1.31.2017 Daily Links

          BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW          

Amid the apparent death spiral of contemporary comity, in which a French Canadian now joins Dylann Roof in seeking to foment a war of all against each, a breaking news report from Common Dreams that details this newest outburst of fascist terror in a Quebec City Mosque, a development to which scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens must pay close attention if they value either their lives or social justice, in so doing, perhaps, coming across a World Socialist Website analysis that delineates the nature of the underlying reality of capital’s reflexive excrescences of horrific responses to ubiquitous crisis, all of which dovetails sweetly with a Global Research announcement about Eva Bartlett’s reality orientation tour of Canada, happening now, in which the courageous journalist provides a witness’ view of the on-the-ground empirical reality of what has really been happening in Syria for the past four years, a series of presentations that completely refute every single aspect of U.S. policy in the region, at least if reason and evidence have parts to play in policy formation.

                    This Day in History                  

On this date, Austria marks its recognition, with Street Children’s Day, of an important and certainly not altogether pleasant aspect of modern existence, the presence of homeless children in our midst; in the unfolding of early modern Europe’s internecine bourgeois conflicts, five hundred thirteen years ago, the kingdom of France ceded to the Iberian Aragon imprimatur control over the Republic of Naples; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

Leonardo da Vinci – The Babe in the Womb, 1511
Leonardo da Vinci – The Babe in the Womb, 1511

One’s longest journey always begins with a conceptual moment, and then gestates a birth, neither of which one has planned or otherwise caused, and then proceeds to a final destination, a death that under normal circumstances one does not invite; between these inescapable commonalities lies a realm of inevitable individual action and potential personal choice—one cannot avoid activity while alive even if of the most rudimentary sort, though all too many of us live lives that never engage the potentiation of willful and conscious behavior—an arena where, just possibly, one may find a purpose that one desires to pursue.

                  Quote of the Day                       
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass
                   Doc of the Day                      
Numero Uno“‘Over the border they send us to kill and to fight for a cause they’ve long ago forgotten.’  These lines of Paul Simon’s recall to Vietnam veterans the causes for which we went to fight in Vietnam and the outrages we were part of because the men who sent us had long ago forgotten the meaning of the words. MORE HERE

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              TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, &                                  AWARENESS VIDEO                  


From the grounded journalism and meticulous documentation that characterizes The Corbett Report, another installment that both addresses the deeper questions that underlie an issue and presents credible hypotheses about why things happen as they do, in the event in regard to India’s demonetization debacle, an unfolding nightmare that at a minimum intersects with U.S. policies and programs at the same time that it serves the interests of techno-elites with services and ‘apps’ to take care of our need for exchange, in the end a cogent and deeply reported assessment of a phenomenon that corporate media has either misanalyzed or not tried to explicate at all, one more demonstration for scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens that capitalism’s crises are reaching something akin to a snapping point, the juncture at which a final straw breaks the beasts’ backs who are the workers in this dystopic ‘disruption,’ a point that none other than Ron Paul, as an InfoWars commentator, makes in relation to the absolutely inevitable financial meltdown that lies just over the event horizon, so to speak, an argument of pending cataclysm that is bursting with useful data, whatever the Libertarian, ‘free-market’ leanings that undergird Paul’s conclusions about all of this.

                     Nearly Naked Links                  

From Sunday’s and Monday’s Files

Radical Natural Korean Farming – http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39166-a-radical-farm-s-roots-stem-from-revived-korean-heritage

Voice of People Commentary – https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/26/ignoring-the-voice-of-the-people/



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Next weekend, over 12,000 writers are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. for the Association of Writing Programs’ annual conference, the primary gathering of the entire country’s MFA programs, literary magazines, publishers, small presses and local workshops. At a fraught (to say the least) moment for the nation and for the future of free speech, several groups are planning to take action that week and harness the collective power of a conference whose normal activity consists of panels, readings, and schmoozing at a massive bookfair.


The Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation, awards $10,000 and publication to an outstanding poet from the upper Midwest. Milkweed is also holding an open reading period for literary nonfiction.


WRISSTips for Avoiding Slush Pile

An Electric Lit piece that’s bound to be of interest to all aspiring scribes who wish to see their work published: “Submitting your work to magazines can be a discouraging process. You work for months on a short story, send it to your favorite magazine, and six month to ten months later, receive a form rejection. Here at Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, where I’m assistant editor, we open submissions for one month at a time a few times a year. Reliably, we receive over 1,000 submissions in under 30 days. For editors, searching for a story to publish in the submissions queue can be like searching for a needle in a haystack: it takes ages to find that needle, but when you do finally grab it, it pricks you to let you know it’s there.”


Google’s New Publishing Bans

A Recode look at the loss of access to over 200 publication, thanks to the recent ‘fake news’ witchhunt: “Google kicked 200 publishers off one of its ad networks in the fourth quarter, partly in response to the proliferation of fake news sites.

The company banned the publishers from its AdSense network, an ad placement service that automatically serves text and display ads on participating sites based on its audience. The ban was part of an update to an existing policy that prohibits sites that mislead users with their content.”


Growing Trade War Tensions

A Naked Capitalism article that looks at the frightening possibility of a harmful tradewar which, of course, would lead to a more harmful war pretty quickly: “Worryingly, Trump and his appointees often appear to see trade as a zero -sum game, implying that the only way for the US to secure its interests would be at the expense of its trading partners. Their rhetoric also implies that the most powerful country in the world has previously negotiated trade deals to its own disadvantage – a view almost no one else agrees with.

