Tag Archives: Poverty

The occupation will not be televised

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from the USA says about itself: Water is a Human Right: Detroit Residents Seek U.N. Intervention as City Shuts Off Taps to Thousands 24 June 2014 Activists in Detroit have appealed…

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Bill anything that moves

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.” ― Shirley Chisholm It’s shaping up to be a long, hot summer in the land of curdled milk and honey but air conditioners and ceiling fans aren’t the only … Continue reading

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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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