Category: colonial legacies

The Hawaiian King

Yesterday, the King of Hawaii and his followers seized Iolani palace and occupied it in Honolulu. I’m not joking. First though, you need some background in Hawaiian History. Alright, for those of you who don’t know about Hawaiian History, here it is in a nutshell. I’ve developed this shortcut...

I'm going to vote for Ralph Nader- Maybe you should too.

Compare the issues among candidates here. I had been considering voting for Obama. It’s created this sort of nauseated feeling in my gut as I’ve watched him swinging to the mainstream (sic. moderate Republican) view of things lately. A few examples are his recent support of a conservative supreme...

Sailing to Hawaii on trash and other tropical delicacies.

I came across the Junkraft.blogspot.com today as I was meandering across the internet. What an adventure! And what a cause. Did you know that most of us actually have plastic in our cells because of the proliferation of junk plastic in the oceans, land, and fresh water? Here is...

Palestine- Gaza, The West Bank, and Israel

We had an interesting speaker in one of my classes yesterday. Dr. Jess Ghannam is an American Palestinian who is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Dr. Ghannam travels...

How to save Iraq

Omar Fekeiki is a 29 year old Iraqi journalist and he has a plan. This might be the only way to save Iraq, but can America listen? Americans don’t listen to Iraqis. They never did. They listen only to Iraqis who left Iraq in the 1950s and ’60s and...

addictedtowar.com

Click on this link to read one of the best books out there (in comic book form) about what is going on with the U.S. addiction to war, who is making money from blood, and why the war probably won’t stop anytime soon....

Stuff White People Like

A great blog entry from Wiretapmag.com Stuff White People Like… So I picked up my morning paper this week and saw two prominent stories on the state of Black America according to white people. The first was the usual coverage of Barack Obama, in anticipation of Super Tuesday. The...

God Grew Tired Of Us

A must see film. One might think that a group of thousands of displaced and starving boys, witnesses to brutal violence, would create a culture a la Lord of the Flies. Instead the boys bonded and supported each other and at least some of them are wise and compassionate...

The Filipino Monkey

This one goes into the stranger than fiction files….for 25 years this guy has been a legend… cd CAIRO, Egypt – A threatening radio message at the end of a video showing Iranian patrol boats swarming near U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf may have come from a prankster...