Author Archives: dezyp

The Recolonization of Standing Rock

By Desmond Powers After a thirty-five hour drive from New Orleans, I rolled into Standing Rock’s Oceti Sakowin camp in a VW hatchback plastered with Bernie stickers with two fellow New Orleanians and a trunk full of herbal medicine and … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Indigenous, Voices of Color | Comments Off on The Recolonization of Standing Rock

4th of July Parade, or Army™ Recruitment Seminar

THIS YEAR’S 4TH OF JULY PARADE was not what I expected. I remember that in the past the parade was for kids. It was mostly about marching bands, community groups, guys in the little cars throwing out candy and stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Aramark™ Makes Horrible Lunches, and Kids Do Something About It

I go to Leal Elementary School in Urbana, and our school lunches suck. Most of the kids in my class think the school lunches are unhealthy, and should not be served at our school, or any other elementary school. For … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Food, Human Rights, Youth | Leave a comment