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.

New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

Source: New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

I see they’re not giving up their foolish reverence to their lost cause of glorifying a racist regime; so let US not give up our struggle against them.

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President Trump allows Air Force recall of retired pilots

President Trump allows Air Force recall of retired pilots

Source: President Trump allows Air Force recall of retired pilots

WHY are honorable discharged officers being recalled to service? Do they have the same skills as before? Have they lost their skills? Are they still in the right shape physically? What is the orange idiot planning?

Rachel Maddow Has a Provocative Theory About Trump’s Response to Fallen Soldiers in Niger @alternet

It’s all a diversion from something very specific. President Donald Trump’s phone call to the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger, has dominated the headlines since the details were first revealed.The president reportedly told Johnson’s wife her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’ and appeared not to know the soldier’s name. This comes after Trump made false claims about how his predecessors handled the deaths of U.S. service members.

Source: Rachel Maddow Has a Provocative Theory About Trump’s Response to Fallen Soldiers in Niger @alternet

Trump Sinks to New Low in Call to Grieving Widow of Fallen Soldier @alternet

A lawmaker recounted the repulsive incident on national television. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told CNN’s Don Lemon that President Donald Trump made a horrifying remark to the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson, who lost his life in Niger.’Basically he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt,” Wilson recounted.She was present for that portion of the call, which occurred on speakerphone in a vehicle she was sharing with Johnson’s family. Trump made the disgusting remark to Wilson shortly before she received her husband’s casket.

Source: Trump Sinks to New Low in Call to Grieving Widow of Fallen Soldier @alternet

CNN’s Don Lemon Has a Pretty Good Idea Why Trump Is So Furiously ‘Jealous’ of Obama @alternet

The president is obsessed with his predecessor. CNN anchor Don Lemon took issue with contributor Charles Blow’s use of the word ‘inexplicable’ to describe President Donald Trump’s habit of blaming his failures on President Barack Obama.’I don’t think it’s inexplicable,’ Lemon said before launching into a devastating assessment.

Source: CNN’s Don Lemon Has a Pretty Good Idea Why Trump Is So Furiously ‘Jealous’ of Obama @alternet