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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Prospects for America: Sanders vs Civil War

(And that is not a threat, of course, but a prediction) An analysis of the present state of future prospects of the nation ~ An open letter in response to Daily Kos, and to anyone concerned with either justice, or peace The article I recently wrote and… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Prospects for America: Sanders vs Civil War

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Revolution and Uniting the People: Bernie Sanders, Thomas Jefferson and FDR I would say that Bernie Sanders is not only a good candidate for US President, and beyond that, the only serious candidate for the people, since he is the only one who is not t… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Canadian and US Federal Elections – 2015, 2016: A summary of the prospects and possible outcomes

Revolution, reform, stagnation – or worse? It is sometimes difficult to say what would be best for a given nation at a given time in history. There are things that would be desirable, of course, or which seem desirable, and things that are quite clearly, urgently needed – but in what way they should best . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Canadian and US Federal Elections – 2015, 2016: A summary of the prospects and possible outcomes

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Canadian and US Federal Elections – 2015, 2016: A summary of the prospects and possible outcomes

Revolution, reform, stagnation – or worse? It is sometimes difficult to say what would be best for a given nation at a given time in history. There are things that would be desirable, of course, or which seem desirable, and things that are quite clearly, urgently needed – but in what way they should best . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Canadian and US Federal Elections – 2015, 2016: A summary of the prospects and possible outcomes

A Puff of Absurdity: Revolution, the Film

I saw and wrote about this movie two years ago, but it’s being released to a wider audience now.

About ten years ago, Rob Stewart was making the film Sharkwater under his questionable conviction that, “If people knew shark populations were decreasing by 90%, they’d do something.”

A question from the audience at a . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Revolution, the Film

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity

Chris Hedges and Detroit’s Rev. David Bullock discuss predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity, justice and revolution on The Real News Network.

The post Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: This Will Revolutionize Education – Veritasium

Well, it is nice to know I have a little job security. 🙂

Filed under: Education Tagged: Education, Revolution, Teaching

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The Disaffected Lib: The Imperative of Revolt

I’ve been looking for a way out, an alternative.  I truly have.  Yet I’m becoming resigned to the idea that the future of our grandchildren cannot be entrusted to the existing political structure that currently suffocates Canadian society.

Getting punched in the mouth is devastating whether the fist is in a velvet glove or . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Imperative of Revolt

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Moby Dick, The Manufactured Man, and the Fate of Humankind

“The permanent constitutional condition of the manufactured man … is sordidness.” So says Captain Ahab of Moby Dick. And Melville was right. This is what we are fighting. We are fighting the manufactured condition of man, and attempting to regain our true nature. That is not romanticism by the way, but an expression of the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Moby Dick, The Manufactured Man, and the Fate of Humankind

Writings of J. Todd Ring: What do I want? Revolutionary change – nothing less will do at this critical time in our history

I want nothing short of revolutionary change, a radical change, a renaissance. I think it is needed – urgently needed: and I do not think that human beings are going to survive at all without it. We have, inadvertently, pressed our backs against a wall. I think we need to rise to a higher level . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: What do I want? Revolutionary change – nothing less will do at this critical time in our history

A Puff of Absurdity: Diamond’s Collapse

A while back, Mound suggested I read Collapse by Jared Diamond, and I finally got to it. It’s a fascinating read particularly for anyone interested in ancient civilizations. Diamond explores what caused the destruction of various civilizations over the past couple millennia. What interested me, of course, is his final few chapters that clarify . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Diamond’s Collapse

Art Threat: Sheen and gloss, personal and political: A Review of We are the Giant

We Are the Giant, a powerful portrait of five human rights activists in Syria, Libya, and Bahrain, personalizes the multiple, simultaneous, and in many ways ongoing struggles often monolithically referred to as the Arab Spring.

Through first-person interviews as well as archival, news, and cell phone footage, director Greg Barker goes beyond Western media’s surface . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Sheen and gloss, personal and political: A Review of We are the Giant

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Hemp Revolution

Hemp has enormous potential to help us build an ecologically sound society. It can replace most uses of tree-derived paper products and lumber, thus saving vast amounts of forests. It can eliminate and replace most uses of synthetic fibres, which are used in clothing, furniture, carpets and textiles, and virtually all uses of plastics, . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Hemp Revolution

The Scott Ross: Why Russia’s Crimea is different from America’s Iraq

Today President Obama said America’s invasion of Iraq is nothing compared to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Coffin makers agree.

