Yemen & the Truth

One of the overlooked horrors of contemporary politics remains America’s support for Saudi Arabia’s genocide in Yemen. Since 2015, the numbers around this war are stark: 233,000 dead Yemeni civilians & counting from strikes, disease & hunger 140,000 dead Yemeni children 20 million Yemenis experiencing food insecurity $460 billion in weapons sent or promised byContinue reading “Yemen & the Truth”

Ask Jesse Episode 9: Progressive Possibilities

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall This is what my life was like when I thought being engaged in politics meant watching the news and voting: And this is what my life has been like since getting more involved in politics during this primary season: It’sContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 9: Progressive Possibilities”

Ask Jesse Episode 8: The Last Time We Talk About Russia

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall According to Stars and Stripes these young Soldiers Died in Afghanistan in 2019: Born in 1995 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. 25, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2019. Born in Hawaii, heContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 8: The Last Time We Talk About Russia”

Ask Jesse Episode 7: Peace > Partisanship

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall I greatly admire author, activist and former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and one of the many reasons I became a grassroots volunteer for her campaign was because of her stance on foreign policy in general as well as her specific proposal forContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 7: Peace > Partisanship”

Better Capitalism?

By Jesse Crall Business Insider runs a weekly series of articles entitled “Better Capitalism,” with the presumed design of offering an improved way forward for our overall economy. In practice, the series reads less like a coherent collection of fixes than a desperate, sustained whitewashing offered by our economy’s prime elites. Article after article givesContinue reading “Better Capitalism?”

Ask Jesse Episode 6: Fund Peace

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall As I alluded to at the top of this episode, I spent some time on Facebook this week arguing with people on whether “Defund The Police” was an effective slogan. However, I also spent time reading articles about defunding theContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 6: Fund Peace”

Syria and Silence

By Jesse Crall This week, new sanctions imposed by the U.S. government took effect in Syria. With a poverty rate above 80% and years of civil war provoking devastation across the country, Syria hardly needs further impediments to its economic security. And yet… The sanctions are part of the Caesar Act, which passed through CongressContinue reading “Syria and Silence”

Ask Jesse Episode 5: Facebook

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall A pet peeve of mine is when people consistently criticize social media on social media. Their criticisms may be entirely valid but the very fact that they are using a social media platform to spread their message is ironic toContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 5: Facebook”

Certainty

By Jesse Crall While walking to my supermarket last week, I took notice of something new: Two stores hung signs letting passersby know that they were “minority owned” and supported Black Lives Matter. Other stores lining the block, presumably white owned or inclined to not take any chances, boarded themselves up to avoid possible damageContinue reading “Certainty”

Ask Jesse Episode 4: Imperialism & Neoliberalism

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall One of many reasons I enjoy following Jesse on Twitter is that he more often than not offers a unique but essential perspective on current events. I know he doesn’t do this out of some conscious effort to be iconoclasticContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 4: Imperialism & Neoliberalism”