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Soul City

It’s the see-saw sound

of the soul, says Cal –

and from my seat,

I hear it all:

the wheels that whimper

and wheeze on the rails, 59 more words


Forms of Manipulation

A recent TED Radio Hour episode discusses different forms of manipulation that exist in our contemporary life. They differ from our commonly conceived notion of power-based manipulation and their intangible but invasive nature has drawn my attention. 89 more words


Socialist Youth leader decries capitalism — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern says capitalism has been a “blatant failure” in New Zealand when measured by child poverty. Ardern is the former head of the International Union of Socialist Youth so it is no surprise that our new Prime Minister thinks capitalism is a blatant failure.

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The Problem of Vampiric Whiteness (Part 1): Mythical Body Meets Scientific Body

by Matthew Chase

In the spirit of this spooky time of year, I am returning the sociological lens to a very familiar and haunting creature of the night: the vampire. 982 more words

Race And Ethnicity

Human Capitalism and AI

Corporate business identity and branding is intimately tied to the concept of human identity. Corporations want to be successful by making their name and brand easier to recognize, and remember, and not be confused with rivals with similar names. 399 more words

Who is the Perpetrator? by Oxana Poberejnaia

A poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, “Call Me By My True Names,” lists various situations from natural world and the world of humans, most of them to do with violence and death. 790 more words