Thus, Trump’s belligerent rhetoric threatens trade wars or acquiescence to the US as the only means to change the status quo. But future deals even more favourable to the US can only be achieved with weaker partners, e.g., through bilateral treaties, or those with ulterior motives for accepting even less favourable terms and conditions. “

GENISSThe ‘Left’s’ Death

An apt analysis from a commentator who has never been particularly symphathetic to progressive/socialist causes who nevertheless autopsies the cadaver known as ‘the left:’ “The answer is that the European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working class and peace (bread and peace) no longer exists. The cause championed by those who pretend to be the “left” of today is identity politics.  The “left” no longer champions the working class, which the “left” dismisses as “Trump deplorables,” consisting of “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts.” Instead,the “left” champions alleged victimized and marginalized groups—blacks, homosexuals, women and the transgendered. Tranny bathrooms, a cause unlikely to mobilize many Americans, are more important to the “left” than the working class “

1.30.2017 Nearly Naked Links

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From Friday’s and Saturday’s Files

American Dreams, Not Yet Extant, Further Failing – https://psmag.com/economic-mobility-is-fading-and-so-is-the-american-dream-d956ffcb7505#.h1d8fhxql

Rutherford’s Preacher Litigation – http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f6eb78f457b7b82887b643445&id=c54bbb5dc9&e=798f08cf09

A New York Review Personals Yarn

What Really Goes on With Those New York Review of Books Personals

Rick Perry & Privatized Waste – http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/department-energy-rick-perry-nuclear-waste

Instructions in Activist Narration

Let Grace Paley Inspire Your Creativity and Activism in 2017

Documenting Acid – http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/lsd-doc-sunshine-makers-what-we-learned-w463314

Capital’s Dependence on Slaves – http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Forgotten-Slaves/238604

Working Class Tax Issues & Impacts – http://portside.org/2017-01-27/trumponomics-taxes-and-american-worker

Ideological Intellectuals Who Monger for War – http://www.chronicle.com/article/Beware-of-Defense/238603

A ‘Progresssive’ Prediction of ‘Disappearing Democracy’

Disappearing Democracy

Revealing ‘Humanitarian Law’ History

A History of Humanity, Humanitarian Law, and Human Rights

Hume on Commerce – http://www.econlib.org/library/LFBooks/Hume/hmMPL24.html

Plea Bargained Activism

From Plea Bargain to Organizer: A Woman’s Story

Judith Butler’s Style, Deconstructed


David Hume in Defense of Judith Butler’s Writing Style

Trump’s ‘War on Science’ – http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/316407-trump-sparks-fears-of-war-on-science

A Vision of Atheist Paradox – https://aeon.co/essays/faith-rebounds-an-atheist-s-apology-for-christianity

Lucy Parsons & Losing the Past – http://flag.blackened.net/lpp/writings_by_lucy.html

Soviet Photomontages – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/05/chic-j05.html

Critiquing Anarchists


Counterrevolution & Revolutionary Dialectic

The Counter Revolution

State Secrets Prohibitions on Whistleblowing – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46025.htm

Imploring to Avoid Nuclear War

Letter on the need for urgent measures to avert a nuclear war

Toxic Economics – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46015.htm

DeVos & Looting Public Education

Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary, and the Looting of Public Education

Toni Morrison’s Laureate Lecture

Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade

Underemployment, Rampant, Under-reported, Intentional

Still falling short on hours and pay: Part-time work becoming new normal

1.30.2017 Daily Links

          BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW          

From yesterday’s Financial Tribune, a key story for scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens about the massive benefits of backing and boosting a solar energy future, which comes down to increased employment, more efficient and local economic control and development on the the one hand, and fewer H-bombs and less likelihood of imperial wars and interventions over oil on the other hand, not to mention what FT points out to capitalists, that the growth rate–leaving aside even larger differentials in potential–is a factor of ten larger in wind power, for instance, than it is in the carbonized or nuclear energy sectors, analysis that seems to abrogate everything that bourgeois economic theorists say about markets and enterprise, since the resistance to following a renewable path is hardly less now than it was in 1970, an appearance of paradox and emanation of contradiction that makes sense only if one applies an imperial rubric to the whole picture rather than hoping that at some future point markets will finally work as ‘classical economic’ theory predicts they should instead of leading to such results as both a new Global Research release notes in the appointment of Exxon/Mobil’s Chief Executive as Secretary of State and Mother Jones chronicles in arguing that Rick Perry’s potentially primary purpose as head of the Department of Energy will be not to promote renewable sources of electricity but to privatize and foster further nuclear investment through the ‘privatization’ of high level waste storage, all of which completely fits with a new assessment from Consortium News about the way that President Trump has managed to exempt the deepest dens of terror–the carbon suppliers in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf–from immigration sanctions, the aggregate juxtaposition of which must undermine any notion that these issues are primarily technical and therefore manageable with merely bureaucratic and technological fixes that avoid examining and rooting out imperialistic depredation and profiteering rackets.

                    This Day in History                  

To honor the passing of Mahatma Gandhi in a hail of assassin’s bullets, India in particular and other places as far afield as Spain as well mark this day as a testament to the great thinker and his philosophy of nonviolence; in the Levantine cradle of so many iconic civilizations, two thousand five hundred thirty-three years ago, craftsmen and their Hebrew overseers completed the Second Temple of the Ark in Jerusalem; two thousand one hundred sixty-four years forward in space and time, in 1648 CE, the Dutch Protestant bourgeoisie successfully finalized its extrication from the clutches of Catholic Spain with the negotiation of the Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück; thirteen years subsequently, across the English Channel in 1661, exactly twelve years after the beheading of the obstreperous King Charles, English Loyalists ritually ‘executed’ Oliver Cromwell, approximately two years after his actual death; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

Pixabay Image 1454539To articulate the necessary as impossible, repeatedly, doggedly insisting, “Well that will never happen,” must count as one of the most self-destructive of human tendencies, a point of view that nevertheless counts as the most common of perspectives, almost a given in regard to any idea that posits the importance and possibility of ‘fighting city hall’ or otherwise undermining, overturning, or replacing the imprimatur of imperial elites whose very existence depends absolutely on most of their underlings’ believing fervently that transformation toward engagement, tolerance, mutuality, solidarity, and commonality-of-action are nothing other than the ravings of delusion, ‘pipe dreams’ of the addled and the addicted to optimism—coming to terms with this assessment and following the only course that is other than mass collective suicide in response to it means, in Catholic terms, ‘examining one’s conscience’ and taking individual responsibility for the absolutely sine qua non move toward sustainability and survival, the achievement of something akin to an empowered collectivity of the downtrodden, the common herd, the working classes who in the scheme of things count as ninety percent or more of humankind’s numbers.

