Writing Letters to Prisoners

I have been paying more attention to my dreams lately. Last night I dreamt that I was a prisoner of four years, who hadn’t even been charged with anything yet. So today, I will write a letter to a prisoner. Prison is a really, really awful place. From Wikipedia: According to the U.S. Bureau of […]

Last Night’s Critical Mass

Last night, I met up with a couple of awesome Couch Surfers for Critical Mass. The weather was absolutely perfect. Since it was oppressively hot, by San Francisco standards, during the day, it was just pleasantly warm by 6pm when we left the ferry building. There were a good number of us, and spirits were […]

Thoughts on the Chevron Protest in Richmond

I was at the protest against Chevron on Saturday in Richmond, CA, at the Richmond BART station and at the Chevron refinery. Among the various charges made on that day against Chevron: Chevron has been damaging the health of Richmond residents for decades, causing major problems like asthma. Chevron has been tasked by the city […]

Disgrace

“How does it become a man to behave towards this American government to-day? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” – Thoreau

What I’ve Been Up To

I’ve been neglecting this blog a bit lately. I’ve basically been busy as hell lately, and I suppose the blog has taken a back seat. So this post will be a rambling one bordering on stream of consciousness. So grab a cup of your favorite hot, cold or lukewarm beverage, get someone to rub your […]

Police Brutality in Denver

As some of you may know, the Democratic National Convention is currently ongoing in Denver. Sounds like a great reason for a protest. So far, over 100 people have been arrested. I have been following the progress on Colorado Indymedia and on Submedia. Keep in mind that both of these sources are openly pro-anarchist/activist. But […]

Inactive Activists

I am planning a trip for New York City – I will be there from August 9 to August 18. One of my main goals while there is to connect with local activist, community and political groups. Unfortunately in my several hours of research so far I have not found one event worth attending. Actually, […]

Lenin Update #2

Been reading more of the Lenin biography. It is extremely well written. It turns out that he was a lawyer, specifically a barrister. Also, he barely did any work as a lawyer. He had a low case load. And he was still being funded mostly by his mother. He was born in 1870 and I […]

Lenin

I am reading a biography on Vladimir Lenin right now. I became interested in him because one of my professors described him as a full-time revolutionary. I want to see what the practical details were of how he accomplished this. Namely, how did he support himself while pursuing this path? So far I have read […]

Inspiration

Today I encountered the perfect example of why I moved to San Francisco: More than 100 arrested in S.F. anti-war protests I couldn’t ask for better inspiration than this. I am going to take some time on Sunday to just think.