Category: Politics & Government

columbus

We Shouldn’t Ever Celebrate Christopher Columbus

Mark Antonio Wright speaks of two narratives concerning Columbus. I choose the second narrative that Wright mentions striking the last line.   Christopher Columbus, a dead white male of the worst variety, was a slaver, a capitalist, and a murderer of millions who embarked on a voyage motivated only by...

chapo

You Can Fuck With Chapo If You Want To

  After Osama bin Laden was killed, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was named the world’s most wanted man. He has been called the “Osama bin Laden of drug trafficking,” as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel.   El Chapo He was born into a poor rural family in the Mexican...

Citizen

Citizens Need The Media To Be Fully Engaged

The dissemination of a wide variety of verifiable viewpoints is essential for individuals to formulate their own conclusions about the economic state of our nation, Washington’s foreign policy, the international community and the United States’ active or inactive participation in world crises. It is the responsibility of both the FCC...

Bartleby

Why Occupy was Bartleby in the 21st Century

  September 17, 2011 marked a critical moment in the history of protest movements in the United States. Unity, passion, and voices refusing to be silenced came together in Zuccotti Park to oppose the face of inequality. “We are the 99%” has come be to recognized as a statement of refusal,...

greek

This Will Not Be Another Greek Tragedy

  We know the faces of poverty. They are recognizable in every urban landscape throughout the United States. The human instinct is to experience an immediate rush of compassion, and if generosity prevails, to act. As a Greek-American, the images of the poor lining the streets of democracy’s birthplace in Athens...

food stamps

Who Cares About Food Stamp Recipients?

  New Yorkers know the faces of poverty. During a single morning’s commute, we encounter all too many familiar faces of hunger lining the concrete streets. The winter months, snow and sleet hindering our timely arrival to work and school, underscore the stark reality for the 60,000 homeless in New...