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05 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

North Korea Is Not a Threat – Unveiling Hegemonic Discourses

That security is socially constructed does not mean that there are not to be found real, material conditions that help to create particular interpretations of threats, or that such conditions are irrelevant to either the creation or undermining of the assumptions underlying security policy. Enemies, in part, “create” each other, via the projections of their […]

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20 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Quote of the Week – 'Politics is a lot like Sex'

Jennifer Beals at the L5 Convention in UK this past weekend said as one of her parting messages that politics is a lot like sex: “If you want something, you have to ask for it, If they’re not doing it right you’ve got to speak up and show them and If you still don’t get […]

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18 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Marx Gets A Manga Makeover and More

While George Bush preached ‘market fundamentalism’ yet again at weekend the photo-op named the G-20 summit, the ‘leaders’ agreed upon further stimulatory spending to stabilize the financial system, and to ‘reform’ the IMF and World Bank as global financial instruments. In the midst of this world recession precipitated by the U.S. housing crisis and poor […]

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14 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

The Perversion of Tolerance – I Don't want to be 'Tolerated' and neither should you

Tolerance is intolerant and demands assimilation. —Herman Broch, cited in the Jewish Museum, Vienna, Austria Conversely, what is proclaimed and practiced as tolerance today, is in many of its most effective manifestations serving the cause of oppression. -Herbert Marcuse The mainstream, alternative press and bloggers are so inundated and knee-deep in the discourse of tolerance […]

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22 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

San Francisco May Become First City in the United States to Decriminalize Prostitution

And Michael Foucault wishes from his grave that he could have lived 25 years more had it not been for his misadventures in Iran. (Hey, I love Foucault) The jibe was in reference to his opposition to the repression of human sexuality and how governments had made ‘prostitution’ into a social problem. Government control of […]

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