I am glad Isaiah is so beloved by community members. I happen to love Isaiah as well. But a number of members e-mailed to ask why I was upset with Isaiah? I was not upset with him. I was upset last night -- as should be obvious when you read "Lynne Stewart, informants, and more" -- but that had nothing to do with Isaiah. However, I was so mad, I was not thinking, "It's Monday." So I did not remember Isaiah's comic. It was nothing more than that, my apologies for any who were concerned.
Today on Taking Aim (WBAI), it was a special on efforts to release labor's history. In San Francisco, 113 Steuart Street, is a landmark area and is rich with labor history; however, 113 is being proposed for a tear-down with claims that it is not historic. Mya Shone and Ralph Schoenman spoke with historian Bradley Wiedmaier about the topic.
And here is an important article Mr. Wiedmaier wrote about political prisoner Lynne Stewart and the efforts of some (at KPFA) to minimize what has been done to her, to justify it.
Today we saw that Don't Ask, Don't Tell will not be repealed. Never forget that Barack Obama did nothing to ensure that it would be. When he claims, in 2012, that he really, really wanted it repealed, remember that he did no work on the issue, he refused to rally via speeches on the topic, he did nothing. When he asks you to vote for him in 2012, you should consider doing nothing.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: