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Relearning the Beautiful Game

                                [This piece originally appeared in the December issue of The Progressive magazine] Whoever said sports and politics don’t mix should come spend a Sunday in the Bay Area. Meet me here near the Golden Gate…

How I’m Voting: From (Not) Obama to Every Proposition in California

Well, it’s about time. After almost two years and over $2 billion dollars that mostly rich people have spent (wasted? invested?) on the presidential campaign alone, Election Day is finally here. This Obama/Romney circus has been going on so long – and has had such little substance –  it’s even…

Top 10 Moments from the US Social Forum

After a crazy, beautiful, and overwhelming (mostly in a good way) week in Detroit at the USSF, I’m back home in Oakland. I was blogging from the Forum for The Progressive magazine, and in my last post, I decided to put in 10 of my favorite/unexpected/hilarious moments of the week….

Spoken Word and Progressive Politics — Call for Videos

I recently started a project with The Progressive (the main publication for the late, great Howard Zinn) to highlight the role of spoken word artists in pushing political conversations. Each week, we are going to feature a different poem / Each week, we are going to feature a different video…