Archive for October 2014

Homeless at the Shore of a Punishing State

Homeless at the Shore of a Punishing State
The beautiful scenery and weather of the California coast tends to blind the occasional visitor to the austere reality embedded in the surroundings of a punishing political environment that criminalizes homelessness.  By RA Monaco Although homeless and in his late 60’s, Norm could easily pass for just another day camper, picnicking at the beach in... Read more »

It’s the Narcissism That Sticks

It’s the Narcissism That Sticks
When it comes to unresolved political questions involving who can vote and when, a clear message is difficult to garner from the recent rulings, appeals and motions unfolding in courtrooms across the country. By RA Monaco Brazenly lurking around the perimeter of the protest were some with few reservations about displaying their ugly racist hate.... Read more »

A Vortex of Indifference

A Vortex of Indifference
“Very sad to think that a public official’s only solution to mental health and homelessness is encouraging residents not to feed them” –Rafael Yañez, 15th Ward Aldermanic Candidate By RA Monaco The absence of sophistication left me in disbelief, my client had just confirmed there was no dispute about the facts. I can recall looking... Read more »
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Make No Mistake, Nurses are Fighters Too

Make No Mistake, Nurses are Fighters Too
By RA Monaco It is no surprise that nurse-advocates are on the front lines of a myriad of social justice issues—prevention of illness, promotion of public health and protection of the planet is in their professional DNA.  “It’s an immediate and short-term threat to planetary civilization” warned University of Washington professor Peter Ward, Ph.D. while... Read more »