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Presidential Politics + Food & Farm Justice: Starting with Impeachment….

Slightly edited version of a posting made to three major U.S. food-and-farm listservs: COMFOOD (Tufts Univ.) Food Policy Networks – FPN (Johns Hopkins Univ.) Regeneration Midwest (serving 12 states) CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. Beginning an IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY 3. QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES 4. PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORMS on food-and-farm 5. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES 6. INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES 1. […]

Letter to Editor: To Move Forward, Impeach Trump

Published in Evanston Roundtable May 30, 2019 print edition, page 8 (slightly edited for readability) One of the best reasons for impeachment is expressed in this recent question Tweeted by Thea Riofrancos, a political science professor: “Need to feel wiser, & more committed to the world-making task of battling climate change & capitalist domination, & building democracy, […]

“We are the Supermajority”: New U.S. Women’s Organization — Suggestions for Mobilizing Fast

Ever since the leadership of the women’s march organizations had some meltdowns (late 2018), I’ve been hoping that some new U.S. organization would arise to fill the vacuum — to build on the women’s marches of 2017, on the elections of 2018, and the on-going women’s conversations on social media. Perhaps Supermajority might be that […]

“Who’s your Clan Mother?” Impeachment as Women’s Public Authority

UPDATED on March 28, 2019 Official webpage of House Resolution 257 Inquiring whether the House of Representatives should impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America   UPDATED on March 26, 2019 to reflect Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (MN) request for co-sponsors on her “Resolution to Begin the Investigation of Impeachable Actions by […]

Time for Impeachment Hearings — ASAP

Posted February 24, 2019 Updated March 20, 2019 Tweeted to my Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Feb. 24, 2019): Reasons for the House of Representatives to start IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, ASAP. 1. The process will –EXPOSE much information in real time for all to see & hear –DISTRACT the administration from other things –RELIEVE the national stress of […]

REGENERATION MIDWEST: 25% of Land, People, and U.S. Political Power?

A slightly edited version of an announcement sent to three national food-and-farm listservs: COMFOOD (Tufts Univ.) Food Policy Networks – FPN (Johns Hopkins Univ.) North America Food Systems Network – NAFSN (Cornell Univ.) NEWS from REGENERATION MIDWEST — IL IN IA KS MI MN MO NE ND OH SD WI Here’s news from REGENERATION MIDWEST, the […]

A cannibal, snake-haired misogynist: What 2019 America has in common with the founding of the Iroquois League

Twitter is going crazy with a 2-minute segment of a 1950s TV series called Trackdown. Thanks to Alex Hirsch and others for Tweeting. Here’s Hirsch’s introductory Tweet: “What the fresh hell. This is REAL. Filmed in 1958- about a conman who grifts a small town of suckers into building a wall. History not subtle enough […]