Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Christian Right

Contemporary conservatism has thrived in part because conservative evangelicals have long recognized the importance of political pedagogy. By focusing on how political norms are taught, how a political worldview is shaped and transmitted, conservatives have helped to ensure their relevance and longevity.

--Jason C. Bivins, The Religion of Fear

Saturday, July 25, 2009


A North American delegation of students supporting boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israeli apartheid recently visited Palestine for a tour and workshop with their Palestinian and Israeli counterparts to better understand the campaign in and outside the totalitarian Israeli state.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Welcome Muzzlewatch

Muzzlewatch, a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, tracks efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign policy. A public service that is long overdue.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Raising a Ruckus

Ten years after the Battle in Seattle exposed corrupt UN agencies like the World Trade Organization (WTO), Climate Justice Action has announced its intention to disrupt the December 2009 UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Attacking climate criminals and the new colonialism, says CJA, requires uniting against the anti-democratic corporate globalization plans for plundering indigenous peoples' property under international law that masquerades as environmental protection.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Army of God

Bruce Wilson at Talk to Action tracks the development of violent Christian fanatacism in the US. For those on Palin watch, or simply concerned about the militant brainwashing taking place in American right-wing churches, Wilson's articles are a clarion call to effectively counter a movement based on hate and vengeance before the Army of God can spill more innocent blood.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Elementary Rhetoric

If you can stomach all the BOMFOG, the State Department blog serves as a useful example of government propaganda. Little difference between Secretary Clinton's buzzword belaborations and Obama's pomposity, but instructive in elementary use of empty rhetoric. Something American liberals eat up at every terrifying turn.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Historical Perspective

With much of the news today focused on struggles for autonomy, this essay by Jay Taber, in collaboration with Rudolph C. Ryser and Renee Davis at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, helps put the World Indigenous Peoples' Movement into historical perspective.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Hate Hyperstructure

Center for New Community examines the racism behind the anti-immigrant network in the US, exposes its funding, and reveals the hate hyperstructure of its faux grassroots organization.