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The Revolutionary Road Radio Show, Jan. 11th Edition with guest David Cobb

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The Revolutionary Road Radio Show on the Tan Talk radio network airs at 10pm January 11th on 1340 AM. Like us on Facebook. Ck out you tube channel under the same name. Ck out podcast, web broadcast, live stream, and tune in pH app by going to www.tantalk1340.com. Our main Sponsor we would like to give Special Thanks to is St. Petersburg St. Pete Community Acupuncture at 1624 Central ave in St. Pete. Call 727-823-1700, for sliding scale appointments. Also please support efforts to help Syrian Refugees in our area. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovehasnoborders/.

This show will be a jammed pack show centered on Ending Corporate Personhood, Corporate control of our culture, and end Capitalism and Corporate Greed. Our guest will be David Cobb, National spokesperson for Move To Amend, a coalition to end corporate greed and corporate personhood. He is also a former presidential candidate with the Green Party. We will also discuss some of the issues of the day. Join the Rev Bruce, Barb, Krown, Rev. Robin, Connie B., Richard P., Tracy, and our engineer Pete.

As always this show is produced by Squatter Productions. We thank the following groups for endorsing our show the Revolutionary Caucus of Tampa Bay, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, St. Pete for Peace, Pinellas Greens, Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the Catholic Worker, Students for A Democratic Society USFSP., Gulf Coast Greens, My Place in Recovery Program, Thrift Store, and Drop In Center, St. Pete Food Not Bombs, Refuge Worker Center, LRNA, The Refuge, March Against Monsanto/ Food Justice Day, St. Pete, and others.

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Move to Amend is coming to Florida this month!

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Move to Amend is coming to Florida this month!


David Cobb
, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, will be touring Florida from January 7th to January 20th to help local residents understand how they can work to abolish “Corporate Personhood” and establish a government of, by, and for the people by joining the Move to Amend campaign.

Move to Amend is a national partnership of over 400,000 people and hundreds of organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as protected speech.

All speaking events are free and open to the public. These talks are made possible due to the generous donations of event attendees.


Click the links below for more information on each event. 


Thursday, January 7th, 7pm – Broward County 

River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation
11850 West State Road 84
David, FL 33325

Saturday, January 10th, 12pmDelray Beach 

Libby Wesley Park
SW 5th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Monday, January 11th, 6:30pmJacksonville

Herbert University Center
University of North Florida
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Pensacola – More Information To Come

Saturday, January 16th, 5:30pmSummerfield 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Summerfield
7280 SE 135th Street
Summerfield, FL 34491

Sunday, January 17th, 12:30pm – St. Petersburg

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
100 Mirror Lake Drive North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Sunday, January 17th, 5pmTampa

United Church of Tampa
7308 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 7pmSarasota

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Hope you can make it!
In Solidarity,

Jessica Munger
Program Coordinator
Move to Amend Coalition
707.269.0984

The 12 & 12 Days of Christmas

Join Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay, PPEHRC, the Revolutionary Road Radio Show, Pinellas Greens, Good Samaritan Chruch, and others TBA as we attempt to raise in 24(12&12) days $500 each for 12 families to provide funds for Christmas including funds to keep or put families in housing, provide food, hygiene items, socks, underwear, and children’s gifts. This is for families in need and homeless families. We are asking that either checks be sent, gift cards sent, or contribute online through Go Fund Me.

Gifts are tax deductible. Checks can be made to Refuge Ministries and can be sent the Refuge at 3705 58 ave N. St Pete., Fl. 33714. Or, contribute Through Go Fund Me. For more info call 727-278-1547. Gift cards acceptable as well as gift cards to local stores, including Gas Cards, Grocery Store Cards, Department store cards, and VISA/MASTER CARD gift cards.

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Please support this worthy cause to help needy families. Thx to those supporting us. We received a Ck for $100 today. Thx to all who can give any amount. There are desperate families out there! You can click here to go to GoFundMe!

Why I’m NOT Ready for Hillary

Lest we forget: EVERY presidential ticket that the Green Party has offered this country has had a woman on it The last two had ONLY women. Since the beginning we, Greens, have been ready for a woman. We are certainly ready for a woman president alright, but not THIS woman!

