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A Parent Scholar: the murder of Luis Solari, a father of three.

Tony Robles/PNN
Monday, April 21, 2008

I woke up and turned on an early morning news program. The announcers were clean and pressed and looked more like mannequins than humans. I listened as they reported on Obama/Clinton, budget deficits, and the upcoming Olympic games in China. I was also informed that my TV would be obsolete if I didn't purchase some kind of electric box by early 2009.

A Man Without His Name is Not a Man: false accusations and the criminal Injustice System

Editor’s Note: Dale Ray’s article was facilitated by Poor Magazine columnist Tony Robles. It Reflects one man’s experience with the burden of trying to overcome the injustice and stigma of an accusation of molestation. POOR Magazine understands the severity of child molestation upon its victims and families. It is POOR Magazine’s position that a person who commits this crime against children should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. POOR also realizes that the system by which individuals are accused and incarcerated—at The same time is flawed—incarcerating and stigmatizing innocent individuals. This article is written to inform the public of this situation.

A Joke

Tony Robles/PNN
Saturday, November 21, 2009;

Working for C & H Security is a trip. Been doing it little less than a year. You meet all kinds: people that have worked in other professions, traveled extensively by plane, train, bus or by not even leaving the ground. In security you are told your primary function is to observe and report; you’re told to be on the lookout for suspicious looking persons and/or activity. Some guys who do the job take it much too seriously, as if auditioning to appear on the TV show “Cops” (as the pursuer, not the pursued, of course).

A Bit Of Common Sense: PNN Worker-Scholar Speaks On The Airport Toiletries Scam

Tony Robles/PNN Revolutionary Worker Scholar
Monday, April 21, 2008;

To produce each week's Sunday paper, a half million trees must be cut down.

I recently attended an award ceremony of people who have started recycling programs in their residential hotel buildings. When asked what they've learned in their efforts to recycle, many mentioned the fact that it takes a coordinated effort on the part of many people to make it work. Other folks cited the need to save the planet and still others observed that it had been a long time coming, that they should have started it sooner.

A Modern Day Slave Plantation: Nancy A. Heitzig Talks About Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

Angola 3 News
Wednesday, February 17, 2010;

Nancy A. Heitzeg, Ph.D is a Professor of Sociology and Program Co-Director, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity at St Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Angola 3 News: Please tell us about your recent visit to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this past month.

Happy Birthday Uncle Al

Tony Robles/PNN
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 16th is Uncle Al's Birthday. Uncle Al was a person who made things happen. But he did it in such a way, in such subtle ways, that before you knew it, what needed to be done was done, what needed to be said was said and what was needed most was provided for.

Politics?

Tony Robles/PNN Monday, February 15, 2010 Could never understand it. It seemed a society of in-secrets. I’ve never been good when it comes to in-secrets. I’m always the last one to know things much of the time. I would listen to people talk politics at the workplace. They were always so sure of their arguments and analysis. In penny loafers they kicked around words and opinions in a verbal game of hacky sack (showing socks of argyle).

The Indigenous Women's Struggle to Fight for Land

"One does not sell the land people walk on..."---Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875

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