Tag Archives: Torture

…and the American way

“It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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War ain’t peace

This coming Monday, Americans will take time from their texting, Pinteresting and Instagramming to honor veterans of the country’s military engagements from the past to the present. What will likely not be mentioned during the gushing tributes and obsequious parades … Continue reading

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That’s gangster

For too many long years, our nation’s youth have mistakenly looked up to either the Godfather or Scarface as the pinnacle of gangsterdom in the popular culture. But the one Don that boys and girls across the land should really … Continue reading

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