Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017

/Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017

An Old Dog Never Barks at Gunmen

By | 2017-11-29T12:36:53-07:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Bola Opaleke  – Neither should you, a wise man once said. Even pickaxes and sledgehammers would do just fine – like pickaxe-men or sledgehammer-men. That reminds me of people that left raising a finger of “revenge my death” up so high as the bullet-ridden body thuds. What the soldiers have done to us – young [...]

Take This Memo by Tara Campbell

By | 2018-03-29T09:29:32-07:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017|Tags: , , |

From: Director of Market Research, Irrational Fears Division To: Executive Director, Enough Already with the Guns, USA (EAWG USA) I’m writing to follow up on our discussion about whether any lessons can be learned from California’s speedy abolition of open carry after the Black Panthers’ armed protest at the state Capitol building in 1966. I understand [...]

The No-Knock State

By | 2018-04-01T09:13:12-07:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Jemshed Khan                        Upon hearing that Barrett Brown was jailed (again) SWAT teams rumble streets. Men in black smash down doors. No one bothered to knock 65,000 times last year: Hinges ripped from the jamb with a battering ram or breach grenade. My friend murmurs, [...]

Letter to Santa

By | 2017-11-29T12:42:18-07:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Issue 50: 30 Nov 2017|Tags: , |

By Anne Anthony   Dear Santa, You disappointed me. I was (mostly) good last year. Maybe I cursed, but I was frustrated and baffled. Somehow my family (?), my friends (?), my neighbors (?) voted in a president who—and I’ve got to be honest here—terrifies me. Did you even read my letter?? I quoted Pope Francis, [...]