Archive: October 2013

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Abolish Poverty: Build A New Society

An old saying goes, “Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.” Columbia, South Carolina now punishes its homeless citizens by arresting them on sight …

Editorial

Morally bankrupt: Pensions under attack

It has been said that a society is judged on how it treats its elders. In America, our judgment day is fast approaching. Across the country, countless local governments …

Education For All: The Fight for Democracy

  CHICAGO, IL — August 28, two days after school opened and on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, students, teachers, and parents marched outside the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education.  They declared that the …

The War Against the Homeless and Poor goes on

With Tampa, Florida’s city government’s recent passage of a “No camping or sleeping on the Streets” ordinance, another law is passed criminalizing the homeless. With …

Housing is My Right

Even though the homeless do not have “a place” per se, that does not mean that they are totally without rights or have to be silent about having rights. Take my story for …

Tenants Battle Housing Cuts

Over 100 tenants and their allies took action against the crushing rent increases caused by the Federal government sequester in a rally August 29 at City Hall. Some families …

Flight School Soars in Southern California

Flight School is a weekly open mic show in Culver City, California. The night started with an idea to have a place that artists from all over Los Angeles can come by and …

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I can not find you in a happy place
There are no ribbons tonight
the world has gone grey
the land is obliterated with ash …

Memorial for Jimmie H. Apsey

Jimmie was born December 22, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Lawrence Technical University in 1961 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering …

Detroit Is Better Than That

The recent comments made by Detroit’s Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal strike at the very heart and soul of that which clearly …