Welcome to Hell World

Luke O'Neil
Weekly dispatches from the pit of despair
Created 25 Jul 2018
  • The rare good apple in the bunch
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 7 4
    When we talk about the idea that police departments and policing itself as we know it in America need to be dismantled and reimagined from the ground up it can seem like a daunting and insurmountable ...
  • There are few jobs quite so absurd as rockstar
    12 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 8 6
    Things have been a little grim around here lately and also always so I thought I’d run something a little more lighthearted today. If you’ve spent any time on Twitter in the last year or so you’ve lik...
  • Another sickening and low moment for all of us
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    This piece appears in my book Lockdown in Hell World. I have to stop this somewhere but every time I think I’ve said enough a year’s worth of history happens the next day. I know we’ve each said somet...
  • When a room slowly starts to fill with water
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    This piece appears in my book Lockdown in Hell World. If you like what you read please subscribe to this newsletter for free or for money thank you. Get 20% off forever If you take a left out of my ne...
  • They’re basically punishing people for being in poverty
    09 Nov 2021 • 20 min read • 13 0
    Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images As was mentioned in here a few days ago the ACLU of Massachusetts recently brought suit against the city of Boston for the way they have been...
  • It's like a fucking horror movie that never ends
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    This piece appears in my book Lockdown in Hell World and today is the anniversary of when most of it was written so I thought I’d share it here. Jesus Christ this dude even has to lose weird. I decide...
  • They were going from tent to tent throwing it all in the back of a truck
    06 Nov 2021 • 20 min read • 8 0
    Men wait outside of a soup kitchen in Worcester, MA. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Today Bill Shaner returns with a dispatch from Worcester, MA about the abrupt and cruel disposal of an unhoused...
  • You who have your lives to lose
    02 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 5
    Here’s a bunch of things in a row to piss you off of your ass. Thank you as always for your support. A century and a year ago today on November 2, 1920 Socialist Party candidate Eugene Debs won nearly...
  • I remember the first time I was ever scared in my life
    28 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    This essay appears in my book Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia available here. It was originally published on the small bow which is site dedicated to writing about addicti...
  • The suffering and unsightly are taking up space without paying
    28 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 9 1
    Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images You’ll have to subscribe to read the entirety of this piece. Subscriptions are $5.23 a month/$61.07 a year at the moment. Earlier in the week I also s...
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