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Why did I have to “tell you so?”

“All indications are that labor has been caught unprepared for a President Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress and Supreme Court. With such broad control over every branch of government, Trump may be able to not only roll back many of Obama’s accomplishments, but also change the face of labor law for decades to come.” –… Read more »

My Thoughts Post-Election: The Destructive Hangover of a Generation

“Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello Oh what bender of hate, racism, and misogyny is our country on? Let me begin with some background details about my main analogy here. I am a recovering alcoholic and drug… Read more »

Last Day at Standing Rock

This is the final blog in a series of pieces from Standing Rock.  See these links for previous posts. I’m a Colonizer but I feel the Sacred I’m a Colonizer but I feel the Sacred Part II The Front Line Stories from Standing Rock Peaceful Protest and Breathing The Protectors of Humanity #NoDAPL November 8th,… Read more »

The Protectors of Humanity #NoDAPL

Day 6 Nov. 7th, 2016 It’s the day before the election.  I’m at Standing Rock – where life is real – people are real, and work is pure – and at the end of the day you feel that you did something good. Even when we look at the humvees planted in the hills, or… Read more »

Hold the Rigor; Pass the Respect

loonyhiker, Creative Commons I’m a newcomer to this blogging gig, and I’m getting a quick education about all the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to putting my private musings into public exposés. Some people we want to annoy, and others we desperately need on our side. Recently, a student’s comment in one of… Read more »

Peaceful Protest and Breathing

Nov. 6th, 2016 Last night we went to the casino in order to make a mad dash to upload all blogs, pictures, social media, etc., that each of us has promised to various organizations and groups.  When we returned it was after eleven p.m. Sam and I crawled into our tent exhausted. We had been… Read more »

Stories from Standing Rock

November 5th, 2016 Today we ate breakfast and headed to back to the Front Line to deliver the shields. As we cross over the bridge into the Rosebud camp we are immediately told there is a direct action today. Not sure what it is, but hoping we will hear more. We head on to the… Read more »

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