Saturday, June 02, 2007

Recent Political Reads

At Insurgent American, Derrick Jensen figures out "Why People Hate Cops" (link via Stan Goff, which post includes some good responses to a former cop's comment).

Jensen writes often about civilization and deep ecology and is the author of Endgame: The Problem of Civilization, which is on my must-read list. He was recently interviewed on these topics at Dissident Voice (link via wood s lot).

At American Leftist, Richard Estes on the Democrats' continued funding of the occupation of Iraq, and an appreciation of Cindy Sheehan, in the wake of her disillusioned decision to retreat from activism.

At openDemocracy, Julia Buxton on "The deepening of Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution: why most people don’t get it".

At Workers World, Sara Flounders on "Why the U.S. is targeting Iran"--putting things into historical context, including some interesting information on the accomplishments of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 (link via Left I on the News).

And finally, Lenin offers a comprehensive response to a critic of his earlier post about "What humanitarian intervention is for", which had discussed the calls for Western intervention in Darfur in the context of the War on Iraq.

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