Liberté, Partialité, Perplexité (The Accelerated Culture)

The national motto of France, coined during the French Revolution, is "liberté, égalité, fraternité" (liberty, equality and brotherhood.) My post's title is a suggestion for the state of modern American politics: liberty, partisanship, bewilderment. The conventional wisdom of current American politics is that the increasingly partisan parties on both sides have left a sizable number … Continue reading Liberté, Partialité, Perplexité (The Accelerated Culture)

Voting, The Least You Can Do To Change The World. The Very Least.

The day after Howie Hawkins lost his bid to become the 4th District representative on the city's Common Council, his 15th unsuccessful run for political office, he got arrested at a direct action protest in favor of a single-payer health insurance system. All I can say is, "Welcome home to direct action protest, brother!" During … Continue reading Voting, The Least You Can Do To Change The World. The Very Least.

“Community Organizers Are The New Oilmen.”

Great article in the Washington Post recently about the effect that Barack Obama's election has had on community organizers. That "hope" that Obama kept talking about seems more realistic now, especially for organizers toiling in the trenches. All I know is that the annual convention for the organizing network that my neighborhood organization belongs to … Continue reading “Community Organizers Are The New Oilmen.”