It's May!

An interview from ZNet with famed linguist and political commentator, Noam Chomsky, explains what the anti-globalization movement is really about. He points out how the movement itself is an aspect of globalization, and really it is fighting against a specific type of globalization and not the whole concept.

Marjorie Cohn, in a Truthout article, questions why nobody from the Bush administration has faced charges in any of the torture cases relating to the wars in the Mid-East. I just can not believe that torture is still a part of the human condition, although the act is still portrayed in many blockbuster Hollywood movies (see Sin City for instance). The portrayal of torture on the big screen serves to place the act outside of reality, but the U.S. and others continue to prove that it very much exists.

In a NarcoNews article, Al Giordano gives a recap of the developments in Latin America. The article ties together a bunch of previous posts on this site by connecting events in Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, and Venezuela. A very interesting picture of democracy is unfolding in Latin America, much to the chagrin of the U.S., whose candidate for the head of OAS formally withdrew, leaving the spot to the Chilean, Jose Insulza. The U.S. seems to be losing its grip all over the globe, and very close to home.
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2 comments:

  1. what you said about torture is especially interesting when placed next to the article on mirror neurons. any ideas?

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  2. A very interesting connection, and I'm sure there's something there. It probably has something to do with desensitizing people to the act of torture, especially if we have already "experienced" it through the mirror neurons by seeing it in film, on TV and the internet.

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