Archive: March 2014

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Confronting the American police state

Unarmed civilians with their hands in the air are gunned down like dogs. Nine- year-old children are handcuffed and dragged to jail for pointing fingers and saying, “Bang – bang.” Police beat defenseless, homeless people to death for being homeless. …

Editorial

Immigrant Workers Are Part of America’s Working Class

  The story is repeated across the world. The breakdown of capitalism forces people to migrate—often at the risk of their lives—from their home countries in order to find work and feed their families. They leave behind children and spouses …

Reform or Social Transformation: Which Way?

Many years ago Marvin Gaye asked us to figure out, “What’s Going On?” Well now we know quite a bit. The capitalists are waging endless wars killing and maiming our fine young men and …

Chicago Charters: Make the Fight National

January 21, 2014, the Chicago temperature sank below zero while dozens of spirited protesters gathered outside the Board of Education office. They endured sub-zero wind-chills in an …

What L. Brooks Patterson meant

Brooks Patterson, the infamous Oakland County, MI executive, or Brooksie as I call him, was recently quoted in The New Yorker magazine as saying, “I made a prediction a …

Blankets and Corn

“Mr. Patterson’s comments about the “blankets and corn” have affected more than just local Wayne and Oakland Counties. His comments are far-reaching to over 500 tribal nations in the U.S. …

Fossil fuel extraction carves up the land

Fresh life is coming to Illinois in the middle of a long cold winter. Students at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale are meeting on a regular basis to talk about civil liberties …

Reclaim the Earth

We are at a political crossroad. Climate change is real. Artic ice is melting, destructive storms, drought, floods, and extreme temperature fluctuations are now common around the …

Homeless Vet Goes on Odyssey for Peace

For several decades now, American citizens have shamefully and quietly passed by thousands of homeless and needy veterans living on the streets of our small towns …

The Battle for CCNV Shelter

The historic CCNV shelter (Community for Creative Non-Violence) is slated to close in a few years, and homeless leaders are mobilizing to ensure that the homeless are not left …

In crying out

I have learned not to scream
but chant, in vibration
with my heart
the earth

Stop police department spying

With the recent spotlight shining on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying apparatus, unnoticed is the government’s continued expansion …

The future is up to us!

The stability of America has always rested upon that huge section of the population that had just enough to give them the hope that they were going to get some more. So long as …