By Keegan Waller He does, actually. Literacy is sort of a requirement for studying mechanical engineering at Utah State University. But I understand why you would ask the question, considering about 1 in 10 Utahns can’t read or write. That seems like something you might want to bring up as a member of the HouseContinue reading “Rep. Kera Birkeland Asked our Vice-Chair if He Knows How to Read”
Founder and Minister of Defense, Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party, was born on this date, February 17th, 1942. We celebrate his life and accomplishments in this article, with the will to remember and inspire all who learn about his unrelenting desire for positive change and his strong spirit of revolution. Newton wasContinue reading “HUEY!”
By Keegan Waller Since last summer, the media attention around the Black Lives Matter movement has waned, but that does not mean that the work is done or that the problems these protests shine a light on have been solved. On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered downtown for a vigil after someone set fireContinue reading “Black Lives Still Matter in Logan”
Early on during the coronavirus, the CDC released guidelines telling city governments not to break up encampments for unsheltered people. Even if there was not a worldwide pandemic spreading unchecked, breaking up encampments can still have deadly consequences, especially during harsh Utah winters. And still, the Salt Lake City government has continued to break upContinue reading “A Conversation with Just Media Utah”
By Keegan Waller Since their contract extension expired on December 31st of last year, ski patrollers at Park City Mountain Resort have continued working, often without the gear they need to do their jobs safely and effectively, with no end in sight to labor negotiations. Back in March, the Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association began toContinue reading “Park City Ski Patrollers are Working Without a Contract”
By Keegan Waller Back in the days before the internet, if fascist and white supremacist groups wanted to recruit new people into their movement they had to go out into the real world. It could take years of brainwashing for a new member to buy in completely, and since most people are hesitant, at leastContinue reading “The Coup May Have Failed, but the Insurrection is Far from Over”
By Diego Mendiola On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, a coup was attempted in the heart of American politics. The truth is that this coup was built upon lies that were propagated by social media and news outlets. Trump’s voice was heard all over the country as probably just more rambling from the desperate idiot inContinue reading “A Coup”
By Keegan Waller “I die like a true blue rebel. Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organize.” -Joe Hill, in his final letter to Bill Haywood. The impact of the labor movement on American history is often forgotten, or simply ignored, by educators in America. Though there are still many needed reforms, the eight-hourContinue reading “The Legacy of Joe Hill”
By Keegan Waller December 4 marked the 51st anniversary of Fred Hampton’s murder, so it’s a good time to remember that the fight against systemic racism and police brutality did not start in 2020, and that the fight is far from being won. Fred Hampton was born in 1948 to working class parents in theContinue reading “The Legacy of Fred Hampton”
By Diego Mendiola and Keaton Shannon Empire is one of the later stages of economic hegemony. One way these empires extend their reach and strengthen their grip on the world is by forcing countries to do as they say. We call these countries Banana Republics. Banana Republics, contrary to popular belief, are not just storesContinue reading “United Fruits of America”
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