Author Archives: Jeff Nguyen

The bluest collar

 “I think organized labor is a necessary part of democracy. Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth.” -Dolores Huerta It is already May in the land of good and plenty, a vast territory that was … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #43

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Food Chains

I have had the privilege of marching with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and meeting some its members. The CIW works tirelessly on behalf of the tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida and farmworker justice. The grassroots, coalition of the willing … Continue reading

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ESSAY: WHAT TO DO WITH THE NEGROEZ?

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
There is a secret hidden in the heart of New Orleans, a secret hidden in plain sight but ignored by all but the secret citizens themselves. Before Bienville arrived in this area in 1718,…

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Longform: Nuns and Nuclear Security

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #42

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Rest in Power, Eduardo Galeano

Originally posted on roger hollander:
Posted on April 13, 2015 by chrmaria ? ? Dedicated to The Nobodies The nobodies: the sons of no one, the owners of nothing. Who don’t speak languages, but rather dialects. Who don’t follow religions,…

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The Age of Austerity©

“The parties with the most to gain never show up on the battlefield.” -Naomi Klein It is springtime in the land of homogenized milk and processed honey. The birds are birding, the bees are beeing and the ruling class in … Continue reading

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Waiting on a world

Waiting with bated breath for a word to fall from a pen for a song to rise like wisps dreaming in expectant repose Waiting for the morning rays to crack open the Southern sky revealing the secrets only the stars were … Continue reading

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The less I know

We will rise by Lowkey with Yemeni poet Sanasino Is it just dream? Am I a fool for trying? I stand defiant but my enemy’s the tallest giant Will my visions be reality? They tell me never. I wanna feel … Continue reading

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