The Earth Isn’t Dying, It’s Being Killed by Realtors

In 2013 the US was still reeling from the collapse of the housing market in 2008. While hundreds of thousands of Americans unjustly lost their homes, many foreclosed on illegally, there was one upside to this collapse. For a few years at least, irresponsible sprawl development was put on hold across most the nation. I… Continue reading The Earth Isn’t Dying, It’s Being Killed by Realtors

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs Amazon’s City-Destroying Machine

With the nonstop national media coverage of AOC, you’d be forgiven for forgetting she’ll actually be representing a geographically small congressional district starting January 2019 comprised mostly of Queens and the Bronx. Already the congresswoman-elect is dominating headlines of centrist and conservative publications, building massive Left-wing support while Neolibs and TradCons alike chide her for… Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs Amazon’s City-Destroying Machine

Our Cities Need Socialism

Remember in 2016 when the McResistance told us that fighting for progressive causes was getting put on hold while all effort would be focused on blocking Trump? Then, predictably, Democrats ended up confirming virtually all of Trump’s nominations and cabinet picks. Alleged maverick and new liberal darling John McCain voted for every one of them,… Continue reading Our Cities Need Socialism

Driverless Cars Will Be Allowed to Kill Us, Because Capitalism Is A Death Cult

As you likely already know, last week a ‘driverless’ Uber test vehicle made by Volvo struck and killed 49 year old Elaine Herzberg while she was walking her bike across a road in Tempe, Arizona. The vehicle was traveling at a rate of speed that guarantees a 60+% fatality rate when striking pedestrians. The Uber’s autonomous vehicle… Continue reading Driverless Cars Will Be Allowed to Kill Us, Because Capitalism Is A Death Cult

Pitting Cyclists Against the Homeless Is Peak Neoliberalism

If you read blogs about bikes you likely saw how Seattle’s DOT installed a dozen and a half bike racks in a place nobody would lock a single bike, let alone dozens of bikes. SDOT did this, quite obviously, to block homeless people from camping in the location, as everyone figured out pretty quickly. Condemnation… Continue reading Pitting Cyclists Against the Homeless Is Peak Neoliberalism

Yes, Michigan Has the Authority to Kill Line 5. Here’s How.

“You’d never build a pipeline like this today.” This recent statement by For the Love of Water’s executive director Liz Kirkwood reflects the consensus among Great Lakes environmentalists. For years they’ve been condemning the ancient twin Embridge Line 5 petroleum pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac between the upper and lower peninsulas of… Continue reading Yes, Michigan Has the Authority to Kill Line 5. Here’s How.

Dodge Markets Their Cars to Sociopaths, It’s No Wonder Nazis Love Them

Last Saturday during a march against white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man drove a Dodge Challenger into the crowd, killing at least one and injuring dozens more. The vehicle was traveling at 40 mph, a speed that has a 90% fatality rate when hitting pedestrians. It’s a miracle more didn’t die. The suspect is… Continue reading Dodge Markets Their Cars to Sociopaths, It’s No Wonder Nazis Love Them

Hawaii Proposes Radical Prescriptions for Curing Homelessness

Trying to grasp the interplay between the US homeless crisis and the capital housing market can be a tad tricky at times. So often homelessness is viewed as the fallout of addiction or bad life choices, or the after affect of incarceration. After the housing market crash which saw hundreds of thousands of Americans lose… Continue reading Hawaii Proposes Radical Prescriptions for Curing Homelessness

Chamber of Commerce Bullies Michigan’s Capital to Reverse Sanctuary City Vote

Less than two weeks after unanimously voting to be on the right side of history, late Wednesday night Lansing, Michigan’s city council reconvened to reverse their vote echoing an executive order by mayor Virg Bernero upon the demand of the local Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. To the shock of everyone… Continue reading Chamber of Commerce Bullies Michigan’s Capital to Reverse Sanctuary City Vote

Melbourne Rides Against Anti-Cycling Helmet Laws

This weekend a mass of bicyclists took to the streets of Melbourne to protest Australia’s regressive bike helmet mandate. They were, of course, riding helmet-free. The fine for doing so is an absurd $200.00 AU. Organized by the group Freestyle Cyclists, the protest ride drew immediate media local media attention, which was then magnified across the globe.… Continue reading Melbourne Rides Against Anti-Cycling Helmet Laws