About John Oliver Mason

I am a freelance writer, having worked for newspapers, magazines and blogs for over twenty-five years, covering neighborhood and working people making their communities and their lives better. I believe in the power of the written word to bring about change, and I put that into practice. I believe that when we become aware of the effect our small actions in the community have in improving lives, we can truly make a difference. I am also one of the leading poets in the Philadelphia area, and I also write fiction. I also act, performing on the public access channel PhillyCAM.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner want to leave home in DC: report – Business Insider

via Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner want to leave home in DC: report – Business Insider

The palace they dwell in isn’t enough for them? May I recommend a nice gated community for them, with 24 hour security? Problem is, they’ll never get out.

President Trump Puts ‘America First’ On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR

via President Trump Puts ‘America First’ On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR

“America first” he said. “Build a wall” he said. “Save American jobs” he said. NOW he’s worried about the jobs of Chinese workers. Does Xi have something on trump, like Putin does?

Graduation

I have just come back from my graduation ceremony at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Master’s of Science degree in Union Leadership and Administration. I studied through the university’s Labor Center, and here is their website:  https://www.umass.edu/lrrc/  If you are a trade unionist, I encourage you to undergo this program; you will learn the history of the Labor movement, the place in the economy and society of workers’ organizations, and the law relating to workers. I believe in education as a form of personal and group empowerment.

This learning I have gives me the obligation to fight against the lies and propaganda emanating from the anti-worker plutocratic media and political machine. I and other labor scholars must stand up for the truth about our movement, and to tell what really goes on in the economy, the government, and our society.