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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bonanno is a political progressive, not a Democratic Party apologist. He believes it's government's job to help the needy and that leaving the people's well being to the so called "private sector" is social suicide.

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170 Articles, 21 Quick Links, 235 Comments, 24 Diaries, 5 Polls

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

A Plea to the Left Leaning Talking Heads It's time the left leaning talking heads stopped their talking and starting leading.

Saturday, May 18, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

I Long For A Better World (Music) I hope that you find this piece as meaningful as I meant it to be.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

In Memory of Clay January (November 29, 1948 - February 6, 2013) ...I understand the task of trying to work as hard as possible at everything that would make everything better for everyone...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Are Nonbelievers the Last Minority to face Discrimination? The irony is that we've had ballot initiatives in several states that outlaw Sharia law, but, even though it's been outlawed since the beginning of the republic, many feel that Judeo-Christian law is OK to force upon people.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

There Couldn't be a Better Time to Challenge the Corporate Parties The labor movement became strong only because groups like The Wobblies (The Industrial Workers of the World) put their lives on the line and actually spilled blood.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Exploitation In Action Those of us who do the least bit of critical thinking will see it for what it is, a large multinational corporation exploiting kids and, then, us.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Again; and Maybe this Time with Feeling I'm not writing this because of my heritage, but the Cosa Nostra has nothing on these corporate miscreants.

Friday, July 27, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

False Equivalency? I Think Not "The NRA says guns don't kill people, people kill people, but I think the gun helps." - Eddie Izzard

Saturday, June 23, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How Citizens United Killed the Gettysburg Address There is a more hideous side to all of the Supreme Court decisions which resulted in the Citizens United v The FEC decision, the 2010 decision that verified that corporations are, indeed, people.

Friday, June 1, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Job For Sale! Overturn Citizens United and any other previous rulings that led us to this buying of jobs.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Does the Legal Responsibility of Business Outweigh the Ethical Responsibility? I'm really tired of hearing that government should be run like a business and that CEOs have a legal fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders to do whatever it takes to turn a profit.

Friday, May 25, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

If we Turn Our Backs on god, god (and war) Will be in big Trouble Americans aren't getting into trouble nor will they get into trouble for turning their backs on "the spirit in the sky". Americans are getting into trouble for turning their backs on America.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

SPUSA Presidential Candidate Has a Big Plan In the spring of 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon led the effort calling for the U.S. Congress to adopt a system of income guarantees. It was publicly presented by President Nixon in August 1969, adopted in April 1970 by a large majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and was later rejected in the U.S. Senate.

Monday, October 17, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Occupying a "Street" Will Ultimately Fail I remember Mr. Swanson saying something like, "If you've never been arrested for protesting against inequality, you're not trying hard enough." Really.

Saturday, September 3, 2011 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Here's Tea in Your Eye Unlike the clueless teabaggers, I want a government that governs.

Monday, August 29, 2011 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Teabaggers; Children of the Sixties? ...teabaggers have hijacked the spirit of the protests which took place in the 60s and early 70s...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will "Americans Elect" Their President in 2012? We've all heard the cliché, "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is."

Friday, July 1, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Independence Day Wish (poetry) Happy fourth - someday.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Frustation with the Lack of Frustration Peoples' hues mean more than peoples' views.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Dedicated to Unions, the Saviours of the Working Class The following is a song. However, I'm hoping that this can be published in the OpEd section of this fine news outlet because it's an opinion held in 1936 by Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson and famously expressed in 1969 in Woodstock, New York by Judy Collins.

Monday, February 21, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Confessions of Frustration I read the book WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD written by a man named David Korten. I became even more incensed.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

I Soon Shall Find My Ki (Song) The lyrics to the following song were dependent upon the outcome of California's marijuana proposition.

Monday, December 20, 2010 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

LA Socialist Party Local Holds Organizing Meeting (Discussion with Mimi Soltysik, Local Chair) I think that for far too many, Los Angeles is a struggle. A struggle to pay rent, a struggle to find a job, a struggle to feed a family. As a result, Socialism is an approach that would offer the types of solutions many need.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Masterpiece of Masterpiece Theater Who could have been making meaningful progress happen since January of 2008? Barack Obama! If things have to happen quickly, he should have morphed into President "No More Mister Nice Guy" a long time ago.

Saturday, November 20, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Please Contact Your Congressional Representatives (Unless Something Important Comes Up) ...trying to play fair to win is exactly what it appears that Barack Obama is doing and it appears he's failing miserably.

Saturday, November 13, 2010 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Bending Cross I've been learning since 1998 or so that there is no Democratic Party or Republican Party. There is only The Corporatocracy

Thursday, October 7, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

What Obama Should do in the Next Two Years In fact, if his bill is voted down, I want him to use a signing statement to push it through anyway.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Buy Nothing Day and the "Spirit" of Christmas What Greg Gerritt does in Rhode Island and a few have begun doing elsewhere is the kind of "celebration" that Jesus Christ, as portrayed in most of the New Testament, would have wanted to see.

Monday, July 26, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Waiting for Life's Next Move (poetry) Meanwhile, just lying back, brain racing, mind spacing and waiting for life's next move.

