Monthly Archives: May 2012

US – Religion – Christian Fundamentalists Preaching that Violence is God’s Will Are the Yusuf Islam Figures of Christianity – 31 May 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/30/christian-fundamentalists-plan-teach-genocide?INTCMP=SRCHImagine this – a group of Muslim after-school clubs have a standardised study program which teaches, among other things, that the Iranian fatwa promoting the assassination of Salman Rushdie is a positive expression of religiosity. How long do you suppose … Continue reading

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Protected: 30 May 2012

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US – Politics – Jon Stewart, Venerating the Roles Played by American Socialists like Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas is Nothing to be Ashamed Of – 30 May 2012

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/30/jon-stewart-rips-roger-ailes-and-explains-his-socialist-ethos/I wish people in the media didn’t feel the need to talk down to their viewers. Jon Stewart’s recent explanation of his use of the term “socialist” to describe himself smacks heavily of this. On the show, Stewart responded to … Continue reading

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US – Politics – Paul Krugman Gives Russian Propaganda Channel an Interview – 30 May 2012

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/29/krugman-this-may-be-when-it-all-falls-apart/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29 Another example of why, despite his saying sensible things about economics, I distrust Paul Krugman. Here he is dignifying the pro-Kremlin “Russia Today” network with an interview. What’s next? China’s Xinhua? Iran’s Press TV? Fox? Sun?Critics of the policies … Continue reading

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UK – Politics – Tony Blair’s Services to Kazakhstan Prove The Extent to Which His Vision Had Always Been Compromised – 27 May 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/27/nick-cohen-tony-blair-kazakhstanhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/29/nick-cohen-dictators-public-relations?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487 Nick Cohen is to be commended for an excellent set of articles on Tony Blair and his disturbing connections to a public relations company that is working for Kazakhstan’s dictatorial leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. For those of you who don’t … Continue reading

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US – Protest Politics – The New York Times Had It Right Back in 2011, But Here We Are a Year Later, and the Folly Continues – 27 May 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/opinion/will-extremists-hijack-occupy-wall-street.htmlThis is an old article, back from when Occupy was just starting up in New York City. It is still lamentably current, however. Occupy started up with an open-ended commitment to an overwhelmed participatory democracy model (which has allowed extremists … Continue reading

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Protected: 26 May 2012

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