If you, like me, ever sent a donation to help any of the few (less than 10 – really) fairly decent Democrats you have probably gotten the mailings asking if you are ready for Hillary. Or maybe, as a political woman, you’ve heard from Angie’s List with the same unimaginative Disappointingacrat backed feminine push for Hillary. It’s only fair to have female leadership for the USA, after over 200 plus years of male rule. I’m sure that we would see a better direction with a woman’s heart. However, with a hawk like Hillary, we will see only superficial change and the reality won’t be better. Women will feel like they have “arrived”. Greens will feel that, while a milestone for women, it’s really a millstone around our necks as we drop further into the greedy sea of corporate rule.

If you get past her blah personality and idolize her as “a strong woman who has been successful”, I counter with the fact there are a lot of strong women out there and women with much better moral compasses. That list is way long and includes many women of color and certainly includes every woman that Greens have run on a presidential ticket. Again, this is the 2 party system telling us that we have to settle. They pat their loyal constituents on the head like little pets. After the winning political move of presenting the first token black president, the lesser evil is throwing out a woman this time. But where is her passion? Her ideas are worn old slogans that seem to ring radical to her supporters ears, even as Greens have better ones and have never had to come to any sort of epiphany about human rights, justice or peace.

It’s what Greens do, it’s who we are.

Many blacks have caught on to the familiar Obama fake left move right continuance of the Disappoiintingacrats formula to appear as the liberal side. Hillary is great at being fake! Women will secretly suffer, but like Stockholm Syndrome victims, lots will still cling to the hope that Hillary will be their champion — just as she claims to be.

As young as age 13, Hillary worked the South Side of Chicago for Republicans. She became a Goldwater Girl, volunteering to campaign for Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the U.S. presidential election of 1964. Then when future Greens (like me) were trying hard to get the Disappointingacrats to support Eugene McCarthy, who was the progressive peace candidate for president, she attended the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami in support of Nelson Rockefeller! Arguably, her first rubbing of elbows with the multi-millionaires.

She then went on to be a lawyer who would end up defending a child rapist — as a favor to a powerful person and a chance to move up in her field. Now I understand that someone has to defend these individuals, but there are times when a lawyer can refuse to take a case. Most true feminists would turn that down cold. Hillary calculated otherwise. As a partner at Rose Law firm she ran into conflict of interest issues, since her husband Bill was the governor of Arkansas, and appointed judges to hear the case of her firm Whitewater. As the Secretary of State she was cozy with Monsanto and Wall Street. She’s another Teflon political figure that seems to be able to have a long history of unsavory dealings in her past and yet emerge in a clean freshly pressed pantsuit.

Hillary was on the corporate board of TCBY, LaFarge and (of course Arkansas own) Walmart. In fact, Hillary was one of the legal advisers that got Walmart’s anti-union system in place. Are we now to believe that she identifies with the working poor?

While she stood by her man to retain their combined fame, wealth and power, she’s had her share of scandals such as: Travelgate and the Whitewater investment where the Clintons got their losses subsidized, leaving others to suffer the financial repercussions.

She pulled the old fame card strategy out to win the Senate seat for New York, even though she was just barely a resident. Once in, she preceded to cast aside civil liberties for us regular folks and voted yes (twice) for the Patriot Act. To show that she was as tough as the guys (among these “guys” were GW Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney) she supported military action in Afghanistan and the Iraq invasion. She voted for the Wall Street bailouts, that used taxpayer money giving the banksters a break that they never deserved. Greens were the very first to speak out against these bailouts. Supporting a woman who voted in favor is out of the question.

Greens never miss the fact that Democrats have some of the very same Wall Street operators in their cabinets or as Fed reserve chairs. Bill Clinton had Robert Rubin from Citicorp who was instrumental in setting the stage for a financial coups de tat transfer of wealth from the middle class that Hillary claims she is siding with. Every day Hillary lives and thrives on being part of the less than one percent. Bill’s’ moral compass never did seem to bother her, once again, as she witnessed the Glass-Steagal Act being dismantled, NAFTA being signed into law and their supposed pet project of single payer healthcare never even remotely happening. At what point do you separate your moral and political views from what your husband is perpetrating?

