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Fiddling While Rome Burns

  By Maite Pepper Yesterday, after the triumph of Argentina over the Netherlands, the horns for celebration rang out throughout Buenos Aires.  How ironic: the people of a certain place in the Middle East were hearing a similar noise.

Manifesto for Mothers

Manifesto for Mothers Oppressed by Sexism, Male Domination, Racism, Ageism, Classism, Their Own Darling Children & (of course) Other Mothers By Nadia Martinez Chantry To begin: I am so oppressed I can no longer even dream

William James and Social Justice Science Fiction

  By Joseph Orosco   By now, it’s well known that William James was the inspiration behind Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.”  But he seems to have made a big impact on another writer of social justice science fiction:  Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins.

Fair play or liberation?

Inequality, political cheating, and liberatory thought in the 21st century By Christian Matheis   In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Joseph E. Stiglitz addressed the dismal condition of U.S. domestic policies and political machinations. Rebuking the regressive view that with democratic liberties we must also live fated to the dominance of capitalist industries, Stiglitz rightly takes…
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A Sex Worker By Any Other Name…

  By Phoenix Calida …would be one hell of an entrepreneur. Under capitalism we have a system that continually promotes and praises people for terrible behavior. We have CEOs of major corporations who engage in morally ambiguous, ethically irresponsible and borderline sociopathic behaviors. Instead of shunning them or demanding accountability, we have put them on the covers of business magazines.

Interview: Chris Crass

Chris Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.  He gives talks and leads workshops on campuses and with communities and congregations around the U.S. and Canada, to help support grassroots activists efforts. He balances family with his public political work and believes they are deeply interconnected, as…
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Interview: Laurie Childers

Laurie Childers is an artist, ceramics instructor, and singer/songwriter in Corvallis, Oregon. In the 1980s, she worked around the world with artisans building fuel-efficient cookstoves and learned much about the effect of foreign and domestic economic policies upon the lives of real people as well as the land.   

Don’t Tread on White Supremacy

  By Alexander N. Riccio The progress U.S. culture has made through concerted social and economic movements amounts to little in the face of our white supremacist status quo. This is not to claim there have not been improvements, or that such improvements haven’t yielded dramatic results, but we should not be comfortable

Interview: Tom Motko

Tom Motko joined the U.S. Army in 1968 within a month of graduating from high school, was trained as a Vietnamese linguist/ voice intercept operator at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and Goodfellow ABF, TX, and worked in a command subordinate to the National Security Agency. His duty stations included Japan, Taiwan, and Viet Nam.

Minding P’s and Q’s

by Tony Vogt The cap in Capitalism worn backwards might stop the whole show.   The hag in Hagiography simmers stew from the bones of saints. Says, “We’re either all going to heaven or we ain’t.” (click the title to read more!)