June 7, 2020Comments Off on “How Structural Racism Works” – Tricia Rose and Samuel Rosen – recently noted
If you are struggling to get your head around how racism works you will probably find it helpful to have a general framework as a guide. This one hour lecture from 2017 features an overview --->> read more -->>
May 21, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – Eric Foner on the Electoral College, presidential elections…..
The May 21, 2020 Issue of the London Review of Books contains a review article, “The Corrupt Bargain” by Columbia U. Professor Eric Foner. It is a wonderful review of the history of this peculiar --->> read more -->>
January 17, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – “Across America, working-class people are dying of despair”
“Who Killed the Knapp Family?” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn appeared in the Sunday 1/12/2020 NYTimes. This essay which is adapted from a newly published book by the same authors, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for --->> read more -->>
December 9, 2019Comments Off on The Great Recycling Con video story – recently noted
The New York Times published this video 12/8/2019. Over 90% of “recycleable” plastic materials in the consumer marketplace end up in landfill dumps. A fraud fomented by the plastics and retail marketing industry. Note: There --->> read more -->>
October 15, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – challenging views of Justice Clarence Thomas – the intractable nature of white racism
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been famous and more than a bit of an outlier in American life from the moment he came on the public stage over the summer of 1991. Today I --->> read more -->>
October 4, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – Your Burger vs. Transatlantic Flight – how much CO2?
The New Yorker published “Value Meal: Impossible Foods wants to save the world by inventing a better burger” by Tad Friend in the 9/30/2019 issue. During the introductory paragraphs the following statistic was cited: Every four --->> read more -->>
August 22, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – Overthrow: 100 Years of US Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba
We’ve written quite a bit about the US Empire. A key component of this US foreign policy is regime change. Here is a list of the posts here on this topic. Recently Democracy Now! ran --->> read more -->>
July 17, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – busing, re-segregation, white supremacy
The recent controversies surrounding Joe Biden’s anti- school busing collaborations with racist politicians from the south has for the moment aroused new comment on segregated America. The New York Times published an excellent review of --->> read more -->>
January 26, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – John Thompson and Justice – Prosecution With No Recourse
It is not often that one can make a judgement that is nearly absolute in its accuracy. Most things in life are complicated, complicated by circumstance, money, class, family, just plain errors in judgement, execution, --->> read more -->>
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