Sovereignty: Presents Wikipedia’s imperialist definition of sovereignty. Quotes David Cobb and David Korten on the current disaster of corporate sovereignty. Questions whether the state and federal government can both be simultaneously sovereign. Defines the key to sovereignty as the right to do no wrong. Discusses a plan for a confederacy of counties and an incremental Jubilee through gradual relocalization of taxes. Prioritizes use of reclaimed taxes to fund the right to do no harm and to restore foreign communities that we’ve deprived of their sovereignty. Also talks about roosters that find their crow and the need for an Urban Slaughter Support Group.
- Yuan Mei, “Writing What I’ve Seen”
- Thomas Centolella, “Veiw #45”
Songs and/or Music Videos:
- Bobby Torres Ensemble, “On Burnside”
- Chris Pierce, “Keep On Keeping On,” concert video
- Derby, “If Ever There’s a Reason,” super-cute video
- Interview with Scott James, founder of Fair Trade Sports, who talks about child labor in sports balls and his Newmanesque business model that donates all profits to charities.
Corporatocracy vs. Sovereignty: Presents a conversation with David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential candidate, and Kaitlyn Sopici-Belknap, both of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County. Discusses why real democracy is both unconstitutional and illegal. Looks to Latin America for the antidote to civilization as we know it. Relates the mass protests by the indigenous Indians of the Peruvian Amazonia against the mining contamination and oil exploration authorized by the US Free Trade Agreement. Follows the pending FTA with Panama with similar terms. Asks listeners to call Obama for Lori Berenson’s release after 13.5 years of unjust imprisonment in Peru under Fujimoro, now convicted to 25 years for war crimes. Discusses the Articles of Confederation on state sovereignty, and reads a quote by Ian Baldwin from “The Secessionist Option: Why Now?” on Reality Sandwich.
- Carlos Drummond de Andrade, An Ox Looks at a Man,” translated by Mark Strand
Songs and/or Music Videos
- Crystal Method, “London”
- Fleet Foxes, “Mykonos,” fun, stylized video
- Iron & Wine, “Naked As We Came,” cute video
- unknown audio, “What the World Needs Now,” powerful Tom Clay video