John Pilger’s Brightening, Frightening, Dissenting Voice “The Issue Is Not Trump, It’s Us”

I have lost almost all my friends, but I agree with every word of this brilliant essay by John Pilger.   “The seedbed is Obama’s Weimar Republic, a landscape of endemic poverty, militarized police and barbaric prisons, the consequence of a “market” extremism which, under his presidency, prompted the transfer of US$14 trillion in public […]

A Far Left Critique of Obama: The President Who Wasn’t There

“Obama is a master of gesture politics, but he tends to flinch in nearly every pitched battle, even when the odds and the public are behind him. His political instincts drive him to seek cover in the middle ground. He is a reflexive compromiser, more Rodney “Can’t We All Just Get Along” King than Reverend […]

Do They Advocate Mandatory Vaccination in Sweden?

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American progressives have long fetishized everything Swedish as the ideal way of the civilized world. Sweden is also probably the most safety obsessed nation in the world. Since I am half Swedish and have moved back here, I thought to look up Swedish vaccination laws. I was just curious: Do Swedes have any political movements […]

Australian Film Festival Organizers “Personally and Professionally Threatened,” Pull Vaxxed For Fear Of Personal Safety

“A controversial anti-vaccination documentary has been withdrawn from the Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival. The festival committee says it faced a firestorm of abuse after announcing Vaxxed would be included in the October event, and last night issued a statement because some members felt “personally and professionally threatened’’. “This is unacceptable,’’ the statement read. […]

What They Said: Joan Shenton

“What has happened is that the gay community is suppressing anything that could make the wider community question whether or not it isn’t the gay community that is endangering its own people.”   –Joan Shenton [On “London Live” addressing the second forced removal of short documentary about long term HIV positive survivors, “Positive Hell,” from a […]

Dorion Sagan: My Mother’s Love Letters

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Finding the Orange Bag: Ghosts, Reality, and the Escape into Life By Dorion Sagan     “It was strange because almost every letter that she had stuffed in the bag—seemingly with a frenetic need simultaneously to preserve and dispose of, to bracket to some impossible future time—was a kind of love letter.”     In […]