Monday, June 29, 2020

"Your Government Wants to Murder You" (Planned Eldercide) w/Strategy Planning Meeting Info for Accountability

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"Your Government Wants to Murder You"

"I agree with Vernon Coleman that this policy was deliberate "saving billions in healthcare costs and pensions." Remember when we were told that schools have to be shut down and that we had to isolate because we needed to protect the "elderly and ill" a lot of people in care homes are both elderly and ill. 

So, the patients put in care homes with corona was what Vernon Coleman calls an "essential part of the covid crime, murdering as many elderly as possible."

Even if you believe all the hype and fearporn about Covid-19, this is eldercide and these governors and others MUST be held accountable."

WATCH THE VIDEO 


Youtube removed the above video, but you can watch it here:
Your Government Wants you Dead


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And then there was this in The Mercury News today about deaths in skilled nursing facilities (SKF).

Cindy Note: there's not one mention in this article about Governor Newsom's "pay" for murder in this article. On, or about May 6th, Newsom offered SKF up to $1k per person, per day to admit ill people into the facilities. Even though most hospitals are nearly empty and many HIGHLY skilled and trained medical professionals are being furloughed repeatedly during this crisis. It seems clear to me, that this is massive, pre-meditated murder by the state.

The order I mention above has been scrubbed from the State Health Department's website, but it was referenced here in The Mercury News on May 6, 2020. 

CONCORD — At least 14 people are dead after COVID-19 infected 75 people at an East Bay skilled nursing facility, according to data published by the state.

The state Department of Public Health’s latest report shows that 14 patients at San Miguel Villa, a post-acute nursing facility in Concord, have died after contracting the virus, which infected 62 residents and 13 workers at the facility.

A call to the facility was not immediately returned, so it’s unclear when the deaths occurred. Data reported to the state by the nursing home within the past 24 hours reveal that there are still 45 patients there infected with COVID-19.

The state list on Tuesday showed that at least one healthcare worker at the facility had also died of COVID-19, but a spokesman for the facility, Dan Kramer, said Wednesday that it had been incorrectly reported, and that no workers had died.
The latest outbreak is yet another example of how the disease has ravaged the Bay Area’s most vulnerable population of elders living in congregate settings such as skilled nursing facilities or assisted living centers.

Of the 94% of the state’s 1,223 skilled nursing facilities that reported COVID-19 cases this week, there are currently 2,300 patients and 49 health care workers with confirmed COVID-19 infections, according to the state data. Cumulatively, there have been at least 12,282 confirmed cases across California and 7,655 cases among workers at skilled nursing facilities. And 2,299 patients and 89 health care workers have died from causes related to the deadly virus.

In non-medical residential care facilities — known commonly as assisted living facilities — there have been at least 2,969 confirmed COVID-19 cases among patients and staff, who often provide assistance in feeding, bathing, taking medication and other activities. At least 398 people in those facilities have died from COVID-19.

In Contra Costa County, health services director Anna Roth told the Board of Supervisors during its Tuesday meeting that of the 18 COVID-19 deaths that occurred the past week, 16 were from long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. She did not identify the facilities.

Dr. Sara Levin, a deputy health officer for the county, told the supervisors a county task force had been set up to visit care facilities and help them proactively beef up infection control protocols and provide support in acquiring masks, gloves and other protective equipment, as well as ensuring they had enough staff if workers had fallen ill. The county at the end of May issued a health order to conduct mass testing as a baseline for all long-term care facilities, and then to continue testing staff monthly.

“Where we’ve seen a lot of the spread is when staff in these low-wage jobs are having to work in multiple facilities to ensure their financial stability, without benefits that don’t necessarily allow them to have sick leave,” Levin said. When federal, state and county mandates prevented most visitors, she said, “many residents were staying in facilities, so it was staff members going out to the community … and bringing it in.”
Concord’s San Miguel Villa is a 190-bed nursing facility on San Miguel Road owned and operated by Mark Callaway, Gary Jarvis and Velda Pierce. Pierce and Callaway also own other Contra Costa nursing facilities: Alhambra Convalescent Hospital, Lone Tree Convalescent and Antioch Convalescent Hospital, according to state records.

