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Step 4: Overcoming the blackmail of Greece to stop the Gaza Flotilla

Ridgely FullerSo, I have been frustratingly silent vis a vis contact with you because Israel and its accomplice, the US Gov is pulling all stops to stop 'The Audacity of Hope' and the Flotilla....Medea's article below is a good description and summary of of the 'lawfare' currently being waged on us.

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Step 3: met 'The Audacity of Hope'

Most exciting! we met 'The Audacity of Hope' - and what a beauty! I don't think anyone had expected our Mediterranean cruise to involve such a lovely little boat. Fresh paint, an airconditioner, enough toilets, no showers. it is well marked (no pics yet, as its location is secret... sure!.. already suspicious guests have tried to come on board), which is just as well since tody's State Department travel advisory basically disowns us.

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Step Two: Arrived in Athens!

Step One on the Sail to Gaza: New York

Ridgely FullerI want to thank you all for the most embracing farewell I could ever imagine. I begin this journey to sail to Gaza with such an sense of inner peacefulness and strong resolve due in large part to the incredible support I have from you back home .I cannot begin to describe my gratitude knowing that I have such a strong, loving community behind me and want you to know that you are with me every step of this venture to break the blockade of Gaza

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U.S. Campaign for Asia-Pacific Hegemony in Response to China's Rise

The Obama Administration’s Campaign to Reinforce U.S. Asia-Pacific Hegemony in Response to China’s Rise

Presented to the Global Network Against Weapons and Militarization in Space, North Andover, Massachusetts, June 18, 2011

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Preview of Anatomy of a FrameUp

Reflections from Behind the Wall

June 13, 2011

Dear Supporters,

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Mass. Democrats Call for Swift Afghanistan Exit

The Massachusetts State Democratic Party passed the following resolution by voice vote at its convention in Lowell on June 4.   It also passed resolutions on The People's Budget, green jobs, single payer health care, and called for a constitutional amendment asserting that corporations are not people.

In Support: Getting out of Afghanistan

For the Consideration of a vote by the State Democratic Committee of Massachusetts

WHEREAS, The war in Afghanistan has been waged for nearly a decade, and has become the longest war in United States history; and

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Report on Current Developments on Egypt and Arab Spring

Phyllis Bennis in Cambridge 5-16-11Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies and Ashraf Elkern, Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, addressed the topic "Middle East and North Africa: New Hopes and New Dangers" before a standing-room only crowd in Cambridge on May 16.

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Four days of exposing the Israel lobby, AIPAC, in D.C.

Ridgely FullerI just returned from four days in Washington DC at the Move Over AIPAC conference and am not sure if I return feeling more despondent by the incredible power of this Israel lobby or exhilarated by the solidarity of those trying to thwart its danger not only to US interests but also to the very existence of our 'democracy'.

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Response to Recent Newspaper Articles

Reflections from Behind the Wall

Dear Supporters,

I know that you just received a reflection from me that said at the end that I wouldn’t be sending any articles until after June 13th. However, I have recently become aware through the newspapers of four issues that I think would be appropriate to speak to briefly.

1) Globe Article on My “Directives” to Councilor Jackson:

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The Arab Spring and the Changing Dynamics of Global Struggle

By Bob Wing* - May 2, 2011

Bob WingThe Arab Spring, the Japanese nuclear accident, the progressive/labor motion in response to the rightwing attacks in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest, and the demographic changes reflected in the 2010 U.S. census, are reshaping the U.S. and global political terrain.

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Home for now but not for long!

So many apologies for not writing the final “I-am-home-email,” and thanks to the many inquiries regarding my whereabouts and welfare. I guess I had hoped to write a final, neatly-summarizing email which would nicely package my experience, but of course there is absolutely no concluding when it comes to Palestine, so it feels kind of impossible to summarize anything.

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A challenge to right and left: Impeach Obama

Monday, March 28, 2011 - Providence Journal

The time has come for those who claim high regard for the Constitution to show that they mean what they say. The time has come to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Hussein Obama for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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Escaping White Male Supremacy

Reflections from Behind the Wall
How Can We Escape the Emotional Gravity of the Anglo-Saxon Doctrine of White Male Supremacy While Submerged in the Anglo Saxon World View and Knowledge Base?

This is the third and last (at least for the moment) of a series of strategies for our material and psychological liberation from the chains of our 400 year experience in as Elijah Muhammed termed it, “The Wilderness of North America”.

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Standing Up for Taxes

May 6, 2011 - Blue Mass Group

Yawu MillerGardner Auditorium was packed yesterday with activists and elected officials from across the state who came to testify in favor of tax reform legislation. As busloads of supporters from across Massachusetts came to the Statehouse, the auditorium filled up with supporters wearing stickers and carrying signs urging legislators to “invest in our communities.”

While other revenue bills were scheduled to be heard Thursday, testimony in support of the Act to Invest in Our Communities dominated the hearing, with panels and individuals outlining the case for continued public investment in education, local aid and social safety net services that protect working families

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz and Rep. Jim O’Day, would raise the income tax rate from 5.3% to 5.9%, but hold down the increase on middle- and low-income earners by increasing the standard personal exemption from $4,400 to $7,800. The bill also calls for partially restoring the rate on dividends and interest – which was 12 percent — from 5.3% to 8.95%.

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