Wednesday, December 05, 2018


Red Renaissance

Words From A Bear--the film documentary about Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa author and poet Navarro Scott Momaday--debuts at Sundance 2019.

Monday, December 03, 2018


Jeunesse v Trudeau

Environnement Jeunesse--an environmental youth group based in Montreal--has filed suit against the Government of Canada on behalf of all citizens of Quebec under the age of 35 for its failure on climate change. Accusing Prime Minister Trudeau of selling out to protect the oil industry, spokesperson Catherine Gauthier observes, "People under 35 will suffer the severe consequences."

Monday, November 26, 2018


Fuel to the Fire

The world's forests are our last barrier against lethal climate change. Cutting them down for palm oil plantations--created in response to the American biofuels fad--is apocalyptic behavior. Consumerism is the problem, not the solution.

Monday, October 29, 2018


Values Ethics & Morality

It isn't the I-pad that makes things happen, it's the idea. While the invention of the blog platform made it possible for 'bloggers of resistance' to communicate with a mass audience, it was the 2003 'Green Zone' war-profiteering that inspired them to write. Likewise in the wake of the 2008-2009 Wall Street bailout--leading to the 2010 mass foreclosures and evictions--citizen journalists attacked the corporate establishment online. The 2012 #Occupy campaign exposed the culprits.

With the 2016 socialist revolution--ignited by the Bernie Sanders campaign--the launch of The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald and a new wave of independent reporters are prompting the discussion of values, ethics and morality, especially as applied to the central conflict between indigenous nations and modern states.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


An Affront to Civilization

According to the Irish novelist Eoin McNamee, the armed border partitioning the island of Ireland was "a moral wrong, in the sense that the Berlin Wall was a moral wrong, an affront to civilization." Now, two decades since that partition was removed, English nationalists--opposed to open borders--threaten to return Ireland to the troubling past of manned security checkpoints and wanton violence that terrorized its citizens.

As Andrew Maxwell puts it,
It's not the Irish border--It's the British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach.

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Scapegoating Strategy

The criminalization of homelessness--blaming the victim--is the latest GOP electoral campaign scapegoating strategy. As noted at CounterPunch,

There isn't a single county in the United States where you can rent a two-bedroom, market-rate apartment working a full-time, minimum-wage job. Many of our neighbors are one emergency or missed paycheck away from losing their homes.

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Data for Progress

Small donors can make a big difference in defeating Republicans across the country.

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