Monthly Archives: January 2006

Cindy Sheehan to speak at Saint Xavier

The Student Activities Board has invited peace activist Cindy Sheehan to speak about her son’s death and the organizations she started at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Shannon Center Main Arena. This will be Sheehan’s first appearance on … Continue reading

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University of Texas to Host Antiwar Conference

Despite the general conservatism in American higher education, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, this conference may end the war–it would be nice but I concede is of minimal probability–and create an awareness in academia of its historic mission … Continue reading

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Kirstein Linked to Marx Analytic Web log

An earlier post on Karl Marx and America was kindly linked on the Karl Marx blog site with nice graphics and colour. I will have to learn this stuff but I am just lucky to keep my blog online. I … Continue reading

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Marx and Worker Alienation (Entfremdung in German)

One of Karl Marx’s greatest contributions to sociology and contemporary labour theory is his exploration of alienation. In fact this emerges before he fully embraces socialism or “Marxism” for that matter. Alienation clearly catapaults him on his path of destiny … Continue reading

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D.A.R.P.A.: Welcome Weapons’ Designers!!

This latest component of the military-industrial-complex visited my web log. OrgName: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency OrgID: DARPA Address: 3701 North Fairfax Drive City: Arlington StateProv: VA PostalCode: 22203-1714 Country: US D.A.R.P.A. kills people in the 21st Century in classic … Continue reading

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Karl Marx and America

If one were sympathetic to Marxism and believed in the majesty of his writings, would that constitute anti-Americanism or a radical perspective? Should that trigger, to be a little sardonic, a National Security Agency warrantless wiretap to insure non-involvement in … Continue reading

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Proudhon’s Criticism of Government and Marx’s Criticism of Proudhon

“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. … Continue reading

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CeeCee54 Daddy Mack (US History 104): I Defend Your Rights of Free Speech. I Hope You Will Defend Mine

http://forums.student.com/viewtopic.php?t=202634 While almost weekly I am the subject of some chatroom or other topic on the Internet: hey it comes with the territory but I can’t duck for a minute or I will lose the battle of a lifetime for … Continue reading

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One Blogger Ed Strong Believes Ms Dowd is Just Another Centrist Liberal

Maureen Dowd Is The Orthodox Liberal Googling Past the Graveyard, [see next post below please] today’s column by Maureen Dowd, is a pretty shallow analysis of bin Laden, the so-called terrorist threat, and that the invasion and occupation of Iraq … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd is Critical of Mr Bush and Vice President Cheney’s Dedication to Civil Liberties

Saturday, January 21, 2006 “Googling Past the Graveyard” By Maureen Dowd New York Times Op-Ed I don’t like the thought of Dick Cheney ogling my Googling. Because what I’m Googling, of course, is Dick Cheney. I have to constantly monitor … Continue reading

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Lawrence Franklin: Slap on the Wrist for American Traitor and Spy for Israel

January 20, 2006 Pentagon Analyst Gets 12 Years for Disclosing Secret Data By DAVID JOHNSTON New York Times WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 – A federal judge sentenced a former Defense Department analyst, Lawrence A. Franklin, to more than 12 years in … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden’s January 19, 2006 Audiotape Offers Negotiations.

As a pacifist I have to say that Osama bin Laden’s call for negotiations cannot be ignored. He offered them before to Europe and now specifically to the US. What can be lost in negotiations? If he is sincere fine; … Continue reading

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Aljazeera: Terrorist America Tortures According to Human Rights Watch Report

Aljazeera Report US accused of torture policy Wednesday 18 January 2006, 23:21 Makka Time, 20:21 GMT The United States has a deliberate strategy of abusing terror suspects during interrogation, Human Rights Watch has said in its annual report on abuses … Continue reading

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An “Interview” With Mr George W. Bush

Scene: An Undisclosed Location PNK: Mr Bush are you a war criminal? GWB: This is irresponsible. I am attempting to defend the free world from Islamic fundamentalism. How can you, a professor, ask such an egregious question? PNK: Mr Bush … Continue reading

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Columbia University Student’s: Bipolar Escape Blog Quotes Kirstein Article on Academic Freedom

I appreciate being quoted by Bipolar Escape Blog from an article I published in the UK on academic freedom and its attenuation during war. There were a couple of typos that I edited. This is the student’s article: After the … Continue reading

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