Friday, June 22, 2007


Recommended reading

Two recommendations for today:

First, an extremely informative article entitled "The criminalization of mental illness under capitalism," detailing a portion of the U.S. health "care" system which I don't believe makes it into Michael Moore's "Sicko."

Second, an equally informative article by Meteor Blades at Daily Kos on the murder of 43 years ago today of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, which, among other things, recounts the history of terrorism (including murder) against those registering black people to vote in Mississippi and elsewhere, which didn't start with Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.

My contribution will be this song, by Darryl Cherney & the Chernobles, entitled "The Ghosts of Mississippi" (from his delightful album "Real American"), which links the events of 1964 to Redwood Summer and the bombing of Cherney and Judi Bari in 1990.

Why stop here? There's more...

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