Institutionalized Poverty

The Case For Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six … Continue reading The Case For Reparations

Where The Aftermath Never Comes

Yesterday in Rockaway I was reminded of the aftermath of Katrina, the Rodney King riots and Iraq, Afghanistan, and particularly I was reminded of Gaza and the West Bank, where the 'aftermath' never comes, where just a continuous, unending calamity unfolds at the hands of America's 'democracy'. Yesterday we drove past lines of hundreds of … Continue reading Where The Aftermath Never Comes

Tomorrow And The Next Day Are Election Day

US Presidential Elections There were difficult decisions to make at the polls if you are still participating in this venue for change. It is hard to vote yes on measures that raise taxes when you see blatant abuse, even crimes against humanity, being committed with existing taxes. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates failed to … Continue reading Tomorrow And The Next Day Are Election Day