Since 2017, the facility has had a total of 106 complaints or reported incidents, and state inspectors found a total of 36 “deficiencies.” Some of those deficiencies included problems with infection control.
In an inspection in April 2019, for instance, state inspectors found multiple licensed vocational nurse staff members had not followed proper handwashing protocols.
Last year, the family of an elderly man who died at San Miguel Villa sued the facility, saying its lack of staffing and training led to the man’s suffering. The facility used drugs to sedate him, the lawsuit alleged.
Staffing shortages and lack of adherence to infection control practices have contributed to the outbreaks in nursing homes, experts have said.
“We are really concerned about the lack of oversight in skilled nursing facilities like San Miguel Villa,” said Nicole Howell, executive director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties. “This underscores the need to improve regulation and oversight — particularly one that specializes in dementia and memory loss.”
The outbreak and death toll at San Miguel Villa is among the largest in East Bay skilled nursing facilities.
East Bay Post-Acute in Castro Valley has had a total of 16 COVID-19-related patient deaths, and 18 patients at Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward have died of the virus. In San Mateo County, Millbrae Skilled Care has had 14 COVID-related deaths, and more than 100 cumulative infections among patients and 31 cases among health care workers there. But the state data shows there are no infections reported in the last 24 hours at that facility.
In Santa Clara County, 12 patients of Canyon Springs Post-Acute nursing facility in San Jose have died of COVID-19, and at one point 106 patients and staff were infected with the virus. There were no current cases within the last 24 hours, according to the state data.
Update: An earlier version of this story reported at least 15 people had died of COVID-19 at San Miguel Villa. A spokesperson confirmed the state data incorrectly reported that a healthcare worker had died. 

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An email I recently received with some HORRENDOUS information about Eldercide and Elder Abuse:

Hi Cindy:

First, thank you so much for your beautiful article on eldercide.

A couple I’ve known my whole life, who were my parents good friends. In April, the 95 year old man, from my understanding from my friend my age, his daughter, died, in & out of hospital, & I believe alone Through much of it due to this insanity lockdown.

He’s 91 year old widow, who I love dearly, has been extremely traumatized through the insane experience. And now she is suffering because she and her family have been taught that them being close to her and hugging could be threatening her life.

I wish they could see the truth, that there is no way a caregiver would be safe for them or hospital staff would be safe for them, but loving family is somehow threatening.

In addition, the funeral was immediate family only. They would have had hundreds of people that would’ve been there after to comfort this beautiful 91-year-old widow, but everyone suffered being separated because of the believe in this false virus.

This is the worst hoax in American history.

A very good friend of mine In Arizona now, brought her mom to a nursing home Near her just so that she could visit. She has now not seen her for three months and her mom has lost the desire to live due to loneliness, and God knows what she has to deal with in a nursing care facility.

Bill gates, and the rest of the billionaire global elite are killing millions of people, and their plan is to continue unless we all stand up and say no you won’t get away with this.

If we do not stop these Nazis now, while we still have the strength, and a speck of our rights, they will have succeeded in taking over and none of us will have a chance.

Thank you so much for your beautiful article.

Andy 


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Justice for Covid-19 Eldercide Strategy Meeting to plan ways to hold governors and others accountable!


We at Justice for Covid-19 Eldercide are thinking of organizing rallies at all the state capitols (and other government offices, if you are not in the US) where people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 were put in Skilled Care Facilities, killing tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of elders and disabled people around the world.

If you would like to join us in the planning/organizing of these actions, please join us for a conference call on Friday July 3, at 4pm pacific; 6pm central, 7pm eastern.
Also, we need people to volunteer to take the lead in your state/province/country.

You can message Cindy Sheehan at:
CindySheehansSoapbox@gmail.com
for more information.

