• Citizenship
  • Dumbed Down and Out

    I was getting caught up on a couple of my regular web reads and came across this comment by voxpop to a recent blog post by Jim Kunstler. …I would like to believe that Americans, when pushed to their limits, would rise up en mass against the corporate greed that holds them in check. But […]

  • Capitalism
  • The Greatest Looting Operation in History

    As of now we all know that the bailout did not pass though it could still happen. Chris Martenson on the government bailout:The Greatest Looting Operation in History: Here we must face the hard truth that merely transferring the failed loans from the insolvent banks to an insolvent nation will do nothing but forestall the […]

  • Capitalism
  • Growing into tomorrow

    Over the years I’ve spent countless hours reading, learning and speculating about the future of humanity and the planet we call earth. In my first years of college in 1988-1990 I first started learning about the human rights movement, alternative agriculture, and the budding american Green movement. I founded a Green local in my college […]

  • Citizenship
  • FISA Amendments Act Legalizes Lawlessness

    The folks at Irregular Times have done a fantastic job covering the FISA Amendments Act: FISA Amendments Act Legalizes Lawlessness: “We’ve written a lot about the FISA Amendments Act this year. There’s quite a bit to learn if you really want to understand the law, and what makes it such a danger to the survival […]

  • Climate Change
  • Our planet needs a global recession

    Just popping in to offer up a thought about the current thinking regarding climate change and the economy in relation to current political discourse and media. It is generally accepted thinking that economic recession is bad. It is also now generally accepted that climate change is a serious global problem which needs to be addressed […]

  • Politics
  • Noam Chomsky on Obama

    “When I was driving home the other day and listening to NPR – my masochist streak – they happened to have a long segment on Barack Obama. It was very favorable, really enthusiastic. Here is a new star rising in the political firmament. I was listening to see if the report would say anything about […]

  • Citizenship
  • Stolen Elections and Empire

    Juan Cole has an interesting post on How the Republicans are Stealing the November Elections: Or, Bushes and Bonapartes On November 7, the American people delivered a stiff rebuke to the Bush Administration and the Republican Party over its far-right policies. They were especially worried about the Iraq fiasco, and upset over the mounting US […]

  • Capitalism
  • Of politics and a warming planet

    Regarding the recent U.S. elections Ted Glick writes that it was Not the Revolution, But an Opening: Fundamental, revolutionary, political and social change is clearly needed in the USA and the world. Corporate domination of the economic and political system and mass culture is a huge threat to the possibilities for a decent and sustainable […]