Ask Jesse Episode 10: Michael Brooks & Empathy

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Last week, political commentator Michael Brooks died from a sudden illness. I shared the following in other spaces and thought I’d reprint it here: Through his work on his eponymous YouTube show and The Majority Report, Michael produced a remarkable arrayContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 10: Michael Brooks & Empathy”

Solidarity In Seattle

An Account of the Protest for Defunding SPD in Solidarity Against Racist State Oppression (7/25/2020) By Brendan M. I arrived at Seattle Central College with a friend at around 1:30. There looked to be a few thousand people slowly gathering across the college lawn. There were speakers, mostly younger BIPOC, who organized this protest inContinue reading “Solidarity In Seattle”

Fascism in America?

As protests continue in Portland, Oregon, footage of government officials in unmarked vans snatching protestors off the streets has hit the Internet. According to Politico, the Trump Administration “enlisted federal agents, including the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and an elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection team based on the U.S.-Mexico border, to protect federalContinue reading “Fascism in America?”

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”

Lorie and Payton: Family First

By Lorie Michaels “When you are judging a brother, you are wrong, even if you are right.” Marianne Williamson The conversation I’m sharing below is with my niece, Payton.  We live in very different areas of the US.  She’s in Oklahoma, I’m in California.  Payton has three lovely girls and supports Trump.  I was nationalContinue reading “Lorie and Payton: Family First”

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”