(Distribute widely. Obama’s WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER either.) Ambassador Nancy J. Powell Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources U.S. Department of State 2201 C. Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Ambassador Powell: It is with great regret and disappointment I submit my resignation from my appointment as a Political [...]
Archive for November 2009
Watch, listen, and enjoy. Hat tip to Anita Stewart.
from Diana Butler Bass: * Hospitality * Discernment * Healing * Contemplation * Testimony * Diversity * Justice * Worship (or embracing awe) * Reflection * Beauty I invite remarks that riff on any or several of these, how or why they might be important, and examples of them in our daily, tangible lives. HINT: [...]
With the massacre at Fort Hood and reports that President Obama is about to approve the sending of 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, “The Good Soldier” arrives at movie theaters in the nick of time. What is needed desperately right now is a shot in the arm for the antiwar movement and this deeply moving [...]
Financial historian Michael Hudson, author of Super Imperialism, makes a claim that the main contradiction in our society today is not between owner and worker, as the old left claimed, but between creditors and borrowers. I don’t know about “main” anything, contradictions or otherwise, but there is something critical in what he says. Critical because [...]
Got this by email, and wanted to share. De has always been on the lookout for the biophobic bases of exterminism, a medicalized pest-metaphor that accompanied the Enlightenment through its ultimate development (to now). More than once, we’ve pointed out here – with regard to the growing proto-fascist movement of the post-Bush political margin – [...]