|Letter to The President|
I urge all my friends to write and send your thoughts to the President directly at the address below:
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20500
Please listen to this song by Graham Nash of Crosby Stills Nash & Young. It's the story of the imprisoned government/military whistleblower whose name is Bradley Manning and a call for people to become informed and enlightened enough to take positive action to get the president to do what is right. Give Bradley Manning a fair trial and end it's pursuit of Julian Assange as a wanted man, but deem him a hero of truth & transparency. At least that is my hope.
Almost Gone by Graham Nash and James Raymond
Learn more about government/military whistleblower Bradley Manning at BradleyManning.Org
Connect direct with the recording artist Graham Nash at GrahamNash.Com
And, while I am on this trail, one more plug for Graham Nash. He wrote this next song based on a Vietnam War era event, where the police state was pretty much doing the same thing it does now, take liberties that government and the police are not allowed to take under the constitution, while stripping us of ours.
This song below titled Chicago was written by Graham Nash who was challenging the imprisonment of the Chicago 7, a group of activists: Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner. The Chicago 7 was charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. People were there to protest many things, mostly the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was already spawning a new movement of young activists who were enlightened about peace and liberty to be free to be who they wanted to be, without conforming to the status quo.
People who were there, at the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, say it was the police state that incited the riot.
A rumor I read is that this song, Chicago, was Graham Nash's wrote statement and attempt to motivate his friends such as David Crosby and Steven Stills to come to Chicago and be part of the protest and solidarity with the Chicago 7. It's a really powerful song if you listen to the lyrics. And, if you paid attention to the Occupy protests at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago recently, were the police force was bashing heads with belly clubs and where Iraq/Afghanistan war vets congregated to throw away what they described as their ill gotten medals in those wars, you'd almost think this song below was written for the Chicago NATO Summit and not 40 years ago. This song is a reminder that things have not changed since the Vietnam War. Things have gotten worse.
Chicago - Graham Nash