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Adrie Kusserow: Bus Station, Kampala, Uganda

For Willem, age 3 . We are lost. . Holding you tight, the drunks pawing me . as I weave through the stalls sticky with beer and urine . looking … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Deborah Bogen: Rue Saint-Séverin

Dirt and hunger. Foreheads burnt, no, branded by heat. Backpacks. Paper cups. Bundles that are everything we own. Beneath the gargoyles, our babies sleep. We used to have houses. Once … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video: Willie King performs “It Takes a Good Woman”

This is legendary bluesman Willie King’s tribute to his mother, a very powerful performance about his upbringing in Prairie Point, a community in Noxubee County, Mississippi near the Alabama border.

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America, 12 Steps Forward

The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Video: The Trail of a Tale by Gonçalo Tocha

This four-minute documentary revolves around a letter written in the future to society today. The narrator tells us, the stranger, how things went right. Society gathered with a fundamental belief … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: So Often It’s the Beaten

  So often it’s the beaten old, paint peeling downtown house with the broken bicycle on the front porch and uncut grass covering the tiny front yard that has a … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professors on food stamps

Originally posted on WORDVIRUS:
The shocking true story of academia in 2014 Forget minimum wage, some adjunct professors say they’re making 50 cents an hour. Wait till you read these…

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Samuel Tieman: Economic Justice and the St. Louis Riots

St. Louis is seething. A profound, inexplicable seething. A young man, Michael Brown, his hands in the air.   Then eight shots.   Graphic photographs of his body lying for hours on … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: America’s prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.

America has more people in prison than any country in the history of the world. How could things have gone so wrong?

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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