Tag Archives: Politics
My friend Qalandar has gone back to Pakistan and has been working for democracy. Below is the introduction to his editorial for the next issue of Naked Punch. I hope you enjoy it. A renowned poem of Faiz Ahmed Faiz … Continue reading
From The BEAST: 9. You Charges: You believe in freedom of speech, until someone says something that offends you. You suddenly give a damn about border integrity, because the automated voice system at your pharmacy asked you to press 9 … Continue reading
The NY Times story on the CIA tapes had this interesting note: The CIA has said that the Justice Department and other elements of the executive branch reviewed and approved the use of a set of harsh techniques before they … Continue reading
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has a very interesting op/ed piece about African-American poverty called “Forty acres and a gap in wealth”.
Interesting review of Blacksite: Area 51 on Wired. It looks like Harvey Smith, of Deus Ex fame, has put together another politically compelling game.
Death Penalty Focus is a group I’ve been following for a while on their email list and I really admire their work. Mostly (completely?) based in California, they work to end the death penalty. They sponsor lectures, protests, letter writing … Continue reading