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People Framing Critical Thinking and Political Engagement as "Negativity"

There are several issues I run into when writing about critical topics in the public domain. One of the main contentions people have with my public participation in the political/intellectual sphere is they perceive critical engagement as “negativity.” Specifically, when I share my critical articles with people close to me (which is rarely ever now), there is definitely a backlash for my behavior. 479 more words

CUBA: Leonardo Padura's 'Havana Black'

In truth, the devastation had begun long ago, and the hurricane was only the fierce final blow sent to finish off the sentences already begun…

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"This Anomaly Must Stop"

On this date in 1969, Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece. 15 more words

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Political Writings: Boycott Indiana!

I’ll keep this shorter and sweeter than most of my (sparse) political ramblings.

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana and all of the close-minded, right-wing members of the Indiana legislative houses who made the Religious Freedom Restoration Act become law, you guys can go straight to Hell.   215 more words

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Corporate America awakes is more catchy than: with a daily cup of ‘extortion of those who do not benefit from institutionalised racism’

My political views on the wellbeing of my country
Wavers like my daily order of coffee
Black like Selma
White like the senate
Just right for the annual CNN coverage of a ‘war-ravaged’ ‘Muslim’ ‘Arab’ country. 245 more words

Poetry

War of the Econoblogs: The Krugsade on Conservatives

In the blogosphere, Paul Krugman is the king of generalizations. With both targeted attacks and broad strokes statements about conservative economists, Krugman’s New York Times… 928 more words

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Rush Limbaugh and the GOP's Rightward Shift

Today, just mentioning the name Rush Limbaugh is sure to elicit a strong reaction. Between calling Sandra Fluke a “slut,” labeling feminists “Feminazis,” and accusing Iraq veterans of being “phony soldiers,” Limbaugh is certainly a polarizing character and has been since his radio show went on-air in the late 1980s. 2,140 more words

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