Category Archives: 99% Spring

US Department of Justice wants Bush and senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War trial

US Department of Justice wants Bush and senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War trial.

Had to republish this..
amazingly needed.

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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in 99% Spring, Big banks, Bush cheney, Iraq war criminals, Money in Politics, OWS, politics, war


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MoveOn meeting, August 29, @ 6:30

Hello to all,

Based on the responses I received, it seems that Wed., Aug 29 is the best date for a meeting. So I’m going to call it: 6:30 p.m. at my house (a little early for Marilyn, a little late for Padma, but a compromise). We have a date set for an event with Larry Parham of Citizen Action, to see the film “Priceless” about campaign finance reform and have some discussion, on September 19 at the Ted Stroehble Center in Monticello. So we need to plan publicity for that.

We will have a little ice cream/frozen yogurt refreshments, coupons sent by Ben and Jerry’s as a thank you for the work we did on the resolution (part of their “get the dough out” campaign), which I just received today with a little note.

Also, please be aware that Thomas Brown is leading a very vigorous recruitment campaign for voter registration and supporters of Obama in November, and perhaps even more importantly, to build support for Julian Schreibman, the progressive Democrat who is running for 19th District and has been endorsed by Maurice Hinchey. Schreibman will have a tough fight against Chris Gibson, the Republican incumbent whose district was melded into Maurice’s district.

The OFA team will be at my house this week, Mon-Thurs, from 4:30 till about 7:30 or so, to canvass in Liberty and build as much support as possible. Anyone is welcome to join us, get out in a walk around one of Liberty’s neighborhoods, meet some of the folks here and talk about what’s important to them. My house serves as a base, and we’ll wind up with debriefing and refreshments. If you have any questions, be sure to email me, or give me a quick call (393 4895).

Thanks, and I hope I see some of you this week, and all of you on the 29th.

(Kathie Aberman)

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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in 99% Spring, Official MoveOn Sullivan


Feel the Burn: Making the 2012 Heat Wave Matter Mark Hertsgaard July 25, 2012

(from The Nation, July 25, 2012)
I have been following this summer’s droughts and heat waves, one of the three worst in the last ten or so years, and so far the worst. I am extremely concerned as I am sure many of you all are about this, and the failure of this year’s “Durban Climate change convention’ in South Africa, to make any changes or headway in this dire situation.

Making 2012 Heat Wave matter

Summer 2012 has broken thousands of records, bringing misery and worse to millions of Americans. By mid-July the death toll was nearing 100, said That is certain to rise—not just because the forecast is for hot weather to persist but because, as in 2003, many heat wave deaths are epidemiologically traceable only well after the fact. Meanwhile, the United States is suffering the worst drought in fifty years, leading the Department of Agriculture to declare more than 1,000 counties—about one of every three in the nation—natural disaster zones. The reverberations will be global and may include violence.


A message from Kathie A.

Hi to All,

I hope everyone’s summer has been healthy and relaxing.  We’ve all been sitting things out for a while, but as the end of summer approaches, I feel the need to call us all together once again, to discuss what’s going one, and to decide what pressing issues need attention.
In June, we presented our Draft Resolution for an amendment to the constitution to reverse the effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court Case, and I am happy to report, in case you have not heard, that our resolution was adopted, unanimously, by the Sullivan County Legislature.  So, everyone who participated in this multi-month effort deserves thanks for the effort you put into it.
Some of us have been working for the Organizing for America campaign, not only to support President Obama, but to put our weight behind the candidate running in District 19, Julian Schreibman, who has been endorsed by Maurice Hinchey.  You may or may not agree, and you may or may not be at the point where you want to participate in this campaign, but we should have a discussion about it.
MoveOn, nationally, is supporting the Obama campaign, so I would like to call a meeting for sometime in the next week or two for us to get together and talk. My next two weeks are pretty full, so I guess at this point that means we are looking at the last week of August, beginning on August 27.  Please let me know if that date works for you, and if not, please suggest an alternate time, so we can narrow down a date that most of you will be able to make.
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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in 99% Spring, Official MoveOn Sullivan


The ‘Bus for Progress’ from the ‘Stop the Frack Attack’ march, on Saturday, 7/28/12

Bus for Progress chants from the ‘Stop the Frack Attack’ march
Saturday, July 28, 2012, US Capitol

Above is a short video of the end of the march Saturday, and the very vocal ‘Bus for Progress’  group from central New Jersey , who so kindly gave Kathie and I a ride for most of the march, escaping from the heat. The bus also picked up several other elderly who had collapsed along side the march route as we went along.

Overview of the rally in the beginning of the ‘StoptheFrackAttack’ at the Capitol

You will see Kathie A. and a quick view of Padma (MoveOn Sullivan ) and others from MoveOn and various other progressive groups a the “StoptheFrackAttack’ march on Saturday, July 28, 2012, on the ‘grotto’ area outside the US Capitol.

Another successful coalition of many groups as far as Ohio and North Carolina, joined many from NY, NJ, PA and the Northeast, including, ‘’. ‘’ (Bill McKibben), the ‘Sierra Club’, our sponsor, ‘Catskill Mountainkeeper’.  Thanks for the opportunity to Carolyn and the rest. 23 Sullivan residents, including myself, were able to go. Thanks to your fabulous bus driver, Andy, who was ‘longsuffering’. A long but successful day, despite dangerous heat, for many, and the long day.  Democracy now had a short clip from the march today, (Monday, July 30), announcing thousands in the crowd.

Reporting , Bob Dorn

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in 99% Spring, clean water, Environment, Fracking,, politics


From, ‘What 3 things do you need to change the world?

What 3 things do you need to change the world?


“The One Percent”, a documentary by Jamie Johnson of the Billionaire family of ‘Johnson & Johnson’

“The One Percent”

This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing “wealth gap” in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans – the one percent – to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.

I have been watching this documentary and am amazed at the audacity, and non caring attitude of the Super Rich.

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Posted by on July 7, 2012 in 99% Spring, Big banks, Corporate personhood, Money in Politics, politics


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