Milwaukee Community in Rebellion After Cops Gun Down Youth + Why Milwaukee Erupted

18 Aug

Dandelion Salad by Workers World staff August 15, 2016 As part of the ongoing international resistance against police terror, youth rose up in rebellion in Milwaukee the evening of Aug.…

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Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

26 Jul

Imagine reigning in corporations as opposed to giving them free reign – as is too often the case with corporate-authored free trade agreements.



Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016 For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations ac…

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Empathizing with Rapists Instead of Victims

10 Jun


Brock TurnerBrock Turner

Why do we so often empathize with the privileged even when they commit brutal crimes?

Rape is just “20 minutes of action.” And it’s non-violent.

That’s how the father of convicted rapist, Brock Turner, saw it.

Judge Persky was also blinded to the victim’s pain by the predator’s distress. 

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I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

26 May


In the panic over Zika virus, major media outlets are calling kids with microcephaly ‘misshapen,’ ‘heartbreaking,’ and ‘dystopian.’ The exact opposite of my joyful, funny, vivacious son.

Source: I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

Quote of the Day: There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear

16 May

The Secular Jurist

“I don’t know what the answer is, but holy cow, do we have a problem.”

– FBI Director James Comey on the statistically reported rise of homicides across the U.S. over the last two years.

From:  ‘We have a problem.’ Homicides are up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities.

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  Let’s start with what we do know, Mr. Comey.

From Business Insider via MSNThe middle class is vanishing in America’s cities:

Pew’s research shone light on the issue that has contributed to the rise of anxiety throughout the American public…


Pew observed that the decline in the middle class is associated with an overall increase in inequality in the United States, which could lead to somewhat dire consequences for American society.

From The New York Times via MSNIn Empty Homes of Las Vegas, Squatters…

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As Yogi Berra Would Say: “It’s Deja Vu All Over Again”

13 Mar

Will this get worse before it gets better?

Lean Left

Donald Trump decided to hold a rally last night in Chicago.  The venue for his rally was the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Pavilion.  The event was free, but you had to register online before the event to get tickets.

Thousands of people in groups opposed to Trump, mostly students registered and got tickets to the event.  It was estimated that at least 8500 people crammed into the Pavilion for the event.  One reporter said it seemed to her that probably 60% were there to “protest” Trump.

Tensions were running high in the Pavilion.  Finally, about a half-hour after the event was supposed to start, it was cancelled.  A representative of the Trump campaign went to the microphone and announced:

Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in…

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Smash Clintonism: Why Democrats, Not Republicans, are the Problem

7 Feb

Nine times out of ten, or ninety-nine times out of a hundred, electoral politics at the national level these days does more to disable democracy than to enhance it. Sometimes, though, elections can…

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