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Commentary :: Media
A poet of labor and the laborer who won a Nobel Prize in Literature - Seamus Heaney
04 Feb 2014
Modified: 06:38:40 PM
Seamus Justin Heaney passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74. From his very first published poem "Diggers," the subject of workers and their tools has been central to the writings of Seamus Heaney.
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Commentary :: Labor
Inside the Whale: On the Origin of the Democratic Consensus
04 Feb 2014
In his 1940 short story "Inside the Whale," George Orwell satirizes the focus in Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Miller's characters are protected by the fat of the whale and never discuss the burning challenges and tasks of their historical time. Is this an apt characterization of our time where the bailout of banks and the mutation of private losses into public losses are accepted without resistance? In his poem "The Egg," Gunter Grass says we are born in an egg and our life project is to break the shell.
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News :: War and Militarism
First month without a US drone strike in Pakistan for over two years
04 Feb 2014
Modified: 06:34:23 AM
There were no reported US drone strikes in Pakistan in January 2014. This is the first calendar month without a US drone strike in more than two years.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Militarism in Germany
04 Feb 2014
Germany
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
WMD Deception: Pretext for War on Syria?
04 Feb 2014
Germany
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News :: Education : Environment
The Dutch Weedburger: Available in Several European Cities
03 Feb 2014
The Dutch Weed Burger is now available in several restaurants in the Netherlands.
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Commentary :: Politics
Some Reflections on Leftist Musician Pete Seeger's Life
03 Feb 2014
Requiescat in pace et in amore
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Commentary :: Politics
The State as a Human Cage
03 Feb 2014
"Personal performance" always depends on past generations and state interventions. The 1% stylize inequality as the motor of innovation and growth. Exploding inequality is the end of public spirit and interdependence. What is done by the state could be done by the community. Without the social contract, we become wolves to each other, objects not subjects.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Kerry and Lavrov in Munich
03 Feb 2014
anti-war
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Good News and Bad from Palestine
03 Feb 2014
Israel
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