The royal takeover in Nepal of 1 Feb 2005 has demolished civil rights and press freedom, at least for the moment. Please be informed, and visit insn.org and create pressure in solidarity with Nepal's civil society, who need your help!
One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
Below is Ward's recent press release in defense of himself and his position at the University of Colorado. Check out the links to see the extent that the right wing bastards are going to ruin this great man's academic career. It's also a sign of the times, as the liberal outposts in these red states gone wild are increasingly under attack and invasion by fundamentalist zealots and laisse faire idealists.
Never before in modern history has the sensibility of the population been so anaesthetised. And never before will such a high price be extracted for the failure to reign in nefarious groups that have taken control of the major institutions of power.
While we brood in self-involved distraction, our options are being slowly but effectively eroded and our hard-won liberties are being curtailed. Yet where is the reactive response to these occurrences? With the exception of the people of conscience, inertia and apathy has permeated the majority.