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March 21, 2023

Here Are My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The Saturday March 18 2023 ForumFirst: Tara MoselySecond: Mark GreerThird: Shammas MalikFourth: Marco SommervilleFifth: Jeff WilhiteSixth: Joshua SchafferSeventh: Keith Mills I thought it might be useful to talk about my biases. Each time I do these rankings after a debate I ask myself if I’m letting certain […]

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March 17, 2023
My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The 3rd Debate

My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The 3rd Debate: The BIG winner of the Social Justice Forum debate last night (March 16, 2023) was Mark Greer. The questions they asked were right up his alley and he knocked them out of the park. The first question the candidates were asked was "what is the most […]

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March 16, 2023
SATM Podcast Episode 116: Down and Dirty Akron Politics

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 116. We talk about the candidates and racism, classism and misogyny.

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March 15, 2023
My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The Second Debate

First: Tara MoselySecond: Marco SommervilleThird: Mark GreerFourth: Shammas MalikFifth: Joshua SchafferSixth: Jeff WilhiteSeventh: Keith Mills My rankings have definitely changed since the last debate. Tara and Marco are still in the top 2 spots. But Mark Greer is just amazing. He's a younger Black man who really gets it. At one point the question was: […]

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March 14, 2023

I'm really excited about the abortion access amendment groups are trying to get on the November ballot in Ohio. The proposed amendment would provide that every “individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions,” including abortion. On top of that there is an Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative that I think […]

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March 11, 2023

I was sitting inside my building yesterday when a homeless friend came to me and said there was a man with a gun who was extremely agitated at our house. I went to see what was going on. As I slowly walked towards the scene I watched as this man ranted and paced around aggressively […]

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March 10, 2023
Who I'd Vote For Akron Mayor Right Now

I had a GREAT time at the Akron Mayoral debate last night in Ward 5 at Robinson CLC. I truly believe we are going to get a Black mayor in Akron. That excites me a great deal. I hope that inspires some new voters to come out and get in the game on May 2, […]

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March 8, 2023

This is a friend of mine passed out after taking a really good hit of fentanyl. The needle is still in her arm. In our circle we all know who this is. She’s embarrassed by this picture. But she didn’t tell me to take it down. That’s the one rule I’ve given myself. If a […]

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March 7, 2023
To Each Their Own

This is my friend Aubrey, with her dog Harley. She is pregnant, due in May, and lives in hiding in the woods hoping that the police and society don't find her and take all her belongings. Some of us are learning acceptance of others. Some of us aren't. All of us need to be better […]

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March 6, 2023
Who Is Sage Lewis Politically?

There have been some really interesting articles, locally and nationally, about political polling. I just finished reading: Asian Americans, Shifting Right - The New York Times It's primarily about Asian Americans. But it has other more general stats that I find very interesting. For example: Nationally, the rightward drift of Asian voters is connected to […]

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March 4, 2023
Why Do I Want To Put Myself Through This?

I read this article: Akron, Ohio, police condemn councilwoman's comment on Jayland Walker and my first thought was: "Why am I doing this to myself?" I could sell a couple assets and retire. I'm 51 years old and I could just move to an island or California or someplace where there is less racism and […]

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March 1, 2023
It Turns Out We All Live In A Prison

Did you see the new policy where Akron Public Schools is locking away some students cellphones? We are starting at East, Buchtel and Ellet. We have contracted with a company called Yondr for $43,450 to lease 2,475 locking pouches. East and Buchtel's campuses include grades six through 12, and Ellet is nine through 12. (What […]

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February 27, 2023
A Vote For Sage Lewis Is A Vote For School Unions

I stand with Akron City School Board, The Akron Education Association, the Akron Education Association, OAPSE Local 689 and SEIU Local 1. Are you following the war going on right now between the Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the mayor against the Akron School Board? I truly hope you are because it DEEPLY matters […]

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February 22, 2023
We Lost

For about 5 years now we have gone to every court possible asking for the permission to let me somehow help any homeless people that can't find their way into a shelter or a house. We have been denied at every turn. Our property rights litigation journey is now over. Consider it lost. Consider it […]

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February 20, 2023

If we are ever going to get one step closer to solving our societal problems we must acknowledge the complicated nature of reality. Let me tell you this week's story… A young woman from out of town ended up in our house that tries to help the most challenging homeless people. She said that she […]

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February 16, 2023
SATM Podcast Episode 115 - East Palestine Ohio Train Derailment - DON'T TRUST THE LEADERS!

