11.07:top.10.reads

Playing for Keeps | Derrick Jensen | Orion Magazine.

Noam Chomsky: ‘US foreign policy is straight out of the mafia’ | World news | The Guardian.

War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel — In These Times. Also by Chomsky.

Free Speech Radical — In These Times.

If this is a firm, and if the Board of Regents are the board of directors, and if President Kerr in fact is the manager, then I’ll tell you something—the faculty are the workers, and we’re the raw materials. But we’re a bunch of raw materials that don’t mean to have any process on us, don’t mean to be made into any product, don’t mean to end up being bought by some clients of the university, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor—be they anyone. We’re human beings!

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. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who own the machine that until you are free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

Can the Rich Really Save Us? — In These Times.

t r u t h o u t | Market-Driven Hysteria and the Politics of Death.  Can’t wait for this guy’s book.

t r u t h o u t | Democracy and Capitalism Are NOT One and the Same.

Truthdig – Reports – Sen. George McGovern on the Presidency From Lincoln to Obama.

Feminist artist Nancy Spero has died at the age of 83. She has written:

“I have come to the conclusion that the art world has to join us, women artists, not we join it. When women are in leadership roles and gain rewards and recognition, then perhaps ‘we’ (women and men) can all work together in art world actions.”

An Insider’s View of the Fort Hood Tragedy – Boing Boing.

Ewan McGregor Tells Craig Ferguson That His Constant Nude Scenes Are “A Feminist Thing” – Ewan Mcgregor – Jezebel.

Democrats To Allow Vote On Amendment Restricting Abortion Coverage In Hopes Of Ultimately Passing Health Care Bill – Health Care – Jezebel.  Same kind of thing just happened on WW.  Politicians should have to watch the show as that is how so many citizens relate to DC actions.

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