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BITS AND PIECES

Posted on July 21, 2017, in My Blog, with 24 Comments

We wrapped 4th season of “Grace & Frankie” this week. I feel orphaned, especially from Lily. I miss her already but I have some dates reserved in the months ahead when we will be doing activism again together . . . in Michigan.


Everyone was so happy that our show received 4 EMMY nominations! Here we are, four …

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WHY I’VE BEEN ABSENTEE AND OTHER RANDOM THOUGHTS

Posted on June 20, 2017, in My Blog, with 60 Comments

I started to write a blog about my grandson’s beautiful high school graduation from The Putney School in Vermont; another about seeing “The Doll’s House II” with journalist Laura Flanders (it was fantastic); several blogs about the 4th season of “Grace & Frankie” and about the new movie I will start in August, “The Book Club” …

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People’s Climate March in Wilmington near the Tesoro Refinery

Posted on April 30, 2017, in My Blog, with 34 Comments

Me, speaking on top of the rally bus at the People’s Climate March in Wilmington near the Tesoro Refinery. The very explosive crude oil from North Dakota will, if we cannot prevent it, be brought through Standing Rock, under the Missouri River, across the Plains states down to this refinery as will the most dangerous, poisonous, methane-producing tar sands oil …

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JOIN ME AT THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Posted on April 26, 2017, in My Blog, with 5 Comments

This Saturday will mark Trumps 100th day in office.  In cities all across America, and in fact all over the world we will gather, we will speak, and we will rally at The Peoples Climate March.  We will mark this 100th day by showing that we continue to resist an agenda that disrespects and attacks our planet and our people …

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF TOM HAYDEN: A COMMITTED MAN

Posted on March 2, 2017, in My Blog, with 22 Comments

The memorial ended with a rendition of “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” led by Bonnie Raitt, together with the members of the First AME Choir. Left to right: Me, Tom Morello, Barbara Williams, Holly Near, Bonnie Raitt & James McVay with the guitar.

Tom died last October surrounded by people who loved him. For the last 4 months,

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Day of Revolutionary Love, Day of Rising – Tuesday, Feb 14th

Posted on February 12, 2017, in My Blog, with 15 Comments

We, people of faith and moral conscience, reclaim Valentine’s Day as a Day of Revolutionary Love, Day of Rising. We resist all executive orders and policies that put people in harm’s way. We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love — love for others, our opponents, and ourselves. On Valentine’s Day, we will rise up across …

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MASSIVE INSPIRING AND UPLIFTING PROTESTS WORLDWIDE

Posted on January 23, 2017, in My Blog, with 81 Comments

I marched in Los Angeles Saturday where we were told there were as many as 750,000 people. It felt like it. I can’t prove it but when I stood on the stage to speak there were masses of people as far as the eye could see and that didn’t even include the masses who filled all the side streets and …

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NEW PIPELINES IN CANADA (EVEN A POSSIBLE ‘TAKE 2’ ON THE KEYSTONE XL) THREATEN TO DOOM PARIS CLIMATE TREATY

Posted on January 17, 2017, in My Blog, with 43 Comments

I recently learned from an indigenous friend in Alberta, Canada, that Prime Minister Trudeau has approved 2 new pipeline expansions. One would bring the most polluting tar sands oil to the harbors of British Columbia and the other would bring the oil to Wisconsin thus violating Canada’s commitment to Indigenous rights and reconciliation and possibly dooming the Paris Climate Treaty …

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MY 79th BIRTHDAY

Posted on December 23, 2016, in My Blog, with 24 Comments

On my 79th birthday, Winter Solstice, I participated in a big action in Hollywood with many Indigenous leaders, friends, family and celebs to call attention to the #DefundDAPL movement, suggesting that people pull their money out of banks that have loaned to the North Dakota Pipeline. I withdrew money from Wells Fargo and sent the letter below to Tim Sloan, …

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