Khanna’s fear-mongering echoes Robert D. Kaplan’s alarmism in “The Coming Anarchy,” and his cutesy images and painful wordplay recall the worst of Thomas L. Friedman’s columns. So much then for the comparison to the theories of Samuel Huntington and Francis Fukuyama that some have been promoting, and so much for the promise of what his publisher calls a “single paradigm necessary to capture the emerging 21st-century world.”
i have to say: this renews my respect for the times, which does do many excellent things. but that they would publish such a pointed criticism of one of their own top people is unusual for almost any publication at that level, and they are to commended for including such a flamboyant flourish, subversive to themselves.
If you haven’t checked out this great news program from submediaTV, do so. Has a insurrectionist flavour. Covers labour movements in North America, uprisings in Africa and the Middle East and continuing resistance organised by Greek Anarchists.
Recently I was rereading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Land of Hidden Men (first published in 1931 as Jungle Girl, though Burroughs’ own preferred title – with good reason – was Dancing Girl of the Leper King), which I hadn’t read since I was 12 or so. (I also remember one of my classmates telling me with [...]
Dropkick Murphys are one of my favourite bands. The fact that they are unapologetically pro-union and pro-worker figures into this as much as their hyper energetic brand of Celtic punk does. That is why they have released the song "Take 'Em Down" in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.
The band are working with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and others to make sure the song is available to be played at rallies across the country. They have also released a limited edition "Take 'Em Down" t-shirt, which you can buy here, with proceeds going to the Workers' Rights Emergency Response Fund.
The song has, naturally, upset the right almost universally. You can find a myriad of blogs denouncing the "violent theme song" of the "union thugs," along with one utterly laughable "Libertarian" commentator who is clearly unfamiliar with the band when he claims that by demonstrating their political affiliations (evident from their very first album, if you're interested) Dropkicks will now "lose 50% of their audience." But then, this just adds up to another reason I love this song and this band.
I'll end by echoing Dropkicks' pledge of support and solidarity to all the workers fighting for their rights in Wisconsin, and across the world. This really is a great song for any picket line, and I will urge people to spread it as far and wide as they can. Enjoy!
I blame the plutocracy! Marja Erwin (2011-02-25). Conventional femininity injures, mutilates, and sometimes kills.Jill, at I Blame the Patriarchy ( http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2011/01/26/death-by-femininity-again/ ) considers who is to blame for the death of Carolin Berger, a German porn actress.It is only too easy for defenders of the status quo to blame those who die of plastic surgery. All too...(Linked Saturday 2011-02-26.)
The Coming American Insurrection. lilprole, Modesto Anarcho (2011-02-24). Rich scum - you're time has come!As we speak, tens of thousands of people are fighting back in Madison, Wisconsin. What began as an attempt by Republican governor Walker to implement sweeping austerity measures and take away the ability of unions to collectively bargain, has created a massive grassroots working class response....(Linked Monday 2011-02-28.)
This Week At SubRosa, March 1st-6th -Tuesday March 1st at 7pm: Readings- short stories, poetry and Music! **Readings by Julian Smuggles, two short stories about depression and being twenty something, as …
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