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The GOP debates, Jesus and inequality

Poverty and Inequality Are Everybody’s Problem

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

As I was watching the GOP presidential debates this past week, I was struck by the fact that several key issues were completely ignored. 1,597 more words


Can Music Drive Social Change in Today's World?

Musician Says Art & Culture Often Precede Act

Income inequality has gotten plenty of attention in recent years. Although known as a liberal cause, conservatives like John Boehner and Mitt Romney are… 494 more words

Detroit Speaks With Cliff Russell

Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?

Yeah why?

An interesting look at some reasons why the poor don’t just revolt. But ultimately not a very satisfying answer.

It was interesting to consider the effectiveness of the masses by comparing the ultimately ineffective Occupy Movement with the very effective Net Neutrality movement. 12 more words

Nobody Is Flying The Plane

The Toppling of America: the War of Race and Poverty

In America, we have socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor (Keith Ellison).

I saw the video of the Texas officer who pulled guns on teens during a pool party raid and thrust his body weight on to the back of an unarmed 14 year old girl in a bathing suit. 636 more words


The Devastating Path of ISIS and  its wake of Destroyed UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As the Unparalleled spread of ISIS continues, more needless wholesale bulldozing and the destruction of valuable cultural sites are being seen. As ISIS push towards in Jordan, officials even worry for the safety of such major landmarks such as Petra. 1,922 more words

The 99 %

A Bumper Sticker To Make Us Think

I was driving on I-5 in Snohomish county, and saw a bumper sticker which I found distinctly creepy:

In other words, the minority – any minority – can be oppressed by the majority, because the minority doesn’t count. 14 more words

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