(Also, please share)

Dial-in number
(425) 436-6345

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ditch the Duopoly (SOAPBOX PODCAST WITH GUEST IBRAHIM TAHER: JUNE 28, 2020)

June 28, 2020







TOPIC: Politics and US Imperialism and More

GUEST: Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon
Ibrahim Taher

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June: A Month Full of Sanctions

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In the spirit of making a principled stand against U.S. Imperialism and its servants in the Democrat and Republican parties and standing with those that challenge those twin parties of War and Wall Street, I enthusiastically endorse Green Party candidate Ibrahim Taher is his attempt to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator, Jeff Merkeley.

Cindy Sheehan
(Personal Endorsement)
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Friday, June 19, 2020

The Scandal of Eldercide by Cindy Sheehan


 The Scandal of Eldercide
 by 
Cindy Sheehan

No matter what one thinks of Covid-19, or the governmental response to it, there is one aspect that should be horrifying to everyone: The practice/policy of intentionally placing Covid-19  patients in Skilled Care Facilities (SKF). The establishment paper The Wall Street Journal recently published the fact that 50k nursing home residents have died with or of Covid-19, which comprises 43% of stated deaths.


On its face value, this figure is gruesome enough, but when one takes into account that with at least five Democrat governors, this was/is policy is outrageous and in some cases reeks of pre-meditated murder.

As activists and compassionate humans, we must ask the question: do Grey Lives Matter? Not only to the establishment, but to anyone? While this practice was commencing, SKF were also forced to lockdown and no one was allowed to visit their loved ones or check up on their care, or lack thereof. Many SKF have long histories of elder-abuse and sketchy practices, but in collaboration with the state, the new Covid policies have not "protected" our elders, but, in fact made them even more vulnerable.

The further irony of this is that from the beginning, we were hammered with the propaganda (to me, it seemed a lot like the WMD lie before the invasion and U.S. destruction of Iraq) that if we don't shelter in place (SIP), social distance, or wear our face coverings if we do go out, then we will "murder Meemaw" when the official response regarding elders has been shockingly deadly. 

Let's take the county that I live in, here in my home state of California: Solano. As of June 18th, 2020, the morbid death count was at 23 out of an estimated (Census 2020) population of 450,000 people. Sixteen of those 23 deaths disturbingly came from one SKF in Vallejo called: The Windsor House. This is one of the facilities that has a pretty bad history of patient "care." In one of the deaths, a 31-year-old man who was there after a stroke was roomed with an ill person, eventually killing the trapped man. This was reported by his sister who was not able to enter the facility or visit her brother. 

Two-thirds of the deaths in Solano County come from SKF, but in California, over a month ago (I cannot find current stats), The San Jose Mercury News reported that at least 40 percent of all fatalities in California were nursing home residents. This after a May 6th order from Gavin Newsom to open up SKF to accepting Covid-positive patients and offering up to "$1k per day" for doing so.

I am sure that there are some honest and well-run SKF out there, but the ones that Medicare patients go in to are well-known for their avarice and lack of care. Newsom's policy didn't even make sense on the face of it, when many of our hospitals were empty and staff were being furloughed. What was the rush to house patients in SKF? When we add the other states who did this with California, it seems like a plan to murder the most vulnerable population of all! (In doing research, the order from the California Department of Health has been "scrubbed" but we have found mention of it in many other places, footnoted here)

Probably the most notorious case of planned Eldercide is in New York with its governor Andrew Cuomo. Like California, Cuomo's original order has been scrubbed from the official records, but when, after much opposition, and after over 5,000 murders, he rescinded the order, it was pretty clear that he had given it. It's a good thing some quick people saved the order before it was sent down the memory hole. These complicit SKF were given immunity by Cuomo for anything that may occur by this order, but come to find out, he gets a lot of money from the sketchy individuals who run them.


Not only is this despicable practice being done in California, and New York, there is evidence that it happening in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. We may never know the true numbers of this illness, or the numbers of those killed by their governors in SKF, or just by poor practices, but we know that thousands are from orders by these eldercidal governors.

