Category Archives: Politics & Activism

Violence

Your iPhone exists because people work in degraded conditions to make it. Same for all the clothes I’m wearing. Same for a lot of the food I eat. I have gas for the car I drive because of violence perpetrated … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse, or, “Why, Jimmy Dore, Why?”

I’m a big fan of the comedian Jimmy Dore. I first learned about him from The Young Turks, a progressive internet news show. I like Jimmy’s take-no-prisoners honesty, and his unwillingness to overlook crimes committed by Democrats just because they’re … Continue reading

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The Morning Mixtape: Direct Action

This morning on my show I talked about the importance of direct action, and gave both local and national examples. We don’t need to wait for anyone to save us. We can do it ourselves.

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The Morning Mixtape: Who Cares About The Homeless?

The new coat that doubles as a sleeping bag is all the rage on social media. Behind it lies the truth that we could feed and house everyone if we wanted to. We just don’t want to.

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The Morning Mixtape: Rice Krispies Radicals

Generally speaking I don’t tell people how to protest, but buying Kellogg’s products is not protest. Here’s why.

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A song for Mumia Abu-Jamal

17 years ago, my friend David and I made a hip-hop track to support political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. We called our band Buddha Mind. This, our only single, is “Freedom of Speech.”

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