As one does when one has a teetering pile of deadlines and a nasty stomach bug derived from having runny Brie with Tariq Ali at lunch (me! Ali! Brie!), I’ve been spending time at the Kids section of the Bureau of the Public Debt. And I’ve learned a great deal. I strongly recommend the teacher’s guide entitled Money Math: Lessons for Life. In it you’ll be directed to
Continue reading “Who wants to be a millionaire?”
A couple of years back, The Voice of the Turtle saluted Think Again’s Queer Youth Manifesto. The accolade has clearly spurred the comrades there to greater heights of creativity. Go look see, and be sure to ogle their propaganda series on food. Their new book, A Brief History of Outrage, is bound to be good too. And, final plug, if you enjoy words with your outrage, check out the new issue of Chimurenga.
[if white people didn’t invent air, what would we breathe?]
Following up on the anti-Cow Parade debate, some old but good news on Cow Parade Cows being taken hostage in Stockholm. The ransom was to have the cows declared “non-art”. The Cow Paraders didn’t comply and, although the article doesn’t say, I’d like to think that the fibreglass beasts met a sticky end. More here. Via DK.
Begin in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Then go to El Salvador. Then Guyana, Cape Verde, Syrian Arab Republic , Uzbekistan, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Viet Nam , Moldova, Rep. of, Bolivia, Honduras, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and then Nicaragua. After that, South Africa is a stone’s throw away.
Continue reading “From Palestine to South Africa: The week in ellipsis”
An appeal for help from Okinawa, specifically but not exclusively directed at our Japanese and American readers (all two of you). Seems like your governments are misbehaving themselves again, silly things. The U.S. government in particular has chosen this moment to go ahead an just built that desperately needed new air force base on top of that irritating coral reef, despite the entreaties of most of Okinawa’s residents. A few Okinawans, those who already do brisk trade in servicing servicemen, don’t seem as disgruntled. The majority, however, are extremely annoyed. Now I’m not a big fan of the internet petition but, as Kelly Dietz, from whom this appeal comes, points out that
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Dr Spanklebums, whose new radio pod is too big for me to download, and bound to be brilliant not least because it contains an “Ask A Latino” phone in slot, has blown the cobwebs off the comments feature and sent along a useful opinion.
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I’ve been mulling this posting for a week, but prompted by Norm’s postings I thought I’d share some profound analysis on solidarity from Reuben Mohlaloga of the ANC. For those who haven’t been following closely, here’s the back-story.
Continue reading “On the Impossibility of Solidarity with Zimbabweans”
Today marks the one hundredth worry posted here at CW. And what a lot there is to agonise over. Over at The Voice of the Turtle, we’ve just posted a reminder to put the whole election process into perspective since it is merely the occasion on which “te oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” More here.
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