Category Archives: Left

From a left point of view.

Amnesty International statement on Edward Snowden

Here is a link to the Amnesty International statement on Snowden: http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/usa-must-not-persecute-whistleblower-edward-snowden Listening to the interview with Edward Snowden by Glenn Greenwald aired on the Democracy Now I hear an honest intelligent person who is coming clean and revealing activity … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty, a review

Here is my review of Zero Dark Thirty. For me, it’s a story, about the movie, about going to see the movie, and about this life I find myself passing through. It’s always that way. I previously shared my thoughts … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty (before I saw the movie)

This is my a prequel to my review of Zero Dark Thirty. My review of Zero Dark Thirty was written later. The radio advertisements for Zero Dark Thirty are insulting. “We all remember where we were when Bin Laden was … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Education

This morning, Uprising Radio addressed the issue of how education is being privatized and how test scores are being given more importance than education. The story is heart wrenching, explaining for example how little kids from the ghetto are asked … Continue reading

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Why does KPFK give air time to Gary Null?

I have tired of turning on KFPK radio (90.7 FM, Los Angeles) at night only to hear the self-aggrandizing voice of Gary Null being emitted into the vacuum of the Los Angeles radio air. At first one tends to like … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Pipeline

Tar sand and oil shale are both boondoggles. Both extract very little usable oil. Both take huge amounts of energy to get to it. And both tar sands and oil shale tear up the landscape and damage the water supply. … Continue reading

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Michael Moore meets Chomsky

Earlier this week, on Democracy Now, host Amy Goodman reported that Michael Moore met Noam Chomsky for the first time at the 25th Anniversary Benefit for FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. I have a problem with that. That Moore … Continue reading

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The Arab Arrival Exposes Contradictions of US and Europe

The US and Europe protect the revolt in Libya but do not protect the revolt in Bahrain as Saudi troops invade. The US, France, Great Britain, and the UN Security Council vote to enforce a no fly zone and to … Continue reading

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The Battle of Zawiya

Very brave people in Libya are fighting in Zawiya to free themselves from the corrupt dictator Ghadahfi and his cronies. The battle is raging as I write. The people fighting for democracy may not win. They may lose. But things … Continue reading

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Daniel Ortega is a horses ass

The statement made today by Daniel Ortega expressing solidarity with Moammar Gaddafi is an insult to the worthy Sandinista ideals that he once purportedly represented and an insult to the brave people of Libya. Daniel Ortega is a disgrace to … Continue reading

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