Globalization and imperialism, refugees, enforcing borders, nationalist propaganda, and wealth migration.
“The lassitude of the western nations in response to the human devastation wreaked by Ebola in poor West African nations underscores the intellectual impoverishment of western strategic thinking.”
“Under the surface, he bears a continuous longing. Nobody can see it. Most people in Stockholm cannot understand it. Longing after a place where he has never been, that he has never seen but that here in Tensta becomes increasingly present.”
“While countries like Jordan and Turkey support millions of displaced, collectively Europe has yet to provide any real support. Instead, refugees are turned away or rounded up and housed in former prisons.”
“Many of the jobs created during Barack Obama’s “recovery” have been low-wage service sector jobs, many of them part-time or temporary. Yet academic studies suggest that it is full-time work – and only full-time work – that produces economic growth.”
“White is an ideology born in the cradle of Western civ. and developed over centuries in its westward drift from Athens to Washington, where it’s now a socio-economic belief system of weaponized dogma used to support and defend the inherent injustice of corporate power.”
“By drawing lines on maps and imposing nationhood, Europe put the world on course to follow its own deadly path. Across the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, minorities are struggling for survival. To avoid annihilation they are migrating or they are in armed rebellion.”
“There’s an adversarial relation between a government and a large class of people – those that do not form part of the “national interest”, other than the obligation of keeping them from becoming unruly and willing to participate in world military management.”
“How or why did economics as a crucially important subject of inquiry into an understanding of social structures evolve in this fashion, that is, as an apparently rigorous and technically elaborate discipline without much usefulness in the way of understanding or solving economic problems?”
“The fact that modern evolutionary orthodoxy is refuted by so obvious a reality shows clearly that we are dealing with an ideology, not a scientific approach. The focus on genes is a focus so narrow that reality is obscured.”
“These three most profound legislative acts are prime examples of why changes are insufficient and subject to erosion as long as they do not establish social and economic standards actually overruling the natural tendency of capitalists to emphasize personal profits over people’s needs.”
“The administration’s misguided perception that the mere establishment of relations with the U.S. would serve as a panacea to Iran’s economic woes has basically made the fate of Iran’s economy hostage to the unforeseeable outcome of its negotiations with the United States.”
“Carbon tax legislation should be applied broadly, to as many fossil fuel polluters as possible, to ensure the best chance of reducing or eliminating greenhouse gas pollution. It should not fund bio-fuels or deforestation in any way.”
The rise of the transnational corporation, the global elite, and the new class war.
Whistleblowers, democracy funding, spy networks, government lies, and media control.
Commodity logic and its relation to libido, repressed sexuality, gender roles and representations.
From suicide bombing and terrorism to civilian law, protest and symbolic forms of resistance.
“History makes the likelihood of US involvement in the current drug trade in Afghanistan, Colombia and who knows where else more likely than not.”