Category: "Social Justice Ravings"

Oct12

Happy Genocide Day

Posted by Dave on 10/12/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings  ~  1 feedback »

Happy Genocide Day, or, as popularly known, Columbus Day. It always amazes me that this country celebrates a man who discovered land that had already been discovered, and then enacted mass extermination of the existing people on the "new" land:In 1493,… more »
Sep25

The Truth about the Lies about ACORN

Posted by Dave on 09/25/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings  ~  2 feedbacks »

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Mar31

Happy Cesar Chavez Day!

Posted by Dave on 03/31/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Labor  ~  Send feedback »

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure. Today is the birthday of Cesar Chavez (for more background, go here). Chavez is a man who played a HUGE role in organizing migrant farm workers (mostly… more »
Mar30

PBS on JWJ's James Thindwa

Posted by Dave on 03/30/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Labor  ~  Send feedback »

Take a look at PBS' Bill Moyers Journal profile of Chicago community organizer James Thindwa. Thindwa is the executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice. You can watch an excerpt below: more »
Jan19

MLK: I have a Dream

Posted by Dave on 01/19/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Jan19

Reverend King and President Obama

Posted by Dave on 01/19/09  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings  ~  1 feedback »

Few can deny the connection between what Martin Luther King, Jr fought for, and died for, and what Barack Obama has accomplished in his election as President of the United States of America. Yet few can deny that we have a long way to go. MLK fought… more »
Jan19
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.I must bring attention to today's holiday, the day to… more »
Oct21

Watch this ACORN video. Please.

Posted by Dave on 10/21/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Please, watch this video on ACORN: more »
Oct17

Fact Checking on ACORN

Posted by Dave on 10/17/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Some information on the made-up controversy around ACORN:Fact Check: GOP vitriol rages over community group Simply a Disgrace:"I'm astounded that this issue is being trotted out again. Based on what I saw in 2004 and 2006, it's a scare tactic." more »
Oct09

Cook County Sheriff to Stop Evictions

Posted by Dave on 10/09/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Sheriff: I will stop enforcing evictions:As the nationwide mortgage crisis puts the squeeze on homeowners, the Cook County sheriff's office is on pace to evict more people than ever from foreclosed homes. At least it was until Wednesday, when Sheriff… more »
Sep05

Jesus and Community Organizing

Posted by Dave on 09/05/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Campaign 2008  ~  1 feedback »

Question of the day: Was Jesus really a community organizer? more »
Sep05
Obama responds to the community organizing attack: Look — I would argue that doing work in the community to try to create jobs, to bring people together, to rejuvenate communities that have fallen on hard times, to set up job training programs in… more »
Sep04

What is Community Organizing

Posted by Dave on 09/04/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Sarah Palin had an interesting attack against Barack Obama's community organizing experience. Governor Pataki and Mayor Giuliani also joined in the fun. Of course, for what its worth, when Barack Obama was working as a community organizer Sarah Palin… more »
Apr09

Rage, Home Care, and Labor

Posted by Dave on 04/09/08  ~  Posted in: Music Ravings, Social Justice Ravings, Labor  ~  1 feedback »

Rage guitarist brings music, activism home to Chicago:Chicago-area native Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, is bringing his firebrand folk act — billed as The Nightwatchman — back to the city for a star-studded show and… more »
Apr04

40 years ago

Posted by Dave on 04/04/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings, Labor  ~  Send feedback »

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.40 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered outside of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. What few people remember is that King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation… more »
Apr04
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Mar31

Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez

Posted by Dave on 03/31/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Immigration, Labor  ~  Send feedback »

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure. Today is the birthday of Cesar Chavez (for more background, go here). Chavez is a man who played a HUGE role in organizing migrant farm workers (mostly… more »
Feb21
Andrew Sullivan gives a clear answer to the question of what Obama has accomplished legislatively The 65,000-member Boilermakers endorse Obama. The momentum continues. Now we just wait for the Gore and Edwards endorsements! :) Greg Boyd has added… more »
Feb12

Make Affluence History

Posted by Dave on 02/12/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Poverty  ~  1 feedback »

Make Affluence History [hat tip Jason Barr]:All the time I get emails from socially-aware individuals and organizations asking me to participate in ‘making poverty history’. I don’t believe poverty is necessarily the problem. Yes, it is true that there… more »
Feb12

Veggie Tuesday

Posted by Dave on 02/12/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Environment  ~  1 feedback »

Check out three good posts on the ethics of meat eating: Ancora Imparo: Vegetarianism vs. Meat-Eating and Global Warming Ancora Imparo: More on the Environmental Costs of Eating Meat Greg Boyd: Why I’m a VegetarianOf course... I still eat… more »
Jan22

Radical King

Posted by Dave on 01/22/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Reclaiming King: Beyond 'I Have a Dream':People usually focus on the historic "I Have a Dream" speech, but it's the work King was doing at the end of his life that deserves more attention. ... So this year, when the cable networks repeat the "I Have a… more »
Jan21

MLKjr Linkiness

Posted by Dave on 01/21/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Reflections of a Jazz Theologian: King on Jazz An Absolution Revolution: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence Jesus Manifesto: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Politics of Jesus TPM Cafe: Clinton, Obama, MLK: Leadership for Change? The… more »
Jan21

I Have a Dream

Posted by Dave on 01/21/08  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Race Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

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Dec20

Why the Devil takes VISA

Posted by Dave on 12/20/07  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Theological Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

Here is an old, and really long, but really good article on consumerism and how Christians should interact with a consumerist society: Why the Devil takes VISA: A Christian response to the triumph of consumerism. more »
Dec18

No Way to the Inn

Posted by Dave on 12/18/07  ~  Posted in: Social Justice Ravings, Theological Ravings  ~  Send feedback »

People often ignore, in this time of advent, the political landscape in which Jesus came into the world. We ignore the fact that the reason that Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem simply because they were forced to live their life under… more »

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