Commentary

Musings on Misogyny and Militarism

As Above, So Below: Musings on Misogyny and Militarism by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) The link between phallo-centric masculinism and weaponry is hardly a new one. From laments about “boys and their toys” to satiric art about missile envy, it is widely acknowledged and commented on. But the level to…

Resisting the Reproduction of the Rat Race

Child Rat Down By Chari de Dennis Our common everyday lives, speech and behaviors are culturally reproducing the very Rat Race ideology that the Resistance Movement opposes. Trump may be the top rat. But, look around us on all sides. There are more rats than voting machines being rigged. Capitalism has always counted upon competition…

A Country of Immigrants

Excerpted from Justin Time: Autobiographical Stories from an American Spiritual Master By J. Jaye Gold (Published 2016 by Peradam Press) My ancestors come from Tiburda, a village in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. Small and isolated, Tiburda had existed for hundreds of years on the slopes of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Eastern…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

MAROON PREVAILS by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz…

Message from a Black Man

MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN by Rob Macon I remember when I was in the 3rd grade at Arlington Elementary Grade School in St. Louis. The year was 1965. I was walking through the schoolyard in the fall one day and I noticed white spray paint on the front wall of the school building with…

Obama vs. Black Lives Matter

By the way, Black Lives Matter has done far more than “yell” at politicians. Their efforts led to the electoral defeat of at least two prosecutors who spit on the community in the aftermath of the police killings of Laquan McDonald in Obama’s hometown, Chicago; and in Ferguson, Missouri. They have raised the flag of Black resistance to injustice.

Content © Change-Links or the perspective writers, photographers and artists.