Mickey Finn 
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Re: “Protest Songs

Can music change the world? A few years ago I asked Pete Seeger that question. "I don't know about that," said Pete, "but the powers that be certainly think so. They have repressed song for centuries." There is power in song and the right song at the right time can bring about social change. Shameless plug: Source readers can hear songs of solidarity, resistance and revolution--from all genres and eras--on KPOV's Radical Songbook, 10 am to noon every Friday. Tune in 88.9 fm or stream it live (also on archives) at kpov.org. There is indeed a wave of new music from all kinds of performers and you can hear it locally starting this Friday, Tune in! --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 02/16/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Activism Is More Than A Click

Actually, it was young activists who initiated the call that led to over 400 people marching through Bend in opposition to Trump's authoritarian anti-people agenda just four days after the election. And young activists have taken the lead in the Protect Our Progress Coalition that is taking shape in Bend. The meeting at the Unitarian Fellowship is just one of many that are taking place in our community--organized by people who understand that activism is more than sharing, clicking or liking. Bend is part of the growing national resistance to Putin's puppet and the Congressional Republican's schemes to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and organized labor. I certainly hope that Source editorial writers were present at the huge Nov. 12 march and rally and that they will reach out to young activists who are organizing resistance at the Social Justice Center. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 12/10/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “What's Next for the City?

I'm surprised to see no question related to fixing roads. Specifically, where's the money going to come from? Michael Funke

Posted by Mickey Finn on 11/24/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Interview: Bend Police Chief Jim Porter on the expansion of the civil exclusion zone

"Bend is Bend." Bend is "unique. I hear this all the time. I have lived in large and small communities in four states and I have traveled to hundreds of communities across the country. And I guarantee you that Bend is NOT unique. It is, in fact, pretty typical of a tourist destination town. Sure, we may have different things than other destination towns. But that isn't some special uniqueness. Until we get past this silly notion on Bend Exceptionalism we will continue to live up to the unofficial slogan that has been around for decades: Poverty with a View. That's not unique either. But it does accurately reflect what Bend is today.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 07/04/2015 at 5:22 PM

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Unfortunately, Edward Abbey was an avowed racist. I read many of his racist and anti-immigrant remarks in a book I picked up a few years ago while in New Mexico. I then looked on line and found a lot of incredible apologies for his racism. Plus a few more honest assessments. It goes beyond just "it was the times." If alive today I am afraid Abbey would still be arguing for a militarized border to keep hoards of brown people out of this country.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 07/02/2015 at 5:03 PM

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