Here’s a zine from Teen Earth Magic teacher Jacin about Radical Mycology – connecting to the camp’s 2018 theme.
Across the US and around the world, thousands of people marched and rallied in support of legal reform around gun possession. The marches were initiated by young people in the wake of the recent Parkland, Florida mass shooting.
Photo slide show from San Francisco march by Luke Hauser/DirectAction.org.
I’m not a gun nut or anything, but I support the Second Amendment in its strictest, most conservative scope.
As a strict constructionist. I believe in honoring the precise intention of the founding fathers, and not slathering on accretions, addendums, and contingencies. Just the precise intent of the original law.
This means that I absolutely support the right to bear any and all arms that were in production in 1791, when the amendment was adopted.
This includes muzzle-loading muskets, flintlock dueling pistols, blunderbusses, and even cannon of the sort you load through the barrel.
What about later developments such as breach-loading rifles, anti-aircraft weapons, or automatic and repeating weapons of any sort?
Sorry – you’ll need a new amendment to cover those.
by Luke Hauser
I’ve stood in the streets with the Black Bloc – first at Occupy Oakland in 2011, and more recently in Berkeley at the April 2017 hate-speech protest.
As I explained in an earlier installment, I am not part of an organized black bloc group. Mostly I’m a nonviolent anarcho-artistic type. But when the spirit calls, I’ve dressed in black and “joined in” the defense of our streets and parks.
- scheduling of event on two hours’ notice
- event to be held during peak class hours
- use of a large, centrally-located auditorium
- professional quality free-speech sound system
- police protection from airport to campus and back
- $20,000 speakers fee
- campus Republicans to shine shoes, carry bags, etc
- distilled water in glass carafes
- catering by Chez Panisse
- two tickets to Hamilton
Free Speech and the Alt-Right – talk about being unclear on the concept!
Or, Where Are the Clowns of Yesteryear?
Berkeley, April 15 2017 – Reporting from the amorphous front lines of Berkeley after an afternoon counter-protesting the “Hate Speech Is Free Speech” rally.I woke Saturday morning and knew I needed to get downtown to oppose the Hate Speech rally.
This wasn’t my kind of event – a lot of standing around listening to people exercise their freedom of speech by yelling at each other, punctuated by interludes of frightening mayhem.