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The RECAP issue, #204

November 19, 2018

Dear Reader,

The new issue of Musea #204 is out at the usual suspected places, been mailed to the usual suspects, and will be online at the slightly suspicious Musea website soon!

This issue is the RETROGRADE Issue, a recap of the last 25 years and 203 issues that went before. Lots of surprises here for every reader, from the casual to the faithful!

Look and see what you think. Comments welcome.

Tom Hendricks – editor.


The New Issue of Musea, Now Online

November 15, 2017

Dear Musea Readers,

The new Musea issue (a double issue) #201/#202 is out, in your mail, at a few places in Dallas, or online.

The main article, besides some catching up after the 100 pager 200th issue, is 27 CENSORED ART NEWS.
The media may be doing OK in what it covers, but it’s not good at the news it never covers!

Go to the big website and elevator up to floor #5. Then click on the Musea website.

Here is a sampling of news stories you’ve never heard anywhere.

The 27 specific censored issues in the arts, culture, and media include; no protest songs allowed on any mainstream radio in the US, public domain mess or why isn’t Mickey Mouse in the PD, political book deals with massive advances, Hollywood makes millions but theater workers make lowest wages allowed, 3 CEO’s control 80% of music (Warners Universal Sony) and 1% of musicians make 70% of the money…

Thanks to Matthew Creed, the webmaster for Musea for posting the issue.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

Political Book Advances, Musea E-mail Club

April 24, 2017

This FAIR blog post covers one of the 27 points I mentioned in my article Censored Art News. 3. The few major book publishing companies give huge unwarranted book advances to politicians for their books. This seems like a legal way to buy influence for both the publishing company and the parent company that owns them. Thanks Fair for covering this.

Back to Endless War… Again!

September 13, 2014


When the 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan were coming to an end, I predicted that there would be some in the government and media that would start another. And that would keep us in endless war.*

Keeping the US in endless wars, and in middle east conflicts, will not improve anything – many seem to suggest that success hasn’t happened for a decade but it’s about to change if we just invade, bomb, and spend more.

Remember the other side knows that the quickest way to sap the strength of this country is to keep it in perpetual war. That saps our resources, standing in the world, best and brightest young people, and spirit. It also allows the government to silence many of it’s critics – which it often does in even small wars.

We need leaders with the courage to stand up to endless war. We need leaders that can lead the world with power and strength, not bombs.

These endless wars not only hurt us there, but they hurt us HERE. That’s the part you never hear..

By refusing to talk about what this massive war spending is doing to the US side of the equation, the government is not telling the entire story and the media is slanting all the news. Before we decide to do another war we should both consider what it does there and what it does HERE.

Remember the cost of one middle east war would have ended poverty in the US through CBA’s community bank account.

Which would have better protected the interests of this country- war over there or no poverty here? That’s the other side of this issue. Talk about both sides please.

The enemies of our country know that the fastest way to ruin the US is to keep us in endless war.

Government, Media, and people, don’t get enamored with war. Before the US gets directly involved in any way, in any conflict or war, anywhere, we need to do the following 8 steps.
1. Let the combatants solve it – if they can’t
2. Let regional leaders and neighbor countries solve it – if they can’t
3. Let the UN solve it – if they can’t
4. US put pressure on combatants to solve it – if they can’t
5. US put pressure on regional leaders and neighbor countries to solve it – if they can’t
6. US put pressure on the UN to solve it – if they can’t
7. US put pressure on our allies to work with us to solve it.
THEN and ONLY THEN should the US even CONSIDER getting directly involved.
8. Consider that the cost of one war would end poverty in the US. Weigh the two options carefully. Would fighting this war really be better for US interests than ending poverty in the country?
To force the country into a war do the following: find a horrible incident. spotlight it and use it for selfish gain and endless war.


PART TWO Replace War with a Constructive Peace.

Replace war with a constructive, more secure peace, to better protect the country. The strongest nation should lead the world, in ending war; not be bogged down in fighting them.

1. First end the wars we are in.
2. Next use our power to not only keep the US out of war, but to stop all other wars from starting,
3. Support economic and social issues that prevent war, and support penalties for those in wars.
4. Set up and support conflict resolution methods to stop wars in a fair way for all sides involved, before they begin.

Labor Day – But No Union Leaders on US TV

August 29, 2014

Labor Day weekend, but as FAIR , Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, reported – the talk shows did not feature any labor leaders.

My suggestion on a national union, is worth repeating here for Labor Day

Maybe it’s time for a National Union for workers, based on the AARP model for seniors.

Getting a union started for a specific industry, or keeping it going once it is started is tough. It takes courage to join, and there is always the chance of loosing your job. That’s really hard on those with families to support or living from paycheck to paycheck.

So for what it is worth:
Workers, all workers, maybe it’s time to act together, in a way that protects all.
Maybe it’s time for a National Worker’s Dollar Union.

Here’s how it would work.
No matter what your job is, all workers in the country, could join by sending in $1 or donation, for annual dues. For that money the workers would set up a group of lobbyists to lobby congress for worker’s rights in all industries, and if the worker/member requested it, updates on progress through the net. This bypasses all the struggle that most unions have to face.

This would be a lot like AARP (that has 37 million members) but it would advocate for workers instead of seniors.

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