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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Occupy's Lack of Interest in the Issues of Women and Other Marginalized Groups Parallels the Narrowness of Occupy's Focus
Heidi Stevenson is an Occupy supporter, but is still troubled by a serious lack of inclusion. The coverage of the Occupy Movement has stirred the soul, given hope to the masses, and no one has been more thrilled by it … Continue reading
Alan Sharples Part 1 Ideology In the film They Live(John Carpenter), an unemployed construction worker called Nada (‘nothing’ in Spanish), drifts into an unnamed American city of skyscrapers looking for work. After various trials and tribulations he gets a job … Continue reading
Dennis Dodson is a mental health advocate with a touch of the whimsy. His psychiatrist says it’s a chemical imbalance. I got to his office 15 minutes early. I know I was fifteen minutes early because my appointment was … Continue reading
By: Andrew Gavin Marshall The economic sanctions imposed upon Iran are having the desired effect of punishing the population through hunger and economic strangulation, making life miserable for the many. As tensions increase between the “international community” (the West) and … Continue reading
The fourth International came into existence in 1938, five years after Leon Trotsky declared “An organization which was not roused by the thunder of fascism and which submits docilely to such outrageous acts of the bureaucracy demonstrates thereby that it … Continue reading
Why in a modern representative democracy would disabled people need to use petitions – a method more appropriate to a feudal court. Government e-petitions are a modern twist on the ancient art of petitioning the powerful. New and untried, they … Continue reading
Dominik Ritter takes a modern look at psychiatry in the traditions of R D Laing and the anti-psychiatry movement. Contrary to popular belief, psychiatric diagnoses as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual series (e.g. DSM IV-TR, 1994) do not … Continue reading
By Gill Thorburn The first part of this article was inspired by a recent publication by the Socialist Party which considers the present conditions that prevail for women in our society, and the historical continuities they represent. The second focuses … Continue reading