                  Quote of the Day                       
“Karma Repair Kit Items 1-4.

1.Get enough food to eat,
and eat it.

2.Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,
and sleep there.

3.Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
until you arrive at the silence of yourself,
and listen to it.

Richard Brautigan

                   Doc of the Day                      
“This afternoon we gather in the quiet of this sanctuary to pay our last tribute of respect to these beautiful children of God. They entered the stage of history just a few years ago, and in the brief years that they were privileged to act on this mortal stage, they played their parts exceedingly well. Now the curtain falls; they move through the exit; the drama of their earthly life comes to a close. They are now committed back to that eternity from which they came. MORE HERE

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              TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, &                                  AWARENESS VIDEO                  


An utterly mandatory half hour engagement for scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens who hope that their capacity for citizenship might rise above the level of fatuous ignorance and lockstep group-think, in the event a recent installment from Abby Martin’s TeleSur-sponsored Empire Files program, in which she interviews Russian expert and award-winning journalist Robert Ames to deconstruct the basis for present day “anti-Russian hysteria” and to identify the U.S. interventions in post-Soviet Slavic affairs that provide the essential context for understanding realities that underlie actual relations on the geopolitical stage rather than grandstanding about nonsense and matters that either make no sense or simply result from opportunistic imperial attempts, which have thus far failed, to treat Russia as a puppet that exists to further corporate profits, a brilliant and transfixing presentation that seamlessly melds into a new Rob Kall interview with Paul Craig Roberts, an exchange about the Trump Presidency that challenges erstwhile ‘liberals’ and ‘leftists’ and ‘progressives’ both to recognize their own complicity in a system that has produced President Trump and to deepen their critique of what has really gone awry in the world today, to wit capitalism itself, which has ceased completely to work for most people while it chugs along like a sinister engine in producing profit and plunder for a now vanishingly small minority of investors and bankers and bureaucrats.

                     Nearly Naked Links                  

From Friday’s and Saturday’s Files

American Dreams, Not Yet Extant, Further Failing – https://psmag.com/economic-mobility-is-fading-and-so-is-the-american-dream-d956ffcb7505#.h1d8fhxql

Rick Perry & Privatized Waste – http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/department-energy-rick-perry-nuclear-waste

Documenting Acid – http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/lsd-doc-sunshine-makers-what-we-learned-w463314



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Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program

Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France.


Ohioana Library Association

A prize of $1,000 is given annually to an Ohio fiction writer or creative nonfiction writer age 30 or under who has not published a book. Writers born in Ohio or who have lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years are eligible. Submit up to four stories, essays, or excerpts of longer works of fiction or creative nonfiction totaling 10 to 40 pages by January 31. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.


Casa Libre

Executive Director, Part-time

Organization Info: The mission of Casa Libre en la Solana, since 2004, has been to support and enhance the creativity of professional and novice writers by providing a community venue for classes, readings, and other professional development opportunities. Currently, Casa Libre presents one-time events to support visiting writers traveling with new books, as well as the monthly Fair Weather Reading Series, curated by co-founder and outgoing executive director Kristen Nelson.We are often accepting proposals for new series to be hosted at and/or through Casa Libre. For more information on our programming visit: www.casalibre.org.



Reading As Self-Teaching

A Farnam Street post, via a famed writer, that pays tribute to books as sources of knowledge, self-learning, and  discipline of the mind that more than anything else can feed the creativity of a writer, no matter the circumstances surrounding said writer:”Often I hear people say they do not have the time to read. That’s absolute nonsense. In one year during which I kept that kind of record, I read twenty-five books while waiting for people. In offices, applying for jobs, waiting to see a dentist, waiting in a restaurant for friends, many such places. I read on buses, trains and planes. If one really wants to learn, one has to decide what is important. Spending an evening on the town? Attending a ball game? Or learning something that can be with you your life long?”




A Falkvinge article that looks at the fundamental conflict that arises when upholding copyright becomes more important that upholding citizen privacy: “There is a little-acknowledged conflict between enforcement of the copyright monopoly – which is a governmentally-sanctioned private monopoly on distribution, duplication, and transmission of certain bitpatterns – and private correspondence as a concept.When I open a digital communications channel to somebody, I can use that channel to transmit private correspondence (thoughts, ideas, feelings), for which there is a constitutional right to privacy. But I am also technically able to use this channel to transmit a piece of music, at TV show, or a movie, which would typically be illegal – a violation of the copyright distribution monopoly, and there is no shortage of people who do.”


A Civil Liberties Obituary

A World Socialist Web Site tribute to the life and carreer of a courageous civil liberties attorney: “It is with great sadness that the World Socialist Web Site reports the death of M. Jon Posner, a longtime, well-respected criminal defense lawyer in Detroit. Posner represented the Workers League, the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party, in numerous cases in the 1980s and early 1990s, defending the party’s right to conduct political activity without harassment by the police or other authorities.”


A frightening Truth-Out offering that analyses the chances that the legislation which is the staple of women’s equality might be truly in peril after all: “Every expert who spoke with Truthout pointed out that it wouldn’t take a direct challenge to Roe for motivated justices to negate it and/or make abortion illegal nationwide. In other words, the Court could make a decision on the national legality of abortion even if it is not presented with a case that specifically raises the issue.”

