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For about a half century now, movement conservatism has been a powerful political force in American culture. As a result, many progressives and liberals may feel deep desolation comparable to the deep desolation that T. S. Eliot expresses in his poem "The Waste Land." His struggle to express the depths of his feelings in that poem can help progressives and liberals as they struggle with their own desolation over conservatives.
Extraordinary demonstrations of Indigenous women protesting the removal of their children and grandchildren by the state, some of them at gunpoint, are ignored by journalists and patronized by politicians. More Indigenous children are being wrenched from their homes and communities today than during the worst years of the Stolen Generation.
In recent years BDS has grown in worldwide influence. Any action aimed at Israel's occupation of Palestine alarms AIPAC. When AIPAC is alarmed, Liberal and Conservative Zionist senators of both political parties, receive their marching orders.
The same DOJ that recommends Petraeus should go virtually unpunished for sharing far more sensitive information with Paula Broadwell says that Sterling should go to prison for decades to set an example.
n keeping with its mission of death, destruction, and corporate profits Dow has endorsed the fast-track authority bill (TPA) now being readied in Congress for the President's rubber stamp. Dow -- as well as other predatory capitalist enterprises -- are beside themselves with gleeful anticipation.
A progressive presidential candidate should commit to appointing people to the Federal Reserve Board who place a top priority on its legal mandate to promote high employment. If the Fed is not prepared to allow the labor market to tighten, any employment gains from reducing the trade deficit could be reversed by higher interest rates choking off growth.
White people are just as likely, if not more likely, than Black people to use drugs like marijuana. But because of the racist war on drugs, it's Black people who make up the lion's share of marijuana arrests. The war on drugs decimates communities of color, breaks apart families and brings violence into already poverty-stricken neighborhoods.
Some 900 Libyans may have died when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea as they fled the barbaric chaos that the Obama administration helped unleash in Libya in 2011. Yet, the mainstream U.S. media has amnesia about the bloody American hand in this tragedy, writes Robert Parry.
Employers assign workers tentative shifts, and then notify them a half-hour or 10 minutes before the shift is scheduled to begin whether they're actually needed. Some even require workers to check in by phone, email, or text shortly before the shift starts.
"Aiming to First Do No Harm: The Education of Electronics Users" looks at four generations of education and regulation around electronics, including regulation around electronic interference with medical implants. Walking through metal detectors, driving a Prius, being near "smart" meters can reprogram or shut off medical implants like deep-brain stimulators.
Just when things have calmed down, the Drug Industry opens a new salvo in its war against bioidentical hormones. The attack article by Phyllis Greenberger, CEO of Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), an industry-sponsored mouthpiece, appeared in the Huffington Post.
This is an inspiring story of courage and determination of a woman who challenged deeply entrenched gender biases in agriculture sector and successfully established herself as a farmer.
Despite David Koch's show of bravado on Monday, Walker may not be the strongest Republican contender against Clinton. And what matters most to the billionaire brothers in 2016 is not the race for the Republican nomination. It's the November race for control of the White House. To think otherwise is to imagine that the Kochs are starry-eyed idealists rather than focused and serious partisans.
A Sendout to two activist groups - Public Banking and Georgist group Common Ground-NYC. Presentations & announcements.
Do "detox" diets and preparations really work? Doctors and health care practitioners do not agree. While almost everyone agrees that the environment is rife with pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals and endocrine disrupters that can store in the human body--especially its fat--how to cleanse the body of the toxins is the subject of great disagreement.
Not many Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, liberal, conservative, or super-patriot, educated or not, understand that Washington with the cooperation of its presstitute media has defined truth as a threat. In Washington's opinion, truth is a greater threat than Ebola, Russia, China, terrorism, and the Islamic State combined.
Passion plays and Oratorios depict the mission and crucifixion of Jesus. Traditionally these productions blame the Jews collectively for the death of Jesus. Some modern performances delete or revise ant-Semitic passages but many do not.Charging all Jews Christ Killers who called for the crucifixion should be expunged not because it is politically incorrect but because the accusation is false, as detailed evidence will confirm
Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water. It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. For about two seconds, the SUV sailed through the air, pirouetting 180 degrees as it plunged 70 feet, crashing into the Niger River.
We're on a very slippery slope as long as reasonable people, Christians, Muslims, and Jews, the true children of Abraham, allow themselves to be represented by the lunatic fringe.
How has Oman managed to mostly stay out of the Middle East debacles in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Syria while its neighbors, like Saudi Arabia and the UAE (along with Yemen) have been engulfed in fighting and in financing civil wars? Let's review the history and see if peacemakers can learn from the Oman story, which in the 1950s and 1960s saw jihadis from Saudi+Maoist and Soviet insurgencies+ other fighters here.