Tag Archives: economy

03.29:top.10.reads

Violence is Not Tough, Love is.

Perry’s ‘Texanity’ Explained – OtherWords. “[Perry] is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman’s uterus.”

The End of Empire by David Korten — Agenda for a New Economy.

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Texas College Converts Football Field Into Organic Farm.

Assault on Public Unions an Affront to Women’s Historic Gains | Common Dreams.

Who’s Bashing Teachers and Public Schools and What Can We Do About It?.

Sarah Palin and the Dozen Dwarfs – OtherWords.

Urban Graffiti Knitters Are the New, Cozier Christo and Jeanne-Claude | Fast Company.

A Texas-Sized Plan for Nuclear Waste | Mother Jones.  We already have a large radioactive dump site, its called Texas Tech University.

Freakonomics » Does “No Child Left Behind” Contribute to Obesity?.

03.26:top.10.reads

here we go again…

NPR Is Not Left Wing Opposite of Right Wing Media Machine | Common Dreams.

That’s why our favorite new word is “agnotology.” According to the website WordSpy, it means “the study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt,” a concept developed in recent years by two historians of science at Stanford University, Robert Proctor and his wife, Londa Schiebinger.
Believing that global climate change is a myth is one example of the kind of ignorance agnotologists investigate. Or the insistence by the tobacco industry that the harm caused by smoking is still in dispute. Or the conviction that Barack Obama is a closet Muslim, and a radical one at that, who may not even be from America.
Those first two illusions have been induced by big business in a cynical attempt to keep pumping profits from deadly pollutants, whether fossil fuels or nicotine. The third, dreamed up by fantasists of the right wing fringe, is in its own way just as toxic and has been tacitly, sometimes audibly, encouraged by certain opponents of President Obama who would perpetuate any prevarication to further blockade his agenda and deny him and fellow Democrats reelection.
None of them is true; rather, they fly in the face of those of us who belong to what an aide to George W. Bush famously called “the reality-based community [who] believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'” He told journalist Ron Suskind, ”That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”
I’m loving this blog by Kristin Wartman. There is not enough public discussion about health and nutrition in America.

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be.

Revolution is a phase, a mood, like spring, and just as spring has its buds and showers, so revolution has its ebullience, its bravery, its hope, and its solidarity.

12.21:top.10.reads

50 Simple Ways to Get Off | Derrick Jensen | Orion Magazine.

Chris Hedges: Nader’s Utopia: The World According to Ralph – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig.

E.J. Dionne: Progressives: Don’t Scream, Organize – Truthdig.

Senate Speech Heralds New Social Movement | CommonDreams.org.

t r u t h o u t | Bringing the World Out of Denial.

t r u t h o u t | Palin the Pundit.

Can Obama Sign A Climate Treaty Without Congress? | Mother Jones.

America’s Secret ICE Castles. The Nation

The Gaza I Know. The Nation

Unbelievable Holiday Tales – Mindy Kaling Writes Her Own Script for a Perfect Family – NYTimes.com. This is me.  Liz sent this Sunday.

Lady Gaga Barbie Dolls | The Frisky.

12.16:top.10.reads

Chris Hedges: Gravel’s Lament: Fighting Another Dumb War – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig.  I want to be Chris Hedges when I grow up.

‘Just War’ Is Just Words | CommonDreams.org.  Ralph Nader

The Land Mines Obama Won’t Touch | CommonDreams.org.  Bill Moyers

Now WE Must Earn Obama’s Nobel | CommonDreams.org.  Harvey Wasserman

[so far the top.10.reads has a lot of heavy hitting men…]

and speaking of heavy hitters:  Kucinich, Hedges, Nader Rally at the White House – Truthdig.

Now bring on the women:

t r u t h o u t | Naomi Klein | Memo to Danes: Even You Cannot Control This Summit.

Chloe Angyal: New Media Embraces Old Media’s Male-Centricity.

Why James Chartrand Wears Women’s Underpants | Copyblogger.

Does the US Owe a Climate Debt? | Mother Jones.

Female Depression – ELLE Investigates Why Women are Unhappy in Life.

t r u t h o u t | Argentina: Solar Villages Light Up the Andes.

11.15:top.10.reads

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up. Naomi Klein

The Fifty-Year WarJonathan Schell: We learned so much, at such cost, in Vietnam. Why must we learn it all again in Afghanistan?

The Perils of Palinism. “With enemies like Sarah Palin, who needs friends?”

Real Recovery Is Easy to Spell: J-O-B-S by Jim Hightower on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent.

School’s Cool — In These Times.

How to Create Good Jobs Now — In These Times.

How to Speak Tea Bag | Mother Jones.

Interview with Arianna Huffington | The Progressive.

Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style | The Progressive.

Spot The Plus-Size Model In Glamour – Glamour plus size – Jezebel.

Naomi Klein on Climate Debt | CommonDreams.orgV.

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.

659e05b2b953ba2ecb7ff462105645b6_h

dbca45f11538a17059f91aa9c73d9e04_h

1251202880367135.jpeg

10.19:top.10.reads

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I’ll try and do better, I’m currently working on a real update.

****

BBC – Today – The death of language?.

BBC – Newsbeat – New maps show population hotspots.

t r u t h o u t | Youth Beyond the Politics of Hope.

Truthdig – Reports – Obama Can’t Lose the Young.

Truthdig – Reports – A Reality Check From the Brink of Extinction.

t r u t h o u t | Republicans Are Irrelevant to Health Care Reform.

t r u t h o u t | Truthout Interview With Ralph Nader: “Only the Rich Can Save Us”.

The Feministing Five: Michael Kimmel – Feministing.

Unions, House Dems vs. Rahm Emanuel, Policy Wonks on So-Called “Cadillac Plans” – Working In These Times.

Ten Years After Seattle — In These Times.

Carl Honore: In Praise Of Slow Sex.

video of a dance company my friend just joined:

3aa969cbbc9273fae559ad07ebd8e8bd_h

2596591230_6cda966595

c126da5bb59f3457674dd62db13a6d49_h