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“Save your kisses” – must-read multimedia post.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

One of my Facebook friends pointed me to this article, Adam Curtis’s SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME – HOW THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, HAMAS AND THE ISRAELI RIGHT BECAME CO-DEPENDENTS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. It’s very much worth a read. Also, from a strictly formal perspective, I was intrigued by Adam Curtis’s insertion of vintage film […]

Obama won, cut the fear-mongering

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

We have re-elected Obama (not, as the Wall Street Journal put it in an early-morning mobile front page version, let “Obama seize victory,” as if against the electorate’s will). I know there’s no magic wand in the President’s toolbox, so I’m not starry-eyed about instant improvements in the country’s economic — or possible triple-bottom-line — […]

You’ve been owned

Monday, October 29th, 2012

I’m supporting Demand Progress and others to support Supap Kirtsaeng in the Kirtsaeng vs John Wiley & Sons case.

Canada’s fateful next step

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Canada’s government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is about to sign into law a new trade agreement with China. The agreement has had no public input by the Canadian people or their elected representatives. One can only suppose that it’s designed to enrich Canada’s corporate class. It certainly impoverishes Canada’s democracy. As The Tyee, […]

Plans for Salem’s Harbor Power Station: Realpolitik or Missed Opportunity?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Salem Harbor Power Station will close in June 2014. Initially, the field looked wide open for exciting new redevelopments, but now it appears that the site might see another power plant. Strike one for Realpolitik, zero for vision? Green Drinks invited Jan Schlichtmann, Lori Ehrlich, et al., to debate on June 26, 2012.


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

In lieu of changing code in my header template (not even sure I can do that with a multi-user [MU] WordPress blog like this one) which would black out this blog completely, I’m instead posting a small badge as a reminder to keep pushing Congress to do the right thing. As the Oatmeal points out, […]

Where’s our “I, Claudius” when we need it?

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

When I read about art events like this, I can’t help but think of I, Claudius and its relentless chronicle of Rome in decline… …performance art legend Marina Abramović created a stir when she was accused of exploiting other artists during L.A.’s MOCA gala. Guests at the posh event paid up to $10,000 dollars so […]


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: I ███████ ████. ████ on: ██████ are ██████ █████ █████ two web ██████████ █████ […]

Sunday bonus links: all about Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Two Rolling Stone articles by Matt Taibbi; one Seeking Alpha article about Simon Johnson’s EU talk; one EarthFuture article by Guy Dauncey.

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