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The Austerity Charade

  • January 22, 2015
The Austerity Charade

In a 2015 column Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony, author, blogger and investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on the subject of Austerity and how it has played out in Greece.

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Morality and The Forever War

  • September 18, 2014
Morality and The Forever War

Discourses With Robert Estrada. Morality & The Forever War: Chapter Five of The Forever War ChroniclesThe above image gleaned from a link on Facebook provided by Young Americans For Liberty provoked a spirited exchange between myself and my long-time colleague and frequent foil for political, social, and cultural discourse, Robert Estrada whom I originally met and befriended on my daily ferry commute to Tiburon where I was then indentured to the 1% for a decade and a half. The ideas and thoughts we shared during those brief excursions soon became the high point of my day - but then...

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Armageddon: Now And Forever

  • September 5, 2014
Armageddon:  Now And Forever

DISCOURSES WITH ROBERT ESTRADA Armageddon Now and Forever - The Forever War Chronicles Chapter Six.The above cartoon is the graphic inspiration for this discourse with my friend and fellow traveler exploring The Road of Life, Robert Estrada as we share points of view about the latest theater of The Forever War taking place in Syria."Of course the cartoon which rests in the minds of those who see militant Islamist beheadings, rapes, abduction into sex slavery, and wholesale slaughter upon religious lines as actually threatening would feature characters not with the crazed eyes of panic...

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Desolation Row – A Neoliberal Endgame

  • April 16, 2014
Desolation Row – A Neoliberal Endgame

THE POET I just watched a video from 1992 of the 30th Anniversary Concert for Bob Dylan in association with Columbia Records, featuring the celebrant and a bevy of (then) label stablemates and guests, including Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder and a host of others, spinning their unique interpretations from Mr. Zimmerman's voluminous songbook.

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Neo-Liberalism: Antithesis of Democracy

  • March 15, 2014

In this interview on TaftTalks entitled "Neoliberalism, Youth and Social Justice", Truthout contributor Henry A. Giroux discusses the basics of what can be seen as an ongoing and accelerating war between the rich and everyone else, an event that has resulted in a mass inability in his words “to translate private troubles into larger structural public considerations.”

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