What Comes Next: A secular democratic state in historic Palestine – a promising land Omar Barghouti

21 October 2013 — Mondoweiss

“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both.” [1] –Paulo Freire

Pambazuka-news Digest, Vol 277, Issue 2: Pambazuka News 643: Economies of misery, genetically modified colonialisms and Trayvon

15 August 2013 — Pambazuka News

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 643: ECONOMIES OF MISERY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED COLONIALISMS AND TRAYVON

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Video: Fracked Up!

6 August 2013 — 21st Century Wire

Journalist Patrick Henningsen interviewed Ian Crane about the drive by vested interests to develop shale gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing in the UK. He speaks about the implications for the environment and the resistance which is building…Fracking’s cast of characters includes the likes of Haliburton, Cuadrilla, Centrica and British Gas, to name only a few. Profits are the objective, and at any cost.

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Audio: The NSA Comes Recruiting

2 July 2013 — Mob and Multitude

Some students and I had an exchange with NSA recruiters today. The audio and a rough transcript below.

The NSA came to recruit at a language program at the University of Wisconsin where I am spending my summer learning a language. Two recruiters, a redhead who looked more like a middle-aged mother (listed as “NSA_F” below) and a portly, balding man (“NSA_M”), began to go through slides explaining the NSA and its work.

2013 NSA flyer copy

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