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with Michael Parenti
Michael Parenti Blog
October 24, 2012
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“A man who steals a goose from the commons is punished, while a man who steals the commons itself is rewarded.” -unknown-
Michael Parenti has authored many books such as:
God and His Demons; The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome; The Face of Imperialism; Dirty Truths; Blackshirts & REDS; Super Patriotism.
Updated: Oct. 31, 2012
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Oct 28, 2012 by kirstendirksen
The “Tenderloin National Forest” is likely the one of the world’s smallest “forests”- it’s just 23 feet wide by 136 feet deep-, but it is a refuge in one of the most densely-packed neighborhoods in the heart of San Francisco.
When artists Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer first moved into a space on Cohen Alley in 1989, it was “a place emblazed in a health-hazardous cesspool of bodily fluids and other dumped items, non-supervised open-air chemical experiments and illicit — criminal activities”.
The Peerless Quartet (known as the Columbia Quartet prior to 1908). From left to right; John H. Meyer, Henry Burr, Frank Croxton, Albert Campbell. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Oct 28, 2012 by StoptheWarCoalition
Released in 1915, I Didn’t Raise My Son to be a Soldier, sung here by the Peerless Quartet, was the first commercially successful anti-war record and featured prominently in the American anti-war movement opposing US entry in the first world war. The warmongering ex-president Theodore Roosevelt objected to the song’s message of peace and its early feminism: “Foolish people who applaud a song entitled ‘I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier’ are just the people who would also in their hearts applaud a song entitled ‘I Didn’t Raise my Girl To Be A Mother.”
with Gareth Porter
Oct. 28, 2012
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Oct 27, 2012 by TheRealNews
Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy. Continue reading
by Thomas Baldwin
PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE
October 26, 2012
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Our Corporatist Two Party System is Rushing Us Toward Totalitarianism
In the current election cycle of 2012, we have an excellent example of how both of the dominant political parties, Democrat and Republican, continue to propagate the lies and misinformation that allow them to maintain total control of the political system. Both candidates for election to president, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, are not only willing participants but active representatives of this process.
by Finian Cunningham
Crossposted from PressTV
Oct. 24, 2012
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The mobilization of Western military involvement in Mali – allegedly to combat “al-Qaeda” and other so-called jihadist groups – is the new pretext for a neo-colonialist “Scramble for Africa”.
France’s President Francois Hollande let it slip when, on a recent a tour, he said, “Africa is the continent of the future” – alluding to the vast natural wealth of the world’s largest landmass and the economic importance that it holds for Western powers.
By Branford Perry
Review of Gaither Stewart’s book, Lily Pad Roll: Journey to the Outposts of the Empire
Oct. 27, 2012
Lily Pad Roll: Journey to the Outposts of the Empire
by Gaither Stewart
Trepper & Katz Impact Books, 344 pp, $12.45 (Paper)
Also available in electronic format at $6.99
I just finished a second reading of Gaither Stewart’s explosive and highly disturbing new novel, Lily Pad Roll, volume two of the Europe Trilogy.
At the end of such a novel I like to sit in silence, in semi-obscurity if possible, and let the atmosphere sweep over me in order to feel the sum effect of my reading and the residue and the mood I know I will feel come over me each time I think of the work in the future.