Stop Cop City, defend the Atlanta forest
The conflict between forest defenders and agents of state violence in Atlanta is a microcosm of the interconnected battles we face against rising American fascism. Cop City is a proposed 90-million dollar police training facility to be built in the Weelaunee forest in Atlanta. Since 2021, it has been a site of contestation between activist […]
A lesson is learned; the damage is irreversible
This post is the first in a series describing formative moments in my journey to the left. Content notice: liberal handwringing, white existential dread. A Lesson Is Learned but the Damage Is Irreversible is a webcomic by Dale Beran and David Hellman that ran between 2004 and 2013. It depicts a series of increasingly surreal, […]
Local Seattle Action: I-135 Passes!
The Seattle social housing initiative that House Our Neighbors worked to get on the February 2023 ballot has officially passed. The city of Seattle is now required to set up a social housing authority with the mandate to create and maintain social housing in the city. As described in an earlier post, social housing is […]
Review: Disco Elysium
This post contains spoilers for the 2019 video game Disco Elysium. And we drink / ever notice how drinking’s like war / cup o’ troops o’er the gums / to the end of our health, a campaign ‘gainst myself / armed with bourbons and scotches and rums — Moxy Früvous, The Drinking Song It was the […]
Ethical consumption and Hogwarts Legacy
Preface: don’t buy the wizard game; don’t play the wizard game; don’t stream the wizard game. JK Rowling is a transphobic bigot and as long as she owns the Harry Potter IP, consuming it is a tacit endorsement of her worldview. Source. Choosing not to consume the game is a basic statement of solidarity with […]
Local Seattle Action: Vote Yes on I-135
If you live in Seattle, this year’s February special election includes a ballot measure of note: I-135, which provides for the creation of a social housing authority to administer the development of mixed income affordable social housing in the city. If you live in Seattle you probably also know that we’re desperately in need of more […]
What’s going on here?
Hey, everybody! Long time no see, to those returning. Nice to meet you, to the new folks. Welcome to the new incarnation of Heisei Democracy: a resource for leftist thought and action. Some history: back in the mid-aughts, this site was a blog about my life in Japan and related pop culture fixations. The site […]