Christopher Fisher

Dear White People: A Dress to ImPress Conference – Come Experience Racial Profiling, 2 pm Friday December 18 @ Michael’s in Petaluma

It comes as no surprise to those on the receiving end of racial indifference, injustice, and inequality that racial profiling is alive and prevalent in Petaluma, California. Here’s an event coming up at 2 pm today, Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Michael’s store at 1359 N. McDowell Blvd. to discuss the latest incident of…

Coup D’Etats May Be French, but the New Booboisie are Native to the USA

Is it true that coup d’etats arise exclusively from that particular region of France? Which would mean that Donald J. Trump’s doomed attempt to remain in the White House after January 20, 2021 was just another attempted putsch. It seems to me there’s an entirely understandable reluctance on the part of Americans to use such…

Dec. 16, 2005: NYT Publishes ‘Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts’ – 14 Month Late

The story that might have altered the outcome of the 2004 U.S. Bush/Kerry presidential race. It was fifteen years ago, on December 16, 2005 that the New York Times first published a report revealing that President George W. Bush had, in 2002, authorized a program allowing the National Security Agency to secretly and illegally spy…

Twelve Years Ago Today: Iraqi Journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi Displayed Appropriate Media Etiquette to George W. Bush

Some moments in media history should never be forgotten. Twelve years ago today, December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi became a heroic figure to Iraqis and countless others around the world when he stood up during a Baghdad press conference and threw both of his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush. Neither hit…

Pentagon Budget Could be Cut in Half, Former Secretaries of Defense Stated in 1989

Sure Could Use that Peace Dividend Now Thirty three years ago the front page of the New York Times featured a stunning report on the possibility of a complete reorientation of the U.S. economy away from war, toward peace. It was all the more remarkable as it was neither written by nor about peace activists…

Fortunate Farmer and Hellraiser, Jeffrey S. Schultz July 15, 1952 – November 15, 2020

These bodies we occupy don’t last forever, as the loss of Mendocino County teacher, activist, and extraordinary friend, Jef Schultz this week has vividly reminded me. When I met Jef and his partner in all things, Ellen Buechner, nearly a decade ago, he was already on a Great to Be Alive tour after a difficult…

Murdered on November 16, 1989, The Martyred Jesuits of San Salvador Massacre Find a Semblance of Justice in 2020

The sun had not yet risen on November 16, 1989 when a group of Salvadoran Army soldiers surrounded the Pastoral Center of the University of Central America in San Salvador, and began pounding upon the doors and windows. They yelled for the Jesuit priests sleeping inside to come out. One of the priests appeared on…

‘Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter’ – Chinua Achebe Would be 90 Today

To many of those with an interest in Africa and the tragic consequences of the colonization of that continent by Europeans, the work of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, who would have been 90 years old today, has been a revelation. In my own case, I was not exposed to, nor did I seek out, the…

First Meeting of the League of Nations, November 15, 1920

From the World Beyond War Peace Almanac. November 15. On this date in 1920 the first permanent parliament of the world, the League of Nations, met in Geneva. The concept of collective security was new, a product of the horrors of the First World War. Respect for the integrity and independence of all the members, and how…