Here’s a Thing I Never Thought I’d See

Ok then. First off, congratulations to Catriona Gray. This year’s Miss Universe was born in Australia, but remained proud of her Philippine heritage. After finishing high school in Australia, she moved to Manila, Philippines. Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 but was also Miss World Philippines in 2016. The talented star earned a black belt … Continue reading Here’s a Thing I Never Thought I’d See

How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation. by Michael Hudson Evonomics Dec 3, 2018 Adapted from …and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year. Islet. November 15, 2018.  There has been an explosion of discussion about whether to cancel student debts. Critics of the idea point out … Continue reading How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

Hillary 2020 is Too Big To Fail: Malcom X’s American Nightmare on Steroids

by Danny Haiphong   Black Agenda Report Dec 12, 2018 Clinton’s reemergence is a dangerous reminder of who she really is: a “too big to fail” parasite of finance capital and the war machine. “Her embarrassing defeat to Trump did not cause the ruling elites to disinvest from the Clinton machine.” https://youtu.be/GML1ketVPmU Black revolutionary Malcolm X … Continue reading Hillary 2020 is Too Big To Fail: Malcom X’s American Nightmare on Steroids

Why a 14th-century apophatic mystic appeals to today’s spiritual seekers

by Joel Harrington Conversation Dec 6, 2018 The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in a higher power, if not organized religion, and their numbers too are steadily increasing. The history of organized … Continue reading Why a 14th-century apophatic mystic appeals to today’s spiritual seekers

Privacy Settings

Today, we are watched as never before, through surreptitious governmental data collection and through corporate profiles of our desires and habits. Yet we also divulge private matters aggressively, seeking freedom through publicity. by Daniel Immerwahr Dissent Fall 2018 In August 1939, the photographer Dorothea Lange, on assignment for the government, came across a couple in West Stayton, Oregon, … Continue reading Privacy Settings

October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

by Gary Sick New York Times SUSPICIONS about a deal between the Reagan campaign and Iran over the hostages have circulated since the day of President Reagan's inaugural, when Iran agreed to release the 52 American hostages exactly five minutes after Mr. Reagan took the oath of office. Later, as it became known that arms … Continue reading October Surprise: The Election Story of the Decade

America’s Stolen Narrative

by Robert Parry Consortium News It seems that since I arrived in Washington in 1977 as a correspondent for The Associated Press, the nastiness of American democracy and journalism has gone from bad to worse. In some ways, the Republicans escalated the vicious propaganda warfare following Watergate, refusing to accept that Richard Nixon was guilty … Continue reading America’s Stolen Narrative