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Another Step on the Road

It’s time for my monthly update, I suppose. I’m not sure how it happened, but I stumbled across the Commons movement recently and everything (including hierarchy) has suddenly come into focus. It’s been a long journey and I surely wouldn’t have predicted that in September 2008 I would be where I am now. I’ll be […]

Social Dominance Theory

I’ve had the book, Social Dominance, by Jim Sidanius and Felecia Pratto, lying around my house for a couple of years now. I hadn’t gotten around to reading it because I wasn’t ready for the ideas that it contains, apparently. I started this blog back in September of 2008, in reaction to the horror I […]

Permaculture in the City

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10 Lessons for Verizon Strikers

I’ve altered the title of the article that I’m linking to, because I think those who support the strikers at Verizon (I do!) should know about these facts and study them. One of them is this: in 1937, when the economy crashed again (like it will now, now that Obama and the Republicans are cutting […]

Iris Dement

I never heard of Iris Dement before, but this song really speaks to our present predicament. The first 30 seconds or so of the video is shaky, but after that it’s O.K. In 1997, Forida State senator John Grant, after hearing the song played on public radio station WMNF in Tampa, got a $104,000 grant […]

Making Sense Out of Nonsense

Since the bankruptcy of Lehman Bros. in October of 2008, we’ve been subjected to one shock after another and most of us have tuned out and focused on survival in a grim jobs market. That is understandable behavior, even if it is a bit unproductive, because, as the election season ramps up, Americans are at […]

Manufacturing Consent

This is an interesting article, from Al Jazeera, of course, on how the corporate media in this country marginalizes dissent. If you plan on voting for Obama, do yourself a favor and at least read the article – it just might begin to show you that what pollutes the airwaves and print media in this […]

Blood Lust

I have one final question about the demise of Osama bin Laden: what will change with his death? David Swanson, in a piece published on CounterPunch on May 2, answers that question for me. Piles and Piles of Corpses Killing Osama, Resolving Nothing By DAVID SWANSON The plane I was on landed in Washington, D.C., […]

The Ruling Class in America

Last fall, I posted two essays, one by Michael Ventura and the other by Chris Hedges, that presented an analysis of the political system in this country that few other writers dare to address. I found another one, though: Joe Bageant. I’ve read his essays over the years, but I do find him rather bleak […]

Democracy School

Tired of giant corporations making decisions that adversely affect your quality of life? Do something about it. Watch this video and then go to the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund website and learn more.