Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.
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2 Victories for Anti Pipeline Protesters trying to halt Kinder Morgan's TransMountain expansion
Today protesters won two legal victories in their fight to halt Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline through British Columbia to Vancouver.Contempt charges thrown out in Burnaby Mountain pipeline protest
BY JAMES KELLER,
VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dropped civil contempt charges against dozens of protesters who were arrested at an anti-pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain.
The order came Thursday after Kinder Morgan acknowledged it had used incorrect GPS co-ordinates when it sought an injunction related to its Trans Mountain pipeline.
More than 100 people have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, who crossed the police line earlier Thursday.
Kinder Morgan is conducting drilling and survey work at the site related to the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.A company lawyer said the GPS co-ordinates used in the initial injunction application — and, subsequently, in the court order — were inaccurate.
The company wants the co-ordinates updated and the injunction's timeline extended.
"What's happened thus far is that apparently people have been arrested on the basis of an order that refers to some other piece of property," Cullen said, prompting laughs and jeers from the courtroom's crowded public gallery.
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The Best Joke Ever About God and Religion
At work on Wednesday, I had a break and went outside to smoke a cigarette and for some reason I remembered an excellent joke. As I stood there in the cold windy weather I was thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday which, to many people, is a time to give thanks to God, which is fine, but... then I was thinking about the way different beliefs in God separate people. Hindus in India don't always get along with Muslims. Protestants and Catholics killed each other for decades in Northern Ireland. Shiites are fighting Sunnis in the Middle East. Jews in Israel are not getting along very well with their Palestinian neighbors. All over the world, even in the U.S., there are conflicts based on religion.
Then I remembered this brilliant Emo Philips joke. Which I'll reveal beneath the orange squiggle of heresy.
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I Racked Up $2000 Campaign Debt Fighting Fracking; Can You Help Me Retire It?
I've put off publishing this for what I expect to be a slow day on Daily Kos, because I don't like having to write it at all and, if and when it does its job, I'm happy for it to recede into obscurity.
This is Greg Diamond from Orange County. As some of you know, since I started focusing on local blogging here (where it is desperately needed, given the dearth of local liberal Democratic voices), I've begun running for office where I can as a way of getting political messages out to the public. This hasn't led to my getting elected, but it has given a good chunk of the population the opportunity to say "no" to rotten incumbents.
My criteria for running for office so far has been this:(1) The incumbent has to be rotten.There is supposed to be a third criterion as well: that I can afford, or at least know that I could fundraise the money, to do it. For this November's election, I broke that last rule -- and now I'm asking for a modest amount of help from those of you who can do so without pain. I'll tell you more about it after the tear gas cloud.
(2) Without me, the incumbent would run unopposed.
There is a contribution link after the text, because that is how (wisely or not) I roll!
Persimmon Pudding at Thanksgiving
This is a repost of a diary I wrote in 2012. I'm posting it again today, because it's so appropriate to the holiday.
This is the story of why my family has Persimmon Pudding and never Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving. It's more than that, of course, because all good stories are more than a just one thing.
This story encompasses elephant jokes told in Chinese and cats who walk on tables. It is a meditation on what is funny and what other cultures think is funny.
And it's a little snap shot of the life of my family some 30-plus years ago.
No way to delay that trouble comin' every day
As relevant today as it was when it was released back in 1966.
Jazz: Max Roach
One of the defining features of jazz has been the genre’s approach to rhythm. While this absolutely means the phrasing of 8th notes ala Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, it also very much means an approach to percussion. The modern drum set, trap set, has developed through jazz and jazz provided innovations in drumming that have become “taken for granted” today.
I’ve spent a lot of time writing about Jazz in the 60s the last several weeks—and I anticipate spending much more time in the 1970s once we enter the new year. So I found myself asking the question “Which icon have I not really gotten to yet?” and “What from the 50s or even 40s would be worthwhile to engage this week?” And when I say “Icon”, I mean who would be analogous to when Steve Martin refers “Names above the titles only”.
It didn’t take too much thinking to come up with this week’s topic: Max Roach; drummer, percussionist, innovator, composer, educator, entrepreneur, and civil rights activist. Max Roach is the drummer on some of the most important recordings in jazz from the 1940s and 50s and he continued to make excellent music up until his death. There is really so much Max Roach that I can’t get to it all today. Today we focus on the first two big stages of Max’s career…and I don’t expect to get past 1956 today…
The Immigration Song
Here's a relaxing little ditty to help rightwingnuts calm down a bit . . . .
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