Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wisconsin: 100,000 Strong!

On a snowy Wisconsin Saturday over 100,000 union members, working families, community members, faith leaders, activist groups and concerned citizens gathered in Madison to tell Gov. Walker to stop the attacks on the middle class and kill the bill.

Despite the weather today’s rally was the biggest in the thirteen days of protests. The people of Wisconsin will continue to fight for their rights. It is time for our elected officials to show leadership, come to the table and move Wisconsin forward.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Japan's whaling ships should never leave port

Friday, 18 February, 2011

Greenpeace is demanding that Japan's Government finally end its commercial whaling programme and re-open an investigation into corruption scandals inside the industry, following today's announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that it has recalled its Antarctic whaling fleet from the Southern Ocean, marking the fleet's shortest ever season.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Junichi Sato, Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan said; "This historic announcement confirms what we all know: that Japan's whaling serves no purpose whatsoever and the fleet has no business in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary."

"All the whaling programme has produced is a stockpile of thousands of tonnes of frozen whale meat, the waste of billions of Japanese taxpayer's yen, and a culture of corruption and scandal. An early return of the whaling fleet is not enough - Japan's whaling ships should never leave port again."

Polls show that over 70 per cent of Japanese people do not support distant water hunting of whales far from Japan Greenpeace has been working to expose the corruption that has helped sustain its commercial whaling programme, conducted under the guise of scientific research for years.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pete Seeger wins Grammy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Folk legend and Beacon resident Pete Seeger along with Beacon schoolchildren won a Grammy Award tonight.
The album "Tomorrow's Children" by the 91-year-old Seeger with The Rivertown Kids and produced by Appleseed Records, won in the Best Musical Album For Children category.

According to the record label, "When Beacon fourth-grade teacher Tery Udell invited Clearwater educator and singer Dan Einbender to teach her students about the Hudson, class sessions became songfests, and where there are songs, there’s Pete. He became a regular visitor to the kids’ classroom in 2007.

"The classroom gatherings and performances inevitably led to a series of recordings by Pete, Dan, musician and CD co-producer (with Dan) David Bernz, the children (known as “The Rivertown Kids”), as well as adult musicians, high schoolers and even 14 grammar school percussion students." Collaborators of the album also included Dar Williams and Seeger's wife Toshi.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sydney by ferry


Annie Leibovitz Museum of Contemporary Art
Annie Leibovitz in Paris (Martin Schoeller 1997)

Friday, February 04, 2011


Year of the Rabbit 2011

Year of the Rabbit 2011