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Is It Not A Human Soul?
Spirit of the times: At a Chicago airport rally protesting Trump's proposed Muslim ban With Trump's institutional Islamophobia and casual racism having created "an incubator of evil," little wonder that the Jewish community has increasingly been hit by the rising tide of racial hatred - swastikas...
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Keith Ellison and the Stakes for the Democrats
Keith Ellison, the Minnesota congressman who’s running to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC), won’t fix everything that’s wrong with the Democratic Party. But as the party girds itself for a years-long battle with the Trump administration while simultaneously rebuilding its grassroots...
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Beyond Protest: What Are We in Favor Of?
George Costanza of Sienfeld famously tried to sell a show about nothing to NBC executives. It didn’t go too well. When you get right down to it, that’s what the Democrats have been doing for decades now; it’s why they lost in 2016 to the most disliked, most distrusted candidate in the history of...
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Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids
Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail , "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." It is now clear that Latinos and Muslims are Trump’s first target for...
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Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast
Friends, I welcome you to “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.” First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble — in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt.right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House — and...
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An Economy of Meaning – or Bust
It’s not often that a scientist gets to use the words love, creativity, and wisdom in a paper, especially when writing about economics. Perhaps that’s because economics, the dismal science, is obsessed with dismal systems – make that abysmal systems, relative to need. To be clear, I’m not speaking...
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The Constitutional Apocalypse
As Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protestors and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn’t hard to imagine a modern day Mussolini... or worse. But, an even greater threat lies in the Republican’s march towards full control of state government. If they get there...
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Resisting Trump: The Great American Awakening
Old wounds break open. Deep, encrusted wrongs are suddenly visible. The streets flow with anger and solidarity. The past and the future meet. The news is All Trump, All the Time, but what’s really happening is only minimally about Donald Trump, even though his outrageous actions and bizarre...
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For Mirth Becomes A Feast: Tiny Trump Draws As Finland Battles Moldova For Coveted Second Place
Tiny Trump Draws Presser /Russia/Dreamers/the appalling new low of proclaiming the press the Enemy of the American people as evinced in the bizarre "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey " - has it all got you down? Soothe your soul with the ever-enterprising national, global and yea cosmic...
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We Must #ResistTrump
On Monday 20th February 2017, thousands of people all over the UK will come together as part of a 'Stop Trump' national day of action, to demand that the government withdraw the invitation for a Donald Trump state visit. I will be addressing the rally in Parliament Square which starts at 6 pm. I...
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