Month: October 2011

If He were here today

With the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial today in Washington D.C., Dr. King finally and formally takes his place among the pantheon of national heroes. But, as we find ourselves in a time of simmering turmoil, there…

The Occupied Territory Farce

Like all other American cities, Oakland, California is not “occupied territory.” Not even close. Not even symbolically. Have banks or engines of any financial muscle been seriously picketed, hampered or boycotted? Government offices? No. Oakland’s business as usual, dysfunctional and…