1.30.2017 Day in History

-Gandhi_at_Darwen_with_womenTo honor the passing of Mahatma Gandhi in a hail of assassin’s bullets, India in particular and other places as far afield as Spain as well mark this day as a testament to the great thinker and his philosophy of nonviolence; in the Levantine cradle of so many iconic civilizations, two thousand five hundred thirty-three years ago, craftsmen and their Hebrew overseers completed the Second Temple of the Ark in Jerusalem; two thousand one hundred sixty-four years forward in space and time, in 1648 CE, the Dutch Protestant bourgeoisie successfully finalized its extrication from the clutches of Catholic Spain with the negotiation of the Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück; thirteen years subsequently, across the English Channel in 1661, exactly twelve years after the beheading of the obstreperous King Charles, English Loyalists ritually ‘executed’ Oliver Cromwell, approximately two years after his actual death; one hundred eighty-two years back, the first assassination attempt against a US President took place when Richard Lawrence sought to shoot the popular yet controversial Andrew Jackson; a dozen years further in the future from that, in 1847, the ‘good weed’ city of Yerba Buena changed its name to San Francisco; three and a half decades later, in 1882, the baby boy opened his eyes who would rise as the ‘savior of capitalism’ and ‘champion of the masses,’ Franklin Delano Roosevelt; fourteen years onward from there, in 1896, six smaller labor unions of workers whose jobs were in ironworking and construction consolidated in the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers of America; half a dozen years past that conjunction of solidarity, in 1902, an imperial network between Japan and England first manifested itself as the first Anglo-Japanese Alliance in London; seven hundred thirty days henceforth, in 1904, a fiery inferno erupted in the Great Baltimore fire, catastrophe, holocaust, nuclear, nukeFire, which destroyed upwards of 1,500 buildings in the course of its combustion; four years further along, in 1908, the Indian activist and freedom fighter Mohandas Gandhi gained his release from prison in South Africa; two additional cycles of the sun in the direction of today, in 1910, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company’s negotiation with workers resulted in an arbitration agreement that failed to forestall a catastrophic fire shortly thereafter; two years still more proximate to the present pass, in 1912, the baby girl was born who would mature as the well-regarded, establishment historian and thinker Barbara Tuchman; a thousand four hundred sixty-one days afterward, in 1916, across the wide Atlantic and through much of the Mediterranean, a conference ended between Arabian and imperial British representatives, the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, that finalized the strategy for the Anglo-French coup against Ottoman rule in what we now call the Middle East; three years past that moment in time, in 1919, roughly 7,000 miles to the North and West in the Seattle area of Washington, tens of thousands of workers joined striking longshoremen to create a day’s long general strike and demand for free speech on the solidarityWestern rim of the United States; half a dozen years thereafter, in 1925, back in the Mediterranean, the newly inaugurated Turkish government that replaced Ottoman rule confirmed its continuing antipathy toward Greek and Orthodox culture when it expelled Patriarch Constantine VI from Istanbul, and, again in the United States, the male infant bounced into the world en route toa life as the information scientist and inventor who created the first computer mouse; a half decade even closer to the current context, in 1930, to the North and East in the still-young Soviet Union, the government inaugurated the agricultural policies that, more or less consciously, eliminated the Kulak class of peasants as a force in Soviet society; a thousand ninety-six more in the direction of today, in 1933, to the West in Germany, Hitler attended his swearing in ceremony to become first the chancellor and then the dictator of Nazi Germany; two years past that tragic juncture, in 1935, back in North America, a more favorable initiation transpired with the entry onto the scene of the male baby who grew up as writer and thinker Richard Brautigan; a decade onward precisely, another male child entered the fray in 1945 as the

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youngster who would become Native American novelist and tragic figure Michael Dorris; a single year past this birthing instant, in 1946, the United Nations Security Council passed its second – ever resolution, which sought to resolve the conflict between British oil and imperial interests in Iran and Soviet claims that their troops were advancing along Iran’s Northern border; two years exactly farther down the pike, in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi died at the hands of assassins; three years yet later on, in 1951, roughly halfway round the globe in England, the male child came along in standard fashion who would soon enough wow audiences with his rock & roll performances and lyrics as Phil Collins; half a decade subsequent to that happy instant, in 1956, across the ocean in Georgia, terroristic reactionaries bombed Martin Luther King Jr’s home in Atlanta in retaliation for black peoples’ intention of social equality that the Montgomery bus boycott demonstrated; a dozen more years after that, in 1968, around the planet in Vietnam, opponents of US imperial imprimatur and war crimes began he Tet Offensive that would effectively destroy the viability of US intervention in Southeast Asia; back around the world a mere year nearer to the here and now, in 1969, the iconic rock group, The Beatles, took rooftop_cover  concert beatles musicpart in the foursome’s last public performance at the roof of their record company in London; three more spins around the solar center, in 1972, back in Northern Europe, British special forces opened fire on Irish freedom advocates in Derry, Northern Ireland, killing 13 and wounding many others, and in a some ways related development, Pakistan withdrew from the English orchestrated Commonwealth of Nations; a decade on the nose hence, in 1982, a clever computer scientist, working to enhance cyber security, created the first PC computer virus; two dozen years in even greater proximity to our present point in space time, in 2006, the scholar and dramatist Wendy Wasserstein played out her final act; a half decade more on time’s relentless march, in 2007, the popular and prolific novelist and screenwriter, Sidney Sheldon, breathed his last; six years still later, in 2013, South Korea launched its first rocket ship capable of carrying a payload into space, the Naro – 1 carrier rocket.

1.30.2017 Doc of the Day

"Selma to Montgomery Marches" by Peter Pettus - Library of Congress.
“Selma to Montgomery Marches” by Peter Pettus – Library of Congress.

“This afternoon we gather in the quiet of this sanctuary to pay our last tribute of respect to these beautiful children of God. They entered the stage of history just a few years ago, and in the brief years that they were privileged to act on this mortal stage, they played their parts exceedingly well. Now the curtain falls; they move through the exit; the drama of their earthly life comes to a close. They are now committed back to that eternity from which they came.

These children-unoffending, innocent, and beautiful-were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.

