Category Archives: Politics

A veritable national revolutionary army!

I have been following extensively the media dubbed “Arab Revolution” intensely since it began with the Tunisian people’s uprising to oust its tyrant Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. I was happy to see the Arab people in other countries like … Continue reading

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Women without Men? …

The other night, I watched the Movie Woman without Men, which was based on Shahrnush Parsipur‘s novel “Women without men; a novel of modern Iran”. Shirin Neshat’s feature length film beautifully captures the underlying political tone of the book advocating … Continue reading

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The ACTIVE struggle for change … A lesson from the Dalai Lama’s Visit

I was happy to be able to see the 14th Dalai Lama speak on “Human Approaches to World Peace” yesterday (October 22nd, 2010) and thought I would relay some of his message in the context of other work I recently … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of France’s Colonial Past

Sans Négrier by Laurent Gaudé tells the story of a man who was recently promoted captain of a slave trade ship in light of the recent passing of his commanding officer Bressac.  His task was to bring slaves from Senegal … Continue reading

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The collective WE in a struggle that exists among a single people

Re: the functions of collectivity in instances of struggle I agree, in cases where the enemy is readily visible the interests of the “collective We” (freedom from the source of oppression) outweighs the interests of the individuals that make up … Continue reading

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