Tag Archives: Austerity

Unravelled

I do not need you to validate me or calibrate my chains they fit just fine I have steadily deconstructed the myths my life was built upon the tension recedes I do not want what you have not got the … Continue reading

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Many rivers to cross

Sometimes, life leaves you reeling with nowhere to turn and no one to call out to. The capitalist juggernaut has left many of us one medical illness, one job loss, one paycheck from the brink. People who work all of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Occupy Main Street

“ma chère penchons sur les filons géologiques  (my dear let us lean on geographical veins)” ―Aimé Césaire As February draws to a close, the long, cold winter is finally releasing it’s grasp on the sweet land of liberty. Even Punxsutawney … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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Are you there God? It’s me, Jeff Nguyen

Well, that didn’t take long. Now that the perennial holiday based on the birth of a certain someone’s famous son is over, we can finally get back to The Global War On Terror™. The new year came in with a … Continue reading

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In gratitude

In lieu of the Jeffster Awards this week, I would like to share the five most viewed posts of 2014… 1 The state knows what you did last summer 2 Mic check: Carol A. Hand 3 A nation at-risk: American hustle 4 The … Continue reading

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