The pathetic state of the corrupted corporate print media. A Review of Alexander Cockburn's and Jeffrey St. Clair's End Times.
How the dominant Christian Right is turning the US into a fascist theocracy.
Meeting Resistance is an unprecedented new documentary that goes deep into the heart of the insurgency against American forces in Iraq. Over the course of ten months, journalists Steve Connors and Molly Bingham interviewed ten anonymous members of the resistance centered in the al-Adamiya neighborhood of Baghdad. Through candid interviews with the diverse members of the insurgency, the film calls into question many of the official myths about the Iraqi resistance promoted in the western press...
Ariel Levy's book Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture rips the lid off the stunning rise and widespread acceptability of sexist culture in the United States. It investigates a number of cultural phenomena that reveal how pervasive and commonplace the objectification of women is, how normal it has become. It's about time someone took notice and wrote about the myriad ways that sexist ideas continue to saturate our society.
In Lebanon and throughout the Middle East Hezbollah is viewed as a legitimate political actor, not a terrorist organization, both by those who adhere and diverge from the organization's political program...[However], Canada is one of only 3 countries world-wide to designate Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization along with Israel and the U.S.
In Febuary of 2001, in a performance/installation entitled Breakdown, British artist Michael Landy systematicaly destroyed all his possessions leaving nothing but memories. Part critique of consumerisn, part personal iconoclasm, this work still resonates as a powerful response to the relentless commodification of our lives and stands as a challenge to us all.
The execution of the Italian immigrants and revolutionaries Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti took place 80 years ago in August...Sacco and Vanzetti were born and raised in remote towns in Italy. They met when they emigrated to the United States in 1908...This was a time of political persecution against both immigrants and radicals. Immigrants worked the worst and most dangerous jobs, in conditions of stifling oppression and inequality.
Extended review of John Ross' new book Zapatistas.
The posture of the establishment's policymakers and planners betrays an aggressive, military-borne doctrine rooted in advancing Canadian "interests" on a global scale. The implementation of the "three-block war" doctrine is an illustrative example of Canada's intentions. Simply put, the three-block war is an urban warfare doctrine that identifies three separate but often simultaneous spheres of enforcing military control in a city–warfighting, policing and facilitating aid.
Newly released online as a PDF
The 3rd Rosa Luxemburg Political Education Seminar, jointly
organised by the Centre of Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and the Southern African Regional Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Johannesburg, was held on March 2nd - 4th 2006 in Durban.
A review of Ilan Pappe's powerful new book on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine based on uncovered Israeli official documents and other key sources.
AN ANTI-RACIST PERSPECTIVE: A SEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MEDIUM--A STUDY OF THE SUBTLE LIMITS OF THE “SUNDAY NIGHT SEX SHOW”
This paper is a semiological-ideological analysis of the normalization of race on modern television. In simpler terms, it is a study of how meaning is constructed on television based on the dominant ideologies evident on the medium of television, particularly from an anti-racist perspective. More contextually, it is a short study of the unobtrusive, non-coercive, and seemingly neutral power dynamic in the Sunday Night Sex Show.
(Kristian Williams has) written two books about state violence. The first, Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America came out in 2004, and the second edition is coming out next year. (His) second book, American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination came out this past spring. American Methods deals with the US government's use of torture, starting with an analysis of the Abu Ghraib scandal.
Author Noam Chomsky got an unexpected boost in sales after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cited one of his books in a speech to the UN General Assembly...At the start of his talk Wednesday, Chavez held up a book by Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, and recommended it to everyone in the General Assembly, as well as to the American people.
[Chavez' speech to the United Nations General Assembly follows].
The nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is irreconcilable as long as Israel sees itself as a “Jewish and democratic” state. This is the premise of my book. The Jewish and democratic myth keeps Israelis both from examining the essentially undemocratic nature of their state...and from finding a peaceful solution to their conflict with the Palestinians.