Archive: July 2013

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July 4th: Break with the parties of corporate America

On July 4, 1776, during the American Revolution, the Second Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies approved the Declaration of Independence. While we are no longer the subjects of the British Empire, we are now the subjects of the corporations. …

Editorial

We can prevent the coming world war

World War III is beginning. It is starting in the Middle East. The war being waged against Syria by the US and its allies is in fact a proxy war between the US on the one hand and Russia and China on the other …

Stop the closing of Oakman elementary

Students, parents, teachers and supporters have held several protests to stop the closing of Oakman Elementary Orthopedic School which specializes in teaching children with …

Healthcare and civility spiral out of control

As Detroit continues to be one of the “poster child” cities of corporate America’s exercise of total control, each day presents another challenge to basic rights. Democracy in Michigan was …

Why we need to end
‘corporate personhood’

The need for the constitutional amendment against ‘corporate personhood’ advocated by Move to Amend was demonstrated clearly by a recent vote in the U.S. Senate. On the eve of the late-May …

San Diego march against Monsanto

On May 25 — Stop Monsanto Day — as worldwide actions were taking place, those of us in San Diego mounted one of our most successful actions since the First Occupy Assembly …

Illinois Democrats Sell Out to Big Oil and Gas

Horizontal hydraulic fracturing will now be allowed in Illinois as the much touted regulatory bill passed the legislature. This is despite the tireless efforts of health and community opposition …

War is not healthy for children

Every time I see Vice-President Joe Biden on TV talking about “warriors” and smirking, it really bothers me. Now I know why.
This morning, I opened the Wall Street Journal …

Say no to corporate control of Benton Harbor

We must say no to the dictator and slave master, Whirlpool. They are destroying the city of Benton Harbor by stealing land and by driving the people completely out of the city to build a …

art

I have to break a coin and a tattered bill
to squeeze some cheese from it and some bread
that is my art form now: there’s no fooling it …

Mama, I Can’t Sleep

In my dark and lonely fight, when all I have is just my right.
Who knows the truth, and if they care, to take my burden or just share …