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Answering the Call From Marginalized Groups

May 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

I recently had the privilege of hearing Pastor Chaka Holley speak on the topic of raising up the voices of women in the margins. She called on white women to actively seek out groups who represent women of color, women who belong to the LGBTQ community, women who are disabled, and other women who are marginalized by society...
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The Anti-Vaccine Movement Hurts the Poor

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The anti-vaccine movement has been around since, well, vaccines. But recently, the debate over whether or not to vaccinate has become a hot political topic with Republican presidential hopefuls talking about choice...
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Ferguson Dawn

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

When it’s yours in the street and he’s gasping for air
and a pig’s at a body like a kid at a fair;

Carve off the cataract that have grown on your eyes,
how will it be when your child dies...
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Press Play to Start

January 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Socialist Party of Michigan faces a problem in reaching out to new people. One option is aligning ourselves more closely with existing activist groups, or else to launch our own campaigns around important local issues. But maybe a better alternative would be to start avoiding politics entirely...
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The Lansing Die-In Protests

January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

On December 13th, Lansing area activists staged two die-ins in high profile places in response to a perceived disregard for black lives in the criminal justice system. The march started off in the early evening in the Lansing Mall...
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End Capitalism Now

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

This tendency in the American psyche combined with ignorance of how democracy and capitalism really work...
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Common Sense Observations about Cops

February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s tempting to look at the hundreds of videos and exposes on systematic police abuse and declare that the sky is falling. However, many African Americans and others exposed to rude, belligerent police officers may shake their heads at the notion that police misconduct and mistreatment is somehow a new thing...
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