While she was Obama’s secretary of state, husband Bill raked in $200,000.00 in a speaking engagement at Goldmann Sachs. A bargain as his going rate is $500 K to $700 K. The funds go to “The Clinton Foundation”. Rostrum, a Russian atomic energy agency, gave a booster donation of 2.3 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Then they acquired over 20% of US uranium mines during that period. Oh yes, a Moscow bank paid Hillary’s husband (AKA Slick Willy) a $500K fee for speaking. Other top donors? Not your grandma ! How about $40 million from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman!

Now we are liberated enough to separate a husband’s actions from the wife, but Hillary is clearly benefiting from all of Bill’s smoozing and liking it. It does not take a genius to see that Bill is game to go down in history as the first “first man” of the White House. He lies and she lies right along with him. The question is: which one is really the better liar? She plays naive about having a personal e mail handling national business while being the tax payer pay-rolled top diplomat of this nation. A little space out reminiscent of the banksters who “could never recall” how their derivatives became so toxic..

As women, we know about betrayal. It’s even more bitter when done by one of our own. There is no track record here for any belief in a change of pattern, once she reaches her goal. Hillary is a master tactician and has inspired a new term superPACalitical – that means that she takes money from anywhere. She has worked hard for this goal and made all of the right moves to play this role (and I do mean right). She knows the people who can put her there and Hillary will put on a performance to seduce women so eager to vote for and attach their dreams to this likely winning wagon. Yes, I think that we are all hungry for our rightful place at the top, but we can not lose the moral compass on the journey. I get so frustrated with this repetitive pattern that I just want to shout out to them in a voice reminiscence of my childhood: Liar liar pantsuit on fire!

We do know that she is smart, but please don’t let her out smart you. Vote clean and vote Green.

Jennifer Sullivan
Florida Green

August’s Hernando Green Party “Green Screen”

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap.

On Tuesday, August 4th 5:00 PM the public is invited to see the free documentary film “Inequality for All” (2013).

Film time is 88 minutes.

Discussing numerous issues in clear and accessible language, former U.S. labor secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich makes a compelling case about the serious crisis the U.S. faces due to the widening economic gap.

You’ll enjoy the wide screen & great sound system at the Zopp Memorial Library 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Green Screens get you thinking and are Hernando Counties option for independent films and documentaries that one would have to travel to a university campus or a larger city to see on a big screen with fellow freethinkers.

The public is welcome and we also have complimentary refreshments.
Seating is available, but you can also bring your own chairs or cushions.

The informative and educational Green Screens have been sponsored since 2005 by the Hernando County Green Party.

Contact Suzanne Touchton at 352-666-7576 for more information.

 

Tonic, The Original Wailers, Everlast, and Saliva at Madeira Beach Park on Friday, July 24

This shows proceeds benefit the Refuges work with Homeless and those who struggle with Poverty, in the Tampa Bay area. Tickets will be given away for this show on the Revolutionary Road Radio show next Monday, July 20th at 10pm on AM 1340. Listen on also on the web anywhere.

For more info on this event, click here.

Green Screen for July

via http://www.boughtmovie.net/

IMPORTANT NOTE: I actually have a copy of the DVD so no technical problems this time. Sorry about the Citizen Four streaming.
 Tuesday, July 7th at 5:00 pm The Hernando County Green Party will show the  2014 film: “Bought” (1 hour 32 min)
The public is welcome to join us for this free presentation. We will also have refreshments. 
You’ll enjoy the wide screen & great sound system at the Zopp Memorial Library 9220 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.
Seating is available, but you can also bring your own chairs or cushions.
Call Suzanne at 352-666-7576 for more info.
Whatever your opinion about mandatory vaccination, it is worth viewing this film. Mandatory vaccination with NO EXCEPTIONS is being implemented all around the USA for children and soon will be mandatory for all adults.
Jennifer
Background:
Documentarian Jeff Hays’ film is dedicated to uncovering, exposing and highlighting the facts all individuals have a right to know. Bought is a film about the issue of health being sold out from underneath individuals through big pharmaceutical companies, dangerous vaccinations and a food supply chain contaminated by the use of GMO’s.