And yet they died nobly. They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity. And so this afternoon in a real sense they have something to say to each of us in their death. They have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows. They have something to say to every politician [Audience:] (Yeah) who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say to a federal government that has compromised with the undemocratic practices of southern Dixiecrats (Yeah) and the blatant hypocrisy of right-wing northern Republicans. (Speak) They have something to say to every Negro (Yeah) who has passively accepted the evil system of segregation and who has stood on the sidelines in a mighty struggle for justice. They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream.

And so my friends, they did not die in vain. (Yeah) God still has a way of wringing good out of evil. (Oh yes) And history has proven over and over again that unmerited suffering is redemptive. The innocent blood of these little girls may well serve as a redemptive force (Yeah) that will bring new light to this dark city. (Yeah) The holy Scripture says, “A little child shall lead them.” (Oh yeah) The death of these little children may lead our whole Southland (Yeah) from the low road of man’s inhumanity to man to the high road of peace and brotherhood. (Yeah, Yes) These tragic deaths may lead our nation to substitute an aristocracy of character for an aristocracy of color. The spilled blood of these innocent girls may cause the whole citizenry of Birmingham (Yeah) to transform the negative extremes of a dark past into the positive extremes of a bright future. Indeed this tragic event may cause the white South to come to terms with its conscience. (Yeah)

And so I stand here to say this afternoon to all assembled here, that in spite of the darkness of this hour (Yeah Well), we must not despair. (Yeah, Well) We must not become bitter (Yeah, That’s right), nor must we harbor the desire to retaliate with violence. No, we must not lose faith in our white brothers. (Yeah, Yes) Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality.

May I now say a word to you, the members of the bereaved families? It is almost impossible to say anything that can console you at this difficult hour and remove the deep clouds of disappointment which are floating in your mental skies. But I hope you can find a little consolation from the universality of this experience. Death comes to every individual. There is an amazing democracy about death. It is not aristocracy for some of the people, but a democracy for all of the people. Kings die and beggars die; rich men and poor men die; old people die and young people die. Death comes to the innocent and it comes to the guilty. Death is the irreducible common denominator of all men.

I hope you can find some consolation from Christianity’s affirmation that death is not the end. Death is not a period that ends the great sentence of life, but a comma that punctuates it to more lofty significance. Death is not a blind alley that leads the human race into a state of nothingness, but an open door which leads man into life eternal. Let this daring faith, this great invincible surmise, be your sustaining power during these trying days.

Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. (Yeah, Yes) Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters. (Yeah) And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him (Yeah, Well), and that God is able (Yeah, Yes) to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace.

And so today, you do not walk alone. You gave to this world wonderful children. [moans] They didn’t live long lives, but they lived meaningful lives. (Well) Their lives were distressingly small in quantity, but glowingly large in quality. (Yeah) And no greater tribute can be paid to you as parents, and no greater epitaph can come to them as children, than where they died and what they were doing when they died. (Yeah) They did not die

in the dives and dens of Birmingham (Yeah, Well), nor did they die discussing and listening to filthy jokes. (Yeah) They died between the sacred walls of the church of God (Yeah, Yes), and they were discussing the eternal meaning (Yes) of love. This stands out as a beautiful, beautiful thing for all generations. (Yes) Shakespeare had Horatio to say some beautiful words as he stood over the dead body of Hamlet. And today, as I stand over the remains of these beautiful, darling girls, I paraphrase the words of Shakespeare: (Yeah, Well): Good night, sweet princesses. Good night, those who symbolize a new day. (Yeah, Yes) And may the flight of angels (That’s right) take thee to thy eternal rest. God bless you.”  Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral sermon for the three young victims of the Birmingham 16th Avenue Baptist Church bombing, seven and a half years after the Atlanta bombing of his own house

1.27.2017 Day in History

jude jewish holocaust genocideWorldwide, today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with many countries also a part of this with locally designated commemorations; as a forty-five year old professional fighter and leader, a gay upper class man, and an astute administrator one thousand nine hundred and nineteen years ago, Trajan rose to become the emperor who would preside over Rome’s most extensive imperial expansion; in Arabia five centuries, six decades, and four years thereafter, in 661, the ‘Prophet’s’ family’s hold on Islam, via the Rashidun Caliphate’s largest-empire-in-history-to-that-point, ended with the death of Mohammed’s brother; the overseers of Florence seven hundred fifteen years before the here and now exiled Dante Alighieri, who had been serving as one of a half dozen priors in charge of managing the city; just over four decades hence, in 1343, the sixth Pope Clement legitimized the inherent corruption of Papal Indulgences, which continued for nearly two centuries before principled challenges threatened to tear the Church apart over such practices; more or less exactly a quarter millennium later, in 1593, Church leaders at the Vatican initiated the seven year trial and martyrdom of Giordano Bruno; thirteen years yet later on, in 1606, the trial of

36 x 50 cm aquatint with etching of the festivities in Windsor Castle during Guy Fawkes night: one of a group of four prints of Windsor Castle published in September 1776.
36 x 50 cm aquatint with etching of the festivities in Windsor Castle during Guy Fawkes night: one of a group of four prints of Windsor Castle published in September 1776.

