Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation By: Solomon Comissiong The Southwestern US state of Arizona has recently garnered a lot of public attention for its blatantly racist legislation. In April (2010) the closet racist governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed into law SB-1070. SB-1070 was paraded around by her administration as some sort of law aimed […]

The Pledge of Allegiance: A Symbol of Institutionalized Injustice

The Pledge of Allegiance: A Symbol of Institutionalized Injustice By: Solomon Comissiong Riddled throughout American society are innumerable institutionally ingrained symbols of America’s hypocritical and repugnant justifications of global injustice. These symbols are among the necessary instruments utilized by the empire to attempt to mold the next generation of plunderers, imperialists, and architects of injustice. […]

The Real Conundrum

‘What’s a Body To Do?  On the one hand there is a Special Envoy, who even used to be a General, saying that the military is not the way to win against terrorism in Afghanistan.  On the other hand, the president is freezing social programs at a time when they are the only things that […]

Demise of Stare Decisis under the Stewardship of Chief Justice Roberts

Regarding judicial power, more than 225 years ago the Virginian Patrick Henry famously stated that: Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? […]

Dozens Arrested in Washington Dc Protesting US Torture Policies

42 Arrested at U.S. Capitol in Day of Action to Denounce Obama’s Broken Promises on Guantanamo, America’s Broken Laws, and the Breaking of Lives by Torture Washington, DC: In a dramatic protest, 42 activists with Witness Against Torture were arrested this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. Most of the arrestees had been fasting since January […]

NRA-Drunk With Power?

This rant is based primarily on two articles I read in the last two days. One comes from the the AP, written by Erik Shelzig- “Tennessee Demonstrates Trend of Looser Guns Laws.”  The other is entitled “Members,  NRA not in Accord” and it comes from the Scranton Tribune. The Tribune article is about a poll […]

Do you ever just get so tired….

I just get so, so tired of re-fighting the same old battles again and again and again with the same old, bigoted, selfish bastards.  They wear me out.  They are relentless. There are two guys fighting same sex marriage.  They say two people who love each other, who happen to be the same sex, tarnish […]