Wim Laven


The Annual Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every year I ask myself questions about the shameful exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr.–why do Americans love to disgrace his message so much? Why is it so popular that we see it year after year? Remember last year?…”

Wim Laven
Published in: Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, The Afro American, South Coast Today, Flagpole
Date: January 17,18,20,21,2019
899 Words

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Should we rethink presidential powers?

“On Dec. 18th it was agreed that Donald Trump’s charitable foundation would be dissolved. The decision was reached as a result of findings that Donald Trump and his family abused the tax exempt status and abused campaign finance laws.”

Wim Laven
Published in: Counterpunch, East County Magazine, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Sentinel News
Date: December 24,29,2018
1045 Words

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No More Whitewashing Hate

“Pro-Trump extremist Cesar Sayoc was arrested and charged last Friday (10/26) for mailing multiple pipe bombs. The apparent motive for the crime: politics. Saturday (10/27), Robert Bowers was arrested for murdering 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg PA, he gunned them down yelling “All Jews must die!” during Sabbath. Among his more misguided beliefs were claims that “[Jews] were committing genocide on his people,” and that “illegals” should be called “invaders.”…”

Wim Laven
Published in: Z Net, The Sunburg News
Date: October 31,November 5,2018
964 Words

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Intentional or Incompetence—Voter Suppression Where We Live

“On October 15th, 2018 early voting in Georgia started. I arrived at my polling place at 1:56 p.m. and completed voting at 4:19 p.m. It is reportedthat county officials were not prepared for the turnout. That’s what I observed and experienced…”

Wim Laven
Published in: West Side Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, The Journal Tribune, Chagrin Valley Today, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News,The Afro American, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect, Denver Urban Spectrum, The Afro American
Date: October 16,17,18,19,22,24,2018
904 Words

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