Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Bus Came By and I got On

Time is ticking for the bus trip. The event line up gets more amazing by the minute. But the riders on the bus are where it is really at. Some of the most inspiring folks from South Florida's elctoral reform and peace and justice activism scene will be on it.

The worksops will be wonderful and each participant will get an activist kit with loads of information about the participating organization.

But the best part for me, is making the phone calls to others. Letting them know what we are up to and hearing what their groups are doing. Its amazing how sometimes the more you give the more you get. For a few weeks now I have been going full blast, when every night has been filled with meetings, projects, phone banking, organizing, recruiting, and fundraising. It is seems the harder I work, the more energy I have. A lot of this energy boost comes from the multiplying factor of working with other grassroots organizers. And there is definitely a momentum happening.

The sleeping giant of the peace movement is reawakening after the Kerry campaign sent it packing. And the Greens are in the forefront of the movement. We will be front and center on September 24. The civil rights and electoral reform folks are raising their voices in unison. America is waking.

So the time is now to get to the streets and raise your voice. We got a very nice bus. You got to ride it. So get on board and come hurl yourself through space with a bus load of the most amazing folks you will ever meet to land in a far away city that for one day will resonate with a unified voice. A voice of justice and peace. Come to Atlanta. ( And after Atlanta begin to work toward Sept 24th)

Still some spots open if anyone wants on just check out

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Hafta stop Cafta

Tonight, I will be going to the Lake Worth City Commission to try to encourage the commission to pass a proposal stating its opposition to CAFTA.

There is growing dissent among the Dems I speak to about their parties failure to prevent passage of such resolutions as CAFTA, NAFTA, Patriot Act, and of course the wars.

It would be one thing if the dems opposed these things and the Reps just had the numbers.

But the Dems joined the Reps and screwed the rest of us again.

So Dems at the top, flock to the Republican. Thats ok.

Because Dems at the bottom are flocking to the Greens.

I'll take one good hardcore Grassroots activist on my team any day, over one has been sell out legislator (this means you Bill Nelson). This brings me to MoveOn's latest ploy in Florida. They sent out an email asking their members ( a joke of a term, since apparently being a member doesnt even give you the right to know the phone number to contact them) or should I say email recipients to pick who they wanted Move On to support. Bill Nelson or Catherine Harris. They went further. They painted Nelson as a liberal progressive. A liberal who voted for the war, the patriot Act, and CAFTA.

Dont do us Floridians any favors Move ON. Move Over and admit what you are. A shill for the Dems. You may be able to confuse the asleep at the wheel masses. But any real progressive in Florida knows Bill Nelson is no Democrat. Is the Party so desperate that you will run anyone just to say you have the numbers. You cant even get your numbers to vote for your causes.

You can't spoil what is already rotten. And the democratic legislators that crossed party lines to vote against labor, environmentalist, and human rights workers should be challenged by true progressives.

I suggest folks hit the delete key when Move On writes and organize to run progressives agressively.


On a side note, today's Palm Beach Post had a picture of a teenage boy struck by lightning. As a pacificist I must try not to find pleasure in others harm. I must also say that the boy is perfectly fine and is doing well. However, the picture the post chose to run was the teenager holding the cap he was wearing when the bolt of lightning descended from the heavens and let loose on his scalp.

I almost died laughing. You see I have this thing about the Rebel Flag. I think it's a disgusting racist behavior to fly and sport something as offensive to folks as that image is. And the boy was struck by lightning right on his rebel flag hat. Now if that isn't a message from God, then I don't know what is.

The moral of my story. Lay off the racist attire. And whatever you do dont wear it on a golf course. God hates golfers too.

Thats all thats fit to print today.

Monday, August 01, 2005

In search of clean water

Well this weekend a group of Greens took a bunch of innercity to the woods. To the springs to be exact beautiful gin colored pools of blue. Flowing straight out of mother nature pure and clean. We wanted the kids to see clean water, to swim in it, to revel in the magic that it is.

So the day before when I called the park to confirm, I was shocked to find that the springs were closed to swimmers due to bacterial contimination. So much for clean water.

We went to a nearby spring instead, of whose water quality thankfully we were unaware.

Story of my life. You can want something with your entire being, but your handed what you are handed.

The kids still had a great time, and I learned that just because it looks clean, it doesn't mean it is. Tomorrow, a few of our local Greens will be volunteering by participating in take a kid fishing day.

This Saturday our local Greens are organizing buses to an amazing Rally in Atlanta. To find out more about the buses we are orgainizing go to .

To find out about the rally in Atlanta we are taking buses to go to:

These buses are going to be the roadtrip of all time. The list of bus riders reads like an all stars of Florida activism. You should be on the bus too!

It not too late you know.

And if you cant get on the bus, you can sponsor someone else. Skip something this week. Send an activist to work.

Its good to be Green!

Keep your eyes out for the busiest electoral season in the Green Party of Florida's History.