A Revolution of Democracy – An Essay of the Man from the North

“[Editor’s note: The Man from the North is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s first series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.] What do we do when we finally understand that the elections really are stolen? Or rigged?…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Rivera Sun’s Blog, The Hur Herarld, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect
Date: November 8,17,21,25,2018
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Radical Love


“I used to think of love as a side dish to social political change – the green beans next to the meat and potatoes of power and struggle.”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, The Tomahawk, Transcend Media Service, LA Progressive, The Johnstown Breeze, Gilmer Free Press, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Kankakee Valley Post News
Date: May 17,19,22,24,25,28,2017
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Trump’s America—and Ours


“Abraham Lincoln once said: “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Donald J. Trump’s Inaugural…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Mel Gurtov Blog, Gilmer Free Press, Lahaina News, Sierra County Prospect, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, The Sunbury News, Gulf Breeze News,
Date: January 21,23,26,29, February 2,2017, May 9,2017
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Standing against the hurricanes of hate

“My name is Cuautli Verastegui, and if there’s one aspect of life I understand, it’s conflict; my first name is Nahuatl or Aztec…”

Cuautli Verastegui
Published in: Counterpunch, The Johnstown Breeze, Sierra County Prospect, Pagosa Daily Post, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, The Miami Valley Progressive Caucus
Date: December 26,27,28,2016
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Opening Your Heart for Valentine’s Day

“In the United States, St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely with candy, flowers, and private expressions of affection. I proposed to my wife on Valentine’s Day and my kindergartner daughter, who was born on its eve, observes it with heartfelt cards to friends and family. I never suspected that St. Valentine’s Day, so sweet and whimsical, actually stands tribute for the ancient struggle against war and oppression.”

Author: Arvin Paranjpe
Published in: Bozone, Palo Verde Valley Times, Taunton Daily Gazette, Newberry Observer, Times of Earth, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Boulder Weekly, Herald News, Counterpunch
Date: February 8,10,11,12,14,2016
538 Words

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