The above facts are scandalous and heart-breaking. Someone needs to be held accountable for these needless deaths occurring under the cover of darkness with zero transparency. So, not being one to sit idly by (even though we can't really go anywhere), we have begun this movement for accountability, which is nascent, but already spreading to Canada where 87% of their C-19 deaths were in SKF.

We are working on an initiative to hold governors and others accountable for the deaths of so many in nursing homes. At least five state governors (and probably many more) gave the okay to house Covid-19 infected patients in eldercare facilities, reportedly killing tens of thousands of previously uninfected elders. Not only were these acts perpetrated, but as stated above, the facilities were given immunity from the governments for this practice.

These forgotten ones are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and in some cases, children. They are our friends and neighbors and one of these days, it could be US if we allow this Eldercide to go unnoticed and unpunished.


We have also heard anecdotal evidence of other urgently needed medical procedures being refused to these trapped elders due to all resources going to the Covid-19 patients. If you have stories of this, or any other elder abuse due to Covid-19 (such as forced isolation and denied medical treatment), we’d love to hear them and perhaps record them to expose this issue of the forgotten ones who have been put, by their governors, at the at the forefront of suffering since general lockdown began.

To repeat, this seems like premeditated murder. If any of the above (or other) has happened to someone you love, or is happening,  please contact me at: CindySheehansSoapbox@gmail.com

Or, you can also submit directly to our website here:
https://justiceforcovid19eldercide.com/submit-your-story/

Our website will be updated as new information comes in.

https://justiceforcovid19eldercide.com


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Thursday, June 18, 2020

SPEAKING TRUTH TO EMPIRE WITH DAN YASEEN (JUNE 2020)



 
“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Miko Peled an Israeli-American peace activist and author. He grew up in a Zionist family, his grandfather was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence and his father was a general in the Israeli Army. He blogs at: www.mikopeled.com. 
The topics of discussion include the global protests after the murder of George Floyd by 4 police officers in Minneapolis and the militarization of police in the United States.  

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

UNREST and the MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE (SOAPBOX PODCAST 6/2/2020)

June 2, 2020








GUEST: MNAR MUHAWESH
TOPIC: UNREST and the MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE

Palestinian-American journalist Mnar Muhawesh is the founder of MintPressNews which is based in the Twin Cities---she has been on the ground covering the Justice for George Floyd protests from since almost the beginning and she chats with Cindy about not only the centuries of entrenched racism, but the social conditions of the past three-months.

Mnar speaking at the Pentagon in 2018

MINTPRESSNEWS

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MintPress News is an independent watchdog journalism organization that provides issue-based original reporting, in-depth investigations, and thoughtful analysis of the most pressing topics facing our nation.

We focus our coverage on issues relating to the effects of special interest groups, big business and lobbying efforts and how they shape policies at home and abroad, including American foreign policy.  Through the lens of social justice and human rights, we report on how these dynamics drive our foreign affairs and impact the world, and examine the effects they have on our democracy and freedoms as defined by the constitution.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Meltdown USA ( LOCKDOWN, DAY 72) by Cindy Sheehan

 Meltdown USA
Day 72





As most of you reading this, I had never been in a general quarantine before; so, in this blog on March 19th, I started what I had planned to be a quarantine series called "A Sheltered Life." I quickly learned after a few entries, that above all, sheltering in place (SIP) was super-boring, and I ran out of ways to say nothing.

However, looking back to Day One, I wrote this:

1) The US government and its servants are never going to allow a "good crisis" to "go to waste." Rahm Emanuel---democratic politician




2) The USG and its servants will never tell you the truth and is, in fact, relishing in all of these police state measures they are forcing on us. I don't think we've seen the worst of the measures, unfortunately.




3) STRESS is the number one factor that will lead to chronic or serious illness. For me, to reduce this stress, I am curtailing social media for now and NOT social distancing myself from my close family who shares everything, including germs. A day without grandchildren is like a day without sunshine.




