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The 2016 Elections: 6 Takeaways for the Economic Cooperation Movement

1. Because capitalism. The election of America’s most prominently parasitic and malicious real estate capitalist to Chief Executive says “this is what happens, Larry.” An economic system based on predatory finance, making money through exploitation of labor, extraction of the planet, and the financial leverage of money itself, gets us mass immiseration, deep cultural divisions,

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Materializing Empathy: A Materialist Reading of the Seventh UU Principle: Respect for the Interdependent Web of Life

A sermon delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 27, 2015 My family is partially Mormon, and for a little while in my life, I too was partially Mormon. In the Book of Mormon, which literalist Mormons take to be a collection of writings of ancient prophets who lived on the

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Matt Stannard’s “Policing Justice Requires Economic Justice” (part one here, part two here) is an excellent exposition into an urgent need for change-that screams beyond the horrid headlines and newscasts. As heartbreaking and frightening as the always present danger that urban policing potentially imposes on young black males, this policing and its broad unquestioning acceptance

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Henry Giroux on Penn State, College Athletics, and Capitalism: Solidarity “impossible when sports are driven by market values”

Although the circumstances that occasioned it were troubling, it was an honor to finally get to speak with Henry A, Giroux, who currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. A prolific author on the intersections of capitalism and education,  he was named as one

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The Fog of Capital: Reflections on the Detroit Auto Bailout

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz wrote of action in war that it must “be planned in a mere twilight, which – like the effect of a fog or moonlight – gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.” As I attempted to research and write an article that would undertake a left-independent analysis

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What is to be done this Memorial Day? A Response to Walter Brasch

  Mr. Brasch’s recent piece on Memorial Day read like an apologia to the Obama administration’s Afghanistan policy, and unfortunately did not seize the opportunity to engage in critical inquiry on an important issue. How might we celebrate Memorial Day in such a way as to improve our critical understanding of violence in the world?

"The Faces of Capitalism" by Pit Kuru

Ponerology (a science of the nature of evil)

Medical studies funded by drug companies have only lately “discovered” the onset of cancer, diabetes and autism is “not caused” by agents outside the body, but brought on by your own susceptible, read “defective’ DNA. They’re a passive creation with no visible perpetration rather like saying 93,000 women were raped in 2005 in the USA.

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Black Pearls

“Black Pearls” is my ode to being tired of being poisoned.  You just can’t escape that tainted scent of profit in the air, the water and the food.  Asking people if they know they’re being poisoned is like asking if a fish knows the water is wet.  Corporations are, in effect, allowed to hold a gun to

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