May 2012, Week 1


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Tidbits, May 1, 2012

* Today is May Day! from Clancy Segal
* Re: May Day Declaration 2012 - Wealth belongs to those who 
	produce it. from Ras Moshe
* Reaction to Grossman, Pirates or Privateers? from wytheholt
* Subject: ethnic studies "truth"..., from Frank Scott
* A Bay Area Announcement

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Subject: Today is May Day!

Some people celebrate Christmas or Passover or Ramadan or
Kwanzaa.   Let's add today May Day which in one form or
another pre-dates them all.  If you're so minded try to wear
something red.  And give a thought to the mainly young Occupy
people who are getting arrested, for us, all over the place.
Solidarity, Clancy  

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Re: May Day Declaration 2012 - Wealth belongs to those who 
produce it.

Right on.
Ras Moshe

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Subject: reaction to Grossman, Pirates or Privateers?

It is clear that these noncommittal young people are Pirates,
stealing the left's thunder and votes all the while refusing
to take a single leftwing position.  They are the Democrats
of the US in the 1920s and 1930s, keeping the world safe for
capitalism.  I say, make the Pirates walk the gangplank.

- wytheholt

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Subject: ethnic studies "truth"...
truth, however defined subjectively, is not limited to a
specific course in school...mathematics? sociology? botany?
there is no reason at all to limit knowledge of marx, chavez
ghandi or roosevelt to a specific politically acceptable
course than there is to segregate human beings by race, sex
or ethnicity...we need to end this stupid division ploy of
the 1% and start acting like a group of humans who belong to
the one and only race - human - and then study and learn
about or origins and  history without limiting that study to
a specific,  narrow, bigoted and limiting alleged discipline
which does nothing but serve to keep us divided...

[Frank Scott writes  political commentary and satire which
appears in print in The Independent Monitor and online at
Mathaba and the blog Legalienate]
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Subject: Bay area annoucement
Van Jones will be in Berkeley on Thursday, and I wanted
to make sure you knew about it. He'll be speaking about
his new book, Rebuild the Dream, at King Middle School,
and would be thrilled to see you! Advance tickets are
available for $12, and for $15 at the door.

Here are details of the event:

May 3, 2012 at 7:30pm 
King Middle School 1781 Rose
Street Berkeley, CA 94703 

Click here for more information and tickets.


Advance tickets are also available at these locations:

    Berkeley: Marcus Books, Pegasus Books, Mrs.
    Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A

    San Francisco: Marcus Books, Modern Times Bookstore

Hope you can come! Natalie and the Rebuild the Dream


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