As someone who gets a little more ALL CAPS email than he’d like, it’s good to find a source that is both fully upper-case and entirely sensible: Feminist Hulk. HULK SAY FUCK PATRIARCHY. HULK NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH “FUCK.” ONLY BAD WORDS ARE ONES USED TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SMALL.
My friend Martin O’Neill had a fine piece in the Guardian a few days ago, responding to the madness of the British Conservative-Liberal Coalition’s emergency budget. He takes aim at one of the central idiocies of right-wing libertarian thinking – the idea that taxation is theft – and argues the case, precisely, for why we live in a market-society. Read more below, and read the previous post for why the economy itself depends on women’s labour.
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The argument’s simple: women’s work is underpaid, and needs to be counted. Although this article deals with Latin America, but the arguments apply everywhere. Good thinking is coming out of the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean, as has before. Click here for the full article. Via DM.
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 7:00pm
Location: Toby’s Feed Barn, Pt Reyes Books
Tickets: Free Event
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Raj Patel, writer, activist and academic, shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger, and asks how we came to have markets in the first place.
It’s very exciting to see two very different social movements, of South African Shackdwellers and of Southern Florida tomato pickers, supporting one another in this short video from the US Social Forum. A short note from the film-makers explains it all, below the fold.