4) Constant arguing about every little damn thing is going to turn us into a nation of bitter trolls. Come out from under that bridge!

Of course, all of my predictions have come true in spades and I am reflecting on Day 72 about how rapid things have declined.

It's 4:01 AM on Day 72 of Melt-Down USA and I cannot go back to sleep. I woke up about 45 minutes ago because I had to use the bathroom and I, unfortunately, looked at my phone and I saw I had a text message---this one was from my daughter Carly who lives in Vallejo, California: 

I know you're asleep so I'm sorry if this wakes you but people here in Vallejo are attacking the police station by our house and the police are firing flash-bangs back at them....It's crazy. 

So, I texted back to her to see if she and her partner were okay, and, she's probably asleep---hopefully, asleep because I haven't heard anything back from her. I tried looking at local news to see if anything was happening, but, unlike L.A., where I grew up, apparently SF Bay Area news doesn't do live coverage of rebellions (I refuse to call them "riots.") *


(* Just heard from Carly, they are fine: 5:18 am)

Vallejo has a sordid history of police brutality against the black community. Before social distancing became a thing that prohibited community gatherings, this item was on a local TV station's website:

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Family and community members held a "Fight For Our Lives" rally and vigil to remember three black men who were shot and killed in separate incidents in Vallejo by police. All three families are filing lawsuits.

"We are tired of police brutality in the community and not being able to do anything about it lawfully," says Damariee Cole, the nephew of Willie McCoy.

RELATED: Community outraged after man shot, killed by police at Taco Bell drive-thru in Vallejo


Last February, McCoy fell asleep late at night while in the drive-thru at a Vallejo Taco Bell, located in the 900 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane (which is now a Starbucks). When police arrived on scene, one officer allegedly thought McCoy had a gun in his lap and police allegedly fired at him 55 times. Cole believes police had other options.

"What's the protocol when it's a bomb? Do you go approach the car, or do you stand back and use other tactics?" says Cole.


"Given that he was shot 55 times, while essentially asleep, and he was awakened and then shot, that seems that that represents murder," says Buriss. "Part of that case, we are alleging a pattern and history of condoning police misconduct and police shootings."

The vigil also honored two other men, Eric Reason and Ronell Foster.

According to Buriss, Reason was shot in the back and the back of the head by off-duty Richmond Police Sergeant Virgil Thoma in the city of Vallejo, in November of 2019, and a Vallejo police officer shot Foster in the back of the head in February of 2018.



Attorney Melissa Nold says one of the goals of the lawsuit is to bring about a change they haven't been able to get in the past

"It is pretty clear to us, looking at these videos, that crimes have occurred," says Nold. "In the past, the victim's families have been intimidated, ran out of town. That's not going to work this time. Because we are not going to go away."

McCoy's family says they were told that the investigation is on-going.

The Vallejo Police Department and the Solano County District Attorney's office did not return requests for comment.
 As concerned as I am for my daughter and her black partner, I see that like the uprisings after the Rodney King verdict, communities that have been subjected to relentless police brutality with little or no accountability are the most vulnerable to the social unrest after the blatant cop killing of George Floyd. 

Floyd, who reportedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 at a store was killed by a cop that has a long history of police brutality: Derek Chauvin. Chauvin and his buddy cop-onlookers had plenty of time to stop choking Floyd to death and render lifesaving aid. It was a blatant act of cruelty. If it weren't for slimy politicians like now US Senator, Amy Klobuchar, Chauvin would not have even been still on patrol, he would have been in prison after his first incident of brutality. 

Now the chickens are coming home to roost. Boy howdy, are they!

I have a few reflections on this: 

First of all, many people are calling the murder of George Floyd a "hoax." I am 100% opposed to that idea. This reasoning says that the ruling-class needed an excuse to place martial law on the country, so, either Floyd is still alive, or his death was pre-meditated and Chauvin will be the scapegoat (even though current charges against him are incredibly mild). Floyd and Tenneseean Breona Taylor (shot 8 times by police that entered the wrong apartment) are just two in a very long, and vicious line of unjustified police killings here in the US, after centuries of forced slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, and the KKK.

