Uri Avnery is one of Israel’s most thoughtful capitalist commentators. Despite the fact that he is unable to see past capitalism, he often has penetrating commentaries on Israeli politics. This includes his […]
Crying for Lac Megantic… and learning the lessons
On February 24, Marilaine Savard, from Lac Megantic Canada gave a presentation in Pittsburg, CA, on the train tanker car explosion that rocked that little town last July, killing 47 people (it would […]
Pittsburg Youth Step Up
Tennessee auto workers turn down (company) union
Frank Fischer, the chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, left, and Gary Casteel, a regional director of the UAW, hold a joint press conference on Feb. 14. Can workers […]
Michael Dunn Trial… The past isn’t past.
Michael Dunn – a respectable murderer Back in the bad old days, white people could kill blacks with complete impunity, especially in the South. Have things really changed? In November of 2012, […]
America the Paranoid
Yesterday, as I was leaving a parking space, I saw that my ticket had quite a bit of time left on it. (In Oakland, the parking meters issue a ticket valid for […]
US Economic Recovery & Fracking
When the US economy collapsed in 2007-2008, many people thought it signaled a long-term economic crisis. That does not seem to have happened, so far. Although the recovery has not been very strong, it has […]
Are Cell Phones Dangerous to our Health?
Are Cell Phones Dangerous to our Health? Book review of “Disconnect” by Devra Davis It may come as a surprise to today’s teen agers, but just 20 years ago cell phones were […]