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I’m Back…

Well, hello, my dear blog. It’s been quite a while. I have missed you! With all the craziness I have endured since the last time we rendezvoused, I am lucky to be breathing. Especially with my sanity and love for life still present. My intense, lucky, and strange tale.

I have loved and despised; been blessed and hated; gained friend and foe alike. Rediscovered faith, hope, spirituality, and knowledge. On the streets penniless, but a millionaire in heart. Just because I’m losing, doesn’t mean I’m lost.

Show stopping epiphanies changed me forever.Struggle made me stronger. Humility made me better. I realized I don’t have to understand all. Some things are not meant to be understood. Merely acknowledge things for what they are, and move forward.

Two of my professors at SF State University made comments that will stick with me forever. Susan lectured, “It doesn’t matter how long and windy the path is; all that matters is that you are on it”. And Dr Ben Zeev said to me; as the only undergrad in the graduate course, “You are a seeker of true knowledge and justice”.

I will always be a little pessimistic, but more realistic. Always smile in the face of adversity. Be grateful for the little things. Forever brutally honest but possess an open mind. I’ll never give up on my dreams.

I’m back on the blog…

And the Times, They Are, A Changin’

2012 preview: California & the nation – Michelle Quinn – POLITICO.com.

Maybe we are in for a regime change… I can only hope. It is well past the time that big things should be happening and power struggles toppling. Revolucion!

Troy Davis Will Be Remembered- Words by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Another innocent black man dies. Almost a million signatures, worldwide outrage and support for the overturning of his conviction, not to mention rampant injustice throughout the “justice” system. The word justice has no meaning in the U.S. There is only privilege and opportunity for the upper echelon. RIP Troy Davis.
“In The Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.”- Lenny Bruce

Troy Davis: Movement Lessons

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The state judicial murder of Troy Davis of Georgia showed both the limits and the successes of the anti-death penalty movement.

It seems silly to speak of successes when an innocent man is poisoned to death by judicial decree, but though they were partial, they were successes nonetheless.

To attain the support of people like former U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, Arch-bishop Desmond Tutu and former FBI director William Sessions was no small feat. It showed the reach of the movement to procure such prestigious support.

The movement was also fueled by such revelations as shown by the recantations of people like Antoine Williams, who was one of the state’s trial witnesses. Williams later stated, “After the officers talked to me, they gave me a statement and told me to sign it. I signed it. I did not read it because I cannot read. I felt pressured to point at him.”

Was there police coercion in the Davis case? The DA certainly thought so, as shown by his remark, “Oh , well, they were probably coerced by the defense too, so that balances it out and we should still kill him.”

Think about that.

What power of coercion does the defense possess? Handcuffs? Threats? Jail cells? Criminal

charges? Death sentences?

That any prosecutor can say something so dopey is – well, – nuts.

The Troy Davis movement amassed almost a million signatures on petitions. Remarkable

But signatures on paper (or online) aren’t people in the streets.

If a million people were on the march, maybe–maybe–he would be alive.

Maybe.

For one of the other limits are those imposed by the law, one designed to lock in and prevent serious judicial review and remedy. Laws signed into the books by none other than the first so- called Black president: William Jefferson Clinton.

Troy Davis’s family and supporters brought much to the anti-death penalty movement. I hope they are not too discouraged to continue the struggle.

In so doing, they can insure that Troy Davis will never be forgotten.

(c) ’11 maj

The Power of Truth is Final — Free Mumia!

Economic Empowerment Week for LGBT Oct. 11-15 in San Francisco

http://www.economicempowermentweek.eventbrite.com/

The SF LGBT Center is having their economic empowerment fair, starting October 5th with a pre-job fair expert panel Q&A. October 11th-15th will feature different workshops centered on various aspects of finding a job, such as resume writing and financial counseling; as well as starting your own business and many other positive financial avenues. Get some assistance in these trying times. Thanks, SF LGBT Center! You guys freakin’ rock!

Chaz Bono Goes on Dancing With the Stars and Reps Transgendered People

Chaz Bono: America ‘Really Needs’ Him on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ | Reuters

Blind nationalism and religious zealotry are complete jokes. Get your head out of your ass, small-minded simpletons! What does it matter what someone’s gender preference is? Why is it any of your business? There are more pressing issues you can commit to. Like worrying about the end of the world in 2012. I can only hope that  this “end of the world” signifies an end to this increasing ignorant societal structure. Only then can we move on from pointing fingers and dirt slinging at people who are just trying to live their lives in peace. The gender and sexuality binary needs to be transformed! 

Watch Out For That Cocaine!!!

Flesh-Eating Drugs Hit U.S., Russia

 

BART, Come on. It’s About Time for All-Night Trains.

BART Still Pussy-Footing Around the Late-Night Thing: SFist

 

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