Tag Archives: Poverty

Bill Gates’ Pipelines to Hell: Reflections on the 2012 Education Policy Throwdown

Originally posted on Creativity Not Control:
On March 1, 2012, uplifted by the spirit of Occupy, a group of us picked a fight with the largest private foundation on the planet.    Two years later, we are now facing the…

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Dear Wall Street,

I am writing this letter to get some things off my chest that have been, frankly, bothering me for some time now. Ever since this pesky Occupy brouhaha reared it’s ugly head, it seems that Americans have been garnering for … Continue reading

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Deferred

The young boy murmured, I had a dream once… too poor to have dreams only the well-heeled can afford he accepted his vacant lot A young girl dreamed of a life beyond the pale where the sidewalk abruptly ended no … Continue reading

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OMG-CIW-OMG-CIW!!!!

Originally posted on Grant Us Peace:
Oh! My! Gosh! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) just signed a Fair Food agreement with Wal-Mart!!!!! Came home thoroughly exhausted & ready for bed at 6 pm, but not after reading my e-mail.…

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The motor city pileup

“A dream does not die on it’s own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives.” -Jonathan Kozol I was meditating in my cleansing temple (taking a shower) one evening when … Continue reading

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Hard scrabble

A life of relative ease jet set and elite never no pain never know hunger justice a mere arm’s length away Life is hard scrabble outside of the box where who you don’t know can swiftly kill in the end … Continue reading

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Let them eat upside down cake

“Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I’m not selling insurance.” -Dennis Kucinich As autumn blankets the sweet land of liberty more than just the leaves are a changin’. There is a new law of … Continue reading

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There’s always tomorrow

Sometimes in our life we all need a fellow human being to hold us up. There are days when each of us need the help of another to carry on. As Bob Marley once lamented…”there’s so much trouble in the world.”  While … Continue reading

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Yo, Grammy and Gramps, pay up!

John Kreese: “Prepare! What do we study here?” Cobra Kai: “The way of the fist, sir!” John Kreese: “And what is that way?” Cobra Kai: “Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!” John Kreese: “I can’t hear you!” Cobra Kai: “Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, … Continue reading

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A plain little thing

“Your Majesty, please… I don’t like to complain, But down here below, we are feeling great pain. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” -Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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