Bikes In the Battle of Baltimore

Last week saw much civil and not so civil unrest across the nation as May Day 2015 served the duel role of being an¬†International Workers Holiday and mass protest against the lethal police brutality that prompted Baltimore to riot just days prior. Contrary to corporate news narratives, America has a history rich in riots, uprisings,… Continue reading Bikes In the Battle of Baltimore

Justified Rage In the Streets of Baltimore

Watching the local corporate news feeds and listening to the paid talking heads covering the protests in Baltimore on Saturday, one might be forgiven for thinking blocking traffic and smashing windows was somehow a greater act of violence than Baltimore¬†police murdering Freddie Gray. This summer America got a much-needed wake up call about why people… Continue reading Justified Rage In the Streets of Baltimore

1,000 Mike Browns Take Over Portland’s Downtown: PHOTO ESSAY

Last night saw an amazing local achievement within the justice movement¬†for Ferguson and the supporters of Mike Brown, as well as opponents of police violence and institutionalized racism at large. Portlanders, like most the world, have watched events unfolding in Ferguson closely. After a grand jury refused to indict Brown’s killer, riots broke out across… Continue reading 1,000 Mike Browns Take Over Portland’s Downtown: PHOTO ESSAY

Liberals and their Love of Law Enforcement

Growing up I’d always thought of being Liberal as a virtue. During the last Bush administration, it was liberals who were anti-war, who marched for peace, who demanded action on global warming, who were the backbone of the struggling labor movement. With Obama in the white house, being liberal now means making excuses for war,… Continue reading Liberals and their Love of Law Enforcement