Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to Think about the coming war in Syria. Read your history!

ROBERT FISK The Independent  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/we-should-have-been-traumatised-into-action-over-syria-in-2011–and-2012but-now-8789506.html Friday 30 August 2013 We should have been traumatised into action over Syria in 2011 – and 2012. But now? Iran is ever more deeply involved in protecting the Syrian government. Thus a victory for Bashar … Continue reading

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The Death of the Academy

http://thebaffler.com/past/academy_fight_song Academy Fight Song THOMAS FRANK [from The Baffler No. 23] Share on facebookShare on twitterMore Sharing Services98           This essay starts with utopia—the utopia known as the American university. It is the finest educational institution in the … Continue reading

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While i find the last quarter of this paper silly and pandering for favour, the first three quarters of the article are very good indeed….   Culture   Salon / By Steven Salaita http://www.alternet.org/culture/mindless-and-extravagant-support-our-troops-display-doesnt-help-soldiers-does-lot-those-who?akid=10856.286596.bTYRNg&rd=1&src=newsletter888467&t=9&paging=off <!– MailChimp RSS-Email Widget –> 10 COMMENTS … Continue reading

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Crisis of Humanity: Global Capitalism Breeds 21st Century Fascism

Crisis of Humanity: Global Capitalism Breeds 21st Century Fascism Monday, 26 August 2013 09:19By William I Robinson, Truthout | News http://truth-out.org/news/item/18280-global-capitalism-and-the-crisis-of-humanity   In “Policing the Crisis,” the classic 1978 study conducted by noted socialist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall and several colleagues, the authors show … Continue reading

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The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

Greg Palast’s ColumnThe Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial CrisisBy Greg Palast 0 3615 points on reddit When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and … Continue reading

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Unbelievable, but undeniable: Genocide in Canada

Unbelievable, but undeniable: Genocide in Canada BY  PAMELA PALMATER http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/pamela-palmater/2011/11/unbelievable-undeniable-genocide-canada  | NOVEMBER 6, 2011 Print Write to editor Support rabble Corrections Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services180     I am moved to write this blog because of … Continue reading

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