Tag Archives: Tribalism

Success! Afghan trainees mean as US

NPR ran a report praising the Afghan National Army, hoping I suppose to allay US public anticipation that Afghanistan should be conducting its own slaughters and incurring a greater share of soldier casualties. As if not enough ANA are getting … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill to speak for O’odham

According to Censored News, Activist and scholar Ward Churchill will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 W. 22nd St., on November 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit O’odham VOICE Against the Wall, which since 2003 has … Continue reading

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Chomsky: the US public is irrelevant

Al Jazeera’s INSIDE USA has a recent interview with Noam Chomsky. Chomsky: US public irrelevant. The partial transcript is mirrored below, as is the 2-part video: part 1 and part 2. Part 2 of the interview: Partial transcript: AVI LEWSI: … Continue reading

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Letter to the PPJPC from a member

peter sprunger-froese writes: Comrades. . . Without belittling the positives of our parade experience, Saturday’s potluck discussion of it suggests to me we are in danger of overlooking important negatives. Irony beckons us to see at best a “mixed bag” … Continue reading

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Will the Obama speech trump tribalism?

When Barack Obama wins the presidency is when we will know that his speech has confirmed a colorless society. In the meantime only the spin doctors are declaring an Obama ascendancy. But which Democratic candidate is likely to bring the most weight to bear against a white good-old-boy veteran? Continue reading

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Is it not patriotism to wave the flag?

‘USA! USA! USA! We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re#1!’ How did all the flag waving and egoism get to substitute for real patriotism in our country? Is putting out the flag from a pole in front of one’s house any real … Continue reading

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