Russel Brand’s Revolution
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Russel Brand’s Revolution

Russel Brand recently made an appearance on BBC’s Newsnight that seems to have struck a tone across the internet. He talks about revolution, political corruption, social transformation, and humor. The interview is really good to watch. I offer some analysis and thoughts below. First, the video: Second, the article: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/russell-brand-on-revolution And now, my criticisms. He … Continue reading

Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction.
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Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction.

  Easy to understand, historically accurate http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/ mini- primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace, and what you can do to make a difference. This conflict is essentially about land and human rights, not religion and culture. Endorsed by Palestinian, Israeli and American scholars and … Continue reading

At the Intersection of Race And Class: Lee Daniel’s The Butler
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At the Intersection of Race And Class: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

Lee Daniel’s The Butler presented a well-written narrative about the struggles people of color face in order to advance in white society. Cecil Gaines faced what seemed like insurmountable pain and anguish to advance from the son of a sharecropping slave to a professional black domestic. The dynamic between the characters, between the parents and … Continue reading