I found some people to admire in the year 2012. Here’s my top four and more:
Chief Theresa Spence
Bradley Manning has been tortured by his own government and stands as a warning to others: Don’t Fuck With Us. We see how accused whistleblowers are treated. The government still has no decency.
Paul Watson bought a Japanese whaling ship to use against Japanese whalers. Sea Shepard, Watson’s organization, actually enforces the laws that governments pass. For some odd reason, governments do not appreciate the assistance – which says a lot about governments, don’t you think?
Katherine Forrest is the federal judge who has stood up to the Obama administration over the constitutionality of the NDAA, in a suit brought by Chris Hedges, et al. No way to know how it will all play out, but her courage in going against the man who appointed…
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