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  • No Justice, No Peace

    Jason Bean / Reno-Gazette Journal Why is anyone surprised there is violence? Our government is genocidal. Meat-packing plants that do not protect their poor and POC workforce from a deadly virus are required to stay open while billionaires are not required to do anything. Why aren't hotels requisitioned for the homeless? Instead, they're put in…
  • Change Accomplished

    History rolled into the neighborhood this weekend.  I wish the Garat/Humphrey House had stayed in its general original location and been part of a historical gateway to UNR.  But if that was not to be permitted, at least the lovely building was given a new home and not demolished.  Welcome to the neighborhood!
  • Changing Places

      Good-bye to this craftsman style, Chinese influenced, UNR gateway area house, neatly set up to move to another neighborhood, Reno’s Old Southwest.  The university is putting a massive new Business Building in the house’s place.     Porthole windows and Chinese detail grace the building.  But a piece is missing!     In pieces,…

  • Another Round of Neo-Nazi Flyers in Reno

    Another round of flyers in Reno from the local subgroup of the anti-Jewish, racist and homophobic organization, Daily Stormer.   Every national Stormer flyer campaign has included flyers in Reno.  It is not hit-or-miss.  It's every one.   Will they be in your neighborhood next?  Will the Nazis be in your neighborhood next?  
  • Change, Rolling Around Town

    In old neighborhoods, we use the past to imagine a future. It's not quite the same when material history rolls around town.  Here's a strong old house--once a paragon of stability.  Is it about to be wheeled off?  Or has it just been wheeled in?  Is it coming?  Or going?     It looks lonely.…
  • Neo-Nazi leaflets in Reno again

    Daily Stormer, a nationally prominent neo-Nazi organization, has an active subgroup in Reno, Nevada, formed (according to entries on Gab) about a year ago.  Subgroups are called Stormer Book Clubs.  The local Reno group has leafleted Reno as part of two prior national leafleting campaigns organized by the national organization.  Local residents are aware of…
  • Did you know that UNR is a Koch brothers core campus?

      Neither did I.  And there lies a tale.   Reeling from the Kavanaugh controversy, and after a packed day teaching and talking to students, I drove up the hill to Archie's, a bright, friendly sports bar near the university where the burgers are good, the staff friendly and accommodating, and the view of the…