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Justin Podur: The Referendum Will Not Be Televised — or, hello from Venezuela

Greetings from Venezuela. I am not sure how much blogging I will be able to do, or what I will be blogging about. But I am in Venezuela, and I am here to cover the referendum for ZNet, and so I am glad that blogging can be a part of that. More later, I promise. Read more…

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Justin Podur: The Referendum Will Not Be Televised — or, hello from Venezuela

Greetings from Venezuela. I am not sure how much blogging I will be able to do, or what I will be blogging about. But I am in Venezuela, and I am here to cover the referendum for ZNet, and so I am glad that blogging can be a part of that. More later, I promise. Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Refuting Horowitz and Collier

To refute the criticisms[...] is trivial, and worth doing for only one reason. It teaches us something important: by even bothering to refute the criticisms, we are granting the critics a great gift, exactly what they want, and are falling into a trap that they would understand, and avoid. The best way to evaluate the Read more…

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David Peterson: War-Era Mass Grave Found Near Sarajevo

Okay. Last Saturday’s Chicago Tribune (Aug. 7) published a Getty/AFP photo by Elvis Barukcic on the upper-lefthand corner of Sect. 1, p. 3, along with the following caption: War-era mass grave found near Sarajevo A forensic expert collects human remains Friday from a mass grave southeast of Sarajevo. The grave is thought to contain about Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Moral Truisms

There is no doubt that people have moral intuitions, and research — serious research is in very early stages — reveals that they are quite uniform without experience in complex situations, and in many ways surprising. There is little reason to doubt David Hume’s observation that they are grounded in our nature — as we Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Controlling the Middle East

Controlling the region means being in a position to have a significant effect of decisions that are taken there, particularly with regard to production levels, price range (not to high, not too low), distribution (e.g., where pipelines go), etc. Nothing subtle about that. If the invasion of Iraq proves successful, and the US obtains secure Read more…

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Brian Dominick: The Old Blogs are Dead — Long Live the New ZNet Blog!

I don’t even want to begin explaining the nightmare I went to trying to fix the blog system, and then when that failed, trying to configure this new system to handle our special needs. But, alas, here it is — an all new ZNet Blog powered by the brand new Expression Engine 1.0 software. This Read more…

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Michael Albert: DNC Speech

I got an email asking if I could write up a on eminute speech for the DNC — what I would say on prime time. The request is very odd, but here is what I jotted off…probably would take a bit more than a minute though, to deliver… Given that the United States is the Read more…

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Michael Albert: Thought Dreams — The Book…

Arbeiter Ring Pre4ss has just released (and I just received through the mail) Thought Dreams: Radical Theory for the Twenty First Century, a new book of mine. Thought Dreams, the book, is my best effort to take an audience, starting from scratch, to a broad political conceptual framework suitable for understanding modern social relations, developing Read more…

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Michael Albert: Worrying About Terror

I actually think there is some reason to worry that there will be a terrorist attack between now and the election. Not because the government says so, of course. They haven’t got a clue. But because from the perspective of bin Laden and co., it makes sense. I actually think there is some reason to Read more…

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