Poetry Corner: After Vallejo

AFTER VALLEJO by Michael Castro   Idle on a stone, unemployed, He looks into the river . .  . Narcissus Of scrounge, fop of scruff, suit shiny at elbow & butt, what creature stares up, wizened & tight-lipped, out of the deep? Having devoured the short ends of cigarettes & the smoke of the soul,…

Barack Obama by Chelsea Manning for THE GUARDIAN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/compromise-doesnt-work-political-opponents-chelsea-manning Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last eight years, there have been very few permanent accomplishments. This vulnerable legacy should remind us that what we really need is a strong and unapologetic progressive to…

The Syrian People Desperately Want Peace

By Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) As much of Washington prepared for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, I spent last week on a fact-finding mission in Syria and Lebanon to see and hear directly from the Syrian people. Their lives have been consumed by a horrific war that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians…

Resistance? LOL, JK. The Continuing Collapse of the Democratic Leadership

Resistance? LOL, JK The Continuing Collapse of the Democratic Leadership By Jason Rhode http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/hello-from-the-other-side-the-continuing-collapse.html In a shocking turnabout that has the Internet and most of progressive America shaking its head, creasing its brow, and other stock expressions of surprise and disgust, Massachusetts Senator and left-hope Elizabeth Warren voted to confirm Housing and Urban Development Ben…

Health of the Internet – Not a Partisan Issue

Internet Health: Not a Partisan Issue Michaela Smiley (Thayer) In the wake of the U.S. Presidential election and transition efforts, people across the country have been forming and discussing their opinions on divisive issues like taxes, immigration, education, health care, climate change and more. And, the transpiring inauguration activities bring many of these issues to…

Peacemakers Honor Roll

submitted by Ray Jones (4th installment) For eminent distinction in character, valor, integrity, fortitude and altruism, these exemplary people are worthy of recognition for their convictions, determination, higher principles and intelligence with perseverance in conscience and dignity.–RJ Alma Dolens (1876–?) – Italian pacifist and suffragist Muriel Duckworth (1908–2009) – Canadian pacifist feminist founder of Nova…

Resist the Trump Regime

Resist the Trump Regime, #DisruptJ20 by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA http://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/155037372025/resist-the-trump-regime-disruptj20 WEB UPDATE: Protests on January 15: https://refusefascism.org/protests-and-events/ Los Angeles: Writers Resist Los Angeles Public Reading, Beyond Baroque in Venice January 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Beyond Baroque Jan 15th  681 Venice Blvd.  1- 4pm. Facebook. Los Angeles: NO Deportations, NO Wall, NO Racism, NO…

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