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Democracy is probably the most costly form of government in terms of the human effort, learning, and communication it takes to make it work. And for those reasons it has never worked in my lifetime.
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 04:23 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
On trying to embrace the concept of struggle.
by Spencer Troxell
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 04:36 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Barack Obama's Landmark Speech is four years old this week -- and his words are as true as ever ... Barack Obama speech on race - part 1/4 - Captioned - 3/18/08 link to video Barack Obama: [...]
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 07:21 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
We Marched, Even though we fought hard With hearts dark enough To darken the stars, We Marched, Still Even when our fathers were lynched And mothers convinced, There youngn's raped of there ...
by SulleeJ
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Yesterday evening I read the brief yet ominous sounding diary of a Kossack here who seemed to be letting go. It wasn't the first such diary I've read here, though thankfully they aren't common. Yet,
by Keith930
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 07:35 AM PST with 16 Recommends
This is the question I see as the key to our future. I won't pretend I can answer it, but I do get some feelings here on this site. Am I wrong in seeing elections as being the thing that will kill ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM PST with 9 Recommends
They even came close to burning books in the OWS library! Each day they reveal themselves more. They have been there generation after generation. They own the country and pass it on to others. ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM PST with 40 Recommends
It was one of the least satisfying election experiences I have had. I keep thinking back to 2008. I wish I could go back. It has been downhill since then. Today I had a "discussion" in the line ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 04:19 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped by the OccupyDC camp at McPherson Square today. He said, "it's time we take a hard look at economic injustice." He then made a clear link to past struggles for ...
by DCBlue
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 05:13 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I went to our favorite restaurant in all of Tidewater tonight and had Ned's very special rockfish. It was delightful. I almost hesitate to write about our community because it is fragile and in ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 06:50 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Yesterday I was interviewed by Fox News. I met the clown at the protest in the first video below 4 days ago, you can hear my voice in the background asking "Who are you with?" to the clown ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 129 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 05:22 AM PDT with 197 Recommends
What does it mean to be a "worker"? The broadest answer I know is that you participate in the creation of things that could not exist without the efforts of you and others like you. Today in the ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 06:08 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Here's a comparison that is rare in today's capitalist world. CREDO MOBILE has an action webpage that is worth looking into. Here are some of the causes ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The Wisconsin capitol, Sintagma square and everything in between A dispatch from a member of the WI uprising in the midst of the #...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 04:18 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I'm told that love is stronger than hate. But love seems to be so shy sometimes, and hate to be so bitter. Love wants to hear stories of surviving struggle, of all winning something, of no ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 08:29 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I have been struggling to keep my business going and money coming in. Lately it has felt like the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. I get up and start getting calls from creditors and I do my ...
by nancat357
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:59 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Undocumented stories are being told. Just recently, award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadows. For years, the Dreamers – the students actively fighting for the ...
by Lets Breakthrough
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
My annual Labor Day blog is very special to me this year. First of all, Garrison Keillor in his Writer's Almanac has mentioned the meaning of ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun May 01, 2011 at 03:29 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Greetings! Many women around the world gathered yesterday in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. In Egypt, women held ...
by WashingtonPeaceCenter
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 09:35 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In defense of Matt Damon, who recently took a cogent and principled stand against this administration's reactionary neoliberal education policies. In response, many HuffPost readers unleashed ...
by rdsathene
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 10:33 AM PST with 23 Recommends