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  • Billionaires are not going to rescue us
    by pip.hinman on July 18, 2019 at 5:54 am

    When billionaires advocate for social change, or adopt green issues, they are not doing so for the public good, but to reinforce an unequal status quo. The billionaire class, rather than providing solutions for societal problems, are themselves part of the plutocratic system that is generating civilisational dislocation. Let us dig deeper into this issue. It is a telling sign of capitalist culture that we look to billionaires as inspirations for meaningful […]

  • Nuclear power and Australia’s culture wars
    by pip.hinman on July 18, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Nuclear power is currently enjoying a flurry of interest in Australia. But those promoting nuclear power are almost exclusively from the far right of the political spectrum. They include far-right politicians from the Coalition and One Nation; the Minerals Council of Australia (who lobby furiously for clean nuclear and clean coal) and the Business Council of Australia; radio shock jocks and the Murdoch media (especially The Australian); and the Institute of Public […]

  • Silencing Spanish Speakers
    by José Cobas on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    TweetCNN reports an act of silencing Spanish that took place at a Burger King restaurant in Eustis, Florida on July 6. Two white customers became upset because a manager had a brief conversation in Spanish … The post Silencing Spanish Speakers appeared first on . […]

  • Spanish as Old Respected Language: Why Not Now?
    by José Cobas on July 10, 2019 at 1:06 am

    TweetThe Spanish language has followed two paths in the history of the United States: early on as a respected language and more recently as the derided vernacular of a racialized people. The majority of the … The post Spanish as Old Respected Language: Why Not Now? appeared first on . […]