Wim Laven


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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Dangerous White Lies

“When I started teaching at the university level, about 1,500 students ago, I had no idea that I’d ever have to dedicate class time to address honesty. Some brief reminders on plagiarism was all that I was used to…”

Wim Laven
Published in: The Sunburg News, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press,Sentinel News,
The Journal Tribune
Date: October 10,12,19,27,November 7,2018
788 Words

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Hurricane Trump, Season 2

“A year ago I wrote about the problems in Houston, I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning, and supreme errors in judgment coupled with selfishness, but things have gotten so much worse…”

Wim Laven
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, The Smirking Chimp, Radio Free, West Side Gazette, Press & Journal, Tacoma Weekly
Date: September 16,17,19,21,2018
691 Words

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Honestly Looking at Family Values

“A recent look at the GOP’s platform on immigration was quite heartbreaking; they want to break up and damage good families. I thought about the people…”

Wim Laven
Published in: Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, Sentinel News, Post Independent Citizen Telegram, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, Radio Free, West Side Gazette
Date: August 13,15,18,30,2018
691 Words

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