Jeff Hays started Capstone Entertainment in the mid-nineties and built a production/distribution company to a multi-million dollar level and won numerous awards in children’s programming. One of Jeff’s most notable films was Fahrenhype 9/11, which he produced in 2004 featuring Ron Silver, Dick Morris, Senator Zell Miller, Mayor Ed Koch and others. This film generated millions in revenue and was widely accepted by the public and received positive reviews from the NY Times, Variety and other media. In 2005, Jeff produced On Native Soil where he was short-listed for an Academy Award. He also produced My Workout on Lifetime Television for a year and most recently released Doctored which has already sold over 150,000 copies.
Bought is committed to uncovering the facts so each person can make the decision that is right for him or her. Landmark cases have been won this year in U.S. Vaccine Court, granting families of autistic children financial awards for the damage caused to their children by vaccinations. For the first time ever, several of these families have agreed to be interviewed on camera, and let their stories be heard publicly.
It appears much of the medical/industrial/governmental machine is about sacrificing a few, for the supposed greater good of others,” said Jeff Hays, producer of Bought. “We intend to ignite a national conversation that involves parents nationwide and stirs the curiosity of millions. I want to ignite that innate portion of our human instinct that is designed to question and ultimately protect each of us from harm. I know this is controversial, and it should be. The days of just accepting what the medical community, the media and the government say should be gone.”The American Academy of Pediatrics says that vaccines work, that vaccines are safe, and that vaccines are necessary. Yet:

<  Over 5,000 cases alleging a causal relationship between vaccinations and autism have been filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the US Court of Federal Claims between 2001 and 2009 <  The US Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters, between 1988 and 2009, has awarded compensation to 1,322 families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines

 <  Over $2 billion of our tax dollars has been awarded to families who have been injured or killed by vaccine reactions by this “Vaccine Court” <  About 30,000 cases of adverse reactions to vaccines have been reported annually to the federal government since 1990, with 13% classified as serious, meaning associated with permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illness or death

 <  Autism has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to nearly 1 in 38 American children (according to some reports)

Jeff’s parting comment, “Just look at the fact that it wasn’t until 1998 that the U.S. Public Health Service Group determined that thimerosal could give children a dose of mercury that exceeded the limit considered safe by government standards. Every person has the right to know what they are consuming or being given by the medical community.”

HOLD REPS ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAST TRACK

Brought to you by Harriet Heywood, Regional Organizer for MoveOn.org:

Hey Florida activists,

Here’s a copy of an email I just sent out to my national list.  Apologies for any redundancy.

I’m going to make this real simple.  Before we set off any fireworks this coming Saturday, we have time to publicly shame those reps who chose the global elite over jobs and the environment when they voted to give President Obama Fast Track for a slew of free trade disasters that we only know about because of WikiLeaks. Let’s be clear, we will not accept any House or Senate member that voted YES on Fast Track for the TPP, and we don’t intend to let them forget.  Ever.

Fast Track makes a mockery of the Constitutional separation of powers, by stripping Congress of its constitutionally mandated role to draft trade laws, along with the 2/3 advice and consent of the senate, and instead, hands it off to President Obama who is negotiating for the 500 corporate advisors, not we the people.

The Constitution is still our most hallowed document, and every member of the House and Senate takes an oath to defend it before they enter public office.  How did your representative defend the Constitution when they had the chance?

Here is the list of YEAS AND NOES in the House:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll362.xml

If you have a chance this week, drop in and congratulate the Free Traitors for voting against Democracy and sovereignty.

