The Power of Imagination

Social and economic life will again have to be communal. The lusts of capitalism will have to be tamed or destroyed. And there will have to be a recovery of reverence for the sacred, the bedrock of premodern society, so we can see each other and the earth not as objects to exploit but as living beings to be revered and protected. This means inculcating a very different vision of human society. Continue reading

Overthrow the Speculators

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/overthrow_the_speculators_20131229 Money, as Karl Marx lamented, plays the largest part in determining the course of history. Once speculators are able to concentrate wealth into their hands they have, throughout history, emasculated government, turned the press into lap … Continue reading

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot’s prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/15/pussy-riot-nadezhda-tolokonnikova-slavoj-zizek Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital in Siberia; here she and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek meet in an extraordinary exchange of letters 2 January 2013 Dear Nadezhda, I hope you … Continue reading

‘Sleepwalking to Extinction’: Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth

Richard Smith Adbusters https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/110/sleepwalking-extinction.html When, on May 10th, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions … Continue reading