Last week another Black man was lynched on the blood-stained Streets of San Francisco by a lawless enforcement posse of shooter cops who believe their office gives them license to run amok. Over 500 of such murders have taken lace this year in the United States. This time, the name to remember—which we must add to the thousands of names of those fallen, from Mamadou Diallo, felled by 49 New York City-purchased bullets to those of Sandra Bland, murdered in a Florida prison cell from not signaling before making a right turn, to Yvette Henderson murdered by AK 47—part of the “peace” keeping weapons expenditure by the City of Emeryville—is Mario Woods, a young man whose already prone body received a handy total of 21 bullets—all purchased at City of San Francisco expense.
Random, day-to-day reflections of what it means to live as a member of the human race on a planet which has become as vulnerable as a human body. Cecile Pineda's books are available from Independent Publishers Group.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The world is changing, and understanding of the world is changing with it. A time has arrived when warfare-as-we-know-it is slowly becoming obsolete. Certain exceptions still stand out. The ruination of 7 Middle Eastern Countries has taken a bit longer than the neocons’ optimistic estimate of only five years, but chalk that up to unforeseen resistance: quite inexplicably some people are not entirely sold on hosting foreign invaders.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Letter to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Client State Japan
One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three days follwing the Planetary Catastrophe at Fukushima-Daiichi
To: His Excellency, Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Although you have declared that Japan must end its dependence on expensive imports of fossil fuels to meet its energy demands, and therefore the nuclear industry must re-start all 43 Japanese reactors shuttered following the Fukushima-Daiichi planetary disaster, your silence on the much more reasonable costs of solar energy and wind energy seems particularly puzzling in light of the recent drain on the Japanese economy resulting from the disaster at Fukushima and the resulting need of Japan to import much of its energy from abroad.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Why We Need 329,700.7 Members of Congress
“The median net worth of a member of the 2013 congress was $1,029,505, eighteen times the worth of an average American home.” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/28063-congress-net-worth-is-43-billion-individual-members-median-net-worth-is-1-million
American history is studded with precedents for disproportionality. Our most stunning example comes directly from our very own Sacred Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment identifying a black person as three-fifths of a white person.
Friday, January 2, 2015
ENHANCED CARDIAC ARREST
On January 1, Popular Resistance published an article, titled, “Leading Historian on US Torture: How to read the Senate Report.” https://www.popularresistance.org/leading-historian-on-us-torture-how-to-read-senate-report/
“Perhaps more importantly [than its reference to so many iconic cesspits of human suffering,] its details have purged that awkward euphemism “enhanced interrogation techniques’ from our polite public lexicon. Now everyone, senator and citizen alike, can just say ‘torture.’” It could join that cheerful Nancyism: “Just Say No” to an advancing army of U.S. inspired anodyne remarks as in “Just Say No to Torture.”
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