A short story by Moses Morrow

I tossed my tool bag onto the passenger seat and slouched into position behind the wheel. The handle of my father’s hammer stuck out at the top of the bag, I reached to zip up the bag properly when my phone buzzed and beeped. New sweat mixed with old sweat as I scrambled to grab the phone out of my pocket.

“Yes!” I whispered to myself as the purple glow filled my eyes. The face of a handsome brown haired man with green eyes filled my screen. His face said money, his clothes said money, his location said.

“Money baby,”…


I recently wrote an article in The Guardian that discussed my fears around future government repression in response to the fascist riot in Washington D.C. But Facebook has long been leading the way in the modern fight to conflate left wing activism — like protesting the murders of Black people at the hands of police officers— with fascist rioting seeking to overturn an election and install a potential dictator.

Now my personal Facebook account has been restricted and blocked from a number of activities in fear that I will try to organize or promote a protest sometime around the inauguration…


“I agree with their goals but not their methods,” is an ancient American proverb, parroted by generations of moderates to show that while they support a movement and its mission, they would prefer if it obeyed the rules set forth by the same system it is resisting. And that familiar cry has never been louder as across the country, pundits, politicians, police officers, and former civil rights leaders are lining up to declare that they are here for Black Lives but absolutely not at the expense of buildings or goods. And while it is important to hear the outcry of…


If Iowa was in Bolivia, the United States government would be in the process of organizing a coup. The Iowa caucuses were a mess, and much of the blame lies on an app with ties to the Democratic party establishment, including the eventual winner of the Iowa caucuses, Peter Buttigieg. If the idea of a sudden crash in a vote counting system leading to the announcement that an establishment figure was on the way to a presidency sounds familiar, it’s because it is what played out in Bolivia last year. Evo Morales, a socialist reformer, was forced out of office…


Note: I wrote this article in 2011 and have oh so lightly edited it so people don’t know how much of an idiot I was at the time.

My team of pseudo-journalists and I arrived with business suits and a strong determination to get a feel of the movement. The communal aspect of the occupation came immediately, people were singing and playing instruments, the occupation’s library was rife with readers, and people of all ages, races (including a few from the canine species), and political ideologies gathered to hear the words of whom ever had something to say. Since sound…

Akin O

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