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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 »

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 »

No One Over Fifty Left

No One Over Fifty Left
By RA Monaco “Middle-ageism” has become a stereotype that threatens to diminish the value of a whole—even younger—age class.   A person known to me as a director of a large corporation headquartered here in Chicago casually mentioned that since the nation’s claimed financial recovery in 2009, they had no one over fifty left on their... Read more »
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Avoiding, “The Brick”

Avoiding, “The Brick”
By RA Monaco When our lack of self determination becomes a realization, the issue becomes, how do we create a calculus for change?  If we can’t control the government—the apparatus—we claim manifests the popular will of the nation, women may hold the key to our avoiding “the brick.”  Entrenched inequality and its companion, poverty, is... Read more »

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity
December 20, 2011 By R.A. Monaco   Labels are a tool.  They are a tool of a politically charged society.  They’re designed to marginalize, categorize and minimize facts. They serve as a short cut to a desired conclusion.  Labels paint idealized portraits with a paint roller of assumed fact. Day in and day out the... Read more »

Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost

Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost
October 9, 2011 Americans have lost their belief in redress and recovery which is ever more evident by the continued energy that builds behind the Occupy Wall Street movement. The problem is that no one in Washington is listening—yet! The Occupy Wall Street protests have taken up the voice for a generation of lost opportunity where... Read more »
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Lip Service Not Enough

Lip Service Not Enough
September 5, 2011 Historically, Labor Day was a direct result of the bloody Pullman strike of 1894 when the railroads faced off with striking railway workers.  The extended weekend is a celebration of that labor movement and a day in which everyone should be watching the long parade of 14 million officially unemployed Americans.  This... Read more »