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Posts in category Essays of the Man From the North

Exciting News From Rivera Sun –...

Great news! You are just slightly over a month away from getting your hands on the long-awaited sequel to the much-loved Dandelion Insurrection. The manuscript is in the final, wildly exciting throes of editing. The cover is gloriously beautiful (I’ll share it in the next newsletter, I promise), designed by Asch Phoenix Design. And, I’m preparing […]

Throw Off the Tyranny of Poverty! ...

An Essay of the Man From the North by Rivera Sun Curse the war culture! It leaves us at a loss for words, bereft of metaphors to describe our situation. Our minds become blank slates, unable to recognize dangers at the door unless they carry assault weapons or drop bombs on our heads. Poverty and […]

Polite and Apolitical? Repression By ...

An Essay of the Man from the North by Rivera Sun There are those who would have us fold up our banners and take down our protest signs. They urge us to be reasonable and polite. They expect us to cram our dissent into narrow boxes of occasional grumbling comments and take our frustration out […]

Schoolyard Bullies on Capitol Hill

An Essay of the Man From the North by Rivera Sun Politicians have devolved into nothing more than schoolyard bullies stealing lunch money from small children, harassing the defenseless, and expecting to receive rewards and gold stars of approval. They plunder the public coffers, destroying shared wealth that we, the People, have worked arduously to […]

Defending Against the Unknown

An Essay of the Man from the North by Rivera Sun The challenges that confront us loom imminent, yet still unknown. Like dangers in the dark, we can sense but not clearly see them. Our government is preparing new assaults upon our rights and maneuvering more regressive unjust legislation through the machine of the political […]

Emergence: Revolution Within and With...

An Essay of The Man from the North by Rivera Sun A self-organizing movement like the Dandelion Insurrection relies on the collective and individual capacity of our participants. We are only as strong as the synergistic sum of our parts. The weaknesses of each person affect the effectiveness of the whole movement. The wisdom or […]

Not One Penny More to the Rich –...

  When times are bleak and darkness deepens, ancient yearnings of humanity stir in our hearts. We long for the simple things that our ancestors always sought: safety for our families, roofs over our heads, food in our bellies, rest for our weary bodies. In other words, we yearn for the basic human rights have […]

Swine, Swill, and Silver Platters ...

An Essay of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun We are serving ourselves up on silver platters to the oligarchs and giant corporations. We have apples of misinformation in our mouths and sprigs of patriotic parsley tucked behind our ears. Must we complacently acquiesce to being pot-roasted pigs? Rise up! The situation is […]

Corporate Demons Possess Our Nation

Corporate Demons Possess Our Nation

An Essay of the Man From the North by Rivera Sun Corporate demons possess our nation’s soul. They crept in stealthily, full of trickery and deception, but now they’re lodged in place, as surely as if they had stormed our homes and halls of power with guns and tanks. Perhaps we’d recognize their coup if […]

Resisting Operation Extract and Expor...

An Essay of the Man From the North Don’t wait until the perils of extraction are on your doorstep, in your backyard, or poisoning your water. Look around! Pay attention to the stories coming from the north, south, east, west. See the noose of hard truth tightening. Oil and gas extraction is invading the United […]

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