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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

I run these words each week in this space. This is because there is nothing more important that I can tell you.

The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.

Here is the round-up—

  Off the Kuff has an analysis of the Democratic legislative target list for 2012.  

BossKitty at TruthHugger keeps waiting for any candidate to stop mudslinging long enough to help Americans navigate the stresses caused by natural climate changes. America, the wasteful, can’t seem to find a candidate brave enough to do anything but collect rewards from the same industries trashing America’s natural resources. America is consumed by Greed, Denial and Bad Water. Our transportation infrastructure is being neglected and will only cost more in the long run.   Continue reading

August 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Neil Armstrong’s Death Is Noted Around The World

Astronaut Neil Armstrong died this afternoon.

Above is the front page of the Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch from the day after the first moon landing in 1969.

Here is the Associated Press obituary of Mr. Armstrong from the Observer-Dispatch.

Here are facts about the moon from National Geographic.

Here is the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

Wapakoneta was Mr. Armstrong’s hometown. I visited this museum nearly 30 years ago and I recall that it was pretty good.

This death is news around the world.

Here is the report from the BBC.

Here is the report from Al Jazeera. 

Here is the news of  Mr. Armstrong’s death in French from Le Monde.

Here–in English–is Mr. Armstrong’s death as reported by the Chinese news agency Xinhua. 

Here is the report from the New York Times.

Here is an obituary and other links about Mr. Armstrong from NASA.

There are few figures known all around the world.

Mr. Armstrong’s death is a loss for the United States.

More significantly, his death is a global loss for a world that shared the moment of the first moon landing 43 years ago.

August 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment