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"The Transborder Immigrant Tool, Violence, Solidarity and Hope" Electronic Disturbance Theater

Border Context, Walking, Deaths

Consider the incommensurability of the following two re/presentations of walking: The first from Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Walking” (1862), while pleasant enough to contemplate, hardwires an ironic Orientalism into its infrastructural mandates:

Social Movements Against the Global Security Architecture! A Critique of the Militarisation of Social Conflict and the Securitisation of Everyday Life Gipfelsoli

"Corruption in Tanzania" Albanie Marcossy, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

"The Worst and Best of Times" Grace Lee Boggs, The Michigan Citizen

My first column with this title appeared in the December 31-January 6, 2007 issue of the Citizen. We were living in the worst of times, I wrote, because of the Iraq war, the planetary emergency, the growing gulf between rich and poor, corporate takeover of the media, and a president who was acting like a king and losing all connection with reality.

"On the Pogroms in South Africa" Richard Pithouse

The industrial and mining towns on the Eastern outskirts of Johannesburg are unlovely places. They’re set on flat windswept plains amidst the dumps of sterile sand left over from old mines. In winter the wind bites, the sky is a very pale blue and it seems to be all coal braziers, starved dogs, faded strip malls, gun shops and rusting factories and mine headgear. All that seems new are the police cars and, round the corner from the Harry Gwala shack settlement, a double story facebrick strip club.

"The New Security Culture" Boris Beauregard

It’s a New Security Culture! A message from Boris Beauregard celebrating the World Security Days: "Never before in the history of the world, there has been such a need to respond effectively to critical events. In today’s complex world where the solutions to your security concerns are no longer straightforward, it is more difficult than ever to successfully protect interests against diverse and intricate dangers."


Below his keynote speech...

Pogroms in South Africa Sunday, 25 May 2008

Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me About the American Empire By Howard Zinn

With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned into a boastful, unashamed embrace of the idea.


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