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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Swanson: New Year's Utopianism Needed Fast

As a peace and justice activist in Bush World, there is much to be done -- and as David Swanson states it, done fast. featured one of Swanson's essays from and I, too, feature it in my title link. We cannot afford the luxury of waiting another two years for a Democratic White Knight -- or a Black one -- or a Lady or Dame. We must move now to clear (some of) the air and heal poliitics and the planet. We must regain our moral high ground NOW, and Swanson has ideas. Check them out.

Also check out the Drum Major Instititute's 2006 Injustice Index featuring such tidbits as:

Wages that an average CEO earns before lunchtime: more than a full-time minimum wage worker makes in a year

Ratio of the average U.S. CEO’s annual pay to a minimum wage worker’s: 821:1

Years of unused vacation time that American workers collectively give back to their employers each year: 1.6 million

Percentage of women earning less than $40,000 per year who receive no paid vacation time at all: 37

Number of workers who would directly benefit from an increase in the minimum wage: 5.6 million

Number of very large estates that would directly benefit from a reduction in the estate tax: 8,200

Yes, check that one out, too, and then lets re-commit ourselves to some REAL New Year's resolutions -- and consider going to DC the end of January for the Peace March. Keep doing it until we get it right....

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne


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