Save Dr. King’s Dream Act – Supreme Court to Hear Case to End Voting Rights Act by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Care2.com
February 27, 2013

Protect the Voting Rights Act rally at the SCOTUS

Image by SEIU International via Flickr

Jim Crow is alive and well — and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting Rights Act.

Today, February 27, the Supreme Court will hear a suit brought by Shelby County, Alabama, which challenges the right of the Department of Justice to review changes in voting procedure. Example: Attempts to cut the number of early voting days, to expunge “illegal alien” voters without any evidence, refusing Spanish-language ballots, have been blocked by the Department of Justice and courts because they have stopped Black and Hispanic citizens casting ballots.

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A Protest Against Real Distress: Religion and Revolutionary Struggle by Charley Earp

by Charley Earp
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Radical Progress
Originally published on www.thenorthstar.info, Feb. 22, 2013
Feb. 27, 2013

JESUS COMUNIST

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In response to Dario Cankovic’s Socialism and Religion, Redux:

“Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and also the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of spiritless conditions.”
— Karl Marx, Contribution To The Critique Of Hegel’s Philosophy Of Right

I have a love/hate relationship with religion and layers upon layers of both antipathy and affection for this complex reality. The same thing could be said for the revolutionary struggle. Continue reading