Guy Fawkes and other conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot began in London; two hundred ninety-seven years prior to today, a baby boy came squalling into the world en route to a life as popular playwright Samuel Foote; eleven years onward toward the present, in 1731, Bartolomeo Christofori, the piano’s inventor, played his final note; just three years beyond that, in 1734, across the wide Atlantic in Manhattan, maids in New York City organized for higher pay and better working condtions; twenty-two years further along, in 1756 and back across the ocean, a male infant came into the world who would soon begin composing music as Wolfgang Mozart; the U.S.’s first public university opened its doors to students, not quite three decades henceforth, in 1785, at the University of Georgia in Athens; across the Atlantic another twenty-nine years along time’s arc, in 1814, German Romantic philosopher Johann Fichte breathed his last; eleven years later, in 1825, Congress established the Indian Territory out of current-day Oklahoma, which proved a key component of the Trail of Tears and more;seven years after that, in 1832, the male baby was born who would go on to fame as the alice in wonderland fiction book lewis carrollwriter and fabulist Lewis Carroll; fourteen hundred sixty-one days afterward, in 1836, another boy child cried out, this time en route to life as the chronicler and erotic storyteller, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch; a hundred sixty-seven years ahead of today, a baby boy came along—according to a different source from yesterday’s—who would mature as labor leader Samuel Gompers; a single year more proximate to the present pass, in 1851, the iconic artist and naturalist John James Audubon exited the world’s stage; in a last gasp for Samurai hegemony in Japan one hundred forty-nine years back, guided by French Advisers, Tokugawa insurgents retreated from the resurgent Meiji Restoration to what would soon enough be the island of Hokkaido; a dozen years subsequent to that conjunction, in 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for an incandescent light bulb; eight years henceforth from that juncture, in 1888, the National Geographic Society formally incorporated in the District of Columbia; a brief three years further down time’s path, in 1891, a hideous ‘accident’ at a Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania coal mine caused an explosion that immolated over a hundred miners; a year less than three decades afterward, in 1920, the International Labor Organization came into existence, and in Kansas, miners went on strike against compulsory arbitration; intrepid journalist Nellie Bly died two years yet nearer to now, in 1922; Ibn Saud half a decade farther along toward the future, in 1927, took the title King of Nejd; eleven years hence, in 1938, a male baby opened his eyes who would rise, as Roy Bourgeois, to the calling, after service in the Marines in Vietnam, of a priesthood in protest of war and especially of the training of butchers to support empire South of the border; seven hundred thirty days past that point in time, in 1940, six thousand miles East in the Soviet Union, the writer and storyteller Isaac Babel took a bullet in the back of the neck for supposedly supporting Trotsky; two years thereafter, in 1942, a little baby girl sang out who would grow up as the lyricist and crooner Kate Wolf; yet two more years down the pike, in 1944, in the Soviet Winter, the two and a half year

"Bundesarchiv Bild 183-W0506-316, Russland, Kampf um Stalingrad, Siegesflagge"
“Bundesarchiv Bild 183-W0506-316, Russland, Kampf um Stalingrad, Siegesflagge”

siege of Leningrad came to an end as the Red Army broke through, and the Germans began their final retreat, and several thousand miles away in Ireland, the baby girl uttered her first cry on the way to a life and Nobel Peace Prize as Mairead Maguire; a year later to the day, in 1945, Red Army troops liberated the survivors at Auschwitz; three years subsequently, in 1948, a Soviet boy came along who would grow up as amazing dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov;another three years even closer to now, in 1951, in the Southwest desert, the Nevada Test Site hosted the first of many atmospheric atomic tests that spewed cancer and disease all round the region; sixteen years precisely beyond that juncture, in 1967, the U.S., the Soviet Union, and other countries formalized the Outer Space Treaty, which prohibited nuclear weapons in space and designated the moon as a human bastion of peaceful development, as, on a launching pad in Florida three astronauts died in a catastrophic fire that destroyed their Apollo One launch vehicle; seven hundred thirty-one days still more in proximity to our light and air, in 1969, radical autoworkers in Detroit, African Americans who were part of a Revolutionary Union Movement, initiated a wildcat strike against racism and bad working conditions; four years hence, in 1973, the Paris Accords brought the Vietnam War to its

US flag reflexion on Vietnam Veterans Memorial 12 2011 000124 by Mariordo Mario Roverto Durán Ortiz - Own work
US flag reflexion on Vietnam Veterans Memorial 12 2011 000124 by Mariordo Mario Roverto Durán Ortiz – Own work

erstwhile conclusion; a decade further on, in 1983, the Japanese successfully joined their two test tunnels in what would soon be the world’s longest undersea tunnel, at over thirty-five miles from start to finish; Germany thirteen years subsequently, in 1996 first commemorated the Holocaust, an imperially-backed warlord overthrew the first democratically elected President of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane; seven years closer still to the current context, in 2003, the Library of Congress made its first selections for the ongoing National Recording Registry; three years precisely after this point, in 2006, Western Union ended its commercial telegraph service for messaging purposes; critically acclaimed author John Updike took his last breath ten hundred ninety six days later on, in 2009; a year later precisely, in 2010, the constitutional crisis in Honduras ended with a U.S.- backed President’s rise to power as a replacement for his ‘too-radical’ predecessor, and Howard Zinn’s life came to an end, as did storyteller and writer J.D. Salinger’s passage through time and space; insurgents in Yemen three hundred sixty-five days thereafter, in 2011, initiated the so-called Arab Spring on the Arabian Peninsula itself;just three short years past that, in 2014, iconic activist and folksinger Pete Seeger sang his swansong.

1.27.2017 Nearly Naked Links

SPINDOCMTN-BANNER books education studentsFrom Thursday’s Files

Student Loan Fraud Litigation – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/24/stud-j24.html

Youth Mental Health ‘Services’

Evidence on mental health care coverage for young adults under the Affordable Care Act

NAFTA Research

NAFTA: Reviewing the research

America, Dream To Nightmare – 


CIA’s Phoenix – http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-phoenix-program/5506322

Trident Failure Dissimulation

U.S. Asked UK To Keep Failed Nuke Trident Test Secret

Past, Present, Future, Prediction, Knowledge – https://aeon.co/essays/does-knowledge-of-the-past-and-present-determine-the-future

Nazis’ Jim Crow Emulation – https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration

Internet Archive Flees to Canada – http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-archive-canada-20161212-story.html

Analyzing an Era of Pitchforks – http://forward.com/culture/355860/its-trumps-america-and-the-era-of-the-pitchforks-has-just-begun/

Israel’s Utilizing Blacklisting & Censorship – http://mondoweiss.net/2016/12/censorship-blacklisting-mainstream/

Petty Bourgeois Attacks on ‘Growthism’


An Anti Soviet, Nonetheless Interesting Look at a Commie History Project

Russian Intellectuals Make Bolshevik Revolution a Virtual Reality, Repeating 100-Year-Old Mistakes

Contradictions in Making Madrid Vegas – http://www.citylab.com/work/2016/12/could-madrid-become-europes-las-vegas/510203/

Eternal Austerity in Brazil – http://portside.org/2016-12-13/brazil-senate-approves-austerity-package-freeze-social-spending-20-years

Education Department & Charter Ideology

Trump’s Education Pick is All about Free Market Parochial Education

Obama’s Presidency: Two Views, Completely Incomplete



Sam Gompers’ Letter to Judge Grosscup

Japan builds a Fight for $15 movement of its own

En Route to Subcontinental Armageddon?

