BIENVENIDOS! Let’s sit for a moment and savor this hot, sweet, brew as the sun rises over the land. Let’s share news of the day and talk about what we lend our hand to; how we can make things a little better for all, or reach a little higher ourselves, or root out injustice.
Browsing all posts from September, 2009.
YOUR NEWS WITH NEZUA for September 27, 2009. A satirical look at what is doing the damage when we talk about “Racism” in the US: those who raise the discussion in the first place…right? It’s just bad manners, so don’t do it!
WHY DO US HISTORY BOOKS and mainstream culture revere the pioneers and the US settlers in our lore? Why do the amoral and ruthless GOP always gain ground? I would whisper to you that the reason is the same reason that men’s violence can blossom in our culture, often unimpeded.
WHEN I WAS TWENTY YEARS OLD I saw him play, and I was camped out on the side of a hill with a lot of other people. How do I know right away that I was 20? Because it was a 20th anniversary of Woodstock concert, and when it comes to the moon landing or Woodstock, we all share the same age. Do you know who this is? This man who can strum his heart into six strings, and four decades strong?
AS THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE GROWS increasingly tense and intertwined with economic worries, cultural anxiety, and deep-seated racism and xenophobia, it is important to be clear about what’s at stake. This debate is about our humanity. This “issue,” simply put, is about choosing to take advantage of the vulnerable, or conversely, our refusing to exploit the weak.
THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA) is alerting medical professionals, substance abuse treatment centers and other public health authorities about the risk that substantial levels of cocaine may be adulterated with levamisole – a veterinary anti-parasitic drug.
THIS WEEK’S VLOG might best be called the “Crazy Old White Guys Edition,” and while it’s not a topic I’d want to visit too often, these cats be jumpin’ the rails and thrusting themselves into the news cycle with all the grace of a cry for psychiatric help on broken roller skates. So let’s focus our gaze on them for a brief moment. I dare you!
THOSE WHO REPRESENT and are empowered by the People must act in ways that satisfy and protect and preserve those people. When they do not, they risk their seat of power and abdicate the role of “representative.” Too often we settle for this. We should settle for this no longer.