By Mike Wood You privatise away and then you make us pay We’ll take it back some day, mark my words, mark my words We’ll take it back some day, mark my words. -Billy Bragg A pair of bills in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives could make it more difficult for private utility companies to purchase public water and wastewater systems. HB97 was introduced by … Continue reading PA State Reps Introduce Water Ratepayer Rights Legislation
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios Advocates of reparations, affirmative action, and policies that aim to rectify racial inequality more broadly run up against a common (and typically bad-faith) question: legal segregation is over, we have the Civil Rights Act, so what justifies special privileges for the Black community? Pennsylvania’s educational funding scheme is one example of a systemic barrier to Black success—but it’s complicated. Since 1992, Pennsylvania … Continue reading How the State Education Funding System Disadvantages Bensalem and Students of Color
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios In a wide-ranging two-hour interview, U.S. senatorial candidate Alexandria Khalil offered Bucks County Rising a first look at her beliefs and ideas. Alexandria Khalil is a Muslim, Palestinian-American Jenkintown Borough council member and Temple Law School graduate. Born in Hackensack, NJ, Khalil grew up in Queens, NY, and Glassboro, NJ. In 2016, she was elected as a Bernie Sanders delegate for Montgomery County. … Continue reading Bucks County Rising Exclusive: U.S. Senatorial Candidate Alexandria Khalil’s First Interview
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios At least ten Morrisville residents have been organizing to stop Select Morrisville LLC from moving forward with its proposal to demolish Williamson Park and develop luxury apartments, a hotel, retail shops, restaurants and an amphitheater. So far, almost 900 people have signed a Change.org petition to save Williamson Park. Environmental concerns are shared by many members of the group. Steve Fowler, for … Continue reading The Fight to Save Williamson Park
To the trans and non binary and gender non conforming people of Bucks County, Your existence is resistance. Every time you wake up. Every time you get out of bed. Every time you get out the door. Every time you go to work. Every time you get home at night and sleep and wake up again. Every breath you take is winning against a cis … Continue reading Open Letter to Trans People and Cis Allies of Bucks County
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios Bucks County local and popular OnlyFans content creator, who goes by Mimi Oh, reflects on her experience as a trans adult content creator, the challenges of adult content creation under the control of powerful tech corporations, and the role content creators can play in uplifting each other’s work, among other valuable insights. OnlyFans is a subscription service that allows fans to support … Continue reading Normalizing Sex Work: A Local Content Creator’s Perspective
By Ryan Cook
To better understand modern policing in the United States, it’s important to trace its historical roots and the social and economic conditions that shaped it over time. While much has changed, much remains remarkably similar. Since the early days of settler-colonialism, organized patrols have been used in various ways to enforce “law and order” on behalf of the ruling class. This has been met with varying degrees of support and resistance. Continue reading A People’s History of Police in the United States: Part 1
By Kevin E. Leven.
Have you ever thought “I should not be made to feel guilty for the actions of my forefathers?”
Well, I agree. You should not. No one should. Continue reading Forget About White Guilt
By Alana Hardison I often wonder if I am doing enough to help my loved ones and community. But lately I have been wondering if established organizations are doing enough to help individuals. Have advocacy groups become so “big picture” that we are ignoring the immediate needs of those we aim to support? Have we evolved with the times and made changes that empower our … Continue reading Advocacy groups, are we out of touch?
By Vincent Montoya-Armanios Shouldn’t parents, college students, people with disabilities, and people without cars have a say? The physical inaccessibility of public affairs is an inexcusable barrier to a functional democracy in Bucks County. I’ve spent the last 5 years in Ohio and Massachusetts, but my heart has always been in the beautiful, cigarette-littered streets of Levittown. Distance has kept me from following what our … Continue reading When the Pandemic Ends, Keep the Meetings Online