Archives

avatar
Mina Khanlarzadeh: Kurdish female fighters are not media-created fictions

                      After the mainstream media finally started covering Kurdish female fighters in Kobane, some critics began to take notice of them. For these media critics, the subaltern only comes into existence after becoming the subject of consideration for the mainstream media. Subsequently the critics take Read more…

avatar
Brad Wilson: Food Charters in Context: Strengths and Weaknesses

(author’s note:  I’ll try to add footnotes later) I ran across posts about the Minnesota Food Charter on the COMFOOD list recently.  At the bottom of the web site were “links” to, for example, work on other food charters, including work in Iowa, Michigan, Oregon and West Virginia.  This blog very briefly raises questions of Read more…

avatar
Mina Khanlarzadeh: West-obsessed anti-imperialists and Kobane, “genuine natives” and “fake natives”

The global Left has no prospects other than commenting on sociopolitical affairs, and leftists, like most other people, are not actively part of any actual change-making in the current sociopolitical order. Even the idea of a sociopolitical order other than the existing various forms of capitalism seems like the script of a disturbing science-fiction movie. Read more…

avatar
Nasir Khan: Religious freedom or religious coercion?

Nasir Khan, October 30, 2014 The whole history of mankind shows when Religion and State were united, the world saw only political and social oppression, injustice and disasters. The same thing is happening in many countries now where some people are killing others in the name of their religion and for imposing their brand of Read more…

avatar
Nasir Khan: Democratic rule or theocratic rule for the Muslim people

Nasir Khan Islam is a religion, a great religion, but it not a political ideology for multicultural, multi-religious and multi-ethnic societies of the present times. It contains some golden principles such as equality, fairness and justice that are applicable in politics because such universal principles are recognised as the pillars of democracy and open society. Read more…

avatar
The Polemicist: The Irish Widow and the Liberian Fiancé: Ebola, CEO Disease, and the Public Good

Go to source   Outbreak The Ebola crisis highlights the absurdity of pretending that a private, for-profit health system can do what a real public healthcare system must. Remember the deadly-Ebola-like-virus movie where Dustin Hoffman and Renee Russo and Morgan Freeman and a whole state-of-the-art medical team, along with a small army (There’s always an army!) swoops in to Read more…

Gabriel Levy: Social protest and repression in Donbass

From the People & Nature site News about social protests is coming out of Donbass, the region controlled by separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. The protesters have faced violent repression and threats from the separatist governments whose policies they are challenging. On 4 October, local people in Sverdlovsk (in Luhansk region, in separatist-controlled territory) protested Read more…

avatar
Bob Simpson: Ferguson means fight back: Thousands march in St. Louis against police violence

When Mike Brown was shot to death in Ferguson MO last summer, his hands up in surrender, he didn’t know when he awoke that morning that he would die that day as yet another victim of American racism. Neither did Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd or countless others, going back to when the first Read more…

avatar
Lawrence Wittner: America is No. 1 — But in What?

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world.  Is there any evidence for this claim? Well, yes.  When it comes to violence and preparations for violence, the United States is, indeed, No. 1.  In 2013, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Read more…

avatar
Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Sierra Club in Action

Green Time TV: Sierra Club in Action by Don Fitz The Sierra Club is the oldest and strongest environmental organization in the US. November 2014 episodes of Green Time TV take a close look at Sierra Club activities in the St. Louis area, including its work supporting wind power, encouraging energy efficiency, opposing coal ash, Read more…

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann