eek after week we ask ourselves: What are we going to do about injustice in the criminal justice system in America? To protest is a powerful symbol of our determination to live in peace and dignity. It is also only one tactic for change. Every four years, we find ourselves gripped by a Presidential election. […]
Charles Friedricks: Trump’s power comes from leveraging the system through falsehood upon falsehood as a tool for personal aggrandizement, an approach better suited to capitalize on both the system’s strengths and weaknesses.
Berry Craig: My wife and I spent most of July and part of August in Great Britain, France, Iceland and the Flanders region of Belgium. Based on conversations we had with locals—and a trio of Australians—Trump is a pariah plus.
Paul K. Haeder: Many know that poverty, family dysfunction and, worse, a home with addicts and violence all beget young people starting out life with an abhorrent lack of soft-social-people skills.
Ernest Canning: California’s death penalty system has operated at a cost of $5 billion or $384 million per execution. At present 748 men and women remain on death row, waiting to die.
Standing Rock Protest n January this year I moved to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to take a position at Sitting Bull College teaching Native American Studies, including the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ language. Standing Rock is where I wanted to be because of its incredible work with indigenous language revitalization, particularly its growing PK-2nd grade immersion school. […]
Hannah Petrie: They say the pendulum swings in politics between right and left and David and I are suggesting that perhaps the pendulum could swing also between divisiveness and unity, between moderate and extremist.
John Peeler: Everything about this life works to keep people down and encourages them to blame the government or big corporations for their plight. Most people succumb.
Lawrence Wittner: Although the Sanders forces didn’t obtain all they wanted in their negotiations with the Clinton campaign, they did secure an avant garde platform.
Berry Craig: I suspect what Trump really regrets—and is personally pained by—are his sagging poll numbers.
Ted Vaill: Trump claims that he is a great lover, and that his wives and girlfriends have raved about his sexual prowess. I am waiting for one of them to come forward with information directly contradicting this claim.
Daisy Vierya: SB 443 establishes stricter standards to protect innocent, vulnerable Californians from having police take and keep their property.