Entrenched institutional racism is real, it happens, it's ugly, it needs to stop. 

What is the reason to suspect a "hoax?" The US has descended into this madness of Medical Martial Law with barely a peep from the frightened. What makes anyone think that if it wanted to, the US wouldn't put national curfews or national guard into place to shoot UN-masked people, instead of the historically suspicious masked ones?

Secondly, yes, I am sure that there are infiltrators in the protest groups (there is proof that a white cop in Minneapolis was smashing windows) and white supremacists who want to foment and instigate further trouble, but I call this "9/11 Was an Inside Job" syndrome. While I don't believe the "official story" of 9/11, I also acknowledge that after decades of U.S. brutality in the Middle East, Muslim Arabs had every justification to attack the United States. Also, after centuries of brutality here in the US against the Afro-American peoples, they have every justification to go after the systems of oppression.

Finally, there are the "why destroy your own community?" people. 
The good news about these protests is that there have been legitimate targets like cop shops and state houses attacked. Also, huge corporate chains that oftentimes exploit workers and destroy the intimate business life of "mom and pop" capitalism. The Fred Hampton Institute put this statement out last week: 

You cannot commodify every single aspect of living and then not understand looting as a legitimate form of protest. Looting is the ultimate strike against a system that deems mass-produced objects to be far more precious than life itself. It is humanity begging to be recognized.

The corporate news and the privileged always portray false-shock at people stealing "TVs" and "expensive tennis shoes," but while I was in New Orleans right after Katrina, what I learned from comrades who were right there during the failure of the levies was that it was diapers, formula, bread, toilet paper, sanitation supplies, bleach---you know all those essentials that the Costco Card holders went and hoarded at the beginning of this mess? Because they could afford it, they purchased pallets of essentials leaving no bean behind.



Also, talk about looting! What about the massive transfer of wealth to the already rotted capitalists during this "pandemic?" The top one percent of the one percent have added over 400 billions of wealth to their hoarded ill-gotten gains.

So, let's add up the equation for disaster: 

At least 40 million people have lost their jobs in the U.S.
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People are not understanding why, if the government forces them to stay home from work or close their businesses, they don't get fully compensated like Wall Street and banks.
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Millions of high-school/college students are out of school.
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"Essential" employees like cops are still killing unarmed black people.
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Centuries of systemic racism are accumulating against that very system.
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Rebellion 

Trump twitters while Rome burns.

Pacifism is for the comfortable and even self-defense is not understood by those that can SIP in ease and don't have to worry about their next meal, or worry about their son/husband going out to try and get groceries, or run an errand without being murdered by killer cops. They don't understand that liberation from oppression is a hard fought battle and the oppressors are the ones that always wear the riot gear and bring the tear gas and rubber (and real) bullets to protests. Oftentimes these comfortable people shouting "non-violence" are entrenched participants in the systems of oppression.

Because they are frightened, white liberals often like to urgently quote MLK, Jr to shame the righteously rebellious back to order, but even MLK, near the end of his life, was recognizing that the biggest "purveyor" of violence in the world was the USA. 

You can't often kum-bay-yah the bullies to appropriate, non-psychotic behavior. 

Where is all this heading? I don't know. After my head stops spinning from the rapidity of the collapse, maybe I will be able to think straight, but, if there is any good to come out of this, I hope the unrest at home will stop or slow down the imperialism abroad. 

One thing I do know, is that if law enforcement had swiftly done the right thing in Minneapolis and had arrested Chauvin and his accomplices, we would probably not be in the fix we are in right now.

In solidarity with my brothers and sisters out there who are courageously and physically confronting the violent police state, I join in the demands for justice and accountability.

No justice, no peace. 

Know justice, know peace.




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