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RHINO'S WEEKEND BLOG - "November 1st & 2nd"

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    RHINO S WEEKEND BLOG - November 1st & 2nd QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND You can t be a Real Country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some
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      RHINO'S WEEKEND BLOG - "November 1st & 2nd"
      RHINO'S WEEKEND BLOG  - "November 1st & 2nd"

      QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND
      "You can't be a Real Country unless you have a beer and an airline.  It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least  you need a beer."
      - - Frank Zappa

      THIS WEEKEND IN HISTORY
      Sometime in November of 1967 -- Abbie Hoffman was arrested for attempting to measure the Pentagon.  Abbie,  the 1960's free style anarchist was Co-Founder of the Youth International Party (YIP a.k.a. Yippies), one of the "Chicago Seven," and was the subject of an FBI security investigation & intense surveillance. He had 4,100 pages in FBI files. More at:  http://theaction.com/Abbie
      November 1st, 1973 -- US: The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reverses the Chicago Seven conspiracy convictions of Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Dave Dellinger, Tom Hayden, & Jerry Rubin. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1553/c68chron.html
      November 2nd, 1930 -- Ras Tafari Makonnen is crowned Negus of Ethiopia, taking the name Haile Selassie. His crowning signifies to thousands of Jamaicans & Garveyites in the US the fulfillment of the prophesy of their leader, Marcus Garvey.

      TV TIP OF THE WEEK: "Whoopi"
      Whoopi Goldberg has a new sit-com with which she's been making some solid & very funny political statements on everything from economics to race relations to feeble political leaders.  She stars as Mavis Rae, owner of small, formerly elegant, New York Hotel. Ex-singer in a girl group, Mavis is as much of a diva now as she was in the group's glory days. Courtney Rae is Mavis' brother. A former attorney with Enron, Courtney is currently unemployed and staying at the hotel. He's not impressed with Mavis' business skills and marvels that she's kept things afloat this long. Courtney's girlfriend is Rita, a white woman who's a wannabe "sister." Though they seem an unlikely pair, Rita adores Courtney and is solidly in his corner. Mavis' biggest fan is Nasim, her handy man. A recent immigrant from Iran by way of Kuwait, Nasim loves Mavis' songs and wants to help her any way he can. Not content with the status quo, Mavis is determined to do whatever it takes, using charm, wit and a little larceny, to fix up the hotel and turn it into a classy establishment worthy of a diva.  (Tuesdays, 8pm, NBC)

      RHINO HERE:
      Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel is crying foul again, even after losing their bid to stop Al Franken from making fun of their ridiculous claim of being "fair & balanced."  This time they're threatening to sue the makers of the Simpsons over a spoof news ticker. The show's creator Matt Groening said Fox News raised the unlikely prospect of suing a show broadcast by its sister channel, Fox Entertainment, because it wantedto stop the Simpsons parodying its famously anti-Democratic party agenda. The row centered on a parody of Fox News' rolling news ticker, which included headlines such as "Do Democrats cause cancer?" 
      Source: Ciar Byrne, MediaGuardian (UK)
      >http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,1073216,00.html
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      If you're in Seattle this coming Tuesday - Rhino invite's you to...

      A FREE SPECIAL SCREENING PRESENTED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA
      and THE SEATTLE HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
      in support of Amnesty International's 2003 Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Initiative
      With special guests: Actress Elaine Miles (Northern Exposure, RezRobics), Lenny Foster, Spiritual Counselor for The Navajo Nation Corrections Project; and Director Gary Rhine.

      A SEAT AT THE TABLE;
      Struggling For American Indian Religious Freedom
      The documentary features Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Winona Laduke (Anishinaabeg), Frank Dayish, Jr. (Dine), Charlotte Black Elk (Lakota), Doug George-Kanentiio (Mohawk), Lenny Foster (Dine), Tonya Gonella Frichner (Onondaga), Anthony Guy Lopez (Lakota)
      WHERE:
      SEATTLE - Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way (Discovery Park)
      WHEN: 
      Tuesday November 4th, 2003,  Prescreening Reception 6:30 PM  /  Screening 7:30 PM
      For more information contact:   Gary Rhine (310) 457 1617,   rhino@...
      http://www.dreamcatchers.org/aseatatthetable
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      The Weekend Bottom Line is an extensive look at just what happened to so many of us back there in the 1960's, what is the current legacy of those times, and what it may mean for the future of the world. It's written by Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, who  is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. Dr. Capra is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England. He is author of "The Tao of Physics", "The Turning Point", "The Web of Life" & his most recent book, "The Hidden Connections." More on Dr. Capra posted at:.
      http://www.fritjofcapra.net
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      RHINO'S WEEKEND BOTTOM LINE
      Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
      Reflections on the Spirit and Legacy of the Sixties
      by Fritjof Capra , December 1, 2002

      The 1960s were the period of my life during which I experienced the most profound and most radical personal transformation. For those of us who identify with the cultural and political movements of the sixties, that period represents not so much a decade as a state of consciousness, characterized by "transpersonal" expansion, the questioning of authority, a sense of empowerment, and the experience of sensuous beauty and community.
      This state of consciousness reached well into the seventies. In fact, one could say that the sixties came to an end only in December 1980, with the shot that killed John Lennon. The immense sense of loss felt by so many of us was, to a great extent, about the loss of an era. For a few days after the fatal shooting we relived the magic of the sixties. We did so in sadness and with tears, but the same feeling of enchantment and of community was once again alive. Wherever you went during those few days - in every neighborhood, every city, every country around the world - you heard John Lennon's music, and the intense idealism that had carried us through the sixties manifested itself once again:

      You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
      I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will live as one.

      In this essay, I shall try to evoke the spirit of that remarkable period, identify its defining characteristics, and provide an answer to some questions that are often asked nowadays: What happened to the cultural movements of the sixties? What did they achieve, and what, if any, is their legacy?...
      ALL AT:  http://www.fritjofcapra.net/articles120102.html

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