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... [Read more]
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... [Read more]
When it’s yours in the street and he’s gasping for air [Read more]
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...
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... [Read more]
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... [Read more]
In light of recent events, I think it’s important to go over some of the major problems with today’s police force in America and what we can do to solve these problems... [Read more]
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck [Read more]
This tendency in the American psyche combined with ignorance of how democracy and capitalism really work...
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... [Read more]
Nelson Mandela’s reputation as a great leader in general and pivotal in the [Read more]
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