June 20, 2014 – RE: ISIS takeover of Iraq
When the United States invaded Iraq and seized its wealth, it set an example for others to do the same.
May 27, 2014 – “Misogynist” violence?
Elliot Rodger clearly hated the women who rejected him. However, portraying the Santa Barbara massacre as “misogynist” violence takes us in the wrong direction.
Rodger stated that he wanted respect as an “alpha male,” and he chose to establish his masculinity by killing people – women and men. Such twisted thinking is cultivated in a society that depends on the oppression of women and on gender stereotypes that help trap women (and men) in an oppressive family system. READ MORE
May 21, 2014 – Garment workers and fashion models join forces
“At first glance the runways of New York and the factories of Bangladesh couldn’t look farther apart, and yet we are all working in the same industry—the fashion industry—which is a $1.5 trillion business, where the work is overwhelmingly performed by young women and girls…We’re all trying to assert our rights in a hostile labor environment, and we all want to have a voice in our work.” Dissent
March 19, 2014 – U.S. protest over Russia claiming Crimea
The world’s #1 imperial power scolding the world’s #2 imperial power for its imperial behavior.
January 27, 2014 – Obama’s Brain Initiative
President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative is described as “a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind…” This initiative may lead to better treatment for brain diseases. However, the mind is not the brain. Mapping the brain to understand the mind is as useless as dissecting Leonardo DaVinci’s brain to understand the Mona Lisa. (SR)
January 6, 2014 – It’s just business
Kicking millions of Americans off unemployment insurance is a smart business move for capitalism. More people desperate for work will lower the price of labor and raise profits. The capitalists don’t care about the misery they cause – it’s simply the cost of doing business. (SR)