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Sky World- By Bear Fox performed by Teio Swathe

We're not promised another day on this earth, but we can only hope that when we lose the people we love that we will see them again! If you heart is hurting for your loved ones who have gone to the other side camp, be encouraged that you will see them again! Dedicated to all the missing and murdered Indigenous women around the world and anyone who has lost a loved one! Beautiful song by Theresa Bear Fox's Sky World sang by Teio Swathe.

Nakoa Heavy Runner - Warriors Prayer

Supaman - Why

Supaman - Let em go

Bernie Sanders on the Corporate Threat to American Democracy

In a press conference, the senator focused on the “wealthy and powerful special interests” spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to defeat the Democratic spending bill.

By Aída Chávez YESTERDAY 4:49 PM

Bernie Sanders Spending Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a pen-and-pad news conference at the US Capitol on October 8, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Senator Bernie Sanders wants the public to know that the fight to pass Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending bill isn’t just about meeting the needs of working-class families and combating the climate crisis—it’s about “the future of American democracy” and whether oligarchs will be successful in defeating a popular agenda.

In a pen-and-pad briefing with reporters on Friday, Sanders focused on the “wealthy and powerful special interests” spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to defeat the bill, urging the Capitol Hill press corps to reconsider horse-race coverage and instead think about what’s really at stake.

“Do you live in a democratic society?” Sanders said. “What kind of society are you living in, where you have three paid lobbyists for every member of the United States Congress? And you got lobbying firms led by former Democratic leaders, Republican leaders working overtime to try to defeat this legislation.”

And then, he added, you have the fossil fuel industry, the health care industry, and the wealthiest people in the country spending millions to defeat it.

He continued to criticize Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona for obstructing legislation that the American people, the president, and an overwhelming majority of the Democratic caucus want. When asked if he needs to sit down in a room with Manchin and Sinema to negotiate a deal that makes everyone happy, Sanders replied, “I don’t know if you’re a movie writer—this is not a movie.”


MSNBC - Bernie Sanders Critical Of Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

Oct 7, 2021

Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about why it's unfair for Senators Manchin and Sinema to place their personal reservations about President Biden's on equal footing with the majority of the American people, the Democratic caucus, and the president of the United States.

After Senator Joe Manchin tried to draw a distinction between himself and Senator Bernie Sanders by saying that Sanders wants an "entitlement society" while Manchin wants a "compassionate and rewarding society," Sanders offers examples of some of the things Americans are entitled to as human beings.

Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the apparent contradictions in statements Senators Manchin and Sinema have made about their priorities for the Build Back Better bill and his frustration with the lack of specificity in their objections so real negotiation can be worked through.

Robert Reich: Happy birthday, my dear friend. You are a force.

Bernie Sanders has inspired and galvanized a new generation of young Americans who will create the progressive change we so desperately need in a country riddled with inequality and division.

Happy birthday, my dear friend. You are a force.


🎂 Happy Birthday Bernie Sanders 🎉

'How to Talk About Freedom During a Pandemic'

How to Talk About Freedom During a Pandemic
Anti-stay-at-home protesters aren’t the only ones with an argument based on individual rights on their side.

By Graham Mooney
MAY 19, 2020


In the 19th century, public-health officials weren’t facing just one infectious disease, but many: scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhus, cholera, tuberculosis, and smallpox, which together killed tens of thousands every year. Epidemics were common, and doctors could do almost nothing to stop them... Over decades, a group of pioneering scientists, doctors, and government officials realized that isolation, disinfection, contact tracing, and other now-familiar public-health strategies had the potential to decrease the spread of many diseases. Scientists such as Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur developed the germ theory of disease, which showed that infectious illness was caused by microbes passed from person to person. This idea provided more evidence for the measures advocated by the reformers.

But, just as today, a significant minority strongly resisted, arguing that these measures impinged on their freedom. For instance, in 1890,16,000 people in Nottingham signed a petition against mandatory hospitalization for those sick with infectious diseases. The petition described isolation in the hospital as a "prison [that] deprives us of our right to nurse our sick and claim our dead." Sometimes resistance to such measures became violent: During a cholera epidemic in 1832, riots broke out in Liverpool and other English cities when people rebelled against doctors’ attempts to move patients from their homes to hospitals. Widespread rumors claimed that these patients would be killed and their bodies dissected for medical research.

In response to these vehement appeals to individual freedom, public-health leaders in London, Liverpool, Manchester and elsewhere developed a powerful counterargument. They too framed their argument in terms of freedom—freedom from disease. To protect citizens’ right to be free from disease, in their view, governments and officials needed the authority to isolate those who were sick, vaccinate people, and take other steps to reduce the risk of infectious disease.

One of the most important reformers was George Buchanan, the chief medical officer for England from 1879 to 1892. He argued that cities and towns had the authority to take necessary steps to ensure the communal “sanitary welfare.” He and other reformers based their arguments on an idea developed by the 19th-century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, who is, ironically, remembered largely as a staunch defender of individual liberty. Mill articulated what he called the “harm principle,” which asserts that while individual liberty is sacrosanct, it should be limited when it will harm others: “The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty and action of any of their number, is self-protection,” Mill wrote in On Liberty in 1859. Public-health reformers argued that the harm principle gave them the authority to pursue their aims.

An essay published in The Lancet in 1883 sums up this view nicely: “We cannot see that there is any undue violation of personal liberty in the sanitary authority acting for the whole community, requiring to be informed of the existence of diseases dangerous to others. A man’s liberty is not to involve risk to others,” the author wrote. “A man with smallpox has the natural liberty to travel in a cab or an omnibus; but society has a right that overrides his natural liberty, and says he shall not.”



The Ashes

You were carried here by hands
and now the wind has you, gritty
as incense, dark sparkles borne

in the shape of blowing,
this great atmospheric bloom,
spinning under the bridge and expanding—

shape of wind and its pattern
of shattering. Having sloughed off
the urn's temporary shape,

there is another of you now—
tell me which to speak to:
the one you were, or are, the one who waited

in the ashes for this scattering, or the one
now added to the already haunted woods,
the woods that sigh and shift their leaves—

where your mystery billows, then breathes.

Rosebud Sioux Nation Burial Honors for Children disinterred at Carlisle



At the burial of the 9 Lakota youth disinterred from Carlisle Indian Boarding School in Pennsylvania brought back home to their Rosebud Sioux homelands and buried with honour. Brandi Morin@Songstress28

The youth have been covered by Grandmother Earth now
Brandi Morin@Songstress28

Sen. Sanders: I Am Calling For An Immediate Cease-Fire In Gaza

Sanders to Block Destructive Republican Resolution on Israel-Palestine, Offer Alternative
May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, May 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday will take to the floor of the U.S. Senate to block a destructive resolution on the conflict in Israel and Palestine, and offer an alternative in its place.

Following the failure of the Republican motion, Sanders will ask for unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the following resolution:

Whereas every Palestinian life matters; and

Whereas every Israeli life matters:

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) urges an immediate cease-fire to prevent—
(A) any further loss of life; and
(B) further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories; and
(2) supports diplomatic efforts—
(A) to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;
(B) to uphold international law; and
(C) to protect the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians.

Senator Sanders - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Apr 29, 2021

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to A Late Show during our LIVE show to give his thoughts about President Biden's address to Congress and his urgent desire to take action on climate change with or without Republican support.

Apr 29, 2021

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks frankly about the challenges of balancing a divided Senate, and how difficult it is to work with members who continue to spread the "big lie" about the 2020 election results.
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