Today commemorates our deliverance from chattel slavery. I yearn for the complete destruction of our chains.

Freedom is a funny concept. On the one hand, you almost have to compare your current state to where you were before. On the other, you have to look at where you still have…


Red or blue, the war machine rages on.

In some of the most famous works of fiction, the antagonist is a power-hungry evil tyrant that aims to subjugate the entire world. The nation they rule tramples on millions of people in their march to world domination. Sometimes, as in Avatar…


In most uncertain times, bold, direct action is needed both from the government and the citizenry.

“Push Biden Left” folks, this is your time. I’m not saying this to troll anyone; I’m saying it because it’s absolutely vital due to the dire situation the country is in. This is a…


Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let’s discuss the real Dr. King.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but there’s more to Dr. King’s legacy than his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech that we were all force-fed every year in…


The #FightFor15 is a fight that every worker should support even if you’re making well above $15/hr.

The federal minimum wage hasn’t risen in over a decade. I, like millions of others, entered the workforce during this period. While working my retail and food-service jobs, what stood out to me…


Reflecting on one of the worst years in recent history and the need for a mass movement to better our lives.

There is no going back to ‘normal.’ Even if there was, our normal was woefully inadequate. Half a million people went bankrupt every year from medical bills. Nearly 80%…


Ice Cube has caused quite the controversy this week. Though I can't entirely agree with him, I believe he’s trying to address a pressing need.

This sucks. I wish I could get mad at anyone for how they plan to vote, but I just can’t. There’s simply no right answer…


Nancy Pelosi refuses to take Trump’s stimulus deal as millions of Americans face evictions and unemployment. This is inexcusable.

I’m at a loss, honestly and truly. The Nancy Pelosi that I’ve come to know, not personally, of course, has never had a problem working with Republicans. In fact, that’s been…


A non-partisan, independent commission to redraw our voting maps would be great! Unfortunately, that is not what Amendment 1 achieves.

Election season is in full swing, and everyone is buzzing about the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates that just passed. However, for Virginia in particular, the President and Vice President…


Here’s why, regardless of your political ideology, you should support Medicare-for-All.

Healthcare is a human right. That statement sums up my personal support for Medicare-for-All. Healthcare should not be tied to employment or the ability to pay thousands of dollars. The American Healthcare system is beyond broken; it’s morally reprehensible…

Michael Daniels

25 year old Community Organizer from Hampton, VA. Student of Abolition & Anarcho- Communism.

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