Book review

08.12.2019

West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army

West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army

West Point Professor Tim Bakken’s new book The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military traces a path of corruption, barbarism, violence, and unaccountability that makes its way from the United States’ military academies (West Point, Annapolis, Colorado Springs) to the top ranks of the U.S. military and… »

28.11.2019

Trenton Makes: Interview with the Author Tadzio Koelb

Trenton Makes: Interview with the Author Tadzio Koelb

By Jhon Sánchez I had read Trenton Makes more than once. The first time was for John Reed’s workshop at the New School. Tadzio had just graduated from his Masters in the prestigious University of East Anglia in Britain, and we landed in the same class. For me, he was… »

19.11.2019

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

By David Swanson I don’t know if somebody dumped a bottle of sanity solution into Rhode Island Sound or what the reason is, but Brown University, which has military contracts just like everywhere else, is the headquarters of a group of dozens of scholars and experts working to educate the public about the… »

24.07.2019

Conversation with Maureen Brady

Conversation with Maureen Brady

By Jhon Sánchez Recently, I read ‘Getaway’, a novel by Maureen Brady. In the story, Cookie escaped from her violent husband, and she tries to live under a new identity in Canada. Given the importance of the #Metoo Movement today, I decided to have a conversation with Maureen about her… »

28.06.2019

This Is Really Not a Drill

This Is Really Not a Drill

By David Swanson On Wednesday, the first 10 of the 20 Democrats whom the corporate media is permitting into what they call debates were asked what the greatest threat to the United States is. A worthy and funny answer would have been “MSNBC.” Another worthy and funny answer would have… »

19.06.2019

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

By Jhon Sánchez Summer is coming and even though I love the heat, sometimes I like the cold refreshing rain. I imagine myself walking along the rivulets and splashing water from the ponds. In the time of global warming, I also wish we could hire a rainmaker to make this… »

02.06.2019

Face 2 Face with Marcia Butler

Face 2 Face with Marcia Butler

On this show we speak with Marcia Butler about her first novel, Pickle’s Progress, a New York story about people from dysfunctional families and their twisted path to love. We conclude by talking about her new documentary, The Creative Imperative, which premieres on June 9th at 2pm at the NY… »

11.04.2019

Otpor! leader’s new campaign manual shows strategy is for everyone

Otpor! leader’s new campaign manual shows strategy is for everyone

Ivan Marovic’s new book on how to plan campaigns is an excellent resource for improving the strategic wisdom of our movements. By Rivera Sun Today in the United States, activists and community members are facing scores of pressing social justice issues. The movements are growing in strength and numbers, but… »

07.02.2019

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

By Jhon Sánchez In 2017, Ho Lin edited one of my short stories, but we met in person for the first time in February 2018, during a reading of his book, China Girl, at Bluestockings in New York City’s Bohemian Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. In November… »

19.07.2017

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

By George Monbiot for The Guardian James McGill Buchanan’s vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now it’s being exported. It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half… »

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