The People's Movement at 100 Days

The concept of examining a new presidency at the end of its first 100 days began with the first term of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency.


Poems, May 2009

May 2009 poems include 'Free Ehren Watada,' by Jack Hirschman, 'Poppies,' by Maggie Jaffe, and 'Work Ethic,' by Amy Groshek.


Book Review: The Hunger Games

The book is based on an absurd premise, not that this is unusual in science-fiction. The world as we know it, apparently what used to be North America, consists of the Capitol (filled with disgusting, rich, pampered elites) and the Districts (whose folks do the work that needs doing).


Book Review: Dreaming Up America

Dreaming Up America tends toward an oceanic view of its subject as the collective unconscious into which all things flow, and then combine, to give the American dream its special salty flavor.


Book Review: Wobblies and Zapatistas

From the moment Marxists and anarchists parted ways in 1872, the peculiar and occasionally rancorous tension between the divergent schools of socialism has been the subject of many a debate, study group and protest.


Eduardo Galeano: Los Ojos Abiertos de America Latina

Son muy pocos los casos de escritores que sostienen una total indiferencia por la ética de su trabajo. No son pocos los que han entendido que en la práctica literaria es posible separar la ética de la estética.


Serving Global Capital, A Review of 'Marisol'

We live in the era of the global commons, but very few have actually met their neighbors – except as subalterns: household maids, hotel service-workers, nannies, most likely college-educated women from the Philippines.


Misunderstanding Marx: Brad Delong and the Collapse of Neoliberalism

The blogosphere has lately witnessed some interest in a lecture, 'Understanding Marxism' posted by Professor Brad Delong of the University of California and a former Clinton administration official.


The Family as Aesthetic State Apparatus

When it comes to rational 'scientific discourse' art is a language that is often excluded from the mainstream logos in a similar way to the 'feminine,' it being instead also associated with madness ('hysteria').


Healthy Hospitals: Reforming the System in the Middle of the Financial Crisis

By boldly targeting the 'special interests' opposition to many of his proposed programs, the Obama administration makes these changes possible. The special corporate interests in the health care industry, for example, must also be confronted.

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