Tag Archives: Activism

A Minimum Wage Meeting in Mountain View, California

In September 8, 2014, the Mountain View City Council held a hearing where citizens could talk about their views on a proposed draft ordinance to adopt a city minimum wage of $10.15 per hour and to include an annual adjustment … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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A Cartoon for July 4, 2013

On this 4th of July, I reflect on the things about this country that I love. I do not think this country is perfect, but I love this country for the great history of reform that has expanded the reach … Continue reading

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The Gray Panthers

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote a commemoration for the event. He wrote: May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally … Continue reading

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The National Council of Elders

Last September, when I visited Washington D.C., I encountered a small gathering at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial organized by a group called the National Council of Elders. The National Council of Elders is a group that was founded … Continue reading

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Jasper Protests The War

Originally published as a September 7, 2009 webcomic for Everyday Citizen Over the years, I’m ashamed to say, I’ve been somewhat of an arm chair liberal. I’ve talked a lot with my friends about politics and social change, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Jasper’s Day

Originally published on the March 4, 2009 entry of the website Everyday Citizen One of the things I look forward to at the beginning of each month is to receive in the mail the latest issues of the Catholic Worker … Continue reading

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