I saw an article from the The Nation recently with the headline “Obama Won’t Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP.” At first I thought they were referring to the mass graves recently discovered in Texas. However, what The Nation article is referring to is the fact that Malaysia is a tier 3 country in […]Read more "Mass Graves…and the TPP"
It would seem the potential of a discussion of the racism inherent in our society, indeed what our society was literally built on, has become a debate on whether or not a flag should be taken down. All of the issues that are being talked about in the media that have to do with the […]Read more "The confederate flag debate farce. (Thoughts on the shooting in South Carolina part 2)"
While the media discusses the details of the shooting and whether or not it was a hate crime, or mental illness, or if he was a “lone wolf.” Other media – or “alternative” media – discusses how not calling it terrorism is a double standard, calling it mental illness belies the racism that the US […]Read more "Some thoughts on the recent chruch shooting in SC and the media."
May 1st is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. This day is not widely celebrated in the US, even though the day came about because of events that took place here. Or rather, maybe, that is why it is not recognized here. The Haymarket Affair was an event that took place in the context of […]Read more "The Story of Labor Day and May Day"
The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP is a recently leaked trade agreement that spans 12 countries, with the almost certain promise of becoming 24 countries, connecting the West with Asia. It includes – the United States, New Zealand, Singapore, Chile, Brunei, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Japan, China, and South Korea – with more than […]Read more "The TPP won’t let us be, or let us be free, so let us see…"
Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled. Although this is still the case it is harder to discern. The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.” Whereas now this is not the case. This is evidenced when someone in the […]Read more "Some thoughts on rulers"
We made it to Tallahassee a few days ago.Read more "The Atomic Cafe in Tallahassee FL"