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: What I Actually Said

Several misperceptions regarding what I have said and what I believe have been made in the comments sections of these blogs and this will hopefully serve to clarify those points. First, I do not believe that “porn is essentially and innately the foundation of women’s domination and “degradation” as one comment suggested. The comment in Read more…

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Justin Podur: No social problem imperialism can’t fix (some info on Born into Brothels)

Full disclosure: I liked the film at first. I liked the methodology of the teaching. I adored the kids and thought they took extraordinary photos. But there was something gnawing at me as well. I looked around for reviews and came across the following documents. First is a letter from the Calcutta sex workers themselves. Read more…

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Justin Podur: No social problem imperialism can’t fix (some info on Born into Brothels)

Full disclosure: I liked the film at first. I liked the methodology of the teaching. I adored the kids and thought they took extraordinary photos. But there was something gnawing at me as well. I looked around for reviews and came across the following documents. First is a letter from the Calcutta sex workers themselves. Read more…

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David Peterson: Warrior for Peace?

According to a post to Michel Collon’s website, the fearless founder of Medecins du monde Bernard Kouchner’s 2004 book Les guerriers de la paix (“Warriors for Peace”—Grasset) recounts the following exchange between Kouchner and the former president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegovic, which Kouchner claims took place some time before Izetbegovic’s death in October, Read more…

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David Peterson: The Nuclear-Weapon State of Israel

Every five years, the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons hold a formal and extensive review of the Treaty’s successes and failures since the last formal Review, all with an eye toward identifying the Treaty’s strengths and weakensses, and strengthening it overall. (At least one can hope.) The 2005 Review Read more…

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David Peterson: Jesus Cristo Libertador?

Have been wondering how best to express the actual place of the Church in the Modern World—a phrase by which one means the Catholic Church, of course, but also its celebrated proclamations of some three and four decades ago, and, most important, the fact that a hell of a lot more people live outside of Read more…

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Paul Street: April 4th: The Day King Was Shot

April 4th is emblazoned on my mind. It’s the day in 1968 when Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot dead on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis…. King was leading a poor- people’s campaign for economic justice at the time of his assassination, which fulfilled the prophecy he made to film producer Abby Read more…

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David Peterson: “Intelligence” and the Invasion of Iraq

Thursday’s release of the Report to the President of the United States, the latest official re-assessment of the state of pre-war “intelligence” behind the claims that the former regime in Baghdad possessed various nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons capabilities, programs, and/or intentions (Don’t you love this last category? Intentions being pre-eminently pre-emptable. Of course.), was Read more…

: A few articles re: prostitution

A couple of things in my mailbag that I’d like to share with you while I’m cooling my heels between planes. First, there is an interesting movie that just opened , might be of interest called “Born Into Brothels, click the link for a review. Secondly, a couple of stories regarding prostitution: Sun, March 27, Read more…

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Paul Street: Dominant Media’s Selective Morality

Some of this blog’s readers may know that I published a piece in Black Commentator last week under the title “Savage Morality: Selective Concern and Dominant Media in an Age of Empire and Inequality (see www.blackcommentator.org/131/131_think_savage_morality.html). The point of this essay was that United States media authorities make revealing class-, race-, and empire-selective choices in Read more…

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