Thursday, October 26, 2017

 

J20 Trials

Crushing dissent isn't new to the White House; Bush and Obama both had the FBI arrest innocent protesters and journalists in order to keep democracy down. The difference with Trump is that his Justice Department under U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions--a long-time opponent of civil rights--is out to imprison those it perceives as subversives under conspiracy to riot for merely being in proximity to people who commit vandalism. Like Reagan's AG Ed Meese, Sessions appears fixated on destroying Constitutional guarantees of free speech and lawful dissent.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

Operation Overlords

In his introduction to An Essay on Liberation, Herbert Marcuse observes that, 


What is denounced as utopian is no longer that which has no place and cannot have any place in the historical universe, but rather that which is blocked from coming about by the power of the established societies.

Last week, the New York Times editorial board--voice of the aristocracy--opined that 'Medicare for All' will destroy the national Democratic Party establishment, which, if it is smart, will continue grovelling to Wall Street. Naturally, they blamed Bernie Sanders, the most popular politician in America--not career crooks like Hillary Clinton, who have other interests.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

Fourth World Think Tank

The Center for World Indigenous Studies invites you to learn, study and discover alongside activist scholars advancing the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.

Monday, October 09, 2017

 

Doctoring Dysfunction

As noted at The Intercept, the stranglehold on health care by doctors, private insurers and drug-makers has killed any chance of the Affordable Care Act ever working. Medicare for all is the only way to make Americans healthy, and is the ticket to a Democratic Congress in 2018.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

 

Culture-Jamming

The SI2 gallery is now online.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

 

The Stoners

In the movie The Kite Runner, there is a scene where adulterers are stoned to death by the Taliban during half-time of a soccer match in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in real-life Uganda, homosexuality is a capitol offense.
In January 2009, president-elect Barack Obama chose homophobic pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. In 2013, the acclaimed documentary God Loves Uganda — which depicts the role of American conservative evangelicals (Warren’s proteges) in generating vicious anti-gay campaigns there — premiered in New York.
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN — Nikki Haley — voted against a resolution condemning the death penalty for LGBTQ people.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

No Mexicans No Food

Nationwide, the shortage of migrant workers means crops go unpicked, and if things keep going the way they are, food shortages could occur.

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