[Thanks to T Millions who wrote to us asking for more commentary on vermicomposting, particularly as applied to humanure and local "health security"] It might be the ultimate kapu. After all, everything from child molestation to necrophilia to bestiality to gang rape is now routine fare in online porn, and anyone who’s genuinely upset by [...]
Archive for April 2008
No way to stay out of this one, so I’m linking a piece by Illinois resident, political scientist, and writer Adolph Reed. Wright, of course, is being subjected to a one-sided vilification-fest by the media. They hate uppity Negroes; they hate anyone who is tainted by a whiff of Black nationalism; and they really hate [...]
By DE CLARKE and STAN GOFF In recent days, we have seen the rising price of oil and the devaluation of the dollar create two quantum shifts in the economy: the beginning of the collapse of the air travel industry and a global crisis of food-price inflation. These are related in ways that are crucial [...]
The following linked Doug Nowland article from AT points to statistics and trends that we have remarked upon more than once hereabouts. This dismal accounting from the most dismal of “sciences” is not guaranteed to get your dopamine levels up through first impressons. Econo-talk is a deadly bore — designedly so to ensure that it [...]
I was impressed by your insight that the motivation of U.S. volunteers overseas springs mostly from very alienated feelings and concepts. I was equally impressed, by what I interpret as a step forward among would-be volunteers like you: openness to the idea that the only thing you can legitimately volunteer for in Latin America might [...]
A Time for Jubilee (by Elizabeth Palmberg) The subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. has raised just outrage at the behavior of predatory lenders. It’s wrong to push a mortgage which the lender knows the borrower won’t be able to pay back, driving homeowners into foreclosure and bankruptcy. But when poor nations have unpayable debt—often [...]
Stan- you have a lot of interesting thoughts but I still can not hear the response to some of the questions I raised about the difference between community work and movement-making, and the false polarity of bureaucratic model centralized politics and community-making as the only alternatives (it seems you assume) of political change (clarify if [...]
…and some pictures.
This video teases us… in a very good way.
When Women and Blacks Fight to Get First in Line They Both Suffer By Stephanie Coontz One of the recurring undercurrents in arguments over who deserves to win this historic Democratic Party primary race has been the question of which group needs advancement more – blacks or women. Gloria Steinem has argued that voting for [...]