Michael Parenti: The Culture Struggle

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 31, 2019

“But you can’t do that with Class. By definition, you can’t say we’ll have a society where the rich capitalists and workers are equal together.”

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Murder Made Sexy by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 22, 2013

Pure Inspiration

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The US Special Forces is a bizarrely gendered world, as I found out when I joined it to write a book about war. This all-male bastion is sexualized in a truly perverted way, particularly in its methods for turning young men into killers on command.

Being the epitome of patriarchy, the military creates soldiers by forcing them into the role of the lowliest creatures in patriarchy: women. The recruits’ sense of personal power is stripped away, and they are required to obey commands from the men higher in the hierarchy and do the military’s “housework”: Continue reading

Vatican Threatens to Excommunicate Catholic Priest for Supporting Ordination of Women into Priesthood

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Democracy Now!
Nov 21, 2008

Vatican Threatens to Excommunicate Catholic Priest for Supporting Ordination of Women into Priesthood

We speak with Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest. He took part in a ceremony this summer to ordain a member of the group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. For the past two decades, he has organized the annual protest against the US Army’s School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia. [includes rush transcript]

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SOA Watch protest founder faces Catholic excommunication

By Chuck Williams

Ledger-Enquirer.com
11/20/2008

Two weeks ago, the Rev. Roy Bourgeois made a quick stop to a Columbus post office before driving seven hours to his childhood home in Lutcher, La.

He was dropping off a letter bound for Vatican City.

Because of the contents of that letter, Bourgeois, a Catholic priest in the Maryknoll Order for 36 years, was fearful he was about to break the heart of his 95-year-old father, a lifelong Catholic who attends Mass every day.

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via Ledger-Enquirer.com | 11/20/2008 | SOA Watch protest founder faces Catholic excommunication

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