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I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 9 – “Sing for the Silenced” Hits the Road

Local Musicians, Performers, and Activists will Break the Silence July 19th

Don’t say a word

There are people who learn about an injustice and just can’t let it go. They decide something needs to be done and then get busy doing it. Marc Black is one of those people. His Sing for the Silenced Campaign […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 8 – Sing for the Silenced

Don’t say a word

Just a quick note about my coffee with Marc Black (FB) today. He’s a musician who’s been fighting the good fight for years. He filled me in on the latest for his July 19th Sing for the Silenced Bus Tour (check it out here). He performed his song “Sing for the […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 7 – One Small Step for the Spectra Opposition

Citizens see danger & call their hardworking representative …

We all want to believe there’s an America that matches descriptions we remember from civics class and Schoolhouse Rock.

I have trouble believing it. That America was an experiment in representative democracy and a beacon to the world. This America isn’t.

(Schoolhouse Rock still rocks […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 6 – #SpeakUpChuck & #StopSpectra

Thanks to Dr. Susan Rubin for pulling these tweets together.

Senator Schumer’s Twitter is @SenSchumer

When creating tweets, please use these two hash tags

#StopSpectra and #SpeakUpChuck When composing a tweet, make sure to leave room for the hashtags!

ALSO, feel free to RE-tweet any tweets you like that have a #stopspectra or #speakupchuck hash […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 5 – The Bees, The Bees!

My genius cousin Susy Sanders telepathically knew what last week’s theme was. So she did bee paintings

Last week’s theme took me by surprise. It wasn’t the weather and climate change. It wasn’t transformation workers meeting and supporting each other. Or even that from tiny acorns of citizen initiatives mighty oak trees grow. Last week’s […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 4 – Learning How To Make Some Noise

Unarmed Civilian

The possibility of nonviolent direct action (NVDA) in Northern Westchester took a big step forward Sunday afternoon because of what happened at a Unitarian church. What happened was a workshop called “Peaceful Resistance.”

I’ve said for years that if the world’s going to be saved it will be saved in large measure […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 3 – Whac-A-Gov

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York State, was planning to take in a film at a special event in Pelham last night. It was a screening of The Italian Americans. At the last minute he changed his mind. If he offered an explanation for his change of plans, this correspondent hasn’t heard about it.

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I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 3 – Whac-A-Gov

Colorful and Emotionally Engaged Fracktivists last night

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York State, was planning to take in a film at a special event in Pelham last night. It was a screening of The Italian Americans. At the last minute he changed his mind. If he offered an explanation for his change of […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 2 – White Plains Global Frackdown

Rare photograph of the Hudson River Goddess, Dr Susan Rubin as Hilary Clinton and Kevin G. O’Neill together again for the first time

On Saturday 150 engaged citizens, not afraid of getting rained on, marched to the steps of City Hall in White Plains. The march was one of hundreds of Global Frackdown events, more […]

I Cover Northern Westchester Progressives and Activists — # 1 – Buchanan Spectra Presentation

I went to Buchanan’s Village Board meeting last night. Spectra Energy (Not to be confused with James Bond’s Spectre ) (thanks Becket Feierbach) gave a presentation and took questions. For those who don’t know, Spectre is planning to build a gigantic 42” pipeline UNDER the Hudson River, THROUGH two earthquake fault zones PAST an aging […]