At the Santa Rosa Democratic Club meeting on 1/27/10, we watched Obama's State of the Union address, then listened to Norman Solomon and George Lakoff ... Here is Solomon's summation of some points of his speech and his work, that we are deceived as a means to get us into wars, and don't understand the real costs. If we knew the truth, we would see that the wars we are in would come to an end ASAP.
At the Santa Rosa Democratic Club meeting on 1/27/10, we watched Obama's State of the Union address, then listened to Norman Solomon and George Lakoff speak their minds. Following the presentations, I asked Solomon and Lakoff to present a concise statement of what they had to say to the audience of over 200 Northern California progressives. Here is a sample of Lakoff's discussions with folks and his statement as to what we should be doing to help straighten out the political mess that California is in presently.
In Santa Rosa, CA., on August 20, 2009, over 50 physicians and other health care professionals gathered to demonstrate by holding signs and chanting slogans for the public and passing motorists, to promote the inclusion of a public option in proposed health care reform. This video includes some flavor of the roadside demonstration, and the complete statements by physicians, John R. Shearer, M.D., and Veronica Jordan, M.D., as to what the situation looks like to doctors, and why we desperately and unequivocally must have a public option for this reform to be meaningful.
This is the full interview with John R. Shearer, M.D., discussing the need -- as he perceives it (he wishes we could get "Medicare for all") -- for a public option plan in health care reform. The interview happened during the 08/20/09 demonstration at Court House Square in Santa Rosa, CA.
Doctors organize and lead another demonstration in Court House Square, Santa Rosa, CA, on August 27, 2009. They won't give up, they are committed to the inclusion of a public option in health care reform. Video includes comments from a pharmacist, a public nurse, and physicians.