Tag Archives: Social Justice

Tattered Cover Five return to the scene of the crime

DENVER, COLORADO- On May 8th 2015, the Tattered Cover Five returned to the scene of their heinous crime, feeding the poor and homeless. After being convicted in a kangaroo court hearing in City Court for disturbing the peace and being … Continue reading

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Okay then, self-congratulations to you for thirty years of justice and peace!

How about those journeyman activists throwing their social justice experience around like it’s inviolate because they’ve been at this longer than the whippersnappers trying to rock their slow boat to China. They know what works after thirty years of utter … Continue reading

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The only thing the rich ever wanted was everything. Occupy wants it back.

Was it Utah Philips or Michael Parenti who said it, “the only thing the rich have ever wanted was EVERYTHING”? Do you wonder why Occupy’s demands have to be specific? To my mind, Occupy has a mandate that’s equally self-evident: … Continue reading

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Emma Goldman on Direct Action

Yes it was Emma Goldman who said “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” It was no mere quip. The turn of the last century activist was a fierce advocate of every social reform and was ultimately exiled to … Continue reading

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When I get my gun

If I had a gun it would serve as my point of meditation. [Excerpt, Swimming Upstream, Eve Ensler editor]   And I would look at it and re-remember Harriet Tubman’s steely whisper and Nanny’s ear-splitting yell, Ida B. Wells’ unrelenting … Continue reading

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Nonviolence is the refuge of cowards

I say this with the full authority of my own personal experience: nonviolence is for cowards. When push has come to shove, I stepped to the sidewalk but I am so full of admiration for those who stayed in the … Continue reading

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The text of my letter to Sen. Udall and Sen. Bennett

Don’t Drop the Public Option! It will have to be implemented, there’s no way to do more than temporarily “fix” Health Care without it. I know from personal experience how much more it costs society to abandon basic medical care … Continue reading

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Pushing computers on school children

Colorado Springs D-11 is one of the worst examples of pushing computers onto children in a mindless and destructive manner. I have seen children that are forced onto the computers as supposedly a form of tutoring there, and the children … Continue reading

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A first daughter quiz

Question: Which daughter graduated with honors from Stanford, now studies at Oxford, and is an outspoken advocate of social justice? Oh, and reflects her parents’ sense of moral responsibility perhaps, like these two? Answer: Chelsea Clinton

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