Sunday, July 4, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Independence Day Wish I've published this poem every year since it was first published in 2004. This year will be no exception.

Sunday, June 20, 2010 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Why Anarchism, Communism and Libertarianism are Pipe Dreams It was always a crap shoot with government.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Who Does The Killing? "No, I will not kill these people anymore. My mission is murky at best and I refuse to kill to support an obscure or illegal mission."

Saturday, May 29, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Why Rand and Ron Libertarianism Could Also be a Disaster One thing that I believe is certain about the Pauls is that they are not part of the political theater. They mean what they say and that, in conclusion, is what frightens me more than anything else.

Monday, May 24, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Arizona, My Personal Assessment of Some Obvious Facts People from poor oppressive countries wouldn't come to this country if they had no reason to come.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

This is What They've Done to Us I could never really understand trickledown economics... I never could understand how a rising tide could lift all boats if people can't even afford boats.

Saturday, February 27, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Gods Of The Factory (song) "The workers are more powerful with their hands in their pockets than all the property of the capitalists""

Thursday, January 28, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Serenading the Corporacracy (music-songs) President say he gonna help us pay for healthcare/as long as the insurance corporations rake in their share

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Liberty Tree Releases Appeal for Move to Amend Constitution They've gone after our tax dollar. Our public services. Our jobs. Our schools. Our military. Our votes. Our future. Our freedoms. And the federal courts have helped them every step of the way.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Democracy in the Workplace; A Corporate Nightmare Can you imagine what a Haitian would think he could do with $2.50 an hour?

Sunday, January 24, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

1984=2004? Our "Newly" Born Corporacracy If more people were aware of The Corporacracy in 2004, would The Supreme Court have made such an egregious decision on Thursday, January 21, 2010?

Saturday, January 23, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Alliance for Democracy Joins National Cry of Outrage Over U.S. Supreme Court Opinion In lifting the previous federal ban on corporate "independent expenditures," the court has overridden laws in 22 states banning "independent expenditures" by corporations and unions.

Friday, January 22, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County Launches Move to Amend The Constitution Once the Supreme Court's decision to give unlimited campaign contribution rights to corporations became official, DUHC launched a move to amend the Constitution to negate the court's decision.

Sunday, January 17, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

More Disaster Opportunism by True American Patriots "Get those bodies and that rubble out of the way! We've got another paradise to build for the wealthy!"

Sunday, January 10, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Our Goal For 2010; Disprove Corporate Personhood Ultimately, the answer is for us, the real human citizens of the US, to not fear the corporations, but to remind them that they should fear us. Without us, they couldn't exist.

Monday, December 28, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

This Blindness Can Be Cured Please, people, this is no conspiracy theory. This isn't 9/11 truthers or birthers or Kennedy assassination investigators or alien invasion followers. I'm not judging those. Those may or may not be real.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

“Patriots” in the Health Care Debate What are some of the things these “patriots” complain about in opposing health care reform?

Saturday, September 26, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Gerritt Kicks Off 2009 Buy Nothing Day Year in and year out for the past 12 years, Green Party national delegate Greg Gerritt has done for people what far too many members of Congress are contemplating not doing in the debate over health care reform. For the past 12 years, Gerritt has been asking people to put aside their obsession with self wealth and think of others who may be less fortunate.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The People's Health Insurance Company Universal health care is something the US government should be providing for American citizens.

Sunday, September 13, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Taking the Trash to Task Before Barack Obama was even inaugurated in January of 2008, there was already one well organized web site dedicated to impeaching the then president-elect.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Message to a Racist This is fun, you know? And I'm not even finished yet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Let Them Have It What I've written in this short article is simplistic. I realize, however, that whichever way it would work would be much more complicated that I've made it seem.

Saturday, May 23, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

everything is blown to hell hole blown in cole

Thursday, May 7, 2009 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Children Of God One concern I had when writing Children Of God is that it would be too long. However, I wanted to make sure that I covered all of the "biggies". It's 7 minutes and 35 seconds long and I haven't even scratched the surface.

Monday, May 4, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

In The Land Of The Free The Torture Song

Sunday, April 19, 2009 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

And Then There Was This Two Year Old A lot of the real estate upon which tax hating, tea bagging racists held their "passionate", "grass roots" protests were state or federal parks paid for with taxes. It would have been neat if Obama showed up at one of those so called rallies and said, "All of you tax haters, get off the grass."

Friday, April 3, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Caution- Only you can prevent battle fires.

Monday, March 16, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Democrats Can't Even Win Successfully Could it be possible that, even though these Capitalist greed heads didn't listen to their constituents, they actually have heard and heeded a message? Maybe these self-serving lawmakers have understood with even more clarity the message sent to them by The Corporacracy.

Friday, March 13, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Bless Me Father Bless me father for I have sinned.

Monday, March 9, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

EFCA - End of Factory Gods Returning to the Employee Free Choice Act, the myth that it takes away an employee's right to a private ballot isn't the only problem that our letter writer has.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Barack Obama – Just Another "Soldier Of Peace"? ...he is beginning to look more and more like another presidential soldier of "peace".

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