I did this strange thing last week. I sat down and watched MSNBC’s pundits hour starting with Nicole Wallace at 4:00 p.m. and as far as Rachel Maddow at nine. Nothing precedent-setting there. I watch that network every day but usually not for that long and never for the reason I was watching last week.… Continue reading Race: the struggle against a fiction
Melanie Bush, Hamid Khan and Ken Montenegro and I (all May First leaders), have written a piece on the Pegasus nightmare surveillance software for the on-line journal Radical Ecological Democracy called We Thought It Was Fiction. And I recommend a read. 🙂 Love working with those folks…some of my faves.
There’s a fascinating trial taking place now the Silicon Valley town of San Jose involving a super-star tech entrepreneur named Elizabeth Holmes. If you are familiar with the case, it could well be because of her looks, personality, background and reflectiveness of…well…the way we view women in this society. The story’s pretty simple. Holmes was… Continue reading Elizabeth Holmes and the unread memo
A while back, a man who supported Donald Trump was quoted on CNN’s website saying a really dumb thing to explain his wife’s opposition to the nutcase in chief: “I know this may sound sexist,” he said. “But women act on their feelings and men act with their brains.” While hoping that his wife read… Continue reading The power of “feelings” in fascism
Today is the day that Andrew Cuomo finally admitted what every else was saying: he can’t govern New York State anymore. The long and vomit-inducing list of gropes, creepy comments and sexualized one-way behavior that was a part, albeit a significant one, of the intimidation and abuse that was Cuomo’s universe, has brought him down.… Continue reading The Cuomo Saga
(this was written before the Chauvin verdict, which was a conviction) It’s logical that the victim of a hideous crime would be present in the trial of the murderer. There’s no other way. But rarely does the victim loom so large and powerful over a trial as is the case with the ongoing murder trial… Continue reading The Chauvin Trial — Floyd’s Presence
The explosive coverage of the killing in Atlanta, Georgia of several help workers who were Asian has underscored some ugly truths about this society while giving us the opportunity to explore the “lateral racism” used to divide and more deeply oppress us. Part of the problem is talking about all this is that we don’t… Continue reading Considering Race
At the latest Need to Know, a wide-ranging conversation with as many opinions as voices did seem to gravitate toward one idea: we have a tricky but potentially productive situation facing our movement. On the one hand, we need to combat the clear threat of fascism. Need proof it’s imminent and very threatening: Jam. 6,… Continue reading Biden and What now?