Jeanmarie Bishop

Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop is a writer, film and theatre artist and peace activist. She is a lifetime member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).  To contact Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop, email her here.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
An Open Letter to the Quote Unquote Left
Eight years ago, I wrote a piece and a follow-up that were published on Common Dreams . I reflected on the election season that was coming to an end. Barack Obama was so far ahead in the polls that it looked inevitable that he would win. My view of the country was that we were bubbling over with...
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Monday, October 20, 2008
The Revolution Has Arrived
The current global economic crisis has rekindled the wannabe hippy spirit I carried as a kid in junior high in the early 1970s. My generation admired our flower child elders. We played guitar and sang about the golden hill, the wide water and all the little creatures roaming the green earth. It was a romantic idea - living simply, communally and cooperatively - chopping our own wood, growing corn and eating lettuce from our own gardens.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Jeannette Rankin, the Anti-Palin
America's 21st Century political landscape is nearly devoid of voices the likes of first US Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist, Jeannette Rankin, whose role in American history has been jaded by jingoist reductionism. At the age of 8, in 1888, she learned of the slaughter of her Indian neighbors in Missoula, Montana. "It was a most disgraceful act, the most outrageous thing that could happen. What Calley did at My Lai was nothing to what they did, the American army."
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