Browsing All Posts filed under »World News«

Taxes, Transparency, and the Fall of the Empire

August 30, 2013


bear with me here…. I heard about Snowden’s latest leak and its relation to black budget spending.  And let me just say one thing…  if media discussion of surveillance leans towards the “useless” argument, run.  Because to me, it seems like it is working EXACTLY how it is supposed to.  It’s not for foreign spying, […]

North Korea

April 4, 2013


So, I was reading this article today about North Korea, and a particular piece really stuck out to me: A spokesman for the North Korean People’s Army released a statement earlier today saying the military has been “authorized to attack the American imperialists using smaller, lighter, and diversified” nuclear weapons. “We are ready any day, […]

NATO, G8, #May1, and why we should give a fuck

February 23, 2012


“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. […]

My Little Tracking Device

January 14, 2012


It took me a very very long time to upgrade my cellphone to a smart phone (and it wouldn’t have happened if my parents weren’t so Rad – thanks mom!). I didn’t *really* want one for all of my socioeconomic-political-hippie-resistance reasons.. but now that I have one.. can I just say how impressed I am!?!?! […]

Have you heard about Oct 15?

October 10, 2011


It’s being called a day for Global Action. From the OCT15 website, here’s a list of all the places actions are being held.  You ready for this? GLOBAL EVENT: AFRICA ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Cordoba Jujuy Mendoza: Rosario San Miguel de Tucumán ASIA AUSTRALIA Occupy Australia ‘central […]

if the pot’s calling the kettle black.. does it mean the kettle isn’t really black?

September 22, 2011


President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Speech 2011: Delegates Leave General Assembly Hall. Ok, so it’s no secret that Ahmadinejad is a little nuts, but you have to give him props for calling things as they are: Ahmadinejad’s speech pitted the poverty and unhappiness of most countries against the riches and power of the U.S. and unnamed European […]

imperialism at it’s finest

September 21, 2011


US Secret Drone Bases Popping Up Across Africa, Middle East — News from big question i’ve been mulling over lately: what role do the people have in secret military operations coming from a “democratic” entity?  What about any department of “defense” business? Especially when military operations make up a huge portion of what that government, […]

we need an ap for this!

September 9, 2011


The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets – COLORLINES. I think it’s important to stop and assess what role we all have in this.  I don’t have an iphone, i have a laptop though, and my poor nokia will only last so long… In Foxconn’s highest-paying factories, located in China’s coastal cities, […]

Nothing ‘mindless’ about rioters

August 10, 2011


Nothing ‘mindless’ about rioters – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. More broadly, any breakdown of civil order is inescapably political. Quite large numbers of mostly young people have decided that, on balance, they want to take to the streets and attack the forces of law and order, damage property or steal goods. Their motives may […]

Israelis protest against high cost of living

August 6, 2011


Israelis protest against high cost of living – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Wide range of issues The movement further expanded as protesters later joined in over a wide range of economic issues. Young parents are protesting high child rearing bills, doctors are striking due to strenuous work conditions, teachers are marching over restrictive […]