Tag Archive | Freedom

Obedience

This is what happens when you obey: And this is what happens when you don’t obey: Any questions? Advertisements

A Conversation About Dreams And Reality

A guy sat next to me on a bench one day and started complaining about not being able to “make it” in this “dog eat dog” society. He leaned on his makeshift cart full of belongings and went on about how people with money treat people without money as if they are less than human […]

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

As we all know, there is no democracy in the United States today. We left that behind years ago when we decided to trade in freedom and dignity for efficiency, technological advances and gadgets of convenience. Then, it was cemented when we decided to place more importance on protecting the wealth of wealthy people and […]

A Tale Of Two Worlds

There are these two distinctly different ideologies at odds in the Americas today. One places all people at the center by providing affordable housing, affordable education, health care for all, a diverse economy which includes government-sponsored programs to give opportunities to artists and other people who are left out of “free market” economies, holds actual […]

Lessons In Life #3

Howard Zinn’s simple, yet necessary, reply to the rulers’ First Commandment of Capitalism? “But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” Simple? Apparently, for many people freedom is a difficult concept to comprehend. This is obviously due to […]

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]

Good News For Mumia Abu-Jamal

Good News For Mumia Abu-Jamal

UPDATE on Mumia‚Äôs demand in court for hepatitis C treatment and what you can do to help him — Good News! Today [March 27] the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied the Department of Correction’s motion to “stay” Judge Mariani’s order that the DOC provide Mumia the Hep-C treatment pending appeal. The DOC […]