In 2003 the United States invaded Iraq, a stable country, claiming Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said the US invasion was illegal and it was soon determined that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Russia’s Crimea is different from America’s Iraq

The Scott Ross: Why Russia’s Crimea is different from America’s Iraq

Today President Obama said America’s invasion of Iraq is nothing compared to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Coffin makers agree.In 2003 the United States invaded Iraq, a stable country, claiming Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The UN Se… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Russia’s Crimea is different from America’s Iraq

Politics, Re-Spun: Because You’re Not As Dumb As They Think You Are!

Today is Friday. Let’s make it “think for ourselves Friday.”

It’ll work: the government/corporations/1% won’t see it coming!

Twitter / occupythemob: http://t.co/doHx1xWO4l.

December 17, 2013 Fried Squirrels (0) December 20, 2013 Enbridge: What Now? We Escalate Our Fight (4) January 7, 2012 Day Two of Tragedy of the Market: From Crisis . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Because You’re Not As Dumb As They Think You Are!

Molly'sBlog: Russia in Revolt

RUSSIA IN REVOLT: THE FIRST CRACK IN TSARIST POWER     ‘Russia in Revolt: The First Crack in Tsarist Power’ by David Floyd. Macdonald Library of the 20th Century, Macdonald and Co., London 1969     Good old histo… . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Russia in Revolt

Molly'sBlog: Russia in Revolt

RUSSIA IN REVOLT: THE FIRST CRACK IN TSARIST POWER     ‘Russia in Revolt: The First Crack in Tsarist Power’ by David Floyd. Macdonald Library of the 20th Century, Macdonald and Co., London 1969     Good old history light ! The Macdonald Library of the 20th Century is a series of brief books about outstanding events, personalities . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Russia in Revolt

Melissa Fong: Russell Brand admits he “suffers from the ol’ sexism”

I suppose Brand is also reading and listening to the critics too:

One thing I’ve learned and was surprised by is that I may suffer from the ol’ sexism. I can only assume I have an unaddressed cultural hangover, like my adorable Nan who had a heart that shone like a pearl but was, let’s . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Russell Brand admits he “suffers from the ol’ sexism”

Left Over: The Revolution will Start, With or Without Me….

Russell Brand’s Epic Interview With BBC’s Jeremy Paxman Just Might Start A Revolution (VIDEO) The Huffington Post | By Ryan GrenoblePosted: 10/25/2013 4:11 pm EDT

Many have seen Russel Brand’s remarkable interview with Jeremy Paxman, either on TV or YouTube..if not please go to the HuffPo article cited here and see it..the best ten minutes . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Revolution will Start, With or Without Me….

Cowichan Conversations: There is going to be a “Revolution!” It’s going to happen!- Russell Brand

Richard HughesPolitical Blogger

In the last British Columbia election about half of the eligible voters did not bother to vote.

Russell Brand was not among them, but understands the thoughts of those who did not bother.

He was over in Britain sowing seeds of revolution and issuing a challenge to the same old-same . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: There is going to be a “Revolution!” It’s going to happen!- Russell Brand

drive-by planet: Arab Spring: uprisings, protests… not much to do with revolution

A recent Tariq Ali article in Guernica – What is a Revolution – challenges misconceptions about the popular uprisings in the Middle East that some pundits characterise as the Arab Spring or more dramatically as “revolutions.” A key point in Ali’s article is that popular uprisings, however large, do not by implication constitute . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Arab Spring: uprisings, protests… not much to do with revolution

drive-by planet: Che Wants to See You: remarkable untold story of Che Guevara by right-hand man Ciro Bustos

The English translation of Che Wants to See You was recently published. It is a remarkable insider account by Ciro Bustos, a comrade-in-arms who was intimately familiar with Che Guevara and the broader liberation struggle in Latin America. The book adds to the credibility of Bustos who has been unfairly cast as Che’s . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Che Wants to See You: remarkable untold story of Che Guevara by right-hand man Ciro Bustos

A Puff of Absurdity: On Chomsky

I think everyone should read Chomsky. He’s brilliant, yet far less dense and inaccessible as some people think. He’s a different person than you or me – well, than me for sure. He has a wealth of knowledge and an astute analysis of events pretty much from the beginning of time to now all . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Chomsky