It still is the case
that sleeping remains quite
difficult for me. This also makes my life rather difficult, at
Anyway - and no, sleeping did not much improve, so far.
Today I have more on Snowden, whose portrait got painted - and to start with I have three items on
that, from various sources, and I start with a good essay by the
painter. (You may well think three sections is "too much honor" but,
firstly, I do not think so and, secondly, they are different. Also, you
The other three items concern Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges and Daniel
Ellsberg: The first on the positives sights he sees, with some
justification; the second, on the overall negative sights he sees,
again with some justification; and the third commenting on a trial that
he won, but was recently defeated, as I reported yesterday. I publish
the video because Ellsberg says true and important things.
While Painting Edward Snowden
First from the painter of a portrait of Edward Snowden, indeed also not
an ordinary painter, for it is one in a long series of paintings of
Americans who told the truth:
3. Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From
Story And to
end this brief series, here is the longest article, by Rebecca Solnit,
who writes on TomDispatch, and does so rather interestingly:
There is a first part of a
longer interview on Real News, and Hedges is, quite justifiedly in my
opinion, not at all upbeat.
I do not know whether he is right, but no one does, and
he certainly has the qualifications to be far more probably right on
the topics he speaks about than most others.
This is a good interview, though one has to be a member of Real News to
see all of it.
somewhat older interview with Daniel Ellsberg, on the occassion that he
was quite glad having read 112 pages by Judge Kathleen Forrest, who
knew the laws she is supposed to keep and use, and judged accordingly:
Two reasons for me to publish
is that the Obama goverment - as Ellsberg relates - immediately staged
an appeal, which it eventually won, in a truly awful judgment I
mentioned and linked yesterday, and that Ellsberg says quite a few true
and important things. 7.
In case you
think there is little text today:
Yes, you're right - but the items are good, and speak for themselves,
and I had to have my drainage repaired, which meanwhile has happened,
quite unproblematically, but also quite importantly, for me.
And I am quite relieved, but also quite tired. Also, I have switched
through the crisis series till today.
ME/CFS (that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: