Between the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn and the coup that ousted Evo Morales, I have been quite close to giving into hopelessness and despair. Then I got a belated Christmas gift. On Boxing Day, Cornel West made a visit our shared hometown of Sacramento to have a socratic dialogue. Cornel West is up their withContinue reading “A Socratic Dialogue with Cornel West, And Why The Left Needs to Be About Love!”
Some of you may recall, Fox News doxxed me in August of 2019. In a segment dedicated to harassing the DSA and myself, Tucker Carlson seemed to have an affinity for my name. Tucker Carlson said my name, “James Jackson, from Sacramento,” at least 10 times in his 20 minute segment about me. He didContinue reading “Say my name!”
Sacramento County Board member Susan Peters, a republican, has announced she will not seek reelection in 2020, effectively ending her 15 year tenure on the board. Unknown to many, Susan Peters was fined just short of $10,000 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission in 2016. Her crime? She voted on property development that sheContinue reading “Sacramento County Board Member Susan Peters, An Unethical Legacy”
I am in Atlanta for the 2019 DSA national convention for the weekend. I may write up a piece on it, but I will be taking a content break for the rest of this week to focus on my work. Thanks for your support, feel free to catch up on some of my older posts.Continue reading “Notice: Out of Town, Will Resume Posting Again Monday August 5”
How else will you get into the coffee shop? You’ll have to step over me. A lump or a mound of garbage, To you that is what I appear to be.
https://youtu.be/yw-DiLG2PoE As a white person I am hesitant to say who is and is not an authority on the subject of racial justice. With that said in this weeks video I make the case that Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is not to be trusted on the subject, especially in the wake of the announcement thatContinue reading “The Professional Protester Episode 50 | Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Private Prisons”
After almost a year since his death, Sacramento District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert announced that no charges will be filed against the officers who murdered Stephon Clark. The community of Sacramento responded.
It’s all well and good to say, “Smash the system!” I support and agree with that statement whole heartedly. However if we are not offering a genuine alternative to the status quo and the systems we are attacking then Leftists are screwing over ourselves by weakening our argument and, more importantly, we are screwing over the people we areContinue reading “Leftists, You Don’t Need to Have All The Answers, But You Need to Have Some Answers”
I have noticed a trend of behavior in activists, organizers and mobilizers where I live. Before I proceed though I want to make it abundantly clear that this is not a call out, nor is it directed at any specific person or organization. It is simply an observation that I have made after losing countContinue reading “Class not Cliques, An Observation About Organizing”
The Internationale Arise you workers from your slumber, Arise you prisoners of starvation, Arise you wretched of the Earth, Arise you prisoners of Want, For Reason and Revolt now thunders, For Justice Thunders condemnation, For at last ends the age of can’t, For a better world is in birth. No traditions chain shall bind us,Continue reading “The Internationale (a socialist poem calling for the workers of the world to unite)”
There is no… There is no socialism without democracy. There is no liberation without inclusivity. There is no peace while there is class war. There is no dignity while there is no privacy. There is no freedom without change. There is no hope without the people.