From “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler … Continue reading The White Moderate
By Jim Johnson The average U.S. temperature for March was 46.1 ˚ F, 4.6˚ F above average, ranking 10th warmest in the 126-year record. The U.S. precipitation average for March was 2.83”, some 0.32” above average, ranking among the wettest one-third of the historical record. Alaska endured the coldest January through March since 2012. Southerly … Continue reading Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather
By Ira Grupper I have, over five decades, been a labor union shop steward, delegate to Greater Louisville Central Labor Council, and columnist. Now, as I sit at home, with compromised health, I look at the situation of poor and working class folk in the U.S. and elsewhere, and find words difficult to put to … Continue reading LABOR PAEANS—June 2020
By Russell Vandenbroucke Boys playing in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Note proximity of “security” wall behind them and a guard tower, the source of sound bombs fired at the boys to make them scatter soon after this photo was taken. -- Photo by Russell Vandenbroucke “We laid out a very clear vision for how … Continue reading What do Americans know—and want to know—about Palestine?