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01.11.2018

November Elections: Hope My Ominous Predictions are Wrong!

November Elections: Hope My Ominous Predictions are Wrong!

By Partha Banerjee Next week, America will decide whether or not this country will go down on a permanent path to fascism, violence, and white supremacy. Just before Donald Trump became the president in November 2016, I had written in a leading Indian daily newspaper, predicting a Hillary Clinton win. »

31.10.2018

Reading for Halloween: Conversation with the Authors of First Came Fear, New Tales of Horror

Reading for Halloween:  Conversation with the Authors of First Came Fear, New Tales of Horror

By Jhon Sánchez It’s Halloween, so it’s time to read some horror. On my night table rests the anthology First Came Fear, New Tales of Horror, edited by Casey Ellis and published by New Lit Salon Press. I decided to talk to the editor and a few of the writers… »

30.10.2018

Regulating Apocalypse

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to oppose proposals for major change haven’t changed much for… »

29.10.2018

On the killings in Pittsburgh

On the killings in Pittsburgh

By Peter Geffen I know I speak for all of you when I express our profound sorrow for the unspeakable violence that invaded the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this Shabbat morning. Two of our alumni, Noah Schoen and Suzy Weiss grew up in that community and are certain… »

26.10.2018

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Someone recklessly left a copy of a Washington Post lying around in this coffee shop, and I succumbed to morbid curiosity long enough to notice an article that begins: “Major U.S. defense manufacturers say they will stand by the Trump administration regarding whether American-made weapons systems should be sold to the Saudi government,… »

26.10.2018

“I Am a Nationalist”: Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America

“I Am a Nationalist”: Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America

By Juan Cole Trump proudly says he is a “nationalist.” He is, of course, saying this to shore up support among white nationalists. The Nazi sites on the web were all having wet dreams in the aftermath. From the 1990s, polling has found that about 10% of Americans support far… »

26.10.2018

Face 2 Face with Nilko Andreas

Face 2 Face with Nilko Andreas

On this show we speak with Nilko Andreas about his classical music orchestra made up of 80 musicians from Latin America between the age 8 to 15 years old. The orchestra recently performed in New York and Washington DC. For Nilko, art is a powerful tool that can be used… »

25.10.2018

Classical Conditioning for Peace

Classical Conditioning for Peace

According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority of U.S. soldiers (marines, sailors, etc.) have attempted to kill… »

17.10.2018

Fascism IS Here in USA

Fascism IS Here in USA

By Partha Banerjee A quick analysis that very few will pay attention to. Honestly, the entire anti-Kavanaugh protests by feminists — without ever undermining their just anger (I believe Christine Blasey Ford is a brave role model for all women worldwide, as was Anita Hill) — was focused on one… »

07.10.2018

The Truth About Christopher Columbus

The Truth About Christopher Columbus

Today, Christopher Columbus is celebrated as a mythical hero by some – complete with songs, poems, and fictional tales about his great adventure across the Atlantic to explore the majestic land that would eventually be known as the Americas. There are fifty four communities named after the explorer in the… »

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