Of Triggers and Bullets

January 18, 2019

Even as newly-elected members of the Congress are just taking their seats in the shut-down government, the 2020 election season is already beginning.  Your choice, as usual, will be between the trigger and the bullet.

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The Joy of Life

January 10, 2019

I love babies (and children), which is a good thing, because we have a new one as of last Saturday -- Koto is her name.  Here's a quote from Che to summarize this week's podcast:  "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.  It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."

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Living Room Elephant

January 3, 2019

When the rent comes due for the billionaire class, the only acceptable currency will be blood.  To kick off 2019, I'm going to talk about the Living Room Elephant.

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Hello 2019 (Good-Bye Weimar)

December 27, 2018

A new year is upon us, but I find myself regularly wondering which century we're in.

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One Day in Kenya

December 20, 2018

It was December 21st, on the Solstice in 2015 that a profound act of collective solidarity took place on the Kenya-Somalia border.  If you're looking for the conscience of humanity you might not find it in the White House, but you will find it on a bus in Kenya.

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1848 and the Yellow Vests

December 13, 2018

The last time a leaderless movement against plutocracy arose in France was 1848.  It swept across Europe and ultimately left it radically transformed, with global repercussions.

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Windmills and Camp Fires

December 6, 2018

In an age of Camp Fires and Paradise lost, let's remember Tvindkraft, the first industrial-scale windmill.

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Just a Renter

November 29, 2018

The US is an extremely divided society.  One of its many divisions is that between landlords and renters.

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Paradise Lost

November 22, 2018

We have seen the future of a world run by real estate speculators, property developers and transnational corporations -- it is the apocalypse.

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Failed States of America

November 16, 2018

When daily life in a nation is best described as a constant series of predictable and preventable catastrophes that just keep on happening anyway, this nation is, by definition, a failed state.

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