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Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing

Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing

January 6 insurrectionists see almost no penalties for terrorizing Congress and damaging the Capitol. Cozcacuauhtli faces years of incarceration for Danza Azteca in front of an ICE building.

National Day of Mourning

Weeks preceding National Day of Mourning brought even more examples, to pile on top of myriad others, of the inequity on which this country was built.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXI: No Matter What

John Michael’s latest Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, shares about attending a rodeo, and thoughts about 9/11 and America. 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LX: Contemplating How I Really Want To Live

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, returns to Portland and contemplates how he really wants to live. 

Voices of the Unheard

Elected officials invite voters to attend “hearings” about how they should spend taxpayers’ money, but then never listen to what their constituents say.

If I Were Police Commissioner

One only negotiates a contract if one cares whether or not anyone else signs it. Otherwise, one writes the contract to meet specific needs and others have the option of signing. Or not.

You. Can. Not. Reform. This.

Police violence hasn’t abated despite more and more departments requiring body cameras and the Internet filled with videos of egregious police conduct.

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