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There, We Fixed It. Because People Other Than White Men Built This Country
Lovie Meets Harriet . Three-year-old Auriah "Lovie" Duncan was walking with her grandmothers Tracy and Tammy Lynndee when saw this newly-painted mural by Michael Rosato on Cambridge's Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center. It wasn't quite finished - hence the white hand - but “she wanted...
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No More Imperial War
The Vietnam War, which n ovelist Robert Stone once likened to a piece of shrapnel “embedded in our definition of who we are.” Photo from PBS' 10-part, 18-hour documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Front photo, Horst Faas /AP Commemorations, note Veterans For Peace, are...
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Hope Will Never Be Silent
Leading the Gay Pride Parade. A.P. photo. Front photo by Dan Nicoletta A belated heartfelt happy birthday to Harvey Milk, killed in 1978 for daring to come out of the closet, be who he was and insist on his rights, who would have turned 89 on Wednesday. To commemorate this year's Harvey Milk Day,...
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It's Not Brain Surgery: Oreos and Idiots and Arrogant Incompetence Oh My
The hilarity of malignant ignorance. Twitter photo. Front photo by Andrew Harnik/AP We know you don't really need more evidence of the evil clown show that is our current government. But if you did: Check out the surreal appearance before the Democrat-led House Financial Services Committee of...
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A Beacon of Hope: Nevada's Women Lawmakers Pass Abortion Rights Bill
Nevada's women lawmakers On a day when most of the country was protesting a move back to the dark ages for women's reproductive rights, Nevada became "the only state that had something to celebrate" by passing Senate Bill 179 , also known as the #Trust Nevada Women Act , which decriminalizes...
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Trump Baby Must Fly, Because Friends Don’t Let Friends Play Host to Lying Whoremongering Authoritarians
Last year's welcoming committee. Photos by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images Finally getting the grown-up hoopla he was inexplicably promised two years ago by P.M. Theresa May, Little Donnie will make his first and God willing last state visit to the U.K. June 3 to 5 to mark the 75th anniversary of D-...
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I Am More Than A Vessel: The Dystopia of Alabama
These guys need to be gone, all of 'em. If you're not yet filled with murderous rage at the hubris of the 25 white men in Alabama who with a covert swipe of their ignorant, entitled hands just voted to effectively ban abortion and criminalize what women in often agonizing situations choose to do...
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The Planet Is On Fucking Fire
"Follow the leaders," Berlin, 2011. Art and photo by Isaac Cordal With reports the beleaguered planet is now recording the highest levels of atmospheric carbon in over three million years and oblivious goons in power seeing melting Arctic ice as a great shipping opportunity, no more Mister Nice...
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Palestinians Dare To Dream: Rejecting the "Prettier Face" of Apartheid
Gaza's March of Return protests go on: "Listen to us, screaming from beneath Israel’s bombs." SOPA/Getty Images Arguing "no one wants to party with apartheid" and mirroring the 1980s Sun City boycott of apartheid South Africa, rights advocates around the world are urging a boycott of the massive,...
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A Cruel Disaster
Mother's Day for too many. Art by Ana Juan As we celebrate our own close-to-home blessings this fraught Mother's Day, we honor the thousands of mothers ripped from their kids by a barbarous regime stupidly impervious to the grief, terror and longtime trauma they've inflicted. There are likely far...
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