The Proven Power of Labor

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I recently stumbled upon some videos on YouTube so timely and important I decided to share them here. They present compelling lessons about power of labor, something that might strike some as an oxymoron. Labor? Powerful? "It is not a crisis of the capacity of workers to struggle. It is a crisis of … Continue reading The Proven Power of Labor

So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS A violent mob invades the U.S. Capitol leaving people dead and wounded. The House votes an historic second impeachment. A raucous, divisive presidency ends. Pandemic deaths reach 400,000 while vaccinations sputter. 27.5 million have no health insurance. 12.6 million are unemployed, with millions more bureaucratically excluded from this official count. Over half a … Continue reading So Much Drama, So Little Change. Time for a Labor Party

Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎BLACK LIVES MATTER George Floyd's murder in Milwaukee under a policeman's knee on May 25, 2020, sparked massive and mostly peaceful anti-racism protests worldwide by millions under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Millions poured into the the streets. Across the United States, there were more than 550 marches, rallies and vigils (photos). There … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Violence & Marxism

Romans 1 Revisited

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎GAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK This week I continue looking at religion and LGBT issues, today focusing on a new look at scripture as it concerns homosexuality. All the religions of the world are based on fundamental tenets that followers believe. These are embodied in texts such as the Bible or Quran, and are … Continue reading Romans 1 Revisited

Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

◼︎PANDEMIC On Wednesday afternoon this week I watched a Pubic Forum at Harvard University broadcast by CNN, "When Public Health Means Business." Dr. Anthony Fauci was the principal speaker and it turned out to be one of the best and most comprehensive presentations I've heard from him. So often on TV, interviews are rushed for … Continue reading Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

I am Officially ‘Pasture-ized’

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY This old horse is now officially out to pasture. Hooray! After 31 years, I went off payroll at the City of Cleveland effective 12:01 this morning. This presumably ends a total 37-year career in the field of neighborhood community development. Before starting work at City Hall in the Department of Community Development, … Continue reading I am Officially ‘Pasture-ized’

The Strength & Impact of Peaceful Mass Action

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎BLACK LIVES MATTER Ten days ago, on May 25, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police officers. This has been a watershed event, rocking the country to its core and even the world. Peaceful protests here and intentionally continue to this day. There has been considerable rioting as well in cities big and small. … Continue reading The Strength & Impact of Peaceful Mass Action