Senators got plenty of incentive for their Yeas: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/27/corporations-paid-us-senators-fast-track-tpp

And the list of the 60 senators who sold us out is here:  http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2015/06/so-who-voted-for-tpp-fast-track-in-the-senate-list/

We must continue to keep the campaign to stop the TPP highly visible between now and when the vote comes down.  The intention is to shame those who will be up for re-election and primaries soon.  Some members will be afraid to vote yes on the TPP for fear of losing their seats.  I am pasting in a couple examples of events scheduled for this Thursday, in hopes that you will feel inspired to hold any reps on either side of the aisle accountable:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Vote No on TPP

Help us hold DWS accountable for her vote to lower wages, increase medicine prices and trash the environment:

Thursday, July 2, 11:30 AM

10100 Pines Blvd,

Pembroke Pines, FL, 33026

Email: dion.deborah@gmail.com

And my Move On friend, Lisa is hosting a Flip Flop award event for Rep Kathleen Rice in Garden City New York this Thursday, July 2, at Noon:

Flip-Flops for Rep. Kathleen Rice!
Rep. Rice’s Garden City Office
02 Jul, 12:00 PM
Rep. Rice did a Flip-Flop and voted Yes on Fast Track, after promising she would vote No on Fast Track Authority (Trade Promotion Authority).  She changed her vote to Yes. (And over $611,000 was “donated” to her campaign- OpenSecrets.org.)  We’ll deliver a box of flip-flops to Rep. Rice on Thursday at noon. Bring a Sharpie permanent marker with you to inscribe your name and a message (if you choose to do so). Click this link to sign up: http://pol.moveon.org/event/moveonaction/143676

Let’s show our representatives there are repercussions for voting against their constituents,

 


Harriet Heywood
Regional Organizer
MoveOn.org
Fair Trade Campaign
 http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-renew-fast

To President Obama and Michael Froman, USTR:
There is already a progressive coalition for American jobs.  It’s called the labor movement.
                                                                                                                     -Celeste Drake
“When a social movement adopts the compromises of legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall in meekly behind them.”
                                                                                                 -Howard Zinn

Obama / Boehner Fast Track Bill Introduction Thursday

 

By Harriet Heywood,

Hello all,

With a heavy heart and pissed off attitude, I would like to report:

The Fast Track bill will be introduced as a standalone bill by the House tomorrow, Thursday.  When Democracy doesn’t give them what they want, they simply try twisted tricks.  After a week of unprecedented and questionable behavior by the Free Traitors that call themselves our representatives, they are doing the unthinkable, ignoring the will of the people, and attempting to pass Fast Track with a wink and a promise of Trade Assistance in a separate bill.

Here is a simple breakdown of what we will do to stop the fast track bill from passing:

Call 1-855-980-2256

1.     For good Democrats that have stood with us on this, thank them for remaining strong and ask them to reach out to the 28 misguided souls who voted for Fast Track last Friday and convince them to vote NO on a Fast Track bill that doesn’t include Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

2.     For the 28 Democrats who sided with the president last week and voted for Fast Track, be sure to pressure them making sure they realize if they believe the nonsense Boehner tells them, they will see a primary.  We all know Republicans hate TAA and see it as welfare, so the idea that TAA and other promises will pass on its own is ridiculous.

3.     For Republicans, there are a number that are with us.  Simply tell them to uphold the Constitution, U.S. sovereignty, and to save jobs and vote NO on Fast Track.
Call 1-855-980-2256

Sample script for those 28 misguided democrats:

“I urge you to stand up for workers and vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP.  You are either with us or against us.  Do you really believe Boehner will help us with TAA that republicans see as welfare?  There is no middle ground on this vote.  Either you’re with us or you’re not.  If you vote against us, we won’t forget.  Vote NO on Fast Track.”

Here is the list of misguided Democrats who voted for Fast Track last Friday:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ktcfD84eXmYfqvYar4n2QKcS6YmEcl5w_spaWGEvEF8/edit?usp=sharing

We can win this fight if we all pull together,

Harriet Heywood
Regional Organizer,
MoveOn.org
National Campaign Against Fast Track / TPP
352-628-4527

 http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/congress-dont-renew-fast

To President Obama and Michael Froman, USTR:
There is already a progressive coalition for American jobs.  It’s called the labor movement.
                           -Celeste Drake
“When a social movement adopts the compromises of legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall in meekly behind them.”
                                                                                                 -Howard Zinn

Green Party of Florida Holds it’s 2015, 23rd Annual Membership Meeting in Tampa

gpfl amm press release 6.3.15

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