Yes, we were there at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest Bush's speaking at the United Nations on Tuesday, albeit late -- thanks to the challenge of being a peace and justice activist employed by corporate America. Gail Harper and I met up with Joe Fahey and we met and spoke with Sarah. Thomas Gallagher updated us about the march -- there was a big crowd. Matt from Columbia University -- and a stringer for Forbes -- interviewed us, especially when we started to shout, "Hands off Iran!" John Fessel took a picture of us (and I will be posting more pictures later at my Flickr.com site -- including a picture of John and Cathy Fessel and Ben and some SDS students -- that's redundant, but, yes SDS is back!) It was a good day -- and today, Peace Day, some of us plan to be demonstrating with Code Pink outside of Hillary Clinton's office on Third Avenue, at lunchtime.
Tonight, there will be calling for change at Marc Crawford Leavitt's office in Woodside. See details. Busy, busy, busy -- but it is good. Together, we can and WILL make a difference.
PS -- I just found out how New Yorkers can stream and even view the morning Air America Radio morning show, the real one, NOT the Armstrong Williams WWRL fiasco which Air America's New York channel is forced to carry. Go directly to TheYoungTurks.com -- yes, you need the "THE", (Melanie Sloan of CREW is currently being interviewed by The Young Turks. John Murtha gets lobbied by his Defense Contract lobbyist BROTHER -- ARGH!!)
The other alternative for mornings is to podcast last night's Air America Radio shows: Rachel Maddow and/or David Bender's Politically Direct. Or listen to Amy Goodman's Democracy Now on WBAI. There is also other great stuff to podcast late, like Bob McChesney's Media Matters -- not on AAR but podcastable from iTunes and on the web here. AND you can download Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s and Mike Papantonio's Ring of Fire. Listen as you get your morning started. Or listened to the wonderful Rev. Jim Forbes' The Time is Now. EcoTalk is now evenings, too: important! (For Heaven's sake, Hit my link and join the virtual march to Stop Global Warming!) And always there is my favorite Thom Hartmann: More than enough to feed your liberal heart, soul and spirit!