Category: Pop Culture

Potent Whisper: Potent Whisper Ft. Floetic Lara – Just Wondering

Official video for Potent Whisper Ft. Floetic Lara – Just Wondering

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Noam Chomsky: On “Zombies and Apocalypse”

Interview on the cultural preoccupation with “the zombie apocalypse” in United States

Christopher Phelps: “We Shall Overcome”: Honoring Pete Seeger

Now so familiar as to risk seeming clichéd, “We Shall Overcome” was the paramount song of the civil rights movement

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David Swanson: The Thugs of Halftime

I don’t recall the exercise of one’s rights under the First Amendment requiring an invitation

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Michael Albert: Twitterific

The going wisdom is that Twitter is becoming a major platform for people to get news and to interact with ideas. Seriously?

Dawson Barrett: King of the Outcast Teens: Kurt Cobain and the Politics of Nirvana

This April marks twenty years since the death of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, one of the most iconic cultural figures of the late 20th century

: The Horrors of Reality: Moments & Perceptions of Imperial Civilized Life

The Horrors of Reality: Moments & Perceptions of Imperial Civilized Life Jonathan Gillis 23 June 2013 Cultural Supremacy & Cultural Supremacists One example of the horrors of reality engineered by dominant culture is that a conservatively estimated 3.1 million children, nearly half of who are under 5, die every year because of malnutrition.[1] What can Read more…

: Origin in Loss

Origin in Loss Jonathan Gillis 8 May 2013 Drowning in an ocean of noise. Completely alone, yet surrounded, by strangers. Psychologically tortured in the auditory madness of this psychopathic imperial world. The humming, buzzing, beeping, vibrating, clanking, clashing, crunching, splashing, thudding, reverberating, commotion, hammering, crashing, clattering, pattering, stomping, creaking, dripping, jangling, ringing, whistling, whispering, talking, Read more…

: The Insanity of the Dominant Culture

The Insanity of the Dominant Culture Jonathan Gillis 8/24/2012   “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” — Dom Hélder Câmara Our entire imperial way of life is predicated and maintained by violence. Arguably, most violent Read more…

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Alexander Billet: From Sanctimony to Spectacle: Madonna vs. Marine Le Pen

If there is anything that Madonna has become known for, it’s spectacle. Spectacle in the truest sense, the sense defined in the dictionary as “a public show or display, especially on a large scale.” Note that this definition says nothing about the actual substance of this display; it could be completely devoid of anything consequential. Read more…

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