Monday, February 17, 2014

Mid Hudson Alliance Progressive - forum on Occupy Wall Street

This is from this past weekend's forum on Occupy Wall Street

Monday, July 9, 2012

Facebook group on the Koch Brothers

If you are on Facebook, please consider "liking" a group which I just created called The Koch Brothers Hate America. I created this out of frustration with the desire of right wing billionaires like the Kochs, operating under the cloak of secrecy, are pursuing a far right wing (anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-government)agenda, in partnership with fellow right wing 1%ers and allies in the Republican Party. The more we help to expose these democracy haters, the better.

A Woody Concert Centennial Celebration

Please attend this wonderful event to benefit the Beacon Sloop Club's Woody Restoration Some of the artists performing shown below

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Petitition to overturn Citizen United

Let's clean up our electoral process and stand up to the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision. We need to limit and not expand corporate domination of our politics. Here is a petitition link.

An image of hope

This is an image that I wanted to share, which I took in December 2009. It shows Pete Seeger and a group of marchers participating in a candlelight march in Beacon, NY in support of the global talks in Copenhagen to arrive at a solution to the crisis of climate change. Although the talks at that time didn't lead to a comprehensive solution to the climate crisis, the momentum for change has been growing. This image is thus an image of hope.



To get more involved with this cause, here is a link to the Climate Crisis Coalition. Here also is the Sierra Club's petition for Clean Energy, NOT a Tar Sands Pipeline




An addition: here as something extra  is a video I took of Pete Seeger at the Beacon Riverfest from July 2009 singing a song - Doubling Down Through the Years - that is very relevant to a discussion of our place in the environment

No to Fracking

No to Fracking in New York State! On July 28th, 2012, a coalition of environmental organizations led by Catskill Mountainkeepeer is inviting community members and organizations everywhere to join up in Washington, D.C. for a rally at the Capitol to demand no more drilling that harms public health, water, and air. Instead of pushing for the increased use of oil and gas, elected officials and public agencies must insist that the industry stop all drilling that is dirty and dangerous, and put communities and the environment first, starting by removing special exemptions and subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

Here, also, is a Facebook link to the Dutchess County Anti-Fracking Coalition