capitalism

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

On June 21st, I stood below the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. alongside hundreds of participants in the first annual Free Her Rally. Many of us had shared experiences of wrongdoing at the hands of the criminal justice system and it was no coincidence that many of us were black women. The reason for the […]

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

PHOTO: The 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike When you’ve thrown some hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbie, and are sucking on a cool one (and/or toking some fine shit) while wearing a “World’s Greatest Cook” apron, stop for a moment and try to understand why you’re celebrating (hint: not because you have a day off). […]

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

The MOVE Nine And “The City that Bombed Itself”

What caused Philadelphia officials, in collusion with state and federal agencies, to drop a four-pound bomb made of C-4 plastic explosive and Tovex, a dynamite substitute, onto the roof of the Osage Avenue headquarters of the MOVE organization in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985? Why did six adults and five children have to lose […]