We’re talking about a democratic awakening. We’re talking about raising...– Cornel West, interview. Democracy Now!, 29 September 2011 A good response to people who keep demanding that the OWS protestors draw up some sort of platform of demands. That rarely happens in the early stages of liberation movements. At the moment, it’s about raising the consciousness of everyday...
We can speak, then, only of the tendency of the media - but it is a systematic...– Stuart Hall’s concept of hegemony, ideology and media seems almost impossible to contest in times of media blackouts of anything that criticizes the Capital, and over-reporting of anything that indirectly supports it (I’m talking to you, Tea Party activists).
It's all so precious and you just throw it away
what a fantastic proposal, when a society creates emotional tensions, to...– (via kattenisabel)
Losing myself on lacan.com
So let's just recap this year in American justice...
uprightcitizens: Straight white woman guilty of murdering her own child: acquitted. Straight, wealthy white man guilty of raping a working-class woman of color: case dismissed. Innocent black man: death by lethal injection.
The Social Democrats’ campaign was based on Ms. Thorning-Schmidt’s promises to...– Here I am sobbing at the results of the Danish election because it makes me so damn proud to be Scandinavian, in the weirdest patriotical sense.
Oh, and here's your reminder of how much you... →
as we get older, the world grows to fit our fear of death– Nicole Krauss i Granta no 116 (via kattenisabel)