Some links! Hooray! Wander this way to fulfill all your procrastination needs... 1) The Olympics are exciting, even if you're like me and maybe remember to tune in once or twice during the whole thing. What's most exciting? Well, it's entirely possible that it's the faces athletes make in the heat of the moment. Hint: slo-mo replays … Continue reading Random Collection is Random
Occupy Wall Street, and its offspring in my locale, Occupy Oakland, have not gone away. And though it is winter, and activity has died down a bit, we still have major actions frequently, like just this week when the Oakland Police Department arrested 400 protesters in broad daylight. So why haven't I been talking about … Continue reading Hibernation; or Why I Haven’t Been Blogging About Occupy
Mine, apparently, are in Oakland, assisting in a violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations. See, I live in Berkeley, that lovely little liberal enclave just north of scary, ghettoized, minority-filled Oakland*. For those of you who don't live here, believe me when I say that, in many ways, Oakland and Berkeley are completely different entities- including … Continue reading It’s 11:30 pm on a Tuesday- do you know where your police are?
I am not a political activist. Let's get that clear from the start. I never have been, I doubt I ever will be. I am a good citizen- I vote in every election, I read enough literature beforehand to make sure that I at least can nominally support the persons for whom I'm voting. I … Continue reading Show Me What Democracy Looks Like