Tag Archives: Malls

Capitalist chaos is now beginning to hit China hard

China's ghost towns and phantom malls.

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Austin activists can occupy a mall

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Should local Israel boycott arrestees face wrongful charges alone, without your support or media scrutiny?

COLORADO SPRINGS- There’s a plan tomorrow, Thursday Jan 6 at 1:30, for the first court appearance of BDS activists Cyndy Kulp and Ted Nace, arrested in November at a local shopping center, and charged with trespass to curtail their free … Continue reading

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PPJPC drops justice & peace in favor of Judas kiss & Participatory militarism

You don’t care what our neighborhood Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission has gotten its leash tangled around –I shouldn’t– but the latest is just too funny. FIRST, in November they sponsored an Israel-BDS protest to boycott a local Ahava … Continue reading

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A statement to our Beloved City Council and Mayor

From Ed Billings. Prior to the drastic cuts in our Transit System as of January 1, 2010 I was told “Don’t Protest, Talk to the City Council instead”, I have done that time and time again. There have been numerous … Continue reading

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Circuit City short circuits

Circuit City to Go Out of Business That’s right, Circuit City has now gone bankrupt and is shedding 30,000 of its own workers directly. Of course, when a big outfit like Circuit City goes bankrupt they take more than just … Continue reading

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American government’s love affair with bunkers and walls

Check this out! An actual building in San Diego accidentally built by the Pentagon that looks like the Nazi swastika! The Navy is now spending over $600,000 to change the appearance of their building! Everywhere one looks, American government is … Continue reading

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Global economic rapists are at it again

Why protest the G8 Summit July 7-9? Those hoodlums always look so determined. Here’s the rationale by the Emergency Exit Collective: The 2008 G8 on Hokkaido, a Strategic Assessment Emergency Exit Collective Bristol, Mayday, 2008 The authors of this document … Continue reading

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Poetry Slams slam poetry

Poetry Slams have reduced our most elevated literary genre to the arena of Hallmark Cards. Can you imagine compelling Longfellow to extemporize on the spot, faced with one-upping a fast-rapping carnival barker? Perhaps Oscar Wilde could have risen to the … Continue reading

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Why rent-a-cop if you can rent-a-killer?

The city clerk has been working on a proposal to the Colorado Springs City Council to authorize private security firms to carry semi-automatic weapons. The New Life Church shootings raise the issue, apparently, that security personnel should be better armed, … Continue reading

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Police foreknowledge on St Patricks Day

We used to joke around the fire at Camp Casey about whether we were being surveilled or infiltrated by agents or disruptors even, as has been done with historic regularity to opposition political groups and their organizers. Even to discuss … Continue reading

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Let kids play outdoors

Having moved here last year from a city that had no sidewalks in large portions of town and only one real park kept dirty and filthy and unusable when the hot weather cooled off because it was left unlit, I … Continue reading

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The Department of Energy and Environmental Sustainability

There are 15 Departments of the federal government, but there is no Department of Energy and Environmental Sustainability. We do without, but the question is WHY? Both our national and planetary environment are headed towards providing only a hellish future … Continue reading

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Your own private post office

Have you seen the postal contract service centers cropping up at suburban strip malls? This is part of an ongoing congressional effort to privatize the entire USPS and divest it of the Postal Service Union. The Republicans want to convert … Continue reading

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Halloween and What Would Doctor Dobson Do?

I have just been visiting over at the Focus on Family website and am relieved to find that Dr. Dobson approves on allowing children to go Trick or Treating in the neighborhood. As long as they don’t go as black … Continue reading

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Like

Who cannot but watch in horror as our language suffers the incursion of “like” into our every sentence? Insert everywhere: “I’m like-” He was like- “She’d be like-” It was like- The onslaught has been apace for decades, from Val-speak … Continue reading

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