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Kimya Dawson knows from where protest must burst: At the Seams.

Kimya Dawson not only nailed the essence of protests for #BlackLivesMatter. She knew in which direction the protest marches needed to push. Toward our system’s seams. If you are having trouble finding the lyrics of her song about HANDS UP … Continue reading

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Iraq War embed Rob McClure, witness to war crimes he didn’t report, suffers phantom pain in gonads he never had.

DENVER, COLORADO- Today Occupy Denver political prisoner Corey Donahue was given a nine month sentence for a 2011 protest stunt. Judge Nicole Rodarte’s unexpected harsh sentence came after the court read the victim statement of CBS4 cameraman Rob McClure, who … Continue reading

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John Walter, don’t you know Trump says to thank the Cops who murdered you… with a plagiarized line…

I was at St Francis Hospital on the corner of Powers, Woodmen and the edge of the known universe, there was a copy of the Gazette who aren’t as right wing as they used to be, not a difficult goal … Continue reading

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Martin L King Day

So, sometimes I get the response that Martin wasn’t a “saint”, works for me anyway, I ain’t a saint either. Never met one. What he did accomplish was to lead people to at least think about a lot of very … Continue reading

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Unresolved 2015 protest case reveals Denver police have been concealing evidence from all activist trials

DENVER, COLORADO- A seemingly ordinary protester-in-the-roadway case has exploded in the face of Denver city lawyers from the prosecutor’s office to the department of civil liabilities. The case against activist Eric Brandt, for chasing a police motorcade which had falsely … Continue reading

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Temporary stand down at Standing Rock

In a blinding flash of Corporate hubris, The Stated Reason For The Police Assaults against the Medicine Wheel gathering has been really two-faced, that they’re afraid for the health of the People in the cold and lack of sanitation facilities, … Continue reading

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Modern Nat Turner insures Dallas cops cannot assail Black lives with impunity

Was ANYBODY going to stop the unfettered lynching of people of color in America? Did President Obama ever deliver anything more than a eulogy? Few police officers are being convicted or even indicted. Videotaped killings of black men by lawmen … Continue reading

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The NAFTA Three Amigos are about as funny as their Hollywood namesakes

Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto telling their despairing citizens not to fear free trade –Martin Short couldn’t get a bigger laugh! And I think we’ve got a litmus test for professional integrity. The free trade isn’t cut … Continue reading

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So Freddie Gray lynched himself

Well that’s embarassing. Last year I carried around signs which read FREDDIE GRAY DIDN’T LYNCH HIMSELF and it turns out I was wrong. Today a third police officer was acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray. The goon who drove … Continue reading

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HEADS UP: DPD courtroom leak reveals Denver homeless sweep to start at 1pm

DENVER, COLORADO- City attorneys asked county court Judge Espinoza for a continuance today because their key witness was preoccupied with a “city wide operation” which they conceded was the well publicized homeless sweep which local media teams and Denver homeless … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty

In May of 1960, I was place in the “Hole” for ten days, at that time they would feed you a bowl of spinach once a day. The “Hole” was in cell house three, which also housed death row. When … Continue reading

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The frequently cited St Paul Principles had their time and place: ST PAUL

In my circle they’re called “Saint Paul’s Principles” because my colleagues think the edicts are Catholic I guess. The St Paul Principles came from St Paul Minnesota, circa 2008, and were formally adopted by the varied groups organizing to disrupt … Continue reading

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FreddieGray’s spine was severed at the neck. I believe literally that is lynching.

African American Freddie Gray died as a result of his spine being severed at his neck. It’s no hyperbole to describe the continuing police murders of young black men as deputized, mob LYNCHINGS. The overwhelming victims of these extrajudicial executions … Continue reading

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The conceivability that climate change, torture, or Pope’s Catholicism isn’t.

The January 2015 Smithsonian Magazine asks “Did Civil War vets suffer from PTSD?” which seems a progressive conceit from an arbitor of the accepted version of events. I think it’s useful to ask “Does a bear shit in the woods?” … Continue reading

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NON, JE NE SUIS PAS CHARLIE. Charlie Hebdo publie des connerie racistes

Might a satirist consider exercising SOME discretion in one’s pursuit of Freedom of Speech? AS IF that is Charlie Hebdo’s lofty ideal. Heralded as court jesters, I would submit they are weapons of cultural imperialism, the point men propagandists in … Continue reading

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US Global War On Terror finally drops pretense of not being war on Islam

We’re AT WAR WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE! ISIS being not merely al-Qaeda in Iraq or Mesopotamia or the Levant, depending on who’s spinning your translation, but terrorists bent on establishing an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria! Someone is going … Continue reading

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Want to save Nigerian girls? Buy them! But first ask who is abducting whom?

Western interest are desperate to create public consent for airstrike interventions in Africa, having failed with their KONY 2012 campaign, the Rwanda remembrance handwringing, ad infinitum. Now Nigerian insurgents have thwarted a military “rescue” of two hundred schoolgirls abducted by … Continue reading

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Pueblo museum excises Mine Workers Union from Ludlow Massacre exhibit!

PUEBLO, COLORADO- 2014 marks one hundred years since the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. A variety of commemorations are planned before the formal anniversary on April 20. I attended one such event on Wednesday, a lecture by a CSU professor to … Continue reading

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Adieu, Grenouilles, Adieu – The Great Buzz-Kill

Following the bees in a steep nose dive to oblivion, frogs and other amphibians. This one appears to be death by fungus, much like our own beloved “athletes’ foot”. Except amphibians have yet another use for their skin. They have … Continue reading

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Latest massacre in Syria has almost all the hallmarks of a US military atrocity

The victims are civilian, most of them women and children, killed with disproportionate force, with the usual un-Islamic effort made to burn the bodies to cover it up. Hell, this could have been an all-American lone-GI “Kandahar Shooting Spree”, if … Continue reading

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USA – Land of the Not so Investigated Hate Crime

As the George Zimmerman case plays out, we in the US still live in a Land of the Not Investigated, racially motivated Hate Crime. The latest Hate Crime seems to have happened just last Sunday in Arizona, and has received … Continue reading

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Crime versus American Football – Where in the Hell are the police?

Oh American pro football! What warlock/ warlike glory! Gotta root for the home team we all do! But what if it degenerates down into criminal activity, where would the police be? Well now we have the answer…. They will be … Continue reading

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This American Life caves to Apple Corp, swaps Mike Daisey Chinese factory horror story for Marketplace puff spin

This American Life host Ira Glass tried to pull an Oprah on playwright Mike Daisey, to dress him down on creative license Daisey took with an excerpt of a monolog aired on TAL titled Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory. … Continue reading

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I’ll see your Staff Sgt Robert Bales and raise you 15 death squad members

Everyone from the US Department of Defense to the School of the Americas knows it takes a village to raze a death squad, or vice versa. According to the manual, if you want to storm houses in the middle of … Continue reading

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Spinning US atrocities, words matter: shooting sprees & shopping rampages

Headlines about Sunday’s midnight massacre in Kandahar transformed quickly from NATO FORCES RAID to become LONE GUNMAN KILLS 16, as the attributed sources shifted from Afghan locals on the scene to US military spokesmen. One might argue it’s in the … Continue reading

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