The other morning as I left my house, the temperature was zero degrees Fahrenheit. This was a relief. It meant it had warmed up 22 degrees since the previous day! The Polar Vortex, […]
Trigger warning (cops with triggers). When I was fifteen I was busted for possession. The cops’ reason for searching us was made up but the baggies of roadside pot in my back […]
Behold court nominee – now Justice – Brett Kavanough. In one concentrated packet of self-pitying, entitled rage we can observe the embodiment of capitalist deregulation in its purest form. Let me […]
Hey. (Twin Cities activist community.) We need to talk. For the last five years I’ve been in a teaching partnership which has recently been under what feels like a flash flood of […]
BEYOND REPAIR: While Republicans & Democrats Unite to Increase Police Power, Others Point to New Way Forward
Virtually unnoticed in the cacophony of the Trumpian news cycle, a bill to place more power in the hands of police slithered through the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support […]
In late March I stood on a partially buried cement and tile slab shaded by forest cover, – a toppled yagrumo tree lying where the entrance to the kitchen had been. I […]
This liberation document was created by Aurora Levins Morales and Ricardo Levins Morales. This we know. This much is clear. Sovereignty is the natural condition of all beings. The right to order […]
In Douglass’ view, the unending deference of northern liberals set the stage for southern ascendancy. Their insatiable eagerness to “reach across the isle” (as we say today) produced a vortex of appeasement, given that the North was always ready to make concessions and the South unwilling to make any. “Under this so called practical wisdom and statesmanship, we have had sixty years of compromising servility on the part of the North to the slave power of the South.”
It is 2016 and US radicals are unfriending each other by the thousands. Everyone is so incredulous that their one-time comrades could be as misguided as they are.
The very idea that the rules of the system are rigged is so threatening to the white racial self-image of earned privilege that it cannot be seriously entertained.