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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF TOM HAYDEN: A COMMITTED MAN

Posted on March 2, 2017, in My Blog, with 13 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 79 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 42 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 19 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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I’M BACK!!!

Posted on December 16, 2016, in My Blog, with 31 Comments

I have been almost paralyzed since the election. For a week I kept thinking it was all a bad dream. I have spent enormous amounts of time reading what everyone has posted, what responsible newspapers like the New York Times and The Guardian were saying. Some I found too depressing. Some I found too divisive. While the finger pointing “who …

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ANOTHER POSTING FROM MY FILMING

Posted on October 11, 2016, in My Blog, with 63 Comments

We were filming the other week in my character Addie’s beautiful garden and this very glammed up, dramatic looking woman appeared in 4 inch platform boots. (She’s Diane, the lady on the left with the hat.)

Diane didn’t look like she was local so I asked her who she was. Dig this: She is an insect, snake and reptile wrangler …

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FIRST WEEK OF SHOOTING

Posted on September 21, 2016, in My Blog, with 43 Comments

I meant to post this over the weekend but ran out of time. The only thing that makes me want to be very young again is that back then, times lasted longer.

Anyway, it was a good week. We’re shooting as much as possible in chronological sequence which is good because we, or rather I should just speak for myself,I …

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FIRST WEEK ON LOCATION IN COLORADO

Posted on September 13, 2016, in My Blog, with 32 Comments

This is what I see from the window where I’m writing at the dining table. In other words, this is a pretty gorgeous place. I don’t play golf but it’s a beautiful course and Tulea and I enjoy walking the perimeter which takes about an hour. It’s nestled right at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Up on a sharp, …

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