Monday, October 12, 2015

Resources for October 12, 2015

Kuruvilla, Carol. "Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service." The Huffington Post (October 11, 2015) ["After hearing about armed protests scheduled to take place around mosques, the interfaith community rallied around Muslims."]

Huff, Mickey. "Top Censored Stories Of 2015." Mint Press (October 7, 2015) ["Mass bee die-offs, the dizzying wealth of the world’s 1%, U.S. military expansion -- the corporate media might not be talking about it, but Project Censored’s Mickey Huff doesn’t shy away from discussing these topics with Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline.”"]

Popova, Maria. "20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life." Brain Pickings (November 4, 2013)

Bacharach, Jacob. "Ben Carson Is Wrong About the Holocaust: Jews Did Fight Back." The New Republic (October 9, 2015)

Bacevich, Andrew. "A Decade of War." The UO Channel (May 3, 2012) ["Andrew Bacevich discussed the U.S.’s over-reliance on military power to achieve its foreign policy aims... [and] addressed several urgently important questions: “More than a decade into the ‘Global War on Terror,’ where has that conflict taken us? What has it achieved? What has it cost? Although,” Bacevich notes, “the inclination to turn away from these questions may be strong, Americans should resist that temptation.” Andrew Bacevich was a persistent and vocal critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq from the outset, describing George W. Bush’s endorsement of such “preventive wars” as “immoral, illicit, and imprudent.” His son, Andrew Bacevich Jr., also an Army officer, was killed in action in Iraq in 2007 at the age of 27. In 2010, Bacevich accused President Obama of “want[ing] us to forget about the lessons of Iraq.” A graduate of West Point (1969), Bacevich holds a Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from Princeton. He taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins prior to joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998. Bacevich is the author of several books, including Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010); The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); and The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War (2005). He is also the editor of a book of essays titled The Short American Century: A Postmortem (March 2012)."]

Marinetto, Mike. "Wanted: crime-fighting academics to catch corporate criminals." The Conversation (March 24, 2014)

Nayman, Adam. "Hardbodies and Soul: The Professional Wrestler as Actor." Cinema-Scope #58 (2014)

Cohen, Greg. "The revolution must (not) be advertised. The Players vs. Ángeles Caídos, the discourse of advertising, and the limits of political modernism." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Alexander, Michelle. "The New Jim Crow." The UO Channel (November 15, 2012) ["For reasons that seem to have little to do with crime or crime rates, we in the United States have chosen to lock up more than two million of our citizens. The U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, and it is continuing to rise. Michelle Alexander, a legal scholar and former civil rights attorney, examines this phenomenon, and offers her thoughts on what she believes to be the underlying racial biases that drive the U.S. criminal justice system. Alexander’s lecture ... will be based on her recent book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)."]

Okri, Ben. "A New Dream of Politics." The Guardian (October 12, 2015)

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