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Cecily McMillan Writes About Rikers #Justice4Cecily #Occupy

Cecily McMillan has released a brief letter discussing her early experiences at the New York state prison on Rikers Island. Good morning. I’m writing from the Rose M. Singer Correctional Facility, dorm 2 East B on Rikers Island – where I’ve been held for the past 4 days. Admittedly, I was shocked by the jury’s […]

New York and the Examined Life

This clip features two of my favorite philosophers: Cornel West and Peter Singer. While I tend to disagree with them on certain philosophical grounds, I love their respective styles. Singer discussing poverty in the context of extreme excess is classic. Both of these men address issues that are dear to me. It is within this spirit […]