America’s corporate media is doing its level best to crucify Colin Kaepernick, without making a Spartacus of him. The president and the Clinton camp too are playing it cool, because they, and the thin white line at FOX News, and the networks, know “from small embers, great fires grow.” Especially true in a tinder-dry election year like this; one so parched of civic optimism, none alive remember its match. And so for now, Mr. Obama and VP hopeful, Tim Kaine can send backhanded support for the upstart 49ers’ “constitutional right” to voice his opposition to a national “shoot first and shoot to kill” policing policy by sitting out the national anthem, but you can bet Great Caesar’s ghost, FIX News and the Washington consensus will see Kaepernick and his growing retinue of rebel sports figures line the Via Appia before election day.
David Swanson is a most active peace and political justice activist, journalist, radio host, and author whose book titles include: ‘War No More: The Case for Abolition,’ ‘When the World Outlawed War,’ ‘War Is a Lie,’ and ‘The Military Industrial Complex at 50,’ among others. He’s director of WorldBeyondWar.org, campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org, and blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He too hosts Talk Nation Radio, and is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
David Swanson in the first half.
And; last week the Dzawada’enuxw nation united, traveling down the coast of Vancouver Island, linking up with other nations as they went, in their quest to protect the web of life by removing salmon farms from their traditional waters, the place colonists named the Broughton Archipelago. I went down to the demonstration in Victoria Saturday.
Voices of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw raised against fish farms in their territory in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio host, Janine Bandcroft enjoins us to bring newz of good goings-on planned for the streets of our city and beyond in the coming week. But first, David Swanson and America’s racing pulse in a hotting election season.