The East Palestine Ohio Train Derailment is just the latest episode of big government and big business working together to undermine safety, lie to the people and let innocent human beings suffer and die for the good of making billions of dollars in profits. The are the resources I used for this episode:

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February 15, 2023
Akron Ohio Is A Racist City

Akron Ohio is a racist city. It always has been and I see no indication based on the leadership of today that it ever will not be a racist city. I could give you countless reasons to support this statement. But I'll just give you the most recent one: Imokhai Okola is a Jones Day […]

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February 13, 2023
Here come the Akron Corprocrats to steal your Democracy.

Here we go again. The power-mongers of Akron are going to try to buy yet another Akron Mayoral election. And they are going to rely on your political apathy to do it. Here are 13 reasons you should NOT vote for Marco Sommerville for mayor: 1. Retired Akron Children's Hospital CEO and President Bill Considine.2. […]

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February 11, 2023
This is my friend Aubrey.

This is my friend Aubrey. She’s pregnant in a tent. I offered her a room in my house. She said no. People have told me a bunch of reasons why she won’t go. (Rules are definitely not one of them). But it doesn’t matter. She doesn’t want to go. That’s all that matters. Another friend […]

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February 8, 2023

This is the arm of an 80-year-old woman who had her purse stolen and was knocked to the ground in front of Gionino's Pizzeria in The Valley. The man who stole her purse ripped it so hard off her arm that it caused this injury. This shit infuriates me. Ever since I heard about this […]

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February 7, 2023
Drifting Away

If I had no family (I don't have any friends I meet up with and I have no real interest in finding any. I'm naturally an introvert with low grade depression) I'd just roll out. I'd get in my truck and head to the desert, I think. I'd take my tent, sleeping bag, Coleman stove, […]

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February 3, 2023
She Said No

Get this. I asked a friend of mine to come move into our house. She’s pregnant. I can’t stand watching pregnant women freeze. It is currently 14 degrees. She is in a tent with no heat. Someone has tarped it really nicely however. She said no. I have no rules. Like zero rules. As long […]

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February 2, 2023
SATM Podcast #114 Joe I-Love-Pharma-But-Don't-Tell-Anyone Biden is a total liar.

Sage Against The Machine Podcast #114 If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you can get them on your favorite podcasting platform. Sage Against The Machine on Spotify Sage Against The Machine on Stitcher Sage Against The Machine Podcast on […]

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February 2, 2023
Political Candidates That Filed For The May 2, 2023 Akron Ohio Primaries

Here are the candidates that are running in the Akron Ohio May 2, 2023 primaries:Ward 1Nancy Holland vs. Jude Yovichin Ward 2Incumbent, first-term Councilman Phil Lombardo is running unopposed. No Republicans filed. Ward 3Margo Sommerville vs. Damarios Walker in the Democratic primary. No Republicans filed. Ward 4Russ Neal vs. Will Blake vs. Jan Davis in […]

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January 31, 2023
Sully Got Housed!

This is my friend Sully. Sully just got housed through Community Support Services. He has lived outside off and on for the last 5 winters. He was the "yard dog" for the 2 years of our tent city. When a new person would come into our village he would always be there to help them […]

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January 28, 2023
My Most Prized Possession

This might be my most prized possession. (I think telling its story is relevant to the brutal beating and murder by Memphis police of Tyre Nichols). I just bought this gun last night from a felon. This is something I do from time to time. I buy guns from people that shouldn’t have them. But […]

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January 27, 2023
The Murder of Tyre Nichols

I’m pleased that the court system of Memphis was able to bring justice to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was brutally beaten and murdered by 5 police officers. They all are charged with 2nd degree murder. The added twist here is that all 5 officers are Black. So the idea that changing the […]

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January 27, 2023
Pictures From Last Night's Fundraiser

Here are some photos from our fundraiser to support my run for Ward 8 Akron city council last night. We were at Mercedes' Tavern which is run by Cindy who is incredible. I got to meet Cindy's partner, Ruth, who is at least as incredible as Cindy. (I find that every successful business owner has […]

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January 26, 2023
SATM Podcast #113 My City Council Fundraiser is Tonight

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 113 If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you can get them on your favorite podcasting platform. Sage Against The Machine on Spotify Sage Against The Machine on Stitcher Sage Against The Machine Podcast […]

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January 20, 2023
Racism in Akron Schools

I LOVE thinking about the hardest problems in society. I believe the race war between Blacks and Whites is a foundational struggle that is so embedded in American society that it is almost our one great sacred struggle between good and evil. I am nearly obsessed with the Black/White American problem. If we can overcome […]

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