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Saturday, March 27, 2010
Never thought I'd see the day I'd have to post a warning for a Badu vid, but the day has come and here it is *_^
Warning: There is what is suggested to be artful/political- though-mostly-muffled-out nudity in this vid. Careful round the little ones if you prefer to screen it first. The female form is beautiful, but some would want a warning, and by now you know how we get down at UU.
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How is it possible that even after a signed affidavit by their former accuser, recanting his statement, the Scott Sisters appeals were denied by the Supreme court, and all for a 'robbery' we now know they never committed that amounted to 11 dollars stolen by men allowed to get away on plea deals?
If you're not already familiar with this case which has been dragging on for well over a decade [over 11 dollars they never stole, yes}, the following vid can shed some light.
(note: This vid is a year or so old, but still, unfortunately, relevant)
Were certainly not ignorant of the reluctant-justice in our 'halls of order', having rallied for the release of the Jena 5 who were facing sentences that fell grossly beyond even an imagined scope of proportion, and Troy Davis who even after the recanting of 7 out of 9 accusers who advised officers coerced them into accusing him to begin with was denied justice repeatedly.
But what do we do about it? Outside of thinking high thoughts, and adding our voice to written demands for proportional justice, our only visible choice seems to take action to reform the system itself by utilizing our voices to gain the attention of the commander in chief.
Please utilize the links provided below to do both:
Sign the Petition
I was unable to join the blogging effort on this day
but there are great resources to the Governor and Congressman
that have power to make a change in this case.
Visit here for more intel
Send a letter to President Obama
On behalf of innocents, charged with crimes they didn't commit, or meted out sentences not befitting their crimes, I ask:
Raye of Hope.org
The enslavement of the poor in American Prisons
Friday, March 26, 2010
note: Extreme thanks the one who reasons, Lady Akeela for this piece. Visit her realm here.
We cannot deny that the global ecology has been affected by capitalism. Natural resources have been degraded and exploited historically as industrialization increased. Some resources like oil, coal, and natural gas take generations to renew, while fresh water is not renewable when the air and soil are polluted. Food is impacted by this demise, which directly affects our health.
Imagine living in a society where the elite are the only ones with access to food and clean water as you and the rest of the masses are reduced to eating a food source that is rationed out periodically.
The movie Soylent Green (1973) is the extreme but also not too far off the mark considering that we are suffering from periodic food recalls. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk has become our own personal weapons of mass destruction. Gastronomy beware!
Creating a local and sustainable food system can become a way to control and reduce pathogens while simultaneously bringing a community together, educating youth, honoring elders, and creating jobs. Without a sustainable environment we will erode with the planet.
Friday, March 19, 2010
There are forces for which names do poor service; dizzying, whirling ethers, non-committal wind petals sifting, even rifling through closets of experiential gowns. Inquisitive storms of gentle science, fusilladic probing, and sometimes whispering; Innerchild-wise. Lotus-eyed. Content. and also discontent. and watching. Always watching.
Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided. Explorative. Non-reactive. Anger isn't its mother. Wonder may be.
She is also Urb-Altian.
Visit her hall of whispering winds
...but don't get treacle on the glass flowers.
She wouldn't like that.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Maestro has done it again. Click the image to visit the download entry at the URBALT ning, and get yours. Time-limited Gratis Splendor featuring the legendary mojo of Gil Scott-Heron (yes, I said Gil Scott-Heron), CaliforniaKing, Blk Jks, Leila Adu, Mars Volta, Meshell Nedegeocello, and a glowing more.