Friday, May 30, 2008

Indigenous People

Was very captivated by the pictures of the indigenous people in Brazil that were photographed from the airplane that were making the rounds lately. Did a little Googleing and came up with this site on indigenous languages in the US.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where's the Outrage?

The US government has now documented its own widespread torture both in Iraq and in sordid dungeons around the world in the name of the WAR ON TERROR. Where's the outrage?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Assasinated in Zimbabwe

The body of Tonderai Ndira was found this week, the 43rd Zimbabwean opposition activist to die in violence since elections in March. Journalist Farai Sevenzo looks back at his life and the circumstances leading up to his murder.

The death of an activist.

David, After a Short Stay in the US

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

How We Discipline the Poor

The United States prison system keeps marking shameful milestones. In late February, the Pew Center on the States released a report showing that more than 1 in 100 American adults are presently behind bars — an astonishingly high rate of incarceration notably skewed along racial lines. One in nine black men aged 20 to 34 are serving time, as are 1 in 36 adult Hispanic men.

An editorial from the NY Times.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

May 8

A salute to Mordecai Anielewicz on the anniversary of his death.

France 68

Philosophy in the streets. A BBC Radio documentary on the intellectuals of 68 in France.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Shut Down the Userers!

Why shutting down Payday and the like is a good idea.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ennglish Only!!

Moyers on Wright

Behold the double standard: John McCain sought out the endorsement of John Hagee, the war-mongering, Catholic-bashing Texas preacher, who said the people of New Orleans got what they deserved for their sins. But no one suggests McCain shares Hagee’s delusions or thinks AIDS is God’s punishment for homosexuality. Pat Robertson called for the assassination of a foreign head of state and asked God to remove Supreme Court Justices, yet he remains a force in the Republican religious right. After 9/11, Jerry Falwell said the attack was God’s judgment on America for having been driven out of our schools and the public square, but when McCain goes after the endorsement of the preacher he once condemned as an agent of intolerance, the press gives him a pass. Jon Stewart recently played tape from the Nixon White House in which Billy Graham talks in the Oval Office about how he has friends who are Jewish, but he knows in his heart that they are undermining America. This is crazy and wrong -- white preachers are given leeway in politics that others aren’t.

Bill Moyers take.