In between discs of an unabridged recording of Shelby Foote's Civil War trilogy, this weekend I caught this NPR story on an old musical favorite, Peter Tosh, once a member of Bob Marley's Wailers. It's worth a listen.
As an economic justice person working for an organization that is best known for advocating peace, I have to admit that I have a particular fondness for the chorus of his song "Equal Rights"
Everyone is crying out for peace yes
None is crying out for justice
I don't want no peace
I need equal rights and justice
I must admit to have mellowed a bit with age; I still want justice, but I'll take peace too if it's on the table.
CAN'T OR WON'T act to fix the economy? Mostly won't.
RETHINKING THE DRUG WAR. It hasn't worked too well.
PROTECTING THE POOR. A wide variety of WV groups have called on their congressional delegation to spare programs that are lifelines to low income people in budget deliberations.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED