It’s been another busy week at politicalcontext.org, with entries on Obama, methane & climate change, kinky sex, anti-Muslim bigotry, and more.
We’ve been telling people they need to read this piece by Walter Brasch on President Obama’s failure to engage the labor movement–a movement that is increasing in size and militancy, and which is absolutely essential to Obama’s electoral success. Brasch isn’t anti-Obama per se. He’s just fed up, and the essay does a good job explaining why.
In the third installment in her series on methane, Cory Morningstar takes aim at “the spin doctors” — ‘Corporatized states, media and scientists who have pledged allegiance to protect the current economic system [and] will try to convince us that methane hydrates will provide society with a “clean,” “sustainable” fossil fuel.’
A referendum on proposed amendments to the Egyption constitution is scheduled today, and Paul Barrow reports here on the perspective of the April 6 Youth Movement there.
The absurdly dark, deceptive and opportunistic King hearings on the threat of Islamic extremism gave rise to this piece, reminding our readers that there’s fortune and fame to be made from making negative shit up about Muslims.
Over in our Sexuality section, mwesley reviews the documentary “Fetishes” and wonders why people are still so uncomfortable with their own kinks.
In “Unsalvation: Christian Rock.0,” kosmosben continues the story of his fall from heavenly grace, this time to the music of Stryper and Jars of Clay.
Despite U.S. interference and a trembling Haitian ruling class, Jean-Bertrand Aristide defiantly –and triumphantly– returned to Haiti yesterday. Matt J. Stannard has a piece in our Philosophy section concerning Aristide’s earlier comment that the lack of consensus on food as a basic human right represents a “crisis of ethics.”
Our resident poetical scientist Vi Ransel has an angry piece for those in the working class who would sell out their fellow workers.
Matt Stannard has also been blogging about the nuclear crisis in Japan, and the political and ideological barriers to renewable energy, on his blog, The Underview.
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