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Sriram Ananth: Trinity of Trifectas: an anti-oppressive mental health template for healing and liberation

by Sriram Ananth (sriram.writing@gmail.com) Blog: https://loveliberationstruggle.wordpress.com/     An article I recently wrote on anti-oppressive listening and solidarity-based therapy was one of the more widely read pieces on my blog (which meant that it had a fighting chance of cracking three figures in unique views, but likely remained a solid two figures, which a writer Read more…

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Bob Simpson: The Chicago election: the electoral revolution that didn’t happen

It was one helluva an election season on the shores of Lake Michigan. Last summer I was brimming with optimism. The Chicago Teachers Union(CTU) had people out canvassing the neighborhoods. CTU President Karen Lewis was polling well in a possible mayoral bid and it looked like Mayor Rahm Emanuel  was on the run. I foresaw an electoral revolution Read more…

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Suki Venkat: A critique on the immutability of word order in a language and science in general

First I must declare I am no expert both in linguistics, science or politics. I have lived long in the cozy camp of Kantian idealism for many years and have only moved slightly from it to Hegelian and Marxian dialectical materialistic positions. I do not posses the precision or clarity of Vladimir Lenin, Christopher Caudwell Read more…

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libbyliberal: A Litmus Test on Empathy

The victims of the shooting spree included a 9 year old, a 20 year old aspiring medical student and his mother, a 46 year old dermatologist, a 52 year old car dealer, a 47 year old truck driver, a 12 year old, a 52 year old businessman, a 77 year old gardener, a passenger on Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Oliver Kamm Slanders Media Lens – again

Media Lens never engaged in “sexist abuse” of Emma Brockes, or anyone else, and never made threats against Bronwen Maddox. Unsurprisingly, the Murdochs appear fine with having this kind of extravagant liar on staff. Kamm obviously feels confident that he’ll never be held legally to account for being such a sleazebag. Norman Finkelstein responded effectively, Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Water Running through Missouri

Green Time TV Water Running through Missouri   by Don Fitz   Missouri has some of the most beautiful waterways in the US. They can be admired and enjoyed or they can be contaminated and polluted. May 2015 episodes of Green Time TV explore both sides of water. Karst areas are formed when limestone-based sedimentary Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: David Smilde praises “smart piece” in WAPO that quotes him

On twitter David Smilde calls out this article by the WAPO’s Nick Miroff as a “smart Piece” An excerpt follows: “I think this summit will amount to a real test regarding the region’s commitment to Venezuela,” said David Smilde, a Venezuela expert at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). “Will they circle the wagons and prioritize Read more…

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libbyliberal: The Rape of Ukraine’s Farmland by US Agribusiness

According to Colin Todhunter in “The Perils of Concentrated Agriculture, US Agribusiness, GMOs and the Plundering of the Planet” rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations are destroying global farms and farmers. Monster Monsanto lobbies ever-onward for monopolistic tyranny globally particularly enabled by our US pimped out politicians misusing our military and intelligence services as well Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: The Substance of Criminality

Green Time TV The Substance of Criminality   by Don Fitz   Did it ever cross your mind that some relatively harmless things (including some substances) can land you time in jail, while other substances that are poison to plant, animal and human life are perfectly legal? The first three April 2015 episodes of Green Read more…

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libbyliberal: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 3/25/1911

Re-post from 3-18-11 Correntewire [historical info taken from American Experience presentation and poetry from Jonathan Fink] On April 5, 2011, 400,000 New Yorkers, 1 out of 10, showed up in the rain to mourn the deaths of 146 garment workers, mostly young immigrant women, who had died in the deadliest workplace accident in New York history. The victims Read more…

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