Elouise Cobell’s adventure ends. Her legal war continues: Non-payment of $3.4 Billion = US Government’s Shame.

Elouise Cobell, photo by Karen Kuehn/ Mother Jones
Surf the photograph to read Mother Jones’ profile of Elouise Cobell.
She walks in beauty.
The United States Goverment took the land, took the children, took the culture, took the natural resources of Indigenous people.
Every ethical “business” pays its debts.
Payment is long overdue.
Stop the appeals.

Blue Truth

As I was trolling the net for visuals, I came across this lovely composition in blue that was posted at The Blarg.  After coming across some disturbing media coverage (see Mother Jones regarding Jeff Cox, an Indiana official, advocating using live ammunition on Wisconsin protestors. Excuse me, is this Libya or America? Oops, my bad, sorry Kent State) , this man’s expression and signage just hit the nail so hard that I figure it deserves a post all its own. Unlike other group organized protests with manufactured signs, there are all sorts of protest signs visible in Madison.  Some are hilarious, others obnoxious, but all are well-aimed individualized expressions of free speech and asserting a statement.  You’re invited to share any photographic or video gems you’ve discovered while following Mad-city’s  showdown with Koch Tool Walker. 

Click Anne Marie's photo to visit The Blarg

Art, Oil, and Blood

Here are three things I discovered by listening to KKFI. Last night on the Heartland Labor Forum I learned about an incredible Art book via an interview with the authors. Click on the cover to see seven other examples of American Labor Poster Art–and to read review quotes. Copies of Cushing & Drescher’s work were given as thank you gifts for donations to KKFI’s fall fund drive.


Lincoln Cushing & Timothy W. Drescher


I had heard of Fatima Bhutto prior to Democracy Now!’s interview with her this morning regarding the state of affairs in Pakistan. She also answered questions regarding her memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword which apparently presents a very dark portrait of the ruling ‘elite’ and, by association, its supporters–“US”.  I don’t often read memoirs, but this one has piqued my interest.

Songs of Blood and Sword  by Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto on Democracy Now!



Thanks to Bioneers’ connection to Mother Jones’ continuing work on the BP oil disaster–well–here’s more reasons to condemn BP. Like we need more after learning about the 90 + MILLIONS they’re spending on image spin, commercials, public relations efforts to brighten up public perception of their oil drilling mania.  Here’s my FREE advice to BP—Shut up! Clean it up RIGHT! Pay up! Doing the RIGHT things will do more than all the ads on YouTube, television and everywhere else.  I still will not purchase BP gas–but I do see others doing so, so just quit the spin effort and do what’s right by every living thing. By the way, BP, your operation in Sugar Creek, Missouri surrounded by fences topped with barbed wire and with the new Police Department as an immediate neighbor looks safe, secure and very very unfriendly.

Click on Tim O’Brien’s art to venture into Mother Jones’ latest reporting on BP.  Thanks Bioneers!



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