Category reblogs

How to Be Homeless in Japan

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
How to Be Homeless in Japan Our Human Planet (2018) Film Review This two-part documentary focuses on homelessness in the Japanese city of Osaka. When the Japanese economy collapsed in the 1990s, many older workers lost their jobs. Last year Osaka (pop 19 million)  had 18,000 homeless, mostly…

Mumia Abu-Jamal wins right to re-open appeals — Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
https://bit.ly/2GfK0VC Community activists and leaders from the Philadelphia region will hold a news conference 12 noon, Thursday, April 18 at the Octavius V. Catto Statue on the south side of Philadelphia City Hall to discuss today’s decision by District Attorney Larry Krasner to finally relent to Pennsylvania Common…

Steve Salaita

Steve Salaita, who had his academic career destroyed by the Israel Lobby, is one of the best writers currently working. His essays of Israeli and US propaganda are a great practical application of Chomsky’s ideas. Often articulated by deeming leftists and people of color purveyors of “purism,” the grown-up politics motif suggests that aggrieved communities […]

Trump is a Russian Stooge But we won’t impeach him

Ever get the sense that the most fervent believers in Russiagate are also the people most against impeaching Trump? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rankled some of her supporters when she said “I’m not for impeachment” last week. And apparently, she’s fine with that. A Twitter group run by Pelosi’s political account on Twitter was told […]

Thankfully we don’t have death squads in the USA

Or do we? Sometimes I wonder. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. https://apnews.com/436251b8a58c470eb4f69099f43f2231

If only we’d defend the homeless like we defend Chelsea Clinton

Why did I treat someone like that, especially knowing what I had so painfully and recently endured? More than 550,000 people are homeless on any given night in the United States, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Between 2014 and 2016, I was one of them. https://hmmdaily.com/2019/03/08/how-we-hate-the-homeless/

The Clintons, Bushes and Trumps Need to Leave Public Life, Forever (Also the McCains)

We were shocked when Clinton arrived at the vigil, given that she had not yet apologized to Rep. Omar for the public vilification against her. We thought it was inappropriate for her to show up to a vigil for a community she had so recently stoked hatred against. We were not alone in feeling uncomfortable […]

This is god level packing ability

I cycled through most of New England (on a full-sized bike) two years ago with one small backpack and one change of clothes. I’m probably going to do Gettysburg and Hapers Ferry sometime this May. My principle on long distance rides is “the less stuff the better.” But it doesn’t quite work in the real […]

The increasing death toll due to the loss of benefits

Originally posted on Telling it as it is:
? I am temporarily holding and updating Black Triangle’s list of people who have been affected by this governments policy of cuts and sanctions: Please read more about their ethos here: http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/about/ 14 Sep 2015 — The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published guidance to Jobcentre officials…

When a terrible person makes an excellent point

I usually detest Sarah Kendzior but she’s 100% right about impeaching Trump. It is critical that the stakes are made clear. Refusal to impeach sends the message that the situation cannot possibly be that dire – it if were, the Democrats would move to impeach, right? This is the same disastrous miscalculation that gave us […]