Something good must come from George W. Bushs horrific presidency. Its the American way. And maybe something already has: a renewal of the revolutionary spirit upon which this nation was founded, a return to the Sixties sensibility of protesting evil doings by the government. A brutal, unjust, and seemingly endless war; political chicanery that would make Richard Nixon blush; illegal eavesdropping on citizens -- time to, as Bob Marley put it, get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. A group called S&P: A Progressive Womens Alliance has chosen the 1984th day of President Bushs ill-fated tenure to host a program -- 1984: A Reality Check -- that will feature readings from George Orwells prescient novel 1984, folk songs, and a general sense of the power of people to fight oppression. S&P formed as an informal discussion group after the 2004 elections, but, responding to the downward spiral of personal liberty predicted in Orwells book and manifested by the current U.S. regime, has grown into a vital alliance. The event runs from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Books & Books. Call 305-442-4408. Admission is free, unlike you.
Mon., June 26