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Open Letter For People Looking For Open Letters
Authored by Robin Sokoloff
I am just sitting here, trying to write you these words. I’m typing away. A shadow blocks out the sun above me. Someone is looming above. This is not the first time in a lifetime of men shaped looms.
Phase 2 Essay
Authored by Petton Damron
I had a difficult time thinking of where to begin, so I figured I would steal the format from Alcoholics Anonymous and
Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ 11-2-2016
Authored by the men and women defending our water
Today many of our protectors tried to cross the river to pray on top of a hill where Oceti Sakowin ancestors are buried, this place has been desecrated by the police and DAPL. The militarized police responded with brutal force, a young man was shot point blank with a rubber bullet and has been coughing
Kenny Frost ~ Stockpiles Supplies and the Chairman’s Deal at Standing Rock
Well, bright and early this morning we were allowed to get our packages which never came to our shipping address of Sacred Stone Camp. Where is this you might ask? I’ve been called a liar by a few. As, I stated yesterday. These packages of heaters, cots, generators, hand warmers, space blankets and the list goes on for Sacred Stone Camp, the Big Camp, Red Warrior, and others are housed here.
Without Water We Can Not Exist #NoDAPL
Authored by ~ ALL Warriors Standing in Unison to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thank you videographers, photographers, journalists, scribes, Rudy TwoMoon, Lee Burkett and Penny Hartsell for her truth, Diana Heideman for her captions and Greg Antoine for his artwork.
“Without water we can not exist. Water and culture are strongly interlinked. Water is a vital source of life, and culture greatly determines a person’s ‘way of life’. This includes the
Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies
by Rob Reiken
Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies who do NOT understand what this is about. Six or so years ago when the BP Gulf Oil Spill happened, the native Indians put Barges in place to stop the oil flowing up their river but instead the Feds being the parasites they are didn’t allow this so “they” removed them. About 2 years after that there was a
Slavery Is Not Dead in America!!!
by Harold L. Smith
Slavery is alive and well, and absolutely thriving in the American prison industrial complexes. The 13th Amendment of the US Constitution reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude
When I was 6 Years Old I Gave My First Blowjob
Artwork by Mayka ~ Anonymous Writer
When I was six years old, I gave my first blowjob.“It’s a game”, said He. “Don’t you want to play?”It was too big, and I threw up on him.He said I’d do better the next time.
The Keys To “Success” Should Not Be Rooted In Anti-Blackness: On Internalized Racism And Despising Black Hair As Access To Employment
by Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW
When Toni Morrison said that racism keeps you from doing your work she was absolutely correct. “The function, the very serious function of racism, is
8 Disturbingly Racist Children’s Books
Originally Published by the Atlantic Star
Let’s Hurry or We’ll Miss the Public Lynching. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many books were developed in the United States and the United Kingdom to propagate the devaluation of Black people in their relative societies. Some of the books were so outrageous
You Don’t Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Brandon L. Garrett
In a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before
Flint Residents Told Their Children Could Be Taken Away If They Don’t Pay For City’s Poison Water
Originally Published by The Free Thought Project
As the water crisis in Flint deepens, it is becoming apparent that the effects of the lead-infested water are not just a health hazard, but the situation has the potential of
There’s Something About Mary: Unmasking a Gun Lobby Mole
By David Corn, James Ridgeway, and Daniel Schulman
Mary McFate was a prominent gun control activist. Mary Lou Sapone was a freelance spy with an NRA connection. They are the same person. A Mother Jones investigation.This is the story of two Marys.
Breastfeeding in Public
By Ashley Kaidel
Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant. In the picture, it appears I’m
What If We Are The “Bad Guys? by Irwin Ozborne
By Irwin Ozborne
“Why did you shoot me?” Asked a six-year-old child “That’s not fair. I’m just a girl. I do not do anything, I just had my doll
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person
By Gina Crosley-Corcoran
Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.” “THE F&CK!?!?” I said. I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a