Thursday, October 28, 2010

Demon Possession

Bruce Wilson examines Teen Challenge addiction recovery centers in Colorado, where exorcism is used to cure people of homosexuality. As noted by recovery center staff, demon possession is a common problem.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Post on Prostitution

In the wake of the Craigslist capitulation to human rights groups in the United States, the Washington Post joins the New York Times and Chicago Tribune in not accepting massage parlor ads. Maybe in time the San Francisco Weekly and Bay Guardian will follow suit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Threat to the Police State

As Food Not Bombs approaches its thirty year anniversary of distributing food to economic refugees and disaster victims, Stephen Lendman looks at the ongoing harassment of the organization by the FBI and local police. As providers of meals to protestors at the RNC and DNC conventions, Food Not Bombs members have been targeted by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, giving a green light to local police departments to imprison them for voicing opposition to the American empire while ladeling bowls of soup.

Internal government documents obtained by ACLU suggest high-level concern that they’re turning Americans away from militarism, instead advocating social justice, including quality education, universal health care, and good living wage/essential benefits jobs – the direct opposite of current US policy under either dominant party.

Supported by Amnesty International in its efforts to feed the poor and educate the homeless, Food Not Bombs activists have been arrested over 1,000 times by San Francisco police alone.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Prison Road

David Bacon takes a walk down prison road, the central California monument to failed public policy. As schools and social services statewide close down, only prisons are going up.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Only Fair

Pot possession in California is now an infraction, akin to littering and not paying a parking meter. Personally, I don't see how the state can equate the public menace of littering with the public benefit of inhaling a medicinal tonic. Still, if pot possession gets you sent to remedial class, then they ought to do the same to all those Porsche owners caught parking in crosswalks or blocking fire hydrants. It seems only fair.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Toklas Tea

Mother Jones reports on the cosmic convergence bringing Americans together for brownies and tea.