Indigenous and environmental activists watchful amid DC standoff

The People sitting in support @BIA Oct 14, 2021

Washington—-Indigenous and environmental activists gathered in groups for the People vs. Fossil Fuels for a week of marches, rallies, and demonstrations in Washington, D.C. The week of October 11th kicked off with a celebration in front of the White House on the renaming of Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. There were scores of protesters at the White House and […]

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Snakes in the Garden – Op-ed

Be happy!

Or how even the best of intentions can fail…[Crosspost from yourhomelessblog]   Every day now is a struggle for many Americans who must cope with the prevalent surreality — if they are awake! How many of us are not awake, because we are forced into a mold that disallows us the privilege of thinking for ourselves much less with expression? […]

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Progressives want Build Back Better to include HUD, but when and how?

Save public easement

WASHINGTON — On July 20th, the House Financial Services Committee held an extended hearing in Congress over proposed legislation by California Representative Maxine Waters. The hearing was attended mandatorily by new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge. The Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen was not present however. Waters, who represents the Los Angeles 43rd District, has proposed […]

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BDS: Stop the bloodshed, End the Occupations

PalestineCampaign.org, How banks are Complicit

The past weeks have seen a 3rd great intifada, which Al-Jazeera will call, the Great War of Israel-Palestine 2021. Although as of May 21, 2021, a ceasefire is in effect after a week of deliberations at the United Nations, during which the United States rejected calls for such several times, the war is not over. In fact, a huge arms […]

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DC Grassroots Decry Planning Code Revision

Empower DC Priorities Lower 50% Needs Come First

According to Empower DC, a Washington, D.C. city-wide coalition of local grassroots citizen organizations, the proposed changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan underway is a developers’ brainchild. The revision will intensify redevelopment and gentrification not only in urban neighborhoods but existing residential neighborhoods, such as in Anacostia. They are doing so by demanding reclassification of zoning considerations, shortening or eliminating […]

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Farmers Long Strike Against Modi

Oxen are healthier for the ecosystem

Indian farmers have set a record strike since November 26, 2020. These have made the headlines in India newspapers but are scarcely given any attention in Western media. According to People’s World, farmers, joined with tradespeople from all over India, are striking, and the numbers are daunting. Over 250 million workers, joined by students, supported by farmers wives who prepare […]

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Finding Peace within After Death

Homeless moved here and there in DC

From Your Homeless Blogger, “Making Peace with God-Universe-Nature.” Too few news pundits talk about Death and its impacts on our lives from anything other than a bonehead statistical perspective. Newsmakers focus on numbers and demographics, but never on the deeper ramifications. In fact, too often when someone dies or is being mistreated, such as at Sehome facility in Bellingham, Washington, […]

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SEP2020 Civil War theme: Resolving the US political crisis

Biden Inauguration, National Mall preparations

The Socialist Equality Party 2020 ran two candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States. Joseph Kishore is the long-time Party Secretary and he lectures alongside David North, the esteemed founder of World Socialist Website and scholarly author, at political conferences. Norissa Santa Cruz is a scholar and author of many articles on socialist issues affecting women, immigrants, and […]

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Signs Your Habitat is Controlled by a Slumlord

Homeless in DC

Here is a crosspost from YourHomelessBlog.blogspot.com Recently I ran into a person I used to see at Miriam’s Kitchen, one of the poets of our group. There were several white males in our group that met every Wednesday morning (pre-Covid). One was a former professor, up in years, who due to taking care of his wife, had used up his […]

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Trump incited the #MagaThugs, kick him out now!

#MAGAThugs-in-Chief

Trump is a psychopath, he deserves jail time! We watched it all, starting on January 5, 2021 with the gathering at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. through January 6, 2021 at various patriot outlets. I will list them here, although due to the trespassing on the Capitol grounds, including in Washington, DC; Columbia, SC; Olympia, WA; we are not sure […]

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Israel’s Jihad on Palestine?

Solidarity with Palestine forever

Not many Americans understand how Palestine was like before 1948. Vintage photos from the early period indicate that at least under British colonialism, the Palestinians experienced travel and work opportunities commensurate to the efforts they made. They had rights in their own native land to live as they chose, and they had plenty of dignity and self-worth. They owned the […]

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Sharing Future Visions from the #UNGA75 Commemoration

#ShapingOurFuture Conference UN75

The thematic celebration of United Nations Global Anniversary 75 years brought many perspectives to light for “Shaping Our Future Together.” It was the first virtual conference of its kind, a summit of recorded statements by heads of states, ministers, and diplomats. All 193 members were allowed to deliver speeches of up to 10 minutes. The official celebration was held between […]

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