La Bestia

La Bestia

Imag­ine being 7 or 12 or 15 and being afraid to leave your house for school, play, errands, life. Imag­ine your par­ents equally fright­ened, des­per­ate, being forced to leave you or send you away in a scram­ble to help you sur­vive. No par­ent, no child would under­take the very dan­ger­ous jour­ney across bor­ders to an unknown, haz­ardly mount­ing a train called la bes­tia — the beast. Eco­nomic, polit­i­cal injus­tice pushes chil­dren out. Injus­tice sends them back.

Beloved Sister

Beloved Sister

We are sup­posed to iden­tify with nation above human­ity or sis­ter­hood, to sup­port end­less wars, to not-see our government’s crimes dressed up in “human­i­tar­ian inter­ven­tions.” Let’s not. We should be out­raged that women and their loved ones all over the world are being relent­lessly tram­meled by the injus­tice of our wars. Wars, now, not just led by men, but also by women of great power and deception.

Wedding Plans

WeddingPlans

Birth­days. Funer­als. Com­mu­nity events. Wed­dings. The impor­tant life affirm­ing events of any human soci­ety. Times to be cher­ished, hon­ored. The US gov­ern­ment does nei­ther, how­ever. Rather it sees those events as prime oppor­tu­nity to seek and destroy with its high-tech weaponry. If we value human cul­ture we must end drone war­fare.

Which Way Justice

Which Way Justice

Take 2 min­utes, Google “eco­nomic jus­tice info-graphics,” and we can find plenty of stag­ger­ing infor­ma­tion on eco­nomic inequal­ity. Check out Rick Wolff, lis­ten to his very acces­si­ble lec­tures or read his work for indis­pens­able the­ory and knowl­edge to turn around our eco­nomic real­ity. Not only is eco­nomic injus­tice dev­as­tat­ing for us in the U.S., it’s our num­ber one export.