Rage Against the Machine Day 30 by Hugo Groenendyk

The American Dream Needs an Update by Hugo Groenendyk of Arrowreport   The American Dream for most is a well-paying job, a nice suburban house, a big shiny car, big plates of food, a nuclear family. This sounds ideal and what everyone has been told to strive for. If you don’t attain these sought-after achievements, you are …

Rage Against the Machine Day 28 by Sonya Kassam

Just One Word by Sonya Kassam of the Sonya Kassam blog   For the past few days I had been struggling to find the words to express what we are going through as a nation. In less than 3 months we have had elections, nullified them, another election, boycott of elections, police brutality, protests, demonstrations, a nation divided, …

Rage Against the Machine Day 27 by Gary Maxwell

What Sort of Men by Gary Maxwell aka YeOldeFoole of Fool’s Blog   What sort of men slay children bent at prayer? Does God, ‘Compassionate’, and ‘Merciful’ indeed command? Or is the devil’s lair now empty, and the Sinai now full of Satan’s Helpers, glad to lend a hand defaming all that’s holy – spraying …

Rage Against the Machine Day 26 by Elmari W

Coming Out by Elmari W of Of Beauty Rich and Rare   According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, up to 11% of Australians are “of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity” (https://goo.gl/R76v1V). That is, approximately, a quarter of a million people. Many of those have not publicly acknowledged their sexual identity, making it …

Rage Against the Machine Day 25 by Jessica Cyphers

Enough is Enough by Jessica Cyphers of Shift   Do not be gentle in this, the great fight. Rage, rage against those with little sight. Rage against the machine.   In 2015, the Gun Violence Archive states that there were 53,711 gun incidents in the United States. 13,507 of those incidents resulted in death. In …

Rage Against the Machine Day 24 by Dr Noreen Nguru

The Skin I’m In by Dr Noreen Nguru of #DrReenAbroad   The Skin I’m in. Yes ma’am, I’ve got that Melanin that means my cells swim in a pool of iridescent pigment that colours me, Brown. Ochre, tan, caramel, mahogany, high-yellow, black-blue ink. I am the earth and I am the single drop of a …

Rage Against the Machine Day 23 by Sreejit Poole

The Trauma Lives for Years       Written for Rage Against the Machine Month.  If you’d like to be a part of the challenge, find more information Here.   Featured image via http://www.wallpaperscraft.com    

Rage Against the Machine Day 22 by Rebel Willing

Fated by Rebel Willing of The Dungeon   Reality television is stressing me – check that – CNN, FOX, and Facebook are depressing me – Twitter – yeah I had to disable that quick no, not going circumspect, but to get through the day tamed by a news cycle without borders – from the grassroots to …

Rage Against the Machine Day 21 by Bertie Hutchins

Finding a Way by Bertie Hutchins   Chios is very much the ‘front of the line’ in terms of the refugee crisis, here in Greece. This is because many of the refugees that make the dangerous sea crossing from Turkey arrive here. Turkey is very close, only 7km away. Looking out to sea, you can …

Rage Against the Machine Day 20 by Monika

#BeKindToElephants by Monika of The Life of Monika blog   This week Donald Trump announced his decision to permit the importing of elephant parts from Zambia and Zimbabwe into the USA. Although he has now stated that he will delay any further decisions on the matter until he has fully reviewed the conservation facts, it …