Heather Harp Claims Average Citizens Too Ignorant To Understand TIF Law

Heather Harp Claims Average Citizens Too Ignorant To Understand TIF Law

Every time the City Council vote “yes” on inappropriate TIF subsidies, they confirm that short-term gains are more important than long-term sustainability. The death of iconic local businesses like the Old Post American Legion Hall, Iza Asian Restaurant and now The Shack within the space of as many months, confirms that the heart and soul … Continue reading

Nonviolence or Nonexistence

Nonviolence or Nonexistence

Every year in January we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recalling a handful of fanciful speeches that make us feel good. But the MLK who fearlessly opposed the Vietnam War, challenged America’s status quo, and declared poverty the greatest of society’s evils seems known to few. Expanding his activism from … Continue reading

We Can’t Prevent War By Starting War

We Can’t Prevent War By Starting War

Trump has united Iran against America. The Pentagon’s unprovoked drone assassination of the Iranian general responsible for the defeat of ISIS should confuse most Americans. But the fact that General Soleimani was murdered while negotiating a peace deal signals that America ’s oligarchs are finally ready to ignite World War III. The attack corroborates General … Continue reading

Your Luxury Is Our Displacement

Your Luxury Is Our Displacement

Missoula’s battle against gentrification rages into 2020. WGM Group is pushing for a development of unaffordable condos on 4th Street near Missoula’s Hip Strip. The plan involves destroying several century-old houses to construct in their place, a glassy eyesore for the enjoyment of the very rich. The proposed development is on property currently owned by … Continue reading

Reclaim Your Cognitive Liberty

Reclaim Your Cognitive Liberty

Western society has only recently begun to accept the merit of indigenous wisdom that stretches back to time immemorial concerning psychedelic plant medicines. And though psychedelics have become trendy throughout pop culture in recent years, the psychedelic experience itself remains a mystery still for society at large. But the psychedelic experience is as central to … Continue reading

The Antidote To Despair

The Antidote To Despair

America is plagued by an array of pathologies that arise from hopelessness, despair, and the seizure of civil society. The suicide epidemic is a direct manifestation of a society ravaged by corporate pillaging. Neither of the two corporate-owned political parties address our systemic problems, and the obscene concentration of resources in an incredibly small number … Continue reading

And Then They Came For Me…

And Then They Came For Me…

While panhandlers and “transients” rapidly become a more common site on our streets, many municipalities nationwide are vying to criminalize homelessness altogether. They forget that while today its “them” tomorrow it could be us. 70% of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming homeless. 20% of American children live in poverty. And 1 out … Continue reading