Welcome to part two on my series examining health in the context of neoliberalism. Part one critically engaged with the “obesity epidemic” and traced various responses to it. 777 more words
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Hitchhiking used to be commonplace. Now we think of it as dangerous, but studies have shown that one was no more likely to be a victim of a crime while hitchhiking than in any other situation. 363 more words
The arbitrariness of life strikes me at 9.00am. Obama is president of the United States of America. Upon his shoulders lies colossal responsibility, because upon the shoulders of the USA lies responsibility for much of the damage of human kind. 427 more words
The Democratic Party has responded to the resistance against ramming through new trade agreements by giving the process a new name. “Fast-track” has been rebranded as “smart-track” and, voilà, new packaging is supposed to make us forget the rotten hulk underneath the thin veneer. 1,687 more words
"DANCING WITH DYNAMITE: Social Movements and States in Latin America", a book by Benjamin Dangl (AK Press)
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Synopsis: In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy.