I’m difficult to work with

JJJ

When I was in third grade, my elementary school guidance counselor setup a meeting with my parents and I to talk about my behavior. I’ll spare you the details, but the gist is that “John has a high comprehension level and enormous potential but does not apply himself.” Whether or not that was or is actually true is debatable on some days and a ludicrous notion on others, but this interaction stuck with me, and possibly accidentally influenced the rest of my life, up to this point at least.

I’ve made it around the sun 36 times now, and in the past 28 revolutions since being told that my ability to grok how the world works was a super human ability yet to be seen in reality, I’ve identified several commonalities that boil down to one inalienable truth:

You’re difficult to work with.

I’ve been told this directly several times in my life, and…

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Join The National Mobilization Against Police Brutality & the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.)

National Mobilization Against Police Brutality & the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.)

Join The National Mobilization Against Police Brutality and the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.)

August 9, 2015 marks one year since the violently racist and brutal murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darrin Wilson. It also marks the beginning of a concerted movement by Blacks/New Afrikans, people of color, youth, students, workers, LGBTQ and ALL affected and concerned people to challenge and change the criminal justice system regarding police brutality and terror against civilians, especially people of color.

Militant protest and rebellion throughout the United States and supporters from around world continue to emphasize that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and that any system that fails to hold police accountable for targeting, profiling, beating and murdering Black people cannot be tolerated and must be changed.

August 9, 2015 also marks the opening day of the national conference of the Fraternal Order of Police(F.O.P.) a union and lobbying group…

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Chris Hedges: Boycott Israel’s “Apartheid” State

Good reasons to boycott Israel.

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Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 35 Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2015

In an exclusive interview, investigative journalist Chris Hedges talks about his experience during last year’s destructive Israeli siege of Gaza. He explains what he saw as an “apartheid regime” and how the violence on the ground pushed him to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel. Hedges also explores the fractured relationship between the US and Israel. Watch the full interview with RT’s Anya Parampil.

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