May 022019
 
2019-04-15  Politics of Culture in US: 'The Invisible Hand of the Market'? by Canadian Arnold August,  teleSUR

by Arnold August Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on “freedom of expression” is even more valid. There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding Decree 349 on culture and the drafting of the rules for its […]

Apr 142019
 
2019-03-06   excerpts re Matriarchal traditions

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s declarations about speaking truth to power are rooted in matriarchal traditions From “Straight” by Charlie Smith on March 6th, 2019 EXCERPTS: “It is a fundamental doctrine of the rule of law that our Attorney General should not be subjected to political pressure or interference regarding the exercise of her prosecutorial discretion in criminal […]

Mar 262019
 
2019-03-24  Whether Impeached or Voted Out or Stays Put, Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump 'Symptom of Much Deeper Problems',  Common Dreams

Amid new consternation sparked by Mueller report, Congresswoman from New York says key national conversation must go deeper than what becomes of the Republican president by Jon Queally, staff writer 92 Comments “This is the REAL conversation we need to have as a country,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday. “As horrific as this president […]

Oct 052018
 
2014-05-26   Developing Mindsight  by Dan Siegel,  Awakin.org

http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=1017 –by Dan Siegel (May 26, 2014)   Oftentimes people hear the word mindfulness and think “religion,” but the reality is that focusing our attention in this way is a biological process that promotes health – as a form of brain hygiene – not a religion. Various religions may encourage this health-promoting practice, but learning […]

Oct 012018
 

by  Jonathan Freedland A swaggering machismo. A sense of male entitlement. But the instincts of the supreme court nominee stretch far beyond the partisan battles of Washington When Donald Trump speaks the truth, it’s usually by accident. A choice example came late on last night, after TV audiences in the US and around the world […]

Jun 112018
 
2018-06-01   Exploring the root causes of inequality &  Changing the way we work to build a more livable society  (The Death of Homo Economicus:   Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation Paperback,  Peter Fleming)

The links and background for both segments of the discussion are in this one posting. CBC Radio · June 1 Exploring the root causes of inequality   (Segment 1)     http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-june-3-2018-1.4685998/exploring-the-root-causes-of-inequality-1.4687264 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming.  Listen   39:06 This is the first of two interviews with […]

Jun 072018
 

The Man Who Knew Infinity  (book Robert Kanigel 1991 and movie 2015). The story of real-life mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan,  who, after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories working with his professor, G. H. Hardy. Hardy and Ramanujan had highly contrasting […]

Apr 062018
 
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]