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Matthew Vernon Whalan is a journalist and writer from Great Barrington, MA. He has published journalism in the Red Crow News, The Berkshire Edge, Spin Education, The Brattleboro Reformer, and other newspapers. He is the author of The Little Book of Freedom, about a death row inmate in Alabama. He has also published fiction in Literary Orphans, Hitherto MUIC, Foliate Oak, and other newspapers and literary journals.
SHARE Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Part 1: War on Kids: Psychology of Politics of Future Destruction
This an introduction to a series on contemporary youth resistance in the United States. The series will focus on youth actions, groups, theories, tactics, and figures, mostly in the Northeast region of the United States, engaged in the resistance and struggle for a more equal, open, and sustainable future, on specific social and political issues that have passed, are ongoing, upcoming, and usually all three.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 3, 2016 Obama's Legacy
There has been a great deal of speculation in the mainstream-news outlets about Obama's "legacy" in the hands of Trump. Perhaps we ought to look at his record instead of his legacy, and look closely at the most important tools his administration is handing to Trump's.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 13, 2016 Calm Down, Freak Out
Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, how we got here and how we can leave here.
(17 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 23, 2016 We Got Next
The politics of reality in an age of nuclear weapons and climate change, and how we can save our future.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Voting For Resistance, Voting for the Youth: Why the Green Party is the Party of the Future
Covers the points of continuity between the Democratic and Republican Parties, and analyzes the actions and policy proposals of the Greens Party. The piece lays out the continuity between the two parties on environmental issues, the war on terror, immigration, economic insecurity and civil liberties, and contrasts this continuity to the platform of the Greens.