Radha D'Souza (Westminster): Three Actors, Two Geographies, One Philosophy: The Straightjacket of Social Movements. From Adbusters, a special issue on revolution. Despairing of conventional politics, militant peace activists are turning to radical tactics: An interview with William T. Hathaway, a Special Forces combat veteran turned peace activist. Be the Media: A look at the current state of activist media and the work of Franklin Lopez. The Internet is no substitute for person-to-person organizing, but it is a tool that can be used by activists — and it is potentially a rather powerful tool. A book salon on The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For by Jamie Court. A review of Seeds of Change: The Story of Acorn, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group by John Atlas and Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America by Jeffrey Stout (and more). A review of Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century by Paul Kengor. From The Scavenger, advertising’s agenda of white heteronormativity: In just one and a half minutes, film director Baz Luhrmann’s Incredible: Australia ‘Come Walkabout’ ad manages to be racist and sexist; and if you haven’t been diagnosed with a neural "condition", such as such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, aspergers syndrome, depression, attention deficit disorder and so on, you benefit from neurotypical privilege. Here is a cybernetic hypothesis about liberalism: It's a brain disorder, a confusion between right and left hemispheres.

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