A SIMPLE explanation of the GameStop stock short sale—and why it’s led to #EatTheRich trending on Twitter
Reddit versus Wall Street: Explain it Like I’m Five How Game Stock’s stock (GME) went up by 1600% in one day, and what it has to do with Reddit. Wall Street treats the economy like a casino, making bets on what will win and lose. When they talk about a short sale, they are basically…
State Arrests, State Judges, State Convicts, State Transmits—Welcome to Greece
As 2020 is coming to an end it was time to assess the sequence of police brutality throughout the world. A country which seemed to witness a wild shift on this matter was Greece. Beatings, excessive use of authority, unreasonable convictions and hard-line hate rhetoric were all over Greek cities the past few months. Are…
Is there a plan in America for social reconstruction? An example of Greece and backtracking.
As we move into the last half of 2020 its time to evaluate the experiences that the first half has given us. The global pandemic, the upcoming economic crisis and the rise of the BLM movement are all characteristics of the extreme contradictions of the capitalist system that we live in. As the protests continue,…
Timeline of Police Murders over Past 50 Years
A timeline of police murders that allows you to visually explore police violence over time, spanning from 2020 to 1968.
How to donate to the CHAZ/CHOP garden (#BlackLandMatters)
Marcus Henderson at the CHAZ/CHOP gardens. (Photo credit: Sarah Hoffman/Crosscut) by Hayley Steele and Babs Babson THE SEATTLE PEOPLE’S GARDEN, CHAZ/CHOP – On June 9th, 2020, Seattle activists created CHAZ/CHOP, a police-free zone of organized protest in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Demands of the protestors include defunding the police, increasing Black and indigenous representation in…
Dispatches from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (and Free CHAZ Photos You Can Use)
CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE, EARTH Once you have an autonomous zone, what are you supposed to do with it? A little bit of everything, apparently. Walking around the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone today, I spotted folks painting murals, playing with soccer balls, staffing a free store, giving out free pizza, strolling with dogs and babies.…
An Autistic Professional Calls for Autonomy for Neurodiverse People
Marginalized people, or really just those who are down on their luck, are especially reliant on people’s good will and good opinions of us because we need others’ help. This leaves us especially vulnerable to people who seek to take advantage. We can be manipulated by those who think we won’t realize that what they request is not normal. Or they may just think that they know best what’s good for us and not consider that we might have different ideas.
Beyond Capitalist Dictatorship: Healing the Violent Legacy Of Neoliberalism in Chile
[Chileans] are demonstrating against structural adjustment polices, introduced at the point of a gun, during Pinochet’s bloody seventeen-year dictatorship. What we are witnessing today is a confrontation with this violent legacy of neoliberal capitalism. One of my first memories as a young child in southern Chile was my father scolding me for saying the…
Reflecting on Bad Boys II in 2020 (or, How the Bad Boys Franchise Helped Normalize Police Misconduct in America)
Bad Boys for Life, the third in the Bad Boys franchise, just hit theaters. So it’s a good time to remind you that Michael Bey’s sequel Bad Boys II was a big red warning flag of all that is wrong with America in 2020.