There is a river

Jesus, he said in his father’ church in Atlanta spoke of avatars in other flocks whose words in this life would awaken even Gandhi, he said in his father’s church in Atlanta many more spoke with Vinoba Bhave of farmer cooperatives fresh from being stabbed in Harlem fresh from India Bhoodan is that avatar Thich …

Vincent Harding

donnie betts, a dear friend of Vincent Harding’s, and I went on the trip with Vincent to Palestine. Long working with Vincent getting footage and sound for a documentary, Donnie interviewed me this weekend as one of many voices. I suspect donnie’s documentary will be a marvel… *** For many of us, Vincent was and …

How an unusual public servant fights farcical American tyranny

Comey, the former head of a nasty secret police organization (consider its record against the Black Panthers and other protestors from below; his persecution of honorably whistle-blowers like John Kiriakou and many others under Obama), is also a public servant with a commitment to do the right thing, regardless of the powerful, over several administrations. …

The French election – staving off the worst…

David Leonhardt has a very good column in the New York Times on the contribution of the establishment to the rise of fascism/authoritarianism in the United States v. France. That is a big and important difference. Generally speaking, the old elite plays a decisive role in fascism, for example in the rule of the KKK …

The continuing fight for the right to rest: for Joe Salazar, Jovan Melton and many, many others

After hours of heart-rending testimony, the House committee sickenly voted down the Right to Rest. This ensures police sweeps and harassment as a way of life – a shorter life by nearly half – for people who are unhoused. But the community that spoke up, including those who spoke like Paul Boden of the commodification …