50 Years After The Coup That Changed America Forever

By Jim Smith
Have you heard it on the news
About this fascist groove thang
Evil men with racist views
Spreading all across the land
Don’t just sit there on your ass
Unlock that funky chaindance
Brothers, sisters shoot your best
We don’t need this fascist groove thang
–Heaven 17

This is the 50th anniversary of the end of progressive government in America. The [...]

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Cindy Sheehan for Governor in 2014

Cindy Sheehan for Governor in 2014

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Peace and Freedom Party Endorses Cindy Sheehan for California Governor in 2014.
The State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California in the 2014 election.
Sheehan said she wants to run “primarily because [...]

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Community Organizing: A Case Study

Venice Victorious
How We Won The Third OPD War

Venice, a jewel of the Pacific
Venice, a dream so sublime
Venice, where freedom is in our hearts
Venice, where the light will not be extinguished
Venice, where time goes by but the magic remains
Venice, where a city like none other is being born
By Jim Smith
Our recent victory against Overnight Pay [...]

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North Korea – The Whole Story

Reading “Escape from Camp 14.” A Political Review.
Propaganda piece will harm, not help, human rights in Korea and the world.
By Eugene E Ruyle
March 2013
Already touted in testimony before the U.S.  Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as an “excellent book” chronicling the life story of the “courageous and charismatic” Shin Dong-hyuk, “Escape from Camp 14” is [...]

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Election Over, But Fear and Loathing Continues

By Jim Smith

There is no joy in Whiteville, tonight — the mighty Mitt has struck out.

Across America there are roving gangs of white men, disappointed, angered and on a rampage, after the defeat of their champion, Mitt Romney, and the greater defeat of their nostalgic vision of the country.

They were defeated by a skinny defender [...]

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Fear and Loathing on the 2012 Campaign Trail

By Jim Smith

The title is a homage to Hunter S. Thompson who, in my opinion, was one of the most astute political observers of the 20th Century.

The quadrennial game of choosing a new president, or allowing the old one to continue, is underway. In one corner is Barack Hussein Obama, who inspired a new generation [...]

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Roseanne Barr for President

By Karl Abrams
Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr is coming to Venice. The former comedienne, TV star and role model for millions of working class women is the candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party. Barr and long-time activist Cindy Sheehan won over the majority of delegates at the Peace and Freedom (P&F) Party’s exciting Los Angeles [...]

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The Coverup continues – Book Review: Watergate – A Novel

By Jim Smith
We live in a world shaped by history. It is hard to escape our personal history – parents, aunts, uncles – and others who want to shape us in their molde. One means of escape that has likely been practiced by many readers is to run away to Venice. Here, at the end [...]

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