A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

An Incisive Fake News Backgrounder – http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/11/fake-news-who-really-making-war-truth.html

Plunging Personal Income & Prospects – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/12/12/pers-d12.html

Deconstucting Russia Today  – http://www.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php?CJR

Cures Act Pharmaceutical Gifts – 


American Dreams, Not Yet Extant, Further Failing – https://psmag.com/economic-mobility-is-fading-and-so-is-the-american-dream-d956ffcb7505#.h1d8fhxql



1.27.2017 Daily Links


                    This Day in History                  

Worldwide, today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with many countries also a part of this with locally designated commemorations; as a forty-five year old professional fighter and leader, a gay upper class man, and an astute administrator one thousand nine hundred and nineteen years ago, Trajan rose to become the emperor who would preside over Rome’s most extensive imperial expansion; in Arabia five centuries, six decades, and four years thereafter, in 661, the ‘Prophet’s’ family’s hold on Islam, via the Rashidun Caliphate’s largest-empire-in-history-to-that-point, ended with the death of Mohammed’s brother; the overseers of Florence seven hundred fifteen years before the here and now exiled Dante Alighieri, who had been serving as one of a half dozen priors in charge of managing the city; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

If the purpose of linguistic legerdemain combines engagement, empowerment, and participation—for what else does ‘communication’ serve in human affairs than such popular potentiation as these sorts of outcomes?—then the model of the lecture, of the directive, of the mandatory order, at best fails to conform to that manner of discourse that might actually optimize people’s benefit on any given day, which is to say that community conversation and diligent dialog among citizens ought to be the standard to which we aspire if we hope to gain the insights and ideas that we need at what certainly looks like a critical conjunction in the history of the species.

                  Quote of the Day                       
““A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for. …Songs are funny things.  They can slip across borders.  Proliferate in prisons.  Penetrate hard shells.  I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.” Pete Seeger

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                     Nearly Naked Links                  

From Thursday’s Files

Student Loan Fraud Litigation – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/24/stud-j24.html

CIA’s Phoenix – http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-phoenix-program/5506322



student writing arm


Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

Ripton, VT

The 2017 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, includes translation workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and readings by faculty and guests.


Sixfold  Short Story and Poetry Awards

Deadline: January 24, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
E-mail address: sixfold@sixfold.org

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $5 entry fee by January 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

pascal maramis - flickr
pascal maramis – flickr


Etsy Digital Organizer

The Digital Organizer will lead Etsy’s online organizing strategy to forward our advocacy campaigns and implement the tactics necessary to cultivate an engaged community of activists within the Etsy community.


Denuding the Social Contract

A Counter Punch post which contains powerful words from a tireless social activist and community organizer and media maven: “The reality is that when we give these wealthy capitalists our money and invariably they keep it at the expense of everyone invariably coupled with excessive greed and mismanagement. Witness the latest corporate abuse and/or huge government give-aways in Iraq and New Orleans, including, of course, the infamous Halliburton in both instances and the billions of dollars that are not missing. Where was the plan for “real” efficiency by contracting with locals who are more likely to have a vested interest in the community and keeping the wealth in the community? The great populist Jim Hightower’s response to all this has been “we need an economy that percolates up rather than trickles down.” Indeed!”


Covering Early Childhood Education Issues

An IJ Net look at some tools and tips that scrappy writers can use when covering child education issues: “Their stories examined child development during the earliest years of life, particularly a child’s first 1,000 days, in their respective countries. Each of their storise demonstrates how impactful proper child care — or lack thereof — can be to the rest of a child’s life. And each story seeks to effect change by informing the public.”


US Saudi Terror Ties

A Mint Press News article that looks at  “and said Moscow would rethink relations with Ankara. Russia’s defense minister Sergey Shoygu said Wednesday that the country would send defense missile systems to its airbase near Latakia, Syria, just south of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Neither country wants to go to war, but the crash further strains relations between Moscow and Ankara in Syria, where Russian forces have bombed Turkish-backed rebel groups fighting against the Assad government.”

GENISSPepe Escobar’s Trump Predictions

An Information Clearing House post that looks at possible consequences of a Trump presidency: “I have argued that Trump’s foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger’s strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran — is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran.

In fact that’s how it’s already playing out – as in the outbursts of selected members of Trump’s cabinet during their US Senate hearings.”



1.26.2017 Nearly Naked Links

From Wednesday’s Files

Granny D’s Address – http://www.opednews.com/Diary/Inspiring-Speech-Doris-G-by-Amanda-Lang-050613-298.html

Trump’s CIA Relations – http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-cia-vs-trump/

Current Migration Issues – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/wall-border-trump.html

Hans Bethe Thermonuclear Insights – https://fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/nuclear/bethe-54.htm

DOE Manhattan Project Interactive – https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan-project-history/Events/1945-present/international_control.htm

Befuddled Liberals’ Interesting Mistaken Analysisv- http://portside.org/2017-01-24/dc-power-establishment-seems-totally-bewildered-and-impotent-face-trumps-agenda

The Tragedy of the Dead – http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/grateful-dead-doc-long-strange-trip-premieres-at-sundance-w462673

Syria Reality Canada Tour – http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-war-in-syria-debunking-lies-and-fake-news-eva-bartletts-canada-tour/5569570

Hurtful Foreign Policy Truths = http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46298.htm

Technocratically Reforming Higher Education – http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/01/13/the-future-of-education-is-now/

Anti Trump Pitfalls

Reflections on DC: Promises and Pitfalls in the Anti-Trump Uprising

Internal Contradictions in Crushing EPA – http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39200-trump-s-plan-to-crush-the-epa-is-a-symptom-of-a-bigger-problem

Saudi Israeli Flirtations – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/gulf-activists-reject-saudi-israeli-flirtation-davos

A Jewish Palestinian Martyrdom Presentation – http://mondoweiss.net/2017/01/international-finkelstein-martyrdom/

German Colonial African Relic Under Protest – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/world/africa/namibia-germany-colonial.html

1970’s Hiroshima Documentary Photos

American Traveler Unearths Decades-Old Photos of Hiroshima and Japan From the 1970s

Epic Drug War Fails – http://www.blacklistednews.com/HERE%E2%80%99S_WHY_AMERICA%E2%80%99S_DRUG_WAR_IS_AN_EPIC_FAILURE/56452/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Mexican Border Crossing Seizure – http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mexican_Protesters_Seize_Control_Of_U.S._Border_Crossing_In_Tijuana/56466/0/38/38/Y/M.html


1.25.2017 Nearly Naked Links

from Espresso Stalinist
from Espresso Stalinist

From Tuesday’s Files

A Canadian Sexologist’s Interview

Interview with Debra W. Soh, Sex Researcher and Neuroscientist

Vietnam, Warmongering, Trump – http://vietnamfulldisclosure.org/index.php/still-matters-american-war-vietnam-age-trump/

Social Justice Versus ‘National Defense’ = http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176229/

Reactionary Neoliberalism Is Only Brand – http://portside.org/2017-01-23/there-was-no-such-thing-%e2%80%9cprogressive-neoliberalism%e2%80%9d

DynCorp & Mass Shootings

George Webb: ‘It’s DynCorp behind the mass shootings in America’

Ian Walsh on Trump’s Prospects

Does Trump Get Impeached or Get Two Terms?

Wikileaks’ Promise on Trump’s Taxes

WikiLeaks Proves they Were Never in Trump’s Corner, Promise to Release his Tax Return

Hiring Freeze, Except Where Necessary

BREAKING: Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing All Federal Hiring — “Except for Military”

‘Rebuilding’ World’s Most Massive Military

HASC Chair Thornberry On SECAF Appt.; Releases Editorial On His Vision Of What Steps Need To Be Taken To Rebuild The U.S. Military

Worse Than Banana Republic Devolution – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46283.htm

Privatizing ‘Hiring Freezes’ – http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/23/step-towards-privatization-trump-enacts-federal-hiring-freeze

Henry Giroux on Post-Truth – http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39187-henry-a-giroux-on-the-truth-about-post-truth

Next: Mike Pence, Protofascist –http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-radical-crusade-of-mike-pence-w462223

England’s Trident Problems – http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/23/uk-cover-trident-missile-failure-continues-amid-demands-inquiry

Lomax Archives Opened Electronically – http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/01/nearly-300000-lomax-documents-now-accessible-online/

Stendhal’s On Love – http://www.gutenberg.org/files/53720/53720-h/53720-h.htm#Page_19

Robeson on HUAC – https://www.marxists.org/archive/robeson/1956/06/12.htm

Twain’s Vicious Hatred of Indians – http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/projects/rissetto/redman.html

Derek Wolcott’s Nobel Lecture –http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-lecture.html

Bourdieu’s Forms of Capital – http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1992/walcott-lecture.html 

Asheville Blade’s Patreon Funding

Patreon is helping The Asheville Blade connect directly with readers — and skip over advertisers entirely


NPR’s Bring People Together Plans – http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/01/with-indivisible-public-radio-stations-hope-the-call-in-format-will-help-americans-find-common-ground/

Academics in Women’s March – http://www.chronicle.com/article/Taking-It-to-the-Streets-at/238978

Russian Ukrainian Situation, Militarily

The Russian–Ukrainian War: Understanding The Dust Clouds On The Battlefield

Losses of Hegemons

The Lost Hegemon reviewed by David Ray Griffin

Coffee House Booms, Deconstructed – http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2017/01/the-cafe-tipping-point/513656/

Putin Derangement Syndrome

America’s Putin Derangement Syndrome

Marine Fake News in Okinawa – https://globalvoices.org/2017/01/21/how-the-us-marines-spread-fake-news-about-an-afghan-terrorist-in-okinawa/

Trump’s Action Against ACA, Detailed – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/upshot/what-does-the-order-against-the-health-law-actually-do.html

Snowden As Spy Review Essay

Was Snowden a Russian Agent?







Atomism’s Importance – https://aeon.co/essays/is-atomic-theory-the-most-important-idea-in-human-history

Artificial Intelligence’s Repressing Free Speech – https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/20/artificial-intelligence-can-repress-free-speech/?curator=MediaREDEF

Biographical Import From a Woman Organizer – https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/01/elizabeth-gurley-flynn-iww-trump-womens-march/

A ’37 Strike’s Lessons – http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/23/stee-j23.html

Fighting Fascists As Survival’s Sine Qua Non

Revolt Is the Only Barrier to a Fascist America

A Liberal View on Moving Forward – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/after-success-of-womens-march-a-question-remains-whats-next.html

Facebook Fake Journalism, Deconstructed – https://mondaynote.com/facebook-journalism-project-is-nothing-but-a-much-needed-pr-stunt-c756744acec1#.m5q65edkp

Corey Robin on Trump Biography

Donald Trump: His Mother’s Son

Till Murderers’ Mediated Confessions – http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emmett-till-murderers-make-magazine-confession









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