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Dies at 94

    May 1st, 2016
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    (DANIEL REV.BERRIGAN read two poems at . meeting In the Immaculate Conception Churchmen, then warned that the United States Is “being governed by wounded leaden.)

    Daniel Berrigan, Poet,Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Dies at 94.
    NYtimes obit

    Daniel Berrigan (wiki)

    Protest against the Vietnam war..Berrigan, his brother Josephite priest Philip Berrigan, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton founded an interfaith coalition against the Vietnam War, and wrote letters to major newspapers arguing for an end to the war. In 1967, Daniel and Phillip were arrested for pouring blood on draft records as part of the Baltimore Four. Phillip was sentenced to six years in prison for defacing government property. This, and his belief that his support of prisoners of war during the war was not acknowledged and appreciated, further radicalized Berrigan against the United States government.

    Berrigan traveled to Hanoi with Howard Zinn during the Tet Offensive in January 1968 to “receive” three American airmen, the first American POWs released by the North Vietnamese since the U.S. bombing of that nation had begun.

  • The Church should be making art not just cover bands.

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    Father Berrigan said that coaching the film’s stars, Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, on their roles as priests had been like working on two different planets. Irons plays the head of the mission and De Niro portrays an ex- mercenary and slave trader who becomes a priest.

    “Irons is more of a method actor,” said Father Berrigan. “He wanted to get inside the thinking of a Jesuit. I told him the only thing to do was to fast. He and I spent a day without food or water, and Irons frequently went off my himself to meditate.

    “De Niro is a natural genius. All he wanted to do was question me for hours about being a priest.”

    via Philly.com.

    He also had a way of popping up in the wider culture: as the “radical priest” in Paul Simon’s song “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”; as inspiration for the character Father Corrigan in Colum McCann’s 2009 novel, “Let the Great World Spin.” He even had a small movie role, appearing as a Jesuit priest in “The Mission” in 1989.

    Looking Back In Gratitude

    On my return to America House after the interview, I looked up the poem in the June 13, 1942, issue; it is called “Storm-Song,” an ode to the Virgin Mary. A decade or so later, an editor at Macmillan who had heard about Berrigan’s poetry asked him for a collection of his poems. He told Berrigan that he would give it to the “toughest reader” at Macmillan; and if the report was good, “we’ll publish it.” That reader turned out to be Marianne Moore, a highly regarded poet, who gave the manuscript a glowing report. It led to the publication in 1953 of Berrigan’s first book of poetry, Time Without Number, which won the Lamont Poetry Prize in 1957.

    Panama Papers: Could Pirate Party Co-Founder Birgitta Jónsdóttir Become Iceland’s Next PM?

    April 6th, 2016
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    Panama Papers: Could Pirate Party Co-Founder Birgitta Jónsdóttir Become Iceland’s Next PM? (Amy Goodman Democracy Now)

    Birgitta Jónsdóttir (Wiki) is a Poetician.

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    Index

    Opening the door to my Soul, Mind & HeArth

    The Official Website of Birgitta Jonsdottir

  • Sparrow Improptu in Portland and Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace, Spring of 2016

    March 26th, 2016
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    Sparrow transformed to a dove sitting on top of Saguaro. (Photo by Fung Lin Hall).

    This one bird to Sanders transformed the politics, World Peace Political revolution and Sparrow.

  • Coming to play with me orphan Sparrow…..Issa ‘s haiku translated by Robert Hass.. the orphan Sparrow came to play with our compassionate candidate Bernie Sanders.. what a treat for the world and we all pray for world peace.
    John Stewart called him “Bird”.

    BirdCjohnS

  • Chapter I – the War Candidate – a nostalgia trip to Bosnia

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    Hillary was in Bosnia.. (Digital collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Chapter II -the Peace Candidate

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    Peacock from Prague photo by Fung-Lin Hall 1996
    Valdstejnska zahrada – Mala Strana – Prague

    Vaclav Havel Peacock from Prague is saying hello to Birdy Sanders. We had Velvet Revolution.. I welcome Birdy Revolution for world peace.

    Havel

  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber

  • See more Birds photos by Fung Lin Hall (Facebook)

  • March 15 – International Day Against Police Brutality + Bernie Sanders was a Civil Rights Activist

    March 15th, 2016
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    Photo by Gordon Parks (Harlem, 1963)

  • March 15 is International day against police brutality.

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    Bernie Sanders Arrested In 1963 For Protesting Against Segregation At A Civil Rights Demonstration!

  • Beat Poet
    Robert Hass - previous post

  • Not quite violent..(previous post) Six Cops and Nothingness.