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Unmasking Liberalism, 1/2: History calls it Anti-democracy

This first of two parts is an introduction to the deceptiveness of liberalism, in terms of its claimed history versus its actual history. Part 2, in more detail, examines the deceptiveness of liberalism in current electoral politics, its role in the rise of fascism, and how democracy can be alternatively shaped.  1,722 more words


1971 in July 2016: Islamism, Neoliberalism, Environmental Colonialism

July of 2016 was a dire month for Bangladesh. First, a terrorist attack in Dhaka. Second, the official signing of the Rampal coal-fired power plant, an Indian-Bangladeshi venture which is set to demolish the natural Sundarbans region of coastal Bangladesh. 2,846 more words


The Burdens of Western Motherhood: Mental Health, Capitalism, Colonialism

What are the nuanced and intersecting burdens unique to motherhood in the West? As a male without children who surely cannot speak for the experiences of women (let alone mothers), I doubt that I am entitled to drive this subject. 2,979 more words


On the virtue of nonparticipation

Three months back, before a friend of mine left for China, the two of us had a light talk like we always had been doing after